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LUMIX 4K Digital Camera ZS100 with 20 Megapixel Sensor, 25-250mm F/2.8-5.9 LEICA DC Lens Zoom, WiFi and Electronic Viewfinder - Silver

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  • Large 1”, 20 Megapixel sensor delivers brighter, more colorful photos with fewer image artifacts.
  • 10x (25-250mm) LEICA DC Lens optical zoom performance with a wide F/2.8-5.9 aperture for impressive background defocus effects.
  • 4K Ultra HD video recording plus exclusive LUMIX 4K PHOTO and 4K Post Focus photo capture features.
  • Eye-level Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) and touch-enabled LCD for a wider viewing experience.
  • Lens-mounted control ring brings DSLR-like exposure control to a compact point-and-shoot camera body.
  • WiFi mobile device connectivity via Panasonic Image App for photo sharing and controlling camera features remotely.
  • USB Mobile Charging Friendly
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Thanks to 4K technology inside the TZ100, 4K PHOTO allows you to capture the perfect moment in 30fps, and select your best photo after shooting. Shoot, select and save. With 4K PHOTO mode on the LUMIX TZ100, make moments, truly unmissable.

Unmissable moments with 4K PHOTO

Stunning shots are closer than you think –
Powerful 10x optical zoom

When you just can't get closer, the powerful 10x optical zoom of the LUMIX TZ100 helps you get the shot. Featuring a world-famous LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens, its powerful zoom offers incredible flexibility, ranging from 25mm-250mm (35mm camera equiv.). Perfect for capturing the sights; both near and far.

Small size, big adventure.

The LUMIX TZ100 has been designed with power and function in perfect balance. A crystal-clear LEICA zoom lens accompanies a stylish pocket-sized shape. No more bulky camera bags or weighty equipment, just power and portability in perfect harmony.

Shoot now, focus later – Post Focus

Imagine being able to decide exactly what you want in focus, even after you've taken the photo. The Post Focus function on the LUMIX TZ100 gives you the power to do just that. Simply capture the scene, review the image and touch the part of the 4K PHOTO you'd like to be pin sharp. It's simple, stunning and all inside the LUMIX TZ100.

See it all with high-precision LVF

Sometimes, harsh sunlight makes even the brightest camera screens difficult to see. The LUMIX TZ100 features a 0.2-inch 1,166K-dot LVF(Live View Finder) which automatically turns on when you lift the camera to your eye, so you can see every detail and capture the shot you're looking for.

RAW data development in camera

The LUMIX TZ100 can shoot images in RAW-format and even develop them inside the camera, to adjust the following settings: Colour Space Setting (sRGB / AdobeRGB), White Balance, Exposure Compensation, Photo Style, Intelligent D-range Control, Contrast, Highlight / Shadow, Saturation, Noise Reduction, Intelligent Resolution, Sharpness.

Capture day & night –
1-inch large High Sensitivity MOS Sensor

Just because the sun goes down, doesn’t mean your camera has to as well. Keep capturing into the night, with the powerful 1-inch 20.1-megapixel MOS sensor of the TZ100. More detail, more colour and more clarity, even in low light.

Advanced image processor Venus Engine

LUMIX TZ100 incorporates the same Venus Engine as the LUMIX high-end system cameras. It enables high quality image capture and high speed signal processing required for 4K video recording. Integrating superior noise reduction systems, LUMIX TZ100 enables shooting at max. ISO12800 / Extended ISO25600. Sensitivity, gradation performance, resolution and colour reproduction are dramatically improved to achieve even higher picture quality.

Light Composition

Light Composition function synthesises the images by choosing and saving a brighter pixel. This makes it possible to produce more luxurious, dramatic image of situations such as fireworks or night scenery in camera with ease.

4K Live Cropping

4K Live Cropping enables unique video expressions that were previously difficult to record. Only the recording frame moves while the camera maintains a fixed position. This allows stable panning, and lets you zoom in on a subject that is not in the image's center position.

High speed auto-focusing with DFD technology

Panasonic's Depth From Defocus (DFD) Auto Focus (AF) technology instantly calculates the distance between the items inside the frame and drives the focus of the lens in one fast, continuous movement. This system results in faster AF speeds up to 0.1 seconds and a burst shooting speed with AFC of 6 fps. It also increases the stability of continuous focusing when shooting video.

Focusing in low light conditions — Star Light AF

Low Light Auto Focus makes it possible to set focus on the subject more precisely in such as moonlight even without AF assist lamp. Furthermore, the LUMIX TZ100 newly integrates the Starlight AF to let you shoot a star in the night sky with auto focus by accurate calculation of the contrast value in a smaller AF zone.

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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by One of the best travel cameras for 2016 Before I begin: I participated in an Advocate Program on behalf of Panasonic USA. I received product samples as part of my participation. All opinions are my own. Highlights: Sharp focus, responsive and easy UI, timelapse mode, simple WiFi image transfers, in-camera RAW converter, good zoom, great image stabilization at full zoom, tiny size, abundance of buttons/wheels I travel a lot. Being on the road for nearly two years taught me two things: you should always have a camera ready to go, and DSLRs with multiple lenses get heavy, fast. If you want to hike, walk, explore a city or spend a day at the beach, switching lenses or lugging a 3-5 pound beast around your neck will be annoying after about 5 minutes. Enter the 1-inch sensor ZS100, weighing just 11 ounces with battery and memory card, with a 25-250mm zoom equivalent lens that focuses fast and shoot sharp images. For landscapes, macros, portraits or even selfies, using the ZS100 is a breeze. If you leave the camera on Auto, you'll end up with a pleasant picture taking experience, and some above-average quality pictures. When you start to learn the manual modes, however, is when you'll get the most out of this little powerhouse. As a photog I know my way around the buttons and dials of a few cameras, which made the ZS100 a delight to use - with two user-configurable dials (one near the shutter button, and another larger ring around the lens base), you can control manual focus, aperture, ISO sensitivity or a host of other functions you might want to change quickly. There are also four user-programmable buttons, which I use for ISO control, quick WiFi control, 4K photo mode and timelapse mode. Video at 1080p or 4k is sharp, autofocusing is relatively fast on moving subjects, and most importantly it is silent. Autofocus video on a DSLR often winds up with mechanical zooming noise, but the ZS100 excels here. The fantastic image stabilization means you can shoot handheld for most circumstances, and clip length is 30 minutes, even better than DSLRs. The ZS100 provides familiar features for smartphone users and advanced features for anyone who wants to experiment with photography more. I highly recommend buying a small, light tripod as well. If you want to print your photos, have a good zoom, be able to share on social media quickly, this is a great buy. June 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by “I participated in an Advocate Program on behalf of Panasonic USA. I received product samples as part of my participation. All opinions are my own.” I was excited to try this camera, and I wasn't disappointed. I haven't had a point and shoot in at least a decade, so I was certainly curious how the technology has advanced. I always have a camera with me, but lugging around my DSLR all the time isn't a great option, nor is relying on my iPhone. This is a great in between option. The picture rivals some of the ones I take with my DSLR, and honestly, I was a bit surprised. As a travel writer and photographer, I exclusively used it on a recent trip to Tuscany and was more than pleased with the results. Photos were clear, and even the close-up food photos gave me the results I wanted. The feature I like best is the WiFi, which allows me to send photos directly to my phone. I edit them and they're up on social media in real time. A few days ago, I needed to shoot some video. Having never used 4K technology, I didn't know what to expect. The videos are vivid and crisp. Because of the capabilities of this camera, I envision adding more video to my work. I think this is a great option for the amateur photographer, as well as a more advanced photographer. It's perfect for me to pop into my purse. It doesn't take up too much room, yet performs extremely well. May 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by The power of a DSLR in a small size “I participated in an Advocate Program on behalf of Panasonic USA. I received product samples as part of my participation. All opinions are my own.” As a professional Travel Photographer, I always found it hard to carry a big DSLR at the same time that I'm engaging in outdoor activities so the Lumix ZS100 is an amazing option in my opinion because of its small size and great quality. Plus, this camera auto focuses during video making this camera the perfect companion for those who want to film their adventures as well. Sure, the price tag might be a little bit on the high end for a point and shoot camera but trust me when I say that it's totally worth it. You'll never regret purchasing this small great quality camera! May 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by A perfect fit for the devoted enthusiast First of all, this: “I participated in an Advocate Program on behalf of Panasonic USA. I received product samples as part of my participation. All opinions are my own.” And also: I am not a professional photographer. I love photography -- I love taking pictures and I love looking at them. But I'm fairly new to the discipline and there is a lot left for me to learn. The Lumix ZS100 has dozens of amazing features and a seemingly infinite degree of flexibility and customization. I didn't need or use all of these features and benefits, and I suspect most amateur photographers would fall into the same category. Regarding this review, I hope that what I lack as a professional I can make up for in practicality. You might be wondering: what does a camera like this have to offer a casual hobbyist like me? And the answer is: a lot. For one, it offers a more authentic experience. The ZS100 is a small camera, but it's got heft. I've read some reviews complaining that it's so light it feels insubstantial. I respectfully disagree -- it's not unwieldy, but it feels solid and well-made, as, in fact, it is. The all-black metal body has classy looks and a smooth feel, but not so smooth that it's slippery. It just feels good in your hands, right down to the knurled metal dials on top and the subtle ridge built into the body that greatly enhances the grip. The overall build quality is admirable -- as evidenced in small details like the flash mechanism. (Seriously: compare the pop-up flash on the ZS100 with similar mechanisms on other cameras and you'll see what I mean.) A quick once-over is enough to convince you the thing is put together well, and should hold up for a long time. And you really can't say enough about the convenience of the size. I take a lot of pictures on the street that I'd prefer to go unnoticed, and the ZS100 is exquisitely inconspicuous. Another element of authenticity: I haven't come across many cameras in this category -- small body, large sensor, zoom capability -- with a good, honest viewfinder. The ZS100's viewfinder blinks on automatically and begins focusing as you raise the camera to your eye. Manual focus works wonderfully with the viewfinder as well, as objects take on a blue gleam when they come into sharp focus. In addition to the viewfinder, of course, there is a 3" diagonal touchscreen display which is incredibly versatile. The zoom is not extravagant, but nor is it paltry. I was able to get in close enough for the vast majority of the shots I took, and all in all it was a clear upgrade from my previous camera (which I nonetheless love dearly), a Lumix GM1. Other features worth noting are the much-ballyhooed 4K and post-focus modes. The former is a godsend for shooters who take a lot of action shots -- at sporting events, on busy streets, or at the pool with kids on vacation (as another reviewer mentioned). Seriously revolutionary. These are not the kind of shots I normally take, but I played around with it enough to be able to tell you that the process is much easier than I expected, and I like that you can create new files -- as many as you like from the same 4K stream -- right on the camera before transferring them to your computer. The post-focus was nifty too, and works as advertised, but again, I tend to build my shots around focal points right off the bat, so it's not a feature I used very often. So how did I use the ZS100, and what kind of pictures did I take? Lots of tight streetscapes of urban & rural environments -- houses, storefronts, intersections, interiors, that sort of thing (see them at instagram.com/davygibbs). I used the viewfinder almost exclusively, and set the camera to (A)perture priority with the rear dial set to adjust f-numbers. Eventually, I settled into using the zoom lever for zoom and the control ring for manual focus. Once I made this change, I was happier with the results. The autofocus works fine, but I felt I was able to get even better shots on manual, especially when shooting with a wide aperture. I worked with RAW files, though the jpgs I experimented with looked great too. The camera really impressed in indoor conditions -- I took some absolutely glorious interior shots in low-light environments, and even when grain was present, it wasn't particularly noisy and only added a bit of character. Colors remained rich and vibrant throughout. As I said before, I loved my Lumix GM1, and I'm certainly going to keep it around. But the ZS100 is an undeniable upgrade: I get a powerful zoom, a great viewfinder, better build quality, extra features that are both fun and useful, and enough customization to keep things familiar and make whatever changes are necessary. I feel like this camera is a perfect fit for the photographer I am, and even the photographer I ultimately hope to become. May 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great On-The-Go Camera I participated in an Advocate Program on behalf of Panasonic USA. I received product samples as part of my participation. All opinions are my own. I was pretty stoked to have been able to test this bad boy out before it hit market and overall I highly recommend this model. When I received this camera I was impressed with the look and feel of it. It had a good weight to it and the screen was a great size. The function buttons can be a little confusing at first due to the fact that there are are good amount of features/ things this camera can do. They take a bit of getting used to, and it took me a while to get the ISO on lock but with more use it became easy. You have the ability to set some of the functions to a specific number and do not have to keep them as they are factory set. I am a fan of the aperture ring as opposed to a button or small knob for adjusting your F stop. As with my GX7 I love the wifi function and how convenient it makes for posting photos the moment they happen. This camera is great for On-The-Go moments for that reason and the quality as compared to your cell phone cam. Shoot- Transfer- Edit- post. All done! Another of my favorite functions is choosing between RAW and JPEG along with the ratio of your image without having to dig through the menu. I attended a few shows in the testing and the ZS100 has become by go-to show cam. With the power it has you won't feel bad about having to leave your DSLR behind. It handles low light very well and the colors look vibrant. I also had no issues with focusing during the shows. I've had the issue with cameras in the past because of the low light. There is a little bit digital noise present but it is something that comes with bumping your ISO for moments like those. Nothing post cannot modify. I played around with all the focusing features on this camera including the post focus. It is a fun effect and looks just light you intended the focus prior. I took a few videos and the quality is spot on and seamless. I did not have to charge this camera as often as I anticipated either! It's ideal for travel and longer days of shooting. Overall I enjoyed this camera and was impressed by its capabilities for a point and shoot. It has become a great everyday camera for me because I like to shoot as I go and I trust using the ZS100 because of the quality it brings out in photos. I cannot wait to continue the use of it and see what more things I can create. April 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by A lot of camera in a small size I participated in an Advocate Program on behalf of Panasonic USA. I received product samples as part of my participation. All opinions are my own. I generally despise point and shoot cameras as they usually don't deliver when it comes to image quality. I shoot professionally, so my standards are pretty high. That said, I really have to be motivated to pull my GH4 or GX8 out of the bag to take a casual photo, so I miss out on a lot of shots. Having the lens range makes this camera a spontaneous photographers dream. I feel more free in exploring and just making photos that I usually would pass by. Well, big surprise, it actually DOES deliver quality images! The sensor is pretty much the same one in the FZ1000 and a good one it is. I only ever shoot raw, so that all I can speak to. I converted the native RAW's to DNG's so Adobe Camera Raw would recognize them, and basically the same settings I use for my GH4 and GX8 cameras work perfectly. I shot everywhere from ISO 125 - 8000 with excellent results. The stabilizer keeps the image in the viewfinder rock solid at longer focal lengths. The Leica branded 25-250 lens lives up to its reputation as you would expect, being sharp at all focal lengths. The DFD auto focus is fast and accurate, and if you already own a Panasonic camera, the touch screen for moving the focus points is wonderful. I can't imagine using a camera without that feature now. I also find the shutter button very responsive, and don't detect any lag. Also, I'm a bit of a nut when it comes to correct exposure, so I've set up the front dial as an exposure compensation wheel. It's very convenient to be able to customize that. In your hand, it's tiny but has a very reassuring heft and solidity about it, like a well made tool. I don't know about you, but shooting on a phone seems like a waste of time to me. This camera is smaller than my phone, and just a bit thicker. Not all is perfect. The viewfinder is tiny, but the view is clear due to a good screen and decent optics in the adjustable diopter. You'll see what you're getting well enough. I wish the camera came with a separate battery charger and didn't require me to plug the camera itself in. And like all small cameras, the maximum f-stop at the long end is slow, but in good light, when you'd actually want to use the long end of the lens, it's very useable. So, all in all I like the camera a lot, I can keep it with me all the time. It will find a home in my motorcycle tank bag this summer when I hit the road. April 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by A lot of camera in a small package! Disclaimer: I participated in an Advocate Program on behalf of Panasonic USA. I received product samples as part of my participation. All opinions are my own. I generally despise point and shoot cameras as they usually don't deliver when it comes to image quality. I shoot professionally, so my standards are pretty high. That said, I really have to be motivated to pull my GH4 or GX8 out of the bag to take a casual photo, so I miss out on a lot of shots. Having the lens range makes this camera a spontaneous photographers dream. I feel more free in exploring and just making photos that I usually would pass by. Well, big surprise, it actually DOES deliver quality images! The sensor is pretty much the same one in the FZ1000 and a good one it is. I only ever shoot raw, so that all I can speak to. I converted the native RAW's to DNG's so Adobe Camera Raw would recognize them, and basically the same settings I use for my GH4 and GX8 cameras work perfectly. I shot everywhere from ISO 125 - 8000 with excellent results. The stabilizer keeps the image in the viewfinder rock solid at longer focal lengths. The Leica branded 25-250 lens lives up to its reputation as you would expect, being sharp at all focal lengths. In your hand, it's tiny but has a very reassuring heft and solidity about it, like a well made tool. I don't know about you, but shooting on a phone seems like a waste of time to me. This camera is smaller than my phone, and just a bit thicker. Not all is perfect. The viewfinder is tiny, but the view is clear due to a good screen and decent optics in the adjustable diopter. You'll see what you're getting well enough. I wish the camera came with a separate battery charger and didn't require me to plug the camera itself in. So, all in all I like the camera a lot, I can keep it with me all the time. It will find a home in my motorcycle tank bag this summer when I hit the road. April 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent compact “I participated in an Advocate Program on behalf of Panasonic USA. I received product samples as part of my participation. All opinions are my own.” I'm a travel writer/photographer and shoot in at least 20 countries a year. I usually travel with two DSLRs and a compact backup. The past year my backup has been the Panasonic ZS50. The camera has been great when I'm in cities where I'm not comfortable walking around with my DSLRs/lenses, or at theme parks with my kids with a small backpack, or when I just don't want the weight of the DSLR. So when Panasonic reached out with an offer to let me test out the ZS100, I gladly accepted, and I used it as an opportunity to shoot 95% with it for a month and see if I suffered any loss of quality compared to my normal setup. I was extremely happy with the performance of the ZS100. I've shot almost 2,000 photos thus far in RAW format in low light and during peak sunlight. The quality (to my eye) is the same as my DSLR. It was far easier to toss this in a beach bag and walk around Caribbean islands. I loved that using this I don't look like a professional - just a tourist with a small camera. That put a smaller distance (figuratively and literally) between me and the people I was photographing, and led to some fun images. I usually let the camera do most of the work in Program or Aperture mode with auto ISO and I shot the same with the ZS100. The drawback to compacts / point-and-shoots has always been timing. I can simply time shots better with a DSLR. I was happy with the ZS100. I never felt like I missed a shot, and if my kids were jumping into the pool I switched to 4k mode and grabbed the frames that I wanted. Worked perfectly. I also liked using the wi-fi capabilities and having shots automatically transfer to my iPhone. That was easier to set up than I thought it would be. The auto-focus is fast and it worked well. Colors are excellent. I didn't have noticeable graininess in images even when shooting post-sunset. The only thing that I didn't love is the fairly low aperture range. It's great for low light, but I like starbursting sunsets and sunrises at f/11 or higher and it's not possible with the ZS100 - or really any compact for that matter. Another review mentioned the placement of the on/off button, but I actually liked that. If I see a photo opportunity I want to quickly turn on the camera and shoot. Other cameras have the button mixed in with others on the top and it takes an extra second to locate and press it. This was faster / more intuitive. Overall I highly recommend this camera for anyone who wants professional-quality images in a small, lightweight body. It's already changed my shooting. Due to the size I find myself taking it with me a lot more often (in non-travel situations) than I ever took my DSLR. That gives me a way to capture more, and at far better quality than with my phone. April 25, 2016
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