• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 400.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic FZ1000 advantages over Panasonic ZS100

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Fast startup
    ~1.20 vs 2.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    400 mm vs 250 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 360 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.70x vs 0.46x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder

Panasonic ZS100 advantages over Panasonic FZ1000

  • Less expensive
    $448 vs $598
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Thinner
    44 mm vs 130 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    4 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    309g vs 833g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 73 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Extremely compact compared to interchangeable-lens camera with similar lenses; Comfortable grip and controls; Bright, far-reaching 16x zoom lens; Excellent electronic viewfinder; Versatile tilt/swivel LCD; Excellent performance; Great image quality

  • Body materials feel a bit plasticky; Connector compartment door is fiddly; Limited raw buffer depth; Battery life below average for class; No built-in neutral density filter

  • Compact camera body; versatile 10x zoom lens; relatively good high ISO performance; fast autofocus; many good 4K video and photo features.

  • Soft lens at longer focal lengths; no tilting display; small electronic viewfinder; slippery finish on the camera body.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX10

Panasonic FZ1000
Sony RX10
  • $598
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Top deck display
  • Integrated ND filter
Panasonic ZS100
Sony RX10
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Panasonic FZ1000
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $598
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1075
  • 1 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Panasonic ZS100
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1075
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Panasonic FZ1000
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $598
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic ZS100
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony RX100 VI

Panasonic FZ1000
Sony RX100 VI
  • $598
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic ZS100
Sony RX100 VI
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000 II

Panasonic FZ1000
Panasonic FZ1000 II
  • $598
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Panasonic ZS100
Panasonic FZ1000 II
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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