Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) User Reviews

Announced Jan 5, 2016 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 250 mm (10×)

About 5 weeks ago here in Japan I got a new Panasonic TX1 (ZS100, TX100, etc. outside Japan) for $419 and this, finally, feels like the real successor for my wonderful Canon G16. I have been shooting mostly with m4/3 (Olympus PEN-F, E-M10 II, E-M10, E-M5, Panasonic G3) for the last 7 years (and Canon and Sony DSLRs before that and various film cameras before that). But, I have been using various smaller cameras as my carry everywhere camera. Canon G16 (and G15 before that), Sony RX100, Canon ...

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Wish I had some good things to say about this camera other than it looks nice.  Confusing menus, slow lens, lots of sensor noise and just about non-existent IS team up to produce the lowest keeper ratio of any camera I have ever used.  I trip was all it needed to be off on eBay.

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First of all, the honest truth first.  This camera, out of the box, take somewhat okay photos.  To me, that was so disappointing, because I really expected a lot from this camera with a Leica lens that has a fantastic zoom range which is ideal for travel.  But I didn't actually test it when I bought it, because I literally took a brand new camera to a trip right away and downloaded the PDF manual into my iPad.  Anyhow, how could it be any worse than my older Nikon AW110 which I used for many ...

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Draellme
 

I bought this camera as I wanted to have an "always with me" camera when on the road with my kids. While I generally like the RAW outcome, I am a bit frustrated with the lack of lens' sharpness, which is especially disappointing when the focus is (should be) on the eyes. Also, taking pictures in low light conditions can sometimes be painful.

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kh1234567890
 

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asulea

I purcesed the camera at $400 (new condition). Excelent camera for the price !

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Lightpath48
 

After six weeks of intensely working with the ZS100 daily, I've become much better acquainted especially with the feature set and 4K video. Its still image quality is never going to be anything beyond slightly soft. Too bad. The gadgety interface, compact form and 10X zoom are all nice, but it's only going to turn out to be a family travels camera that occasionally comes out for family event candids and video. After its six week sabbatical, my DSLR came out and proved almost stunningly ...

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I had my eye on this camera since it's introduction a year ago. This camera needs a lot of setting up, to speed access to features and functions. The advanced manual has to be downloaded and is on my phone, tablets, & laptops. Already had the Image app installed on my portable gadgets, as I own a TZ70(ZS50). Like my TZ70, I have sourced a battery charger (Panasonic lookalike) and got a free spare genuine battery. I only ever use Genuine batteries on all my cameras, because every time I have ...

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Lightpath48
 

How does so small a camera deliver 10X zoom, 4K video, a host of manual controls, brisk processing speed, good low light performance, and still bring worthy image quality?  I think the TZ/ZS100 does all these things quite satisfactorily, if not perfectly.  I've been very happy with its quality of construction, physical features, responsiveness, and menus. At first its EVF seemed minuscule and hard to read.  But after some micro adjustments to the diopter wheel and around twenty hours of ...

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The best camera in the world is one you have on you. Thus, my closet full of full-size Nikons and many other pocket cameras gather dust. The ZS100 is ALWAYS in the front pants pocket, wherever I go. This enables candid shots at dinner parties, hiking in the woods, driving along and spotting a beautiful vista, etc. After 3-months if daily use, what I like most about this camera is the one-inch sensor (which runs low-light circles around my previous Panasonic LX5), the fabulous zoom range ...

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