• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)

Buy From

Differences

Samsung NX2000 advantages over Panasonic ZS100

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.29 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Higher effective ISO
    908 vs 559 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Lighter weight
    228g vs 309g
    Lighter weight
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Panasonic ZS100 advantages over Samsung NX2000

  • 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
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.9 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

Buy From

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Samsung NX2000

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Panasonic ZS100

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 Samsung NX210

Samsung NX2000
Samsung NX210
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
  • Wider angle kit lens
Panasonic ZS100
Samsung NX210
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Samsung NX2000
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic ZS100
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Samsung NX2000
Samsung NX3300
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer
Panasonic ZS100
Samsung NX3300
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus Stylus 1s

Samsung NX2000
Olympus Stylus 1s
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic ZS100
Olympus Stylus 1s
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony RX100 VI

Samsung NX2000
Sony RX100 VI
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic ZS100
Sony RX100 VI
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
Compare Other Cameras?