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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 Digital Camera

£498.99
Compact Camera 20.1MP 10x Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Ten industry awards
Nontilt screen
A bit expensive
41 Reviews + 10 Awards
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Reviews

Ten Industry Awards

The writers at websites Trusted Reviews, Lydogbilde.no, Focus-numerique.fr and Allround-pc.com all endorse this compact camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The authors at three additional expert review sites all wrote that this camera was great. This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs and it received an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award from Lydogbillede.dk.

The experts at three other expert review sites all wrote that this digital camera was good. 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com both gave this camera a "5 Star" award and it received a "Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se.

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Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 86% based on twenty-five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews. Camera experts think this camera is one of the better digital cameras that have been available for more than a year.

Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 8,853 user and expert reviews (including 106 verified purchases), Panasonic has good reviews for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically for its compact cameras compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

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A Bit Expensive

One customer who purchased this digital camera considered that it was expensive. Goodhousekeeping.co.uk said “Rather expensive for a compact travel zoom”. One owner thought this digital camera was not good value for money. Expert review site Stuff.tv wrote “The TZ100 isn't especially cheap, with its £550 price tag pushing it into the same territory of entry-level DSLRs”.

Rather Expensive for a Compact Travel Zoom

One customer who purchased this digital camera considered that it was expensive. Goodhousekeeping.co.uk said “Rather expensive for a compact travel zoom”.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-TZ100.


Features

Good Technical Features

Three customers mentioned that the product had good features. In April last year expert review site Steves-Digicams.com wrote “The Lumix DMC-ZS100 is a powerful new compact camera that is packed with features photo enthusiasts will appreciate” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.


Support

Good Support

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good technical guidance.


Design

Nice Design

One owner who bought this digital camera considered that it had a good case. Goodhousekeeping.co.uk scored it 7 stars and said “Pitched as a 'travel zoom' camera, this compact pairs a one-inch 20.1MP sensor with a 10x zoom lens in a compact metal casing with simple touchscreen controls”.

Handy Viewfinder

Three customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Stuff.tv said “Handy viewfinder”. Pocket Lint said in their review of this digital camera “Decent autofocus with more control than competition (pinpoint mode, for example), full feature set (touchscreen, viewfinder, lens ring, manual controls” . In April last year Goodhousekeeping.co.uk said “The touchscreen and simple controls ensure this compact remains fun to use” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

Electronic Viewfinder Built in

Four people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Last year Techradar mentioned “Electronic viewfinder built in” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 review. Trustedreviews.com said in their review of this digital camera “It has a good-size 1-inch sensor, solid zoom range”.

One person said in their reviews that the product was reliable. Last year Neocamera.com said “Reliable metering” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 review although they only gave it a rating of 1 stars.

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Image Quality

Six people considered that it was good quality. Stuff.tv wrote “Image quality” however they scored it 20 out of 100. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com wrote “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”. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned last year “The Pansonic ZS100 offers great blend of quality, size and features for people who want better photos” and scored it 6 stars.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer said in their reviews that it was noisy. Neocamera.com said in April last year “Low image noise up to ISO 800” in their review of this digital camera but they only rated it 1 stars.

Low Image Noise Up to ISO 800

One customer said in their reviews that it was noisy. Neocamera.com said in April last year “Low image noise up to ISO 800” in their review of this digital camera but they only rated it 1 stars.

Features Voice Recording

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at including the PowerShot G3 X (£499.97), or the PowerShot G7X Mark II (£549.99) both from Canon which has better reviews.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Olympus Stylus 1S (£530).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also support Wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to consider include the PowerShot G7X Mark II (£549.99), or the G5 X (£599.99) both from Canon which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the Olympus Stylus 1S (£530).

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than a year.

Other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to look at include the PowerShot G3 X (£499.97), or the PowerShot G7X Mark II (£549.99) both from Canon which has better reviews.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at including the Olympus Stylus 1S (£530).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

This camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of this age and type.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and spec.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

There are a number of other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-LX100 (£497), or the Fujifilm X70 (£498).

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a touchscreen. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a touchscreen.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Nine Aspheric Elements

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 is a nine aspheric element camera. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera only have between two and eight aspheric elements.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (400 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 75mm to 750mm.

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap Included

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a wrist strap included. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a wrist strap included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Camera

Features Contrast Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Histogram

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 features histogram, as do most of the other compact cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has an HDMI, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a relatively standard weight (268 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Olympus Stylus 1S (£530) (402g).

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Compact Size

Twenty-one people considered that this digital camera was compact. Techradar wrote in their review of this digital camera “Inch type sensor in a compact body” although they gave it a score of 14 out of 100. Stuff.tv wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 “Compact size” although they rated the product 1 stars. Trusted Reviews wrote “Fairly compact” although they rated it 18.8 out of 100.

One customer reckoned that it was thick. Cnet.com mentioned “It offers a broad set of features including 4K video” but despite that they gave it a rating of 18.8 out of 100.

One customer considered that it was a good size. Last year Goodhousekeeping.co.uk mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 review “Good size to performance ratio” but in spite of that they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Stuff.tv wrote “B) isn't too heavy to lug around every day for a for” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100.

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Light Exposure

Supports Twelve ISO Sensitivities

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 320, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 100, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 and Auto are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Nontilt Screen

Four owners wrote that this digital camera did not have a good screen. Techradar mentioned “Main screen is fixed rather than tilting or articulating”. Cnet.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 review on CNET.com “It lacks a flipup display and its autofocus speed is just middling”.

Two owners concluded that the product did not have a good viewfinder. Techradar said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 “Viewfinder is very small”. Last year Goodhousekeeping.co.uk said “The electronic viewfinder is too small”.

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it did not have an electronic viewfinder. Neocamera.com mentioned “Tiny lowresolution EVF” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Video Capture

Two people thought the product was good for video recording.

Versatile Zoom

Eleven customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good zoom. Neocamera.com wrote in April last year “Very compact for its sensor and zoom”. Trusted Reviews mentioned in their review of this digital camera in the same month “Versatile zoom” but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Last year Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on CNET.com “The Panasonic's Z 100's 10x zoom lens is thus far the longest we've seen in a compact camera with a 1inch sensor” but despite that they only scored this digital camera 18.8 out of 100.

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens. One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Goodhousekeeping.co.uk said last year “Very helpful touchscreen for directing the autofocus etc” .

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Image Quality

Twelve people concluded that it was able to produce good images. Neocamera.com said in their review of this digital camera “Good dynamicrange and image contrast” . Goodhousekeeping.co.uk mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 review “4K resolution video and still image capture” but even so they gave the product a score of 1 stars.

Eight owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Expert review site Cameralabs.com said in their review of this digital camera “This is big news for the TZ / ZS series which traditionally exploited a tiny sensor to deliver a huge zoom in a pocketable body” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Techradar.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 on expert website Techradar last year “The TZ100 has a 20Mp sensor that's 4x the size of the 1/2.3-inch units in these other compact cameras”.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it had a good picture resolution. In April last year Imaging-Resource.com wrote on expert review site Imaging Resource.com “Owners will be able to shoot at a manufacturer-rated five frames per second at full resolution” in their review of this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmctz100kitebr, panasonic panasonictz100, panasonic dmctz100ebk, panasonic dmctz100ebs, panasonic n157624w, panasonic n157778w, lumix dmctz100ebk, canon dmctz100ebk, lumix dmctz100ebs, canon dmctz100ebs, panasonic 77c3r, panasonic 77c3q
Barcodes 05010869222678, 05025232837564, 05025232837571, 05025232837625, 05025232837649, 05025232841356

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