Panasonic is taking a shot at the not so competitive 4K point-and-shoot market with a new $699 camera called the Lumix ZS100. How does it compare to the SONY RX100 Mk IV ? Lets take a look.
The new Panasonic Lumix ZS100 is a big and exciting improvement on the ZS50, which Panasonic debuted last year. It has a 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor (the ZS50 used a 12.1-megapixel 1/2.3-inch sensor), and a new, brighter f2.8-5.9 Leica lens.
Much like the RX100 IV, it offers 4K (Ultra-high definition at 30p) video, but for longer clips of 15 minutes. It lacks Sony’s super-high frame rate 960fps capture for slow motion, topping off at 120fps. It also has an electronic viewfinder which is lower resolution. Though its display doesn’t tilt or flip like Sony’s, it does have a touchscreen, unlike the RX100 IV. It uses Panasonic’s DFD autofocus technology, the same as in the LX100, which performs comparably to Sony’s AF.
Lumix DMC-TZ100 Specs Below:
Body type Compact
Max resolution 5472 x 3648
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor size 1? (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 125-12800 (expands to 80-25600)
Focal length (equiv.) 25–250 mm
Optical zoom 10×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3?
Screen dots 1,040,000
Min shutter speed 60 sec
Max shutter speed 1/16000 sec
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 312 g (0.69 lb / 11.01 oz)
Dimensions 111 x 65 x 44 mm (4.37 x 2.56 x 1.73?)