• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 26.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Panasonic ZS100 advantages over Fujifilm X-T30 II

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots

Fujifilm X-T30 II advantages over Panasonic ZS100

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.77 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    3 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    26.1 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Review Excerpt

  • 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 Olympus Stylus 1s

Panasonic ZS100
Olympus Stylus 1s
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Olympus Stylus 1s
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Sony RX100 VI

Panasonic ZS100
Sony RX100 VI
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1204
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Sony RX100 VI
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1204
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm X-T30

Panasonic ZS100
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $833
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • More dots on screen
  • $833
  • APS-C

Compared to Sony RX100 VII

Panasonic ZS100
Sony RX100 VII
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Sony RX100 VII
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon EOS M50 II

Panasonic ZS100
Canon EOS M50 II
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Canon EOS M50 II
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
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