• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic ZS100 advantages over Sony RX100 VI

  • Less expensive
    $548 vs $1198
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    250 mm vs 200 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 229 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Sony RX100 VI advantages over Panasonic ZS100

  • Slower slow-motion
    1000 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • Newer
    2 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.59x vs 0.46x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    23.8 fps vs 9.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    23.8 fps vs 9.5 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    109 vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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 an external screen 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Sony RX100 VI
Olympus Stylus 1
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Olympus SH-2

Panasonic ZS100
Olympus SH-2
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach
Sony RX100 VI
Olympus SH-2
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Olympus Stylus 1s

Panasonic ZS100
Olympus Stylus 1s
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony RX100 VI
Olympus Stylus 1s
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon W300

Panasonic ZS100
Nikon W300
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Sony RX100 VI
Nikon W300
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Panasonic ZS200

Panasonic ZS100
Panasonic ZS200
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
Sony RX100 VI
Panasonic ZS200
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
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