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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 / Lumix DMC-ZS100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 / Lumix DMC-ZS100. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and image quality. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the optics and shutter. There are some mixed views about the color.

portability, performance, usability, image quality, zoom

screen, shutter, optics

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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. People really like the size and image quality. The usability and portability are also appreciated. The screen and durability get mixed reviews, and some have doubts about the color and optics.

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, 2017

Expert review by: Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Panasonic Lumix ZS100 / TZ100 review

 

Premium travel zoom compact gets a larger than average sensor

1.0-inch sensor ; 10x optical zoom lens ; Touchscreen control ; In-built Wi-Fi

Small electronic viewfinder ; Fixed screen ; handgrip could be better

The ZS100 / TZ100 is a big step forward for Panasonic's travel cameras, and brings an interesting new proposition into the one-inch sensor market – a pocket-sized camera with a 10x zoom range. For many, this might be the perfect compact camera.

Dec, 2016

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

 

The Panasonic TZ100 is the very model of a modern advanced compact camera. It has a good-size 1-inch sensor, solid zoom range and enough manual controls to offer a complete photo experience. It may be a small camera, but it can outdo a smartphone unit...

May, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Panasonic Lumix TZ100 review

 

With 4K all the way, Panasonic's latest snapper is a traveller's delight

Image quality ; Compact size ; Handy viewfinder

4K restricted to 25fps ; Touchscreen can occasionally annoy

Flexible and reliable, this is a brilliant camera for those travelling light

May, 2016

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic TZ100 review - big sensor, big zoom, small camera

 

A little short on wow factor, but the Panasonic TZ100 ticks a lot of boxes for such a small camera

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Panasonic Lumix TZ100 Review

 

We review the new Panasonic Lumix TZ100 (ZS100) with a 1inch CMOS sensor, and 10x optical zoom lens, it offers a unique combination of zoom and pocketable body.

10x optical zoom lens ; 20 megapixel 1inch CMOS sensor ; 3-year warranty in the US ; Excellent 5-axis image stabilisation for FullHD video ; Improved noise performance (over smaller sensor cameras) ; Face / eye detection focus feature ; Excellent white...

Rubber grip not provided ; 4K video image stabilisation not as good as FullHD IS

The Panasonic Lumix TZ100 offers a 20-megapixel 1inch sensor, plus a large optical zoom with a Leica 10x optical zoom lens, but manages to be much more compact compared to other cameras with the same sensor and long optical zoom, such as the RX10 and...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review

 

As the 1"-type enthusiast compact market has grown over the last 2 years, there has been a noticeable gap in the market. There were small, standard zoom (24-70mm) models and long zooms (24-600mm), but nothing in-between for those who want a longer lens...

Apr, 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: (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: 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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1025
Battery life (CIPA standard):260
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

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

Design

Colour of product:Black / Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Field of view:100
Touchscreen: Yes
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):0.7 - 3.8
Flash range (wide):0.6 - 8

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: 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):9.1 - 91
Lens structure (elements/groups):12/10
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):40
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.5
Number of aspheric elements:9
Optical Zoom:10

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: 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
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

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

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact Camera
Image formats supported:JPEG XR, JPG / JPG, RAW
Image Sensor Size:1
Image stabilizer: 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: 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

Full HD: Yes
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@25fps, 1280×720@24fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 3840x2160@24fps, 3840x2160@25fps
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Viewfinder screen size:0.2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.43
Height :6.45
Weight:268
Weight (including battery):310
Width:11.1