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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 / Lumix DMC-ZS100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 223 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 / Lumix DMC-ZS100. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and size. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the shutter, and there are some mixed opinions about the color and screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 / Lumix DMC-ZS100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 / Lumix DMC-ZS100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 / Lumix DMC-ZS100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and image quality are overall positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the color and optics. There are some mixed reviews about the screen and durability.

performance, portability, usability, image quality, size

price, shutter, optics, color

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS100 Camera, 20.1 Megapixels 1-inch Sensor 4K Video, WiFi, 3.0-inch LCD, Leica DC Lens 10X F2.8-5.9 Zoom (Black)Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS100 Camera, 20.1 Megapixels 1-inch Sensor 4K Video, WiFi, 3.0-inch LCD, Leica DC Lens 10X F2.8-5.9 Zoom (Black)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 has a longer zoom than any other pocketable 1-inch sensor camera, but the lens doesn't live up to its potential.

20MP 1-inch image sensor. 10x zoom range. Quick autofocus and 10fps burst rate. Raw and JPG capture options. Touch screen. Solid high-ISO performance. Good macro capability.

Lens disappoints at telephoto focal lengths. Soft edges at wide angles. LCD is fixed. EVF is quite small.

It's unfortunate that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100's lens isn't of better quality. It's the weak link in an otherwise excellent performer. No matter how good an image sensor is, or how fully featured a camera is, if the lens isn't up to snuff, images...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dpreview.com)

Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review

 

We've posted our review of Panasonic's Lumix DMC-ZS100 (TZ100 outside of North America), which is the first travel zoom to sport a 1"-type sensor. Featuring a 25-250mm equivalent lens, the ZS100 also offers 4K video capture, Post Focus, an EVF and...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 occupies a spot in the 1"-type enthusiast compact market that has been open since Sony created the genre several years ago. With a 25-250mm equivalent zoom lens and jacket-pocket-friendly body, the ZS100 gives users...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix ZS100 (silver)

 

Part of Panasonic's "travel zoom" series of compacts -- hence its alternate names TZ100 in the UK and TZ110 in Australia -- the ZS100 goes head-to-head with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV . That's a pretty good deal for its price, as well: $700, £550 and...

The Panasonic's ZS100's 10x zoom lens is thus far the longest we've seen in a compact camera with a 1-inch sensor, and it offers a broad set of features including 4K video.

It lacks a flip-up display and its autofocus speed is just middling.

The Pansonic ZS100 offers great blend of quality, size and features for people who want better photos and are willing to trade off a little quality for a lot of lens.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix ZS100 (TZ100, TZ110) review

 

Occupying an interesting middle ground between the company's LX100 enthusiast compact and FZ1000 megazoom, the Panasonic Lumix ZS100 offers a general-purpose compromise among image quality, zoom and size that adds up to a highly recommendable camera...

The Panasonic's ZS100's 10x zoom lens is thus far the longest we've seen in a compact camera with a 1-inch sensor, and it offers a broad set of features including 4K video.

It lacks a flip-up display and its autofocus speed is just middling.

The Pansonic ZS100 offers great blend of quality, size and features for people who want better photos and are willing to trade off a little quality for a lot of lens.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100

 

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, the ZS100 packs a punch with a 1-inch MOS image sensor...

Jan, 2016

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Amy Davies (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (also known as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100) was announced at the start of 2016 and features a 20.1 million pixel 1-inch MOS sensor. It's also got a 10x optical zoom which covers a 35mm equivalent focal length range of...

In many respects, Panasonic has produced the perfect compact camera for travelling photographers who are looking for very high image quality but also want the flexibility of a zoom.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic ZS100 Review

 

The Panasonic ZS100 is a strong new entry into the compact travel zoom camera market. The first ZS-series camera to include a 1"-type sensor, the image quality produced by the ZS100 is impressive. It follows up its good image quality with a versatile...

Compact camera body; versatile 10x zoom lens; relatively good high ISO performance; fast autofocus; many good 4K video and photo features

Soft lens at longer focal lengths; no tilting display; small electronic viewfinder; slippery finish on the camera body

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Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Kyle Looney (reviewed.com)

Panasonic Lumix ZS100 Digital Camera Review

 

In a battle for the high ground, Panasonic is settling for the middle.

In the past few years, you've basically had two choices when it came to compact cameras: large sensors or long zooms. Panasonic's ZS100 is one of the first to find an appealing compromise between the two. And though the image quality isn't quite on par...

Mar, 2016

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Expert review by : Ken McMahon (cameralabs.com)

Panasonic Lumix TZ100 / ZS100 review

 

Panasonic's Lumix TZ100, or ZS100 as it's known in North America, is the new top model in its enormously popular travel-zoom series. Announced in January 2016, it follows Panasonic's trend of waiting a year between new models, but after a decade of...

1 inch 20 Megapixel MOS sensor ; 10x 25-250mm f2.9-5.9 zoom lens in a pocket body ; 3 inch 1040k fixed touch-screen and built-in EVF ; 4k UHD video at 24 and 25/30p ; 4k photo and Post Focus modes ; Plethora of physical and touch programmable function...

Screen is fixed ; Lens aperture slower than rivals with shorter zooms or bigger bodies ; No NFC

The Lumix TZ100 / ZS100 resets the clock on Travel zoom development. Rather than exclusively continue with ever longer zooms, Panasonic has boldly split the range, leaving the TZ80 / ZS60 to pursue the long zoom market and allowing the new TZ100 /...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Neocamera (neocamera.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 is the first premium travel-zoom. It elevates the travel-zoom concept which packs a long optical zoom into a compact camera body to premium level with dual control-dials, highly efficient controls and a built EVF with...

Very compact for its sensor and zoom, Low image noise up to ISO 800, Good dynamic-range and image contrast, Reliable metering, Low optical distortion, No visible vignetting, Instant shutter-lag, Fast shot-to-shot speed, Excellent LCD visibility, Nice...

Less softness, much worse along edges, Below-average color accuracy, Occasional cast with Auto White-Balance, Very dim at telephoto, Tiny low-resolution EVF, Highly variable AF, 1s Filming delay, Very short battery-life

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 takes the Travel-Zoom category to the next level by packing a large sensor behind a 10X optical zoom lens while remaining truly compact. Its 20 megapixels 1" CMOS sensor delivers outstanding image quality and performance,...

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Voice recording:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1025
Battery life (CIPA standard):260
Battery performance:1025
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Brightness adjustment:Y / Yes
Camera file system:DCF,DPOF,Exif 2.3,RAW
Contrast adjustment:Y / Yes
Histogram:Y / Yes
Languages support:Multi
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Scene modes:Portrait
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Field of view:100
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slave, Slow synchronization / Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):27.6 - 149.6
Flash range (wide):23.6 - 315

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:49
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Face detection, Tracking Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.7
Macro focusing range (wide):0.5
Normal focusing range (tele):0.7 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.5 - ∞

Lens System

Combined zoom:20
Digital Zoom:4
Extra/Smart zoom:20
Focal length range (f-f):0.358 - 3.58
Lens structure:12/10
Lens structure (elements/groups):12/10
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):15.7
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.984
Number of aspheric elements:9
Optical Zoom:10

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):80
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual / Aperture priority AE, Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth:N
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

USB connectivity:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Hand strap:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Wrist strap included:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPEG XR, JPG / JPG,RAW
Image Sensor Size:1
Image Stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:5472 x 3648
Megapixel:20.1
Sensor Type:MOS
Still image resolution(s):4864x3648, 3456x2592, 2432x1824, 5472x3648, 3888x2592, 2736x1824, 5472x3080, 3840x2160, \n1920x1080, 3648x3648, 2592x2592, 1824x1824
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:20.9

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y / Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic, Mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/16000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:25
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@120fps, 1280x720@24fps, 1280x720@25fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 3840x2160@24fps, 3840x2160@25fps / 1280x720@120fps,1280x720@24fps,1280x720@25fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@25fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@25fps / 1280x720@25fps, 1280×720@24fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 3840x2160@24fps, 3840x2160@25fps
Video compression format:AVCHD, MP4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4
Video Frame Rate:25
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Viewfinder screen size:0.2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.74
Height:2.54
Weight:9.45
Weight (including battery):10.9
Width:4.35 / 4.37