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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 Digital Camera (Silver)

BH #PADMCZS100S • MFR #DMC-ZS100S
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 Digital Camera (Silver)
Key Features
  • 20.1MP 1" High-Sensitivity MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 10x Zoom Lens
  • 25-250mm (35mm Equivalent)
Built with travel in mind, the silver Lumix DMC-ZS100 Digital Camera from Panasonic is a versatile point-and-shoot marrying both form and function. Designed to be as sleek as possible, the ZS100 still manages to incorporate a large 1-inch 20.1MP High-Sensitivity MOS sensor and 10x optical zoom lens. The sensor pairs with a Venus Engine image processor to realize clear, clean image quality with low noise and high sensitivity to an expanded ISO 25600. This processor and sensor also permit quick continuous shooting, up to 50 fps with an electronic shutter or 10 fps with a mechanical shutter, as well as 4K UHD video recording at 30p and 24p frame rates. The 4K capabilities are extended to stills applications, too, and allow for 30 fps shooting at 8MP as well as the ability to use Post Focus for choosing your specific point of focus after shooting. Complementing these imaging attributes is a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens, which provides a 25-250mm equivalent focal length range, along with 5-axis Hybrid O.I.S. to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Featuring more than your average pocket-sized point-and-shoot, the ZS100 is a capable camera for photographers and videographers on the move.
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Panasonic DMC-ZS100 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 220.1MP 1" MOS Sensor and Venus Engine
  • 3Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 10x Zoom Lens
  • 44K Video and Photo Modes
  • 5Post Focus and Light Speed AF
  • 6Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
  • 7Other Camera Features

Built with travel in mind, the silver Lumix DMC-ZS100 Digital Camera from Panasonic is a versatile point-and-shoot marrying both form and function. Designed to be as sleek as possible, the ZS100 still manages to incorporate a large 1-inch 20.1MP High-Sensitivity MOS sensor and 10x optical zoom lens. The sensor pairs with a Venus Engine image processor to realize clear, clean image quality with low noise and high sensitivity to an expanded ISO 25600. This processor and sensor also permit quick continuous shooting, up to 50 fps with an electronic shutter or 10 fps with a mechanical shutter, as well as 4K UHD video recording at 30p and 24p frame rates. The 4K capabilities are extended to stills applications, too, and allow for 30 fps shooting at 8MP as well as the ability to use Post Focus for choosing your specific point of focus after shooting. Complementing these imaging attributes is a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens, which provides a 25-250mm equivalent focal length range, along with 5-axis Hybrid O.I.S. to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Featuring more than your average pocket-sized point-and-shoot, the ZS100 is a capable camera for photographers and videographers on the move.

Equally as important as the stills and video components, the ZS100 is also characterized by its intuitive physical design and inclusion of both an electronic viewfinder and rear LCD screen. The Live View Finder is a 1166k-dot EVF that affords comfortable eye-level monitoring, and is especially well-suited to working in bright conditions. Contrasting this is the large rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot LCD touchscreen, which is best-suited for clear image review, menu navigation, and live view shooting. The camera body is also accentuated by a range of manual control dials, such as a lens-surrounding configurable control ring for direct control over zoom, focus, or exposure settings. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi allows you to pair the ZS100 with a smartphone or tablet for wireless image sharing and remote camera control via the Panasonic Image app.

20.1MP 1" MOS Sensor and Venus Engine
A large 1" 20.1MP High-Sensitivity MOS sensor pairs with a Venus Engine image processor to realize rich image quality with reduced noise and high sensitivity to an expanded ISO 25600. The sensor and processor combination also avails continuous shooting rates of 50 fps when working with the electronic shutter, 10 fps with a mechanical shutter and single-shot AF, 6 fps with continuous AF, or 30 fps at 8MP in the 4K Photo modes.
Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 10x Zoom Lens
A long-reaching 10x Leica DC Vario-Elmarit zoom offers a 25-250mm equivalent focal length range along with a maximum aperture range of f/2.8-5.9. The lens construction incorporates five double-sided aspherical elements to minimize spherical aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range for increased image clarity and sharpness.

Benefitting the reach of the lens is a powerful 5-axis Hybrid O.I.S. system that compensates for a variety of camera movements for sharper handheld shooting in difficult lighting conditions. This image stabilization system also enables a unique Level Shot function that automatically detects the horizontal line of the recording image and keeps it level during shooting, regardless of camera tilt, helping to achieve greater shooting stability.
4K Video and Photo Modes
The sensor and processor combination also enables 4K video recording at both 30p and 24p frame rates in the MP4 format at 100 Mbps. Full HD 1080p and HD 720p recording is also possible, as well as high-speed Full HD recording with 120 fps slow-motion playback.
 

  • Besides video, the 4K capabilities also permit recording 8MP stills at 30 fps in a trio of ways:
  • 4K Burst: Just as with video recording, this mode will allow you to continuously record 8MP images at 30 fps for up to 15 minutes, making it ideal for instances where you need a fast frame rate in order to capture the best moment.
  • 4K Pre-Burst: This mode is ideal for times when you're unsure of the critical moment to press the shutter button and will record 8MP images at 30 fps one second prior to and one second after pressing the shutter button in order to give you 60 frames to choose from.
  • 4K Burst (S/S): This mode most closely follows the 4K video recording process, and allows you to playback your video, pause at the chosen moment, and use the shutter button to mark a chosen frame from the video and save it as a single 8MP frame.
Post Focus and Light Speed AF
Another attribute of the 4K capabilities is a unique focusing method called Post Focus. Working in conjunction with the 49-area contrast-detection focusing system, called Light Speed AF, and the intelligent Depth from Defocus (DFD) technology, Post Focus records imagery as a 4K MP4 file at 30 fps and shifts the specific point of focus throughout the burst shooting in order to offer a range of distinct focusing ranges to choose from. During playback, via the camera's touchscreen, you can then tap the specific region of the image you wish to be in focus and an 8MP JPEG file will be created. Multiple individual files with different points of focus can be created from the original burst, and focusing assist functions can also be used to gain even more precise control over the specific in-focus region.

The DFD technology also provides quick focusing performance when working in low-light conditions via the Starlight AF feature, which is specifically tuned to acquiring accurate focus during nighttime shooting.
Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
  • A Live View Finder (LVF) is integrated into the sleek body design to permit comfortable eye-level monitoring. This electronic viewfinder has a 1,166k-dot resolution and covers 100% of the image frame while shooting.
  • Alternatively, a rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD monitor is also available for live view shooting, image review, and intuitive menu navigation.
  • A host of manual controls offer simple, direct control over a variety of oft-used camera settings, including a control ring surrounding the lens that can be configured to adjust zoom, shutter speed, manual focus, and ISO sensitivity.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to wirelessly share photos and movies to linked smartphones and tablets for direct sharing online. A QR code system of pairing makes it simple to link mobile devices and, once paired, the device can also be used to remotely control the camera via the Panasonic Image app.
Other Camera Features
  • Light Composition is a dedicated processing mode that selects and recovers information from brighter regions in the image in order to produce more dramatic, yet controlled imagery in high-contrast situations, such as when photographing fireworks or nighttime scenery.
  • 4K Live Cropping is dedicated to UHD video recording and allows the recording frame to move while the camera retains a fixed position in order to provide greater stability when panning or zoom during recording.
  • In-camera raw file processing is possible, allowing you to adjust color space (Adobe RGB/sRGB), white balance, exposure compensation, Photo Style, Intelligent D-Range Control, contrast, highlight/shadow values, saturation, noise reduction, Intelligent Resolution, and sharpness.
  • The Light Speed AF and DFD systems afford precise face- and eye-tracking for maintaining critical focus on moving subjects.
  • Focus peaking is available for easier, more accurate manual focusing control.
  • The included rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides you with 300 shots per charge when working with the rear LCD or 240 shots per charge with the electronic viewfinder.
  • Wide Panorama lets you generate panoramic images in-camera by simply panning about the scene to record a broad field of view.
  • Creative Control modes: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, and Sunshine.
  • Still Image Scene Guide modes: Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Handheld Night Shot, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, and Monochrome.
  • Photo Style modes: Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, and Custom, as well as Cinelike D and Cinelike V when Creative Video mode is selected.
  • Picture Adjustment settings: Contrast, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Saturation, Color Tone, and Filter Effect.
UPC: 885170282698

Panasonic DMC-ZS100 Specs

Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 20.9 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel (5472 x 3648)
Image Sensor
1"-Type MOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Focal Length
9.1 to 91mm (35mm Equivalent: 25 to 250mm)
Optical Zoom
10x
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 to 5.9
ISO Sensitivity Range
125 to 12,800 in Auto Mode (Extended: 80 to 25,600)
Internal Recording Modes
AVCHD/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 24.00/29.97/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 29.97 fps
640 x 480 at 29.97 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Wireless
Wi-Fi
Display Size
3.0"
Display Type
Fixed Touchscreen LCD
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Battery Type
1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1025 mAh (Approx. 240 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.4 x 2.5 x 1.7" / 110.5 x 64.5 x 44.3 mm
Weight
11.01 oz / 312 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 20.9 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel (5472 x 3648)
Image Sensor
1"-Type MOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Lens
Focal Length
9.1 to 91mm (35mm Equivalent: 25 to 250mm)
Optical Zoom
10x
Digital Zoom
4x Maximum (40x Combined Zoom)
2x Optimized (20x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 to 5.9
Minimum Aperture
f/8
Focus Range
1.64' to Infinity / 50 cm to Infinity (Wide)
2.3' to Infinity / 70 cm to Infinity (Telephoto)
Macro
1.97" to Infinity / 5 cm to Infinity (Wide)
Optical Design
12 Elements in 10 Groups
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed
Mechanical Shutter
1/2000 to 60 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/16000 to 1 Second
0 to 120 Seconds in Time Mode
Bulb/Time Mode
Time Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
125 to 12,800 in Auto Mode (Extended: 80 to 25,600)
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
Continuous Shooting
Up to 50 fps at 20.1 MP
Up to 30 fps at 8 MP
Self-Timer
2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
AVCHD/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 24.00/29.97/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 29.97 fps
640 x 480 at 29.97 fps
Recording Limit
Up to 30 Minutes
Broadcast Output
NTSC
Built-In Microphone Type
Stereo
Audio Recording
AAC LC Audio
2-Channel AC-3 Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O
No
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Data Output
Wireless
Wi-Fi
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Size
3.0"
Resolution
1,040,000 Dot
Display Type
Fixed Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic
Resolution
1,166,000 Dot
Coverage
100%
Diopter Adjustment
Yes
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Flash Modes
Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Effective Flash Range
2 to 26.2' / 0.6 to 8 m (Wide)
2.3 to 12.5' / 0.7 to 3.8 m (Telephoto)
External Flash Connection
No
General
Battery Type
1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1025 mAh (Approx. 240 Shots)
Shoe Mount
No
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.4 x 2.5 x 1.7" / 110.5 x 64.5 x 44.3 mm
Weight
11.01 oz / 312 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.11 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.45 x 4.95 x 2.6"

Panasonic DMC-ZS100 Reviews

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When does this camera start shipping?
Asked by: Peter L.
I apologize, but this type of request cannot be taken care of through this feature of our website. Please contact our Customer Service department by entering Live Chat, emailing directly to cs@<a href= http://bhphoto.com, target= _blank >bhphoto.com,</a> or calling us toll-free at 800.221.5743.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Can you operate the camera using ac power ...

Can you operate the camera using ac power directly into the USB charge port? (meaning without the battery)
Asked by: Miguel
Hi, Miguel! You will need to keep the battery inside. -M
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2022-02-23

question

Will the ZS100 have a built in flash?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 Digital Camera has a built-in pop-up flash, whose switch is located on the back of the camera between the Fn4/LVF button and the AF/AE Lock button above the LCD screen.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

I don't see any labeling on the pictures of the unit. Is this a TZ100 or a ZS100 labeled unit? I'm unfortunately in the US, and still want a TZ labeled unit.
Asked by: Matt
B&H is located in the United States and our equipment is distributed by Panasonic USA. As indicated by the name of the camera on our website, we carry the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 Digital Camera. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 Digital Camera is the name of the same camera distributed in the United Kingdom, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 Digital Camera is the name of the same camera distributed in Australia. However, as indicated on our website, we carry the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 Digital Camera distributed by Panasonic USA.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

How much does the camera weigh ?

How much does the camera weigh ?
Asked by: Linda
According to the basic manual that came with my ZS100, the camera weighs 310g (0.68 lb) with picture card and battery installed. Without them it weighs 268g (0.53 lb).
Answered by: Thomas J
Date published: 2022-07-19

question

Does this have a lad articulating screen ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Does it do 240fps or 120fps slow motion video recording?
Answered by: Cubamus P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Is back button focusing possible?
Asked by: Elliott C.
I'm not sure what you're asking. If you're asking if focus can be assigned to one of the function buttons on the back then I have to say I don't think so. However, you can assign post focus to one of the back buttons. But that's not the same as the initial focus. Page 70 of the manual shows you how to assign various functions to the back buttons. You may be able to focus on a particular point and make the exposure using the touch screen. I'm not sure. Personally I do not like touch screens so the first thing I did was turn that function off. The touch screen is in my way. In my experience you do not even have to touch them. If my finger, thumb, etc. even comes close a change is made.
Answered by: George G.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Can I buy an instruction booklet for this camera?

Can I buy an instruction booklet for this camera?
Asked by: Morgan
The user's manual for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 Digital Camera & Memory Card Kit (Black) can be located using the following link: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/lit_files/319150.pdf.
Answered by: Elliot
Date published: 2023-06-05
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