• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 360.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic ZS100 advantages over Panasonic ZS200

  • Less expensive
    $498 vs $698
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 139 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Panasonic ZS200 advantages over Panasonic ZS100

  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    360 mm vs 250 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    7 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.53x vs 0.46x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    33 vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (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
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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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 1

Panasonic ZS100
Olympus Stylus 1
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic ZS200
Olympus Stylus 1
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Olympus Stylus 1s

Panasonic ZS100
Olympus Stylus 1s
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic ZS200
Olympus Stylus 1s
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Panasonic ZS100
Panasonic ZS60
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Fast startup
Panasonic ZS200
Panasonic ZS60
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Panasonic ZS100
Panasonic ZS70
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Panasonic ZS200
Panasonic ZS70
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Sony RX100 VI

Panasonic ZS100
Sony RX100 VI
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic ZS200
Sony RX100 VI
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
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