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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 / Lumix DMC-ZS100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 238 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. Reviews about the size and zoom are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but the color and price get mixed comments. Many are critical about the shutter and screen.

portability, usability, performance, zoom, size

screen, shutter

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 / Lumix DMC-ZS100 from 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 Reviews about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but comments about the screen and durability are mixed. The color and optics get negative views.

performance, portability, usability, image quality, size

price, shutter, optics, color

96% of the reviews on 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)

Jan, 2019

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

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 : (

Panasonic Lumix ZS100/TZ100 review: the premium compact with an unfeasibly large sensor


This may well be the perfect one-inch travel camera: pocket-sized with a 10x zoom

1-inch sensor ; 10x optical zoom ; 4K video

Small viewfinder

Apr, 2018

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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 : Mike Lowe (

Panasonic Lumix TZ100 review: Imaging liberation meet lens limitation


The Panasonic Lumix TZ100 (known as ZS100 in the US) joins an increasing raft of cameras built around a 1-inch sensor size, promising upgraded image quality over what you would normally expect from a standard compact. In a sense the TZ100's maximum...

Decent autofocus with more control than competition (pinpoint mode, for example), full feature set (touchscreen, viewfinder, lens ring, manual controls), 1-inch sensor means solid image quality to ISO 1600

Lens’ maximum aperture limitations force higher ISO selection (therefore diminished image quality), Auto ISO favours excessively slow shutter speeds, no tilt/vari-angle screen, image quality not always pristine

In a sense the TZ100’s maximum aperture lens limitations are, in part, counteracted by its 1-inch sensor quality - finding a happy medium somewhere in the middle. And yet that leaves this camera feeling like a "TZ80 Plus" in a sense (minus the 30x...

Feb, 2016

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Amy Davies (

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 ; Built-in Wi-Fi ; 4K video capture

Small electronic viewfinder ; Fixed screen ; handgrip could be better

The Lumix ZS100 (known as the Lumix TZ100 outside the US) 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...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

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

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 review

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Another camera to emerge from the fantastic TZ series, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is one of the few compact cameras to include a viewfinder. It's designed to include a large zoom lens and fit into your pocket, but does the TZ100 deliver as the ideal...

Aug, 2016

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

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 : Jim Fisher (

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 (

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

Product Specifications


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


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


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 delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Scene, Shutter priority / Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority / Aperture priority, Auto, Scene, Shutter priority
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade


Colour of product:Black / Silver
Product colour:Black / Silver


Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Field of view:100
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Vari-angle LCD display:Y / Yes


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 / Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Forced off, Forced on, Slave, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):0.7 - 3.8
Flash range (wide):0.6 - 8


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 / Auto/Manual
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 / 400
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.5 / 25
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 / 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


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


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

Other features

USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

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

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact Camera
Image formats supported:JPEG XR, JPG / JPG / JPG, RAW
Image Sensor Size:1
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:5472 x 3648
Sensor Type:MOS
Still image resolution(s):4864x3648, 3456x2592, 2432x1824, 5472x3648, 3888x2592, 2736x1824, 5472x3080, 3840x2160, \n1920x1080, 3648x3648, 2592x2592, 1824x1824
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 4:3, 16:9 / 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 port:Y
USB version:2.0


Camera shutter type:electronic, mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/16000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60


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 / 1280x720@25fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@25fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@25fps
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4 / AVCHD,MP4
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160


Viewfinder screen size:0.2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.43 / 44.3
Height :6.45 / 64.5
Weight (including battery):310
Width:11.1 / 110.5