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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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DMC-ZS100 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LS100 Viewfinder I have been a satisfied owner many Panasonic cameras. I have not bought the LS100 yet. It has all the features I am looking for, except a good viewfinder. Put the LX100 eye level viewfinder on the LS100 and you have me as a purchaser.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gets dust in lens After an epic trip to Mongolia I returned with a lens that was grinding while extending / retracting and dust inside my lens. I used a lenspen whenever I retracted the lens but this was not enough to keep dust from entering the lens. Panasonic did warranty this but I have no reason to believe this wouldn't happen again. I spoke to a photojournalist who said these type of lenses are wrought with dust issues and she will not use them. The photos are great and the size is great. Another photog friend recommended opening the lens in a plastic bag in any dusty environment (this is not really possible in that the camera closes the lens automatically when not in use and it would be cumbersome to place it in a baggie everytime you turn the power off). Make your own decisions, but I don't feel confident that in any but the cleanest environments that this camera will keep out dust unless you open it in a baggy and close it in a baggy after cleaning off the outside of the lens with a lenspen. I am keeping the camera since a) I can't return it, b) it takes great photos for the size, c) I don't usually have dusty environments. If you are in that camp it would be a great camera, but don't think you'll take it to the beach on a windy day and not have issues!!!!
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from “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.
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lot of bang for your buck 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. The Lumix DMC-ZS100 has been serving as my secondary camera for the last few months as I normally shoot with a Canon EOS 70D. Many shots I took with the Lumix I was able to compare side-by-side with shots from the Canon which cost around twice to three times the price (including lenses). From that perspective, the DMC-ZS100 held up on it’s own. I was very impressed with the image quality considering the compact design and price tag. Colour reproduction was solid and low-light performance was better than I expected. Even with maximum zoom, the 5-axis correction was able to compensate for camera shake remarkably well in daylight, and fairly well in dim lighting. Automatic focusing was a breeze, with nice manual controls as well. Low-light focusing required a bit of manual help (as does with even more expensive DSLRs). One of my favourite features was the 4K photos which could be extracted from a 4K video snippet. This ensured I was able to capture the perfect composition and timing every time – no re-dos. The interface and workflow on the camera was intuitive. The touch-sensitive LCD with live view and built-in automatic levelling suits entry-level photographers perfectly (nothing drives me nuts more than an off-balanced horizon line). I like the fact that the battery can be charged inside the camera with a standard micro-USB cable – a big plus for me as a I travel a lot, and every little bit of weight and bulk I can shave off from my luggage is preferred. I realize that’s not everyone’s cup of tea. While the electronic viewfinder did a good job, the default setting to automatically turn off the LCD when it detects an object (assuming your eye) near the EVF, was a little frustrating. My large hands often partially covered the EVF and it took me a little while to realize that was causing the LCD to turn off. Naturally this can be disabled if desired, but it’s also a handy function to prevent accidently pressing the LCD with your cheek. I gave the mobile app a try, connecting via Wi-Fi, but it just didn’t want to cooperate with me. I didn’t spend enough time getting to the bottom of it as I was happy to simply take the SD card out and plug it into my computer. I’m impressed with what Panasonic have managed to fit into a compact camera. While it best suites beginner-to-intermediate photographers, as an experienced travel photographer I know it now has a permanent home in my arsenal.
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great image quality in a very small package. 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 relatively new convert to the mirrorless cameras having purchased my first, a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000, about a year ago. Before that, I was a lifelong pro Nikon user for over 25 years as a photojournalist for several major newspapers. The convenience of having an all-in-one design, electronic viewfinder and great image quality (even on a 1-inch sensor) has me convinced that the technology has caught up to make a much more user-friendly device that helps capture great candid moments under a variety of situations. The FZ1000 proved to be a great replacement for two Nikon bodies with a 17-55 and 70-200 zoom (not to mention the really long glass to match 400mm!)  I have relatively small hands but the ZS100 may seem dinky for anyone used to using a DSLR or even a larger bridge camera like the FZ1000 or Sony's RX10. But after using it on vacations and daily shooting for nearly a month, I can see definite advantages to having the small form factor with image quality that matches my FZ1000. I personally like the simple and clean design of the ZS100, though other reviewers have found it a little hard to grip, I never had that issue. The style reminds me of a miniature GX-8, one of Panasonic's flagship micro four-thirds cameras. The SZ100 is a bit too large for a jeans pocket, but fits great in a coat pocket or any other bag. It was very beneficial having such a discreet camera to take street photos and spontaneous candids without drawing attention to the gear. The longer zoom helped on vacation for great landscape and scenic shots. I'm very impressed with the speed of image capture (no shutter lag at all). I also liked the physical control layout on such a tiny camera. On top of the camera next to the usual PASM dial, there's a large dial on top that can be customized for multiple adjustments. I normally shoot aperture priority so it makes sense to make that be an exposure compensation dial. And there's a control ring around the lens barrel which, in aperture priority, becomes the aperture control. Even though rotates smoothly (not stepped like aperture settings on lenses), it's nice to have for full external control. But I also tried the iA (intelligent Auto) function to see how it works. It's surprisingly smart in that it will know what subject matter your shooting (in most situations) and pick the right lensing and exposure values. For instance, it would know if you're shooting macro and automatically set the lens to that setting (otherwise requiring a manual adjustment to kick in) or food or even portraits or people. It helps you focus on getting the best image through the viewfinder without having to fuss with a lot of other controls.  The Leica 25-250 zoom lens (F 2.8-5.9) is very sharp on wider positions but can get a little soft on full zoom. All the latest Panasonic cameras have fantastic fast and accurate focus (depth from defocus technology). They focus just as fast as my Nikons.. The large 3-inch screen on the back is good for composition and the touch screen works great. I enjoy the extra fn settings easily accessed from the right side of the screen. I also used the wifi connection all the time to share images from the camera instantly though the app on my Android smartphone (it's also available for iPhone.) It matches the main advantage to smartphones to be able to share images instantly. You can also control the camera remotely using the same app. It comes in handy for selfies or discreet street shooting. Since I'm primarily a still shooter, I didn't use the camera for video much. But the 4K photo works well and is easy to use to capture difficult sequences. The post-focus ability (like a Lytro) is also a neat feature, but I think it a bit gimmicky if you're used to run and gun shooting. It does take some planning to use and only really works for certain situations. Great in-camera stabilization helps overcome the slower aperture on the telephoto end.  On the downside, the electronic viewfinder is tiny and really only good for outdoor use or when you really need to brace your camera against your face when zooming long. There's a diopter adjustment next to the EVF, but it's way too easy to accidentally re-adjust. I found myself having to adjust it nearly every time I used it. I also ended up accidentally hitting the other buttons on the back of the camera. I wish there were some way to easily disengage the buttons with some sort of toggle elsewhere on the camera. But the buttons allow for an infinite amount of customization for any user.  Overall, this camera is a very versatile and useful camera for any amateur or even a pro looking for a less obtrusive camera that can take excellent 20 megapixel images. The quality is just as good as my FZ1000, which is significantly larger and I've been using that as my daily driver for the past year. One of the most popular "all-in-one" travel zooms for the G series micro four-thirds cameras is the Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5- 5.6 zoom--which is equivalent to a 28mm-280mm zoom on 35mm scale. It's light and very sharp. The ZS100 has a built-in 25mm to 250mm. It starts at f2.8 (faster than the f3.5) but does drop to f5.9 on the long zoom end. That's roughly the same range as the popular interchangeable zoom. That range is optimal for travel and street photography and many positive reviews for that lens reinforces that view. That range bests any other 1" compact camera on the market, providing a very versatile and useful travel camera. Smartphones are getting better at taking photos all the time, but they lack in image quality, size, optics and zoom. What if you had a camera that isn't much larger than your average smartphone, but overcomes all the shortcomings of a smartphone and can match the quality of DSLR or other mirrorless cameras? Don't let the small size fool you. In the right hands, this camera can take photos that are just as good as cameras twice the cost. And you'll be able to capture intimate moments that a larger camera would be too cumbersome or obvious to be discreet.
Date published: 2016-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2016-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best backpacking camera ever 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. Hands down if you're looking for a camera that is a point and shoot but you want pro features - this is the best one I've played with yet. over and over I tested out point and shoot cameras on my adventures to compliment my pro gear. It just seemed easier to have something small for quick shots while on the trail or climbing without having to set up a full rig - over and over I was bummed out - most P&S cameras either lacked any manual controls or just had terrible image quality. Not this Lumix, I shot a ton of stuff while backpacking and mountaineering and even sold a few photos alongside photos from my Canon mkIII that held up just fine! overall if you're looking for a "pro" camera but need it to fit in your pocket - this is the way to go.
Date published: 2016-05-12
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