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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 Digital Camera

20.1MP 10x MOS Feb 2016
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28 Reasons For

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some people said that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 had a good viewfinder. A few weeks ago David B mentioned “I'll mention that I haven't suffered the lock ups that others have (yet) and find the viewfinder easy enough to use despite being a spectacle wearer” in his review. G. E. Thorpe said “The camera has an electronic viewfinder”. John M said on Amazon this year “I wanted something compact, with a viewfinder, preferably with 4k video.” in his review.

A number of people thought it had a good screen. John M said on Amazon “The touch screen is responsive and accurate.” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 review and scored it 80 out of 100.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 had an electronic viewfinder. Barbara mentioned in her review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 “I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with the EVF and found it very useable with no tearing or problems others had mentioned” .

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Good Product Quality

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Amazon Customer said “Some test shots show reasonably good image quality in the middle of the zoom range.” in their review. Amazontoday mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “However even before you go into the specification once you have hold of it you immediately feel the build quality” in their review of this digital camera. In November Barbara said on Amazon “Ultimately at this price level would have gone for the canon g7x mk2 for the better quality images (sharper), better video auto focus” but despite that she scored it 60 out of 100.

Good Video Capture

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Amazonaphile mentioned on Amazon “Movie modes could be better with slow motion not catered for as could build quality” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 review. This month Barbara mentioned on Amazon “If your buying this for the 4k then yes, its great in normal light, giving extra sharp video even on 1080p screens” in her review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100. Barbara also said “I had thought I could easily match its video at 700mm with my tz100 by using 4k”.

Good Quality Lens

A few people thought it had a good zoom. In November Amazon Customer mentioned “It gets very soft at wide and (particularly) full zoom” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month John M mentioned on Amazon “Also a decent zoom range, so the Panasonic ticked all the boxes, except a tilting screen which I felt I could manage without” in his review of this digital camera. A few weeks ago Mr T a Wilde said “Good Zoom with a Quality 1" Sensor”.

A few customers said that it had a good lens. This year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Low-light performance, with the lens wide, is surprisingly good.” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 nonetheless they only rated the product 60 out of 100. David B gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon a few weeks ago “The main con's for me are that the lens is definitely on the soft side at some focal lengths”. This month Derek D. said in his review of this digital camera “The zoom lens is very good dont thing you can compare it with SLR camera”.

Several people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good autofocus. This year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Auto-focus is nifty and accurate”. A few weeks ago Barbara mentioned “I tried several videos of low light dancing and no matter what focus mode I tried it was hunting really badly” in her Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 review. Barbara also mentioned “I had to set a custom button to be touch focus so I could quickly reset it to centre”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Seventeen customers who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images. In November Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 “Fortunately no photos were lost.” although they only gave this digital camera a score of 60 out of 100. Amazon Customer also mentioned “1" sensor Intuitive & easy to use Can deliver very good image quality Great touch screen & the EVF is serviceable”. Amazon Customer also said “Smashing camera takes fantastic photos”.

A number of people who bought this digital camera thought it had a good image sensor. Jd wrote on Amazon “I dithered between this and the (cheaper, smaller sensor) TZ80” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100. Mr T a Wilde he mentioned in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 on Amazon in November this year “Panasonic seem to be the only company to fill this gap in the market for a compact camera with a large sensor & a decent zoom lens”. Mr T a Wilde also wrote “I think that my ideal camera would be a 1" sensor with a good zoom fitted into a Fujifilm X10 body”.

Some people wrote that the product had a good picture resolution. In November this year Oddjob said on Amazon “Or should I say a compact 4K that actually works for real life shooting”. Pixelpartner rated it as very good and mentioned this month “This is a headline feature with 4k video offering 4x the resolution of full HD”. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Imaging Resource.com a few weeks ago “Owners will be able to shoot at a manufacturer-rated five frames per second at full resolution”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 was good in low light. Amazontoday mentioned “It features a 20.1 megapixel 1" MOS sensor which is excellent for low light conditions” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 review.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 owner who bought this digital camera thought it was able to produce clear pictures. Jd mentioned in November “The clarity on these impressed me when I checked them the next day so all seems good” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 and rated it 5 stars.

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Robust

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 reviewers who bought the product thought it was well made. In November this year Amazon Customer wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 review “First impressions are great; a well built camera that feels great in the hand”. Rpg mentioned on Amazon in November “Full marks for this camera! It’s a superb piece of engineering, small” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 review. Techradar.com/au/ wrote in November this year “Electronic viewfinder built in” in their review.

One person who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 concluded that it was strong and durable. Amazontoday wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 “Robust camera perfect for travel” .

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Good Size

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was compact. Amazonaphile said on Amazon in November “I'm delighted to have been able to replace two compact cameras, one with an excellent lens & sensor (RX100)”. David B wrote in his review on Amazon “I've been waiting for a compact camera with a decent sized sensor”. David B also mentioned “Otherwise, as a compact camera to travel with, I'm happy enough”.

Good Technical Features

A few customers wrote in their reviews that it had good features. In November John M mentioned in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 review “There are also many fantastic additional features such as the 4k burst modes from which the best still can be selected”. This month Pixelpartner wrote “There are many other features built into the TZ100 - Please feel free to ask questions” in their review and scored it very highly. Rpg wrote on Amazon “The camera is awash with useful features” and rated it 4 stars.

Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Panasonic is one of the superior camera brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Panasonic also has good ratings for its compact cameras.

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Easy to Use

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 owners who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review in November “If you are a Panasonic user, you'll be immediately familiar with the controls, great touch-screen operation & customisation”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Small) Good auto-focus WiFi connectivity is easy to use and the phone app is handy Cons”. In November Amazontoday mentioned on Amazon “Very easy to use especially with the option to go completely automatic using one of the intelligent modes”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 owner who reviewed the product said that it was easy to use the menus.

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Good Support

A number of people agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 had good technical guidance. In November this year Amazontoday said on Amazon “There a plenty of manual modes if you prefer” and rated it as very good. Pen1 wrote “Aperture priority settings as well as full manual, giving me the same flexibility as my grown up camera” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Connectivity

One person who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity.

Nice Design

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Barbara mentioned “The f stop range is pretty similar and the 1080p on the sony was still looking better than the 4k on the Panasonic”. In November David B wrote on Amazon “This one is pretty close” in his review of this digital camera.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 supports Full HD video. Most of the other recently released similar spec cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has an image stabiliser, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ100 do not have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon G7 X Mark II.

Alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to look at include the Panasonic DMC-LX15.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other new cameras, the Lumix DMC-TZ100 supports WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the SeaLife Micro 2.0 ($1,499.95) or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the Canon G7 X Mark II.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Panasonic DMC-LX15.

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Lens Image Stabilizer

This camera has a Lens image stabilizer, which is the most commonly found image stabilizer on latest similar spec cameras.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. In addition, this Panasonic camera have still image resolutions of 4864x3648, 3456x2592, 2432x1824, 5472x3648, 3888x2592, 2736x1824, 5472x3080, 3840x2160, 1920x1080, 3648x3648 and 2592x2592 and 1824x1824. Similar spec cameras that were launched in the last 12 months still image resolutions range from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4000.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080|3840 x 2160 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of 60 seconds, the Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ100. Across all the cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ100 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.04s to 60s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 32s.

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3840x2160@25fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a higher resolution at capture speeds than most recently released similar spec digital cameras. This Panasonic digital camera has a 3840x2160@25fps resolution and capture speed, whereas most recently released comparable spec cameras have a 1280×720@60fps resolution and capture speed. This camera also have resolution and capture speeds of 1280x720@120fps, 1280x720@24fps, 1280x720@25fps, 1920x1080@24fps and 1920x1080@25fps and 3840x2160@24fps. Across all similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last year the best resolution at capture speeds is 1920x1080@120fps and the worst is 320x240@25fps.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a greater number of white balance modes than most recently released cameras. This camera has a Flash white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on latest comparable spec digital cameras. The white balance modes "Auto", "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Lumix DMC-TZ100 is more than most compact cameras that came out in the last 12 months. This camera has a Neutral photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ100. The photo effects "Black&White", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were launched in the last year.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

At 400 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a very long maximum focal length compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched in the last year. Across all the new comparable spec cameras the maximum focal lengths range from 73mm to 400mm, and the average maximum focal length is 150mm.

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MP4 Video Format

This digital camera supports an AVCHD|MP4 video format, which is typical of many latest compact cameras.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

Across all the new compact cameras the minimum ISO speed range from 80 to 130. At only 80, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ100.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for the last year are not waterproof. The Lumix DMC-TZ100 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

Digital cameras which are waterproof that might also be worth considering include the SeaLife Micro 2.0 ($1,499.95) which is also cheaper.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other latest comparable spec digital cameras are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ100, the Lumix DMC-TZ100 does not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Canon G7 X Mark II which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ100 also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that came out in the last year, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 does not have a built-in flash.

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Only Features Seven Flash Modes

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a greater number of flash modes than most new comparable spec cameras. This Panasonic camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ100. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

Similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ100 have JPEG frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps. At only 25 frames per second, the Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a quite low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ100.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other recently released compact cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Canon G7 X Mark II which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.1 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a relatively typical megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ100.

We compared all the other 20.1MP digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon G7 X Mark II is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this compact camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Canon G7 X Mark II (SD,SDHC,SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 268 grams, the Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other latest compact cameras.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras that have a MOS sensor currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 ($497.99) which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Networking
Wireless LAN Type

Expert Reviews

6 January 2016

Though it's only a little bigger than the existing TZ70 (ZS50) and new TZ80 (ZS60), the TZ100 has a 20Mp sensor that's 4x the size of the 1/2.3-inch units in these other compact cameras. There's...

5 January 2016

The second new ZS series camera for 2016 from Panasonic, the Lumix DMC-ZS100 is a powerful new compact camera that is packed with features photo enthusiasts will appreciate. While being compact,... Read more…

5 January 2016

The Panasonic ZS100 provides plenty of performance, as well. Owners will be able to shoot at a manufacturer-rated five frames per second at full resolution, and that's with autofocus enabled... Read more…

5 January 2016

This is big news for the TZ / ZS series which traditionally exploited a tiny sensor to deliver a huge zoom in a pocketable body. Now with the TZ100 / ZS100, the sensor boasts roughly four times... Read more…

5 January 2016

Though it's only a little bigger than the existing TZ70 (ZS50) and new TZ80 (ZS60), the TZ100 has a 20Mp sensor that's 4x the size of the 1/2.3-inch units in these other compact cameras. There's...

1inch type sensor in a compact body
Electronic viewfinder built in
Raw file capture
Viewfinder is very small
Main screen is fixed rather than tilting or articulating

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