Panasonic Lumix TZ100

Here’s our concise review of the Panasonic Lumix TZ100 premium compact camera…

Panasonic Lumix TZ100

Panasonic Lumix TZ100

Panasonic’s TZ range is known for its consistently high quality. The TZ100, however, takes this reputation to the next level by providing a 1in sensor, 4x bigger than its predecessor’s 1/2.3in. This larger sensor packs in 20.1MP, better low-light performance and improved image quality. You also have a 25-250mm equivalent Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens with a variable f/2.8-5.9 aperture, depending on the focal length you’re using.

As well as impressive core specs, you’ll also find tons of goodies, such as the company’s 5-axis OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), which helps when shooting at slower shutter speeds. The native ISO range of 125-12,800 will help to capture cleaner images in low light. You have access to a nippy 49-point contrast detection AF system, and the brilliant 4K Photo modes, which allow you to capture 30fps and export a still as an 8MP image, or even alter your focus point after taking the shot. It also packs in 4K video, an EVF and 10fps continuous shooting, in a lightweight 310g body.

Find out more at the Panasonic website.

Pros
4K video and photo modes
Image stabilisation
Focal range

Cons
No tilt screen
Aperture range
Battery life

Spec
Weight: 310g
WxHxD: 111x65x44mm
Battery: 260 shots
Card type: SD, SDXC, SDHC
AF: 49 points
Flash: Yes
Video: 4K