Panasonic ZS100 Review: 1”-type sensor and compact form factor make for pleasing travel zoom

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posted Friday, June 24, 2016 at 11:57 AM EST

 
 

The new 20-megapixel Panasonic ZS100 is the first ZS-series model to include a 1"-type sensor. It combines that with a 10x optical zoom lens while maintaining a compact, pocketable size, which altogether, results in a rather versatile travel zoom camera.

With solid image quality across a respectable range of ISOs, a 25-250mm equivalent lens, built-in EVF and 4K video and photo modes, the ZS100 has plenty of features packed into its small, 10.9-ounce form factor. The 3-inch rear touchscreen display may not tilt, but it works nicely. Performance is solid across the board, with the 49-point autofocus system proving to be fast and reliable in many situations and very impressive for its class.

We have finished our review of the Panasonic ZS100, including image quality comparison, print quality analysis and our final verdict. Does the Panasonic ZS100 check all of your boxes for a travel camera that can easily slip away into a jacket pocket?

 
25mm equivalent (9.1mm actual), f/3.5, 1.6s, ISO 125. This image has been modified.
 
 
77mm equivalent (25mm actual), f/5.0, 1/800s, ISO 125.
 
 
250mm equivalent (91mm actual), f/5.9, 1/500s, ISO 200.

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