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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 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 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.

A Top Selling Camera

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 is a popular choice amongst people who purchased digital cameras in the last 3 months.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

On average Panasonic compact cameras have good reviews as do all cameras manufactured by Panasonic.

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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.

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, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for the last year which do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X70[plb_3212675_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has an image stabilizer, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ100 do not have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Canon G7 X Mark II[plb_3540721_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Panasonic DMC-LX15[plb_3838438_price].

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Supports Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras that came out in the last 12 months, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 supports wi-Fi.

Other cameras which support wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at include the G5 X[pl_3826275_price], or the G7 X Mark II[pl_3540721_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm X70[plb_3212675_price] which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on new compact cameras.

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Nine Number of Aspheric Elementss

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has more number of aspheric elementss than most of the compact cameras that came out in the last 12 months. This Panasonic digital camera is a nine number of aspheric elements digital camera compared to most of the similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ100 which only have between two and eight number of aspheric elementss.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed (60 seconds) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ100. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ100 is 0.04s, the longest is 60s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 28s.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-TZ100 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. 1920 x 1080 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Panasonic camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

This camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all recently released compact cameras.

A 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Lumix DMC-TZ100 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a wider light exposure correction than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction. Similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months light exposure corrections range from ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step) to ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all recently released compact cameras.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is more than most latest comparable spec cameras. This Panasonic camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on latest digital cameras. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE" and "Auto" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Twelve ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for the last year. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ100. The ISO sensitivitys "80", "100", "125", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800", "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Big Combined Zoom

With a combined zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a very big combined zoom compared to most of the other new compact cameras. Newly released compact cameras have combined zooms of between 17x and 20x.

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Very Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The average ISO sensitivity (min) of new digital cameras is 100, and the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 80 to 130. The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has one of the smaller ISO sensitivity (min)s (only 80) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is not waterproof. Most of the other recently released compact cameras are also not waterproof.

Digital cameras which are waterproof that might be worth looking at include the SeaLife Micro 2.0[plb_3773181_price] which is also cheaper.

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Not 3D

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ100 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ100, the Lumix DMC-TZ100 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the Canon G7 X Mark II[plb_3540721_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 does not support video capability. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ100 also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that were released in the last 12 months, the Lumix DMC-TZ100 does not have a built-in flash.

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Only Features Seven Flash Modess

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a fairly low motion JPEG frame rate (only 25 frames per second) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year. The motion JPEG frame rates of latest compact cameras range from 25fps to 60fps.

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Only 1280x720@24fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a 1280x720@24fps resolution at capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed found on most new digital cameras. This camera also have resolution at capture speeds of 1280x720@120fps, 1280x720@25fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps and 3840x2160@24fps and 3840x2160@25fps. Across all digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months the worst resolution at capture speeds is 320x240@25fps and the best is 1920x1080@120fps.

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Only 260 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is a digital camera that takes 260 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other new compact cameras take between 240 and 449 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

Released Eleven Months Ago

This camera was released eleven months ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the G7 X Mark II[pl_3540721_price], and the G5 X[pl_3826275_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm X70[plb_3212675_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.1 megapixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a pretty typical megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for the last year.

We compared all the other 20.1MP digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Canon G7 X Mark II[plb_3540721_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Canon G5 X[plb_3826275_price] (20.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on new compact cameras. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the X70[pl_3212675_price], and the X70[pl_3212675_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon G5 X[plb_3826275_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Canon G7 X Mark II[plb_3540721_price] (SD,SDHC,SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a fairly typical optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other latest similar spec digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a pretty standard weight (268 grams) compared to most of the other recently released compact cameras.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, which is typical of many new digital cameras.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Wrist Strap Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards

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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