• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/3.1 inch 16.5mm2
  • 13.2 megapixels
  • 30.00mm - 90.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic ZS40 advantages over Nikon W100

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/3.1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 90 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More dots on screen
    920k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    18.1 vs 13.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 4.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon W100 advantages over Panasonic ZS40

  • Less expensive
    $157 vs $380
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    177g vs 240g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    11 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S32

Panasonic ZS40
Nikon S32
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Nikon W100
Nikon S32
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $97
  • 1/3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon SX700 HS

Panasonic ZS40
Canon SX700 HS
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster shutter
Nikon W100
Canon SX700 HS
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon SX710 HS

Panasonic ZS40
Canon SX710 HS
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $314
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster shutter
Nikon W100
Canon SX710 HS
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $314
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon S33

Panasonic ZS40
Nikon S33
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $129
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Nikon W100
Nikon S33
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $129
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Panasonic ZS40
Panasonic ZS60
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $354
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon W100
Panasonic ZS60
  • $157
  • 1/3.1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $354
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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