Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 Review

Overall Score

72

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1 CMOS Sensor
  • 25-250 mm (10x) F2.8-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1166k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 9 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 111 x 65 x 44 mm, 312g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced by: Lumix DC-ZS200

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 Overview


First introduced in January, 2016, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 is a 20 MP Compact with a 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-ZS100 with Panasonic ZS200. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic ZS100 with Panasonic ZS200


Panasonic ZS100 comes with a 13.2 x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 15.86 mm (0.62").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100

Sensor resolution of Panasonic ZS100 ~ 5477 x 3651 pixels.

Panasonic ZS100 has Crop Factor: 2.73

The sensor has a surface area of 116.2 mm².

There are approximate 19,996,527 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic ZS100


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 with competitors in large sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
1040k dots Screen Resolution
Manual Focus
Timelapse Recording
49 Focus Points
±5 AE Bracketing Range
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Optical Image Stabilization
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
RAW Support
12800 Max Native ISO
9.9 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
5.9 Lens at Tele
1166k dot Viewfinder Resolution
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Low Battery Life: 300 shots
No Articulating Screen
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.9
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 has an Overall Score of 72/100 and ranked #17 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #141 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Panasonic ZS100 Scores
Imaging score
52
Features score
83
Value for money score
86
Portability score
92
Overall score
72
Average Scores in Large Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
49
Features Score
57
Value For Money Score
70
Portability Score
85
Overall score
58

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic ZS100


Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 weighs 312g and has external dimensions of 111 x 65 x 44mm (4.37 x 2.56 x 1.73"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Compact cameras is 382g, Panasonic ZS100 is 70 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic ZS100 is less by 5mm more than the average length in Large Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Panasonic ZS100
312g
Average weight
382g
Min weight
206g
Max weight
800g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Panasonic ZS100
44mm
Average Thickness
53mm
Min Thickness
31mm
Max Thickness
95mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-ZS100 Dimensions Lumix DMC-ZS100
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Panasonic LX100 393 g 312 g 115 x 66 x 55 mm 111 x 65 x 44 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Sony RX100 IV 298 g 312 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm 111 x 65 x 44 mm
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Canon G7 X MII 319 g 312 g 106 x 61 x 42 mm 111 x 65 x 44 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Panasonic LX10 310 g 312 g 106 x 60 x 42 mm 111 x 65 x 44 mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 Panasonic ZS200 340 g 312 g 111 x 66 x 45 mm 111 x 65 x 44 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 Panasonic ZS60 282 g 312 g 112 x 64 x 38 mm 111 x 65 x 44 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Sony RX100 III 290 g 312 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm 111 x 65 x 44 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 Panasonic ZS70 322 g 312 g 112 x 67 x 41 mm 111 x 65 x 44 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-ZS100
Announced January, 2016
Body Type Large Sensor Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 1166
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.46
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 49
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 9.9 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 8.00
Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Sensor Area 116.2 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 25600
Min Boosted ISO 80
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 300 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 312 g
Physical Dimensions 111 x 65 x 44 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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