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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

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Compact Camera 20.1MP 10x Yes Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Labs Highly Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended EISA.eu EISA Best Product
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 Review

Our Verdict:
A multi award winning 20.1 megapixel 10 times zoom factor digital camera, good for portrait photography
With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 number 105 across all digital cameras.
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27 Reviews + 11 Awards
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22 Great Features
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17 Months Old
Overall Score
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Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 85%. This digital camera has received 11 awards including a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews and three other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com and two other sites.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports video recording
Features voice recording

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Panasonic digital camera with its relevant competitors we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 52 in portrait cameras, and very good for everyday photography, ranking number 139 in everyday cameras, also very good for sports photography, ranking number 107 in sports cameras. The Lumix DMC-TZ100 is average for landscape photography, ranking number 181 in landscape cameras.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

11 Industry Awards

This digital camera is one of the most highly awarded of all the recently released comparable spec digital cameras.

This Panasonic digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Trusted Reviews, Lydogbilde.no, Focus-Numerique.fr and Allround-Pc.com all of whom concluded that this camera was very good.

The experts at three other expert review sites all said that this high megapixel digital camera was very good. 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 writers at three other expert review sites all thought that this Panasonic camera was very good. This Panasonic digital camera received a "5 Star" award from both 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com and it received an "EISA Best Product" award from EISA.eu.

The editor of one additional expert review site concluded that this high megapixel digital camera was very good. Ljudochbild.se gave this Panasonic digital camera a "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 27 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews this camera has an overall expert rating of 85 out of 100.

Good Brand

Based on 10,801 user and expert reviews (including 549 verified purchases), Panasonic has good reviews for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel digital cameras. 94% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We checked 57 new similar spec digital cameras and they range in price from £20 to £5,160. We think that this Panasonic camera has an average price compared to other new similar spec digital cameras.


Features

Supports Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 supports video recording, as do most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Voice Recording

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 400 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other latest high megapixel digital cameras. Across all the similar age digital cameras the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 6.2mm to 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm.

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20.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.1 megapixels camera.

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Supports 80, 100 and 15 More ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is more than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 100, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution found on most high megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera the worst image resolution is 5184 x 3456 pixels and the best is 5184 x 3888 pixels.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera is 18 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 640,000 pixels. At 1,040,000 pixel, the Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other new high megapixel digital cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Has an HDMI

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has an HDMI. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Nine Aspherical Lenses

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has more aspherical lenses than most of the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera. Most of the similar age digital cameras only have between one and eight aspherical lenses, however this camera has nine aspherical lenses.

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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 nine times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Panasonic digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 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.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all new high megapixel digital cameras.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other latest high megapixel digital cameras.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

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

This camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of camera is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Average Weight

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a pretty typical weight (268 grams) compared to most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most similar age high megapixel digital cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Panasonic camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4864x3648, 3456x2592, 2432x1824, 5472x3648, 3888x2592, 2736x1824, 5472x3080, 3840x2160, 1920x1080, 3648x3648 and 2592x2592 and 1824x1824.

This camera's still image resolution (5472 x 3648) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all latest high megapixel digital cameras.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 480.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other recently released high megapixel digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a fairly typical optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other recently released high megapixel digital cameras.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a wrist strap. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have a wrist strap.

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Features Histogram

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 features histogram, as do most of the other new high megapixel digital cameras.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a touchscreen. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a touchscreen.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other new comparable spec cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Supports Full HD Video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 supports Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also support Full HD video.

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Age

Released 17 Months Ago

It was February 2016 when Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-TZ100.


With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 number 52 in portrait cameras.
Reviews
95
27 Reviews + 11 Awards
Value for Money
44
Average
Features for Portrait...
88
Very Good
Age
78
17 Months Old
Overall Score for Port...
80
Good

Why Has it Scored 80 for Portrait Photography?

Portrait photography is a popular use for everything from small compact cameras to more powerful SLRs. A well-staged photo can capture someone’s feelings and emotions in breathtaking clarity - therefore it’s important to take the time to find a camera that is particularly good at portrait photography.

When ranking our cameras for their skill in taking portrait photos, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. The most important of these are image resolution, sensor size and image stabilisation. A larger image resolution means the portrait will be more detailed, while the sensor and stabiliser means that the portrait won’t be blurry at all. On top of that, a pre-flash can help reduce the chance of red eye, and smile detection can help find that perfect moment Finally, extras like a handheld remote control or a self timer can help with taking self-portraits and group shots.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 In-Depth Analysis for Portrait Photography

Maximum Image Resolution

5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution found on most high megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera the worst image resolution is 5184 x 3456 pixels and the best is 5184 x 3888 pixels.

Image resolution is a measurement of how detailed the photos taken by the camera are. A higher resolution means a single image is comprised of more pixels, leading to greater detail. This is important with portrait cameras, since it allows every nuance and subtlety of the subject, lighting and position to be brought to the fore by the camera, rather than being lost in a low-quality image.

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Image Stabilizer

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other recently released high megapixel digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

Image stabilisation detects tremors in hand movement when taking the photo, and attempts to compensate for them. This means the resulting photo should have less instances of motion blur, leading to a crisper image.

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Optical Sensor Size

Optical Sensor Size

Sorry, we do not know what the optical sensor size of the Lumix DMC-TZ100 is. If you know what the optical sensor size of it is then please tell us.

The optical sensor is responsible for capturing the light coming in through the lens of the camera, which is then converted into a digital image. A larger sensor allows for a far better quality image, with more detail and less noise. Because larger sensors take in more light at once, they require less exposure time, meaning less chance of motion blur. All of these are very important for creating a detailed, crisp portrait photo.

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Pre-Flash

Pre-Flash

Sorry, we do not know if the Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a pre-flash. If you know whether it has a pre-flash then please tell us.

Pre-flash is a small burst of light before the main flash - it causes the subject's pupils to contract, meaning there is less chance of red-eye from the portrait. Very helpful with a portrait camera, since eyes will be a central focus in many of your photos.

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Smile Detection

Smile Detection

Sorry, we do not know if the Lumix DMC-TZ100 features smile detection. If you know whether it features smile detection then please tell us.

Smile detection automatically detects and takes a photo when it registers a smile. A helpful utility in a portrait camera, since it gives you a way to capture your subject as they smile, rather than missing the moment due to poor timing or bad reflexes.

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Handheld Remote Control

Handheld Remote Control

Sorry, we do not know if the Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a handheld remote control. If you know whether it has a handheld remote control then please tell us.

A handheld remote can be useful when taking selfies or group shots, since you don't have to be holding the camera to take the shot. It is helpful for self-portaits, and also for triggering a shot without having to physically touch the camera, reducing the chance of accidental blurring due to movement.

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Self-Timer

Self-Timer

Sorry, we do not know if the Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a self-timer. If you know whether it has a self-timer then please tell us.

A self-timer can be useful when taking selfies or group shots, since you don't have to be holding the camera to take the shot. Helpful for self-portraits, and including yourself in group portrait shots.

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With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 number 181 in landscape cameras.
Reviews
95
27 Reviews + 11 Awards
Value for Money
44
Average
Features for Landscape...
56
Mediocre
Age
78
17 Months Old
Overall Score for Land...
62
Average

Why Has it Scored 63 for Landscape Photography?

Given the portable nature of cameras, it’s unsurprising that they are used extensively to take photos of beautiful landscapes all over the world - from desolate hills to tropical beaches and everything in between! However not all cameras are equally suited to take landscape photos: here we have tried to rank the best cameras to take stunning landscape shots for your next holiday!

We’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes: most important of these is optical zoom capability, since it allows you to take detailed photos of particular parts of the landscape from a long way away, and still have them come out in good detail. Weight and battery life are also very important, since you may be carrying your camera with your for a long time while walking around - you want it to be light enough to not be a hassle, and with a good strong battery, so it doesn’t run out of juice mid-way through the trip! Finally we have taken into account several important factors, such as environmental protection (especially water and dust resistance) and whether the camera comes with GPS, in order to pin-point exactly where you took the photo for later reference.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 In-Depth Analysis for Landscape Photography

Optical Zoom

Average Optical Zoom

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a fairly typical optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other recently released high megapixel digital cameras.

Optical zoom is how much the camera is able to enlarge the image it's taking, allowing you to get a close-up of faraway objects. With landscape photography, this means you'll be able to focus in on specific areas of the landscape from far away, in order to achieve the most interesting and unique shot.

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Maximum Image Resolution

5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution found on most high megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera the worst image resolution is 5184 x 3456 pixels and the best is 5184 x 3888 pixels.

Image resolution is a measurement of how detailed the photos taken by the camera are. A higher resolution means a single image is comprised of more pixels, leading to greater detail. This is important with a landscape cameras, since it allows all the detail from the landscape to be picked out in greater clarity, allowing for a far more visually impressive shot, rather than just a blur of green hills and blue skies.

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Weight

Average Weight

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a pretty typical weight (268 grams) compared to most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras.

Weight is important for a landscape camera, since finding the perfect shot is going to involve a lot of travel. Therefore a lighter camera is going to be far more comfortable to walk with.

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Optical Sensor Size

Optical Sensor Size

Sorry, we do not know what the optical sensor size of the Lumix DMC-TZ100 is. If you know what the optical sensor size of it is then please tell us.

The optical sensor is responsible for capturing the light coming in through the lens of the camera, which is then converted into a digital image. A larger sensor allows for a far better quality image, with more detail and less noise. Because larger sensors take in more light at once, they require less exposure time, meaning less chance of motion blur from trees, planes or other moving elements in the photo.

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Waterproof

Waterproof

Sorry, we do not know if the Lumix DMC-TZ100 is waterproof. If you know whether it is waterproof then please tell us.

Landscape photography means heading outside, and Mother Nature isn't always nice. A waterproof camera means that if you get caught in a sudden downpour, your camera won't be damaged or ruined.

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Electronic Compass

Electronic Compass

Sorry, we do not know if the Lumix DMC-TZ100 has an electronic compass. If you know whether it has an electronic compass then please tell us.

An electronic compass uses a mixture of GPS and an inbuilt magnetic sensor to ascertain what direction the camera is facing when a photo is taken, and records this information as metadata with the image. When used alongside GPS data, it can be used to build up a complete 'map' of photos from a shoot, which can be helpful if you range far and wide taking landscape photos.

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GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

Sorry, we do not know if the Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a GPS (satellite). If you know whether it has a GPS (satellite) then please tell us.

GPS (global positioning system) functionality on your camera means that it will be able to pinpoint exactly where each photo is taken, and record this as metadata on the image. This can be very helpful for landscape photographers, since you'll be able to find out exactly where you took that wonderful shot, rather than having to try and remember where you wandered.

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Anti-Dust Function

Anti-Dust Function

Sorry, we do not know if the Lumix DMC-TZ100 has an anti-dust function. If you know whether it has an anti-dust function then please tell us.

Dust can play absolute havoc with the delicate components of digital cameras. If you are shooting in areas with a lot of sand, such as deserts or beaches, a dustproof camera will help protect against damage to your gear.

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Dustproof

Dustproof

Sorry, we do not know if the Lumix DMC-TZ100 is dustproof. If you know whether it is dustproof then please tell us.

Dust can play absolute havoc with the delicate components of digital cameras. If you are shooting in areas with a lot of sand, such as deserts or beaches, a dustproof camera will help protect against damage to your gear.

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With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 number 139 in everyday cameras.
Reviews
95
27 Reviews + 11 Awards
Value for Money
44
Average
Features for Everyday...
70
Good
Age
78
17 Months Old
Overall Score for Ever...
70
Good

Why Has it Scored 71 for Everyday Photography?

Camera phones have given us the ability to always have a camera within easy reach, but many people still prefer to carry an actual proper camera around with them - it allows for far better quality photos, and you have a far greater degree of control over the photo you take.

When ranking cameras to use everyday, we’ve concentrated on size and battery life, since you don’t want your camera weighing your down as you wander, and you definitely don’t want it running out of juice! Good optical sensor size and an image stabiliser are also important, since many of your photos will be taken with very short notice, and these will help reduce any instances of blurring in the photo. Finally, a moving display allows you to tilt the display up and down, in order to raise or lower the camera to find interesting angles, while still being able to see the display to frame the shot.
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268g
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Features for Everyday...
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 In-Depth Analysis for Everyday Photography

Image Stabilizer

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other recently released high megapixel digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

An image stabilizer detects and seeks to minimize small judders and movements which could cause the resulting photos to come out blurry or unfocussed. With an everyday camera, you aren't going to have a tripod and will probably be shooting by hand, meaning that anything that reduces judders will help your overall photo quality.

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Weight

Average Weight

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a pretty typical weight (268 grams) compared to most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras.

Weight is important for an everyday camera, since you'll be carrying it around with you a lot. Therefore a lighter camera means it'll be less of a chore to lug around.

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Vari-Angle LCD Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other new comparable spec cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

A vari-angle LCD display means that the camera display is hinged, and can be tilted to allow you to view the screen while holding the camera at odd angles, such as very low to the ground or up above your head. This allows you to explore more inventive angles to get the perfect shot when you're out with your camera.

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Optical Sensor Size

Optical Sensor Size

Sorry, we do not know what the optical sensor size of the Lumix DMC-TZ100 is. If you know what the optical sensor size of it is then please tell us.

The optical sensor is responsible for capturing the light coming in through the lens of the camera, which is then converted into a digital image. A larger sensor allows for a far better quality image, with more detail and less noise. Because larger sensors take in more light at once, they require less exposure time, meaning less chance of motion blur from trees, planes or other moving elements in the photo.

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Face Detection

Face Detection

Sorry, we do not know if the Lumix DMC-TZ100 features face detection. If you know whether it features face detection then please tell us.

Facial detection can pick out specific faces in a photo, pulling the focus of the picture to them. This can be helpful in everyday shooting, since it makes sure that the human element of your shots will always be in full focus.

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With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 number 107 in sports cameras.
Reviews
95
27 Reviews + 11 Awards
Value for Money
44
Average
Features for Sport Pho...
70
Good
Age
78
17 Months Old
Overall Score for Spor...
70
Good

Why Has it Scored 70 for Sports Photography?

Cameras have a long history of being used to document all the dramatic moments, victories and losses of sports matches throughout history. Not all cameras are good for sports photography though, and here we’ve attempted to rank the best ones for you to consider.

One of the most important attributes of a sports photography camera is speed. The players at a game will normally be moving very fast, so you need a camera that will keep up with them and produce clean, unblurry photos. Therefore a fast shutter speed and an image stabiliser will allow you to react fast to sudden events without the end result turning into a blurry mess. Connected to this, a multi burst (or ‘motor drive’) functionality will allow you to take a larger number of photos in a very short space of time - therefore meaning you’ll have a large number of shots to choose from when selecting the perfect photo afterwards. Because you may be taking an awful lot of photos, a good battery life is very important too. Finally, weatherproofing is always a good idea - rain doesn’t always stop play, and you definitely don’t want it to stop your camera!
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Features for Sport Pho...
70
Good

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 In-Depth Analysis for Sport Photography

ISO Sensitivities

Supports 80, 100 and 15 More ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is more than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 100, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

ISO measures how sensitive your camera is to light. A high ISO means that your camera will require less time to fully capture an image. This means that fast-moving subjects - such as those often shot by sports photographers - will be captured quicker, which means less image blur will be introduced, and the resulting photo will be far crisper and sharper.

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Image Stabilizer

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-TZ100 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other recently released high megapixel digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

An image stabilizer works to detect and try and compensate for small judders and movements when taking photos. With sports photography you'll frequently be shooting fast-moving subjects by hand, so there will be a lot of movement from your camera - this system will help to reduce the amount of motion blur from these movements.

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Multi Burst Mode

Multi Burst Mode

Sorry, we do not know if the Lumix DMC-TZ100 features multi burst mode. If you know whether it features multi burst mode then please tell us.

Multi-burst mode, also called motor drive, allows the camera to take a large number of shots in a very short amount of time, one after another. This is essential for sports photography, since it means you can shoot 20-30 photos over the course of a few seconds of high motion action, and pick the best one from the results.

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Waterproof

Waterproof

Sorry, we do not know if the Lumix DMC-TZ100 is waterproof. If you know whether it is waterproof then please tell us.

Sports photography means you will frequently be outside, and the weather isn't always kind to football games. Therefore having a waterproof camera means that a sudden downpour won't cause damage to your camera.

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Flash Recharging Time

Flash Recharging Time

Sorry, we do not know what the flash recharging time of the Lumix DMC-TZ100 is. If you know what the flash recharging time of it is then please tell us.

This is the amount of time needed for the inbuilt flash to fully recharge between shots. If you are taking lots of shots in quick succession during a night or low-light game, the less time needed between flashes, the more efficient you'll be.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmctz100kitebr, panasonic panasonictz100, panasonic n157624w
Barcodes 05010869222678, 05025232837564, 05025232837571, 05025232837625, 05025232837649

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