Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 Review

February 25, 2016 | Amy Davies | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (also known as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100) was announced at the start of 2016 and features a 20.1 million pixel 1-inch MOS sensor. It's also got a 10x optical zoom which covers a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 25-250mm. The maximum aperture range is f/2.8-f/5.9.

Panasonic says that the TZ100 forms a new market in the compact camera arena, as its the first compact camera with a large, one-inch sensor, to also feature a notable (10x) optical zoom. That should make it ideal for travelling photographers who want the flexibility of different focal lengths.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 also has a new Venus engine, and the same 4K video and photo modes as found in some of Panasonic's compact system cameras. That includes the ability to “post focus” and extract photos from 4K video files. A 0.2-inch, 1160k-dot electronic viewfinder is joined by a 1040k-dot touch-sensitive screen.

There's not really any like-for-like competition with the TZ100 as it stands, but in terms of its size and shape, it's reasonably similar to the Canon PowerShot G9 X.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 / ZS100 is available in silver or black for £549.99 / $699.99.

Ease of Use

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100's body is impressively small considering it houses a one-inch sensor and a 10x optical zoom. It's also a little heavier than it looks, which gives it a nice weighty feel of quality.

There are three colour ways to choose from, all-black, black with a red stripe, or black and grey with a stripe - the latter is what was supplied for our review.

The front of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is slightly indented, which helps it to sit comfortably in your hand. There's no textured grip though so it can feel a little slippery in your hand - it's recommended that you attach the supplied strap to keep it secure.

A pleasing number of buttons and dials can be found on the TZ100, with all of them grouped on the right hand side of the camera for easy reach with your thumb when using the camera one-handed.

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Front of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

On top of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is a mode dial for selecting from different exposure modes, including aperture priority, shutter priority, iA (intelligent auto) and panorama. There's also another dial which is used for altering different settings depending on the shooting mode you're in - for example if you're using aperture priority, then it will control aperture. You can also use the dial to scroll through menus, and you can customise the dial to control a different setting if you prefer.

The zoom lever which surrounds the camera's shutter release is reasonably small, but it feels pretty well constructed. If you're shooting in raw format, you won't be able to use the digital zoom, but if you have that switched off there will be a short pause before you enter into the digital territory which is useful for keeping it within the optical range if you want it to.

Just to the right hand side of the shutter release button is a small video record button. It's pretty unlikely that you'd accidentally be able to push this, which is good news for avoiding accidentally video recording.

Moving to the back of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 and there's four different function buttons. Three of them are on the right hand side, while the fourth is next to the viewfinder. All of the buttons have default functions, but you can customise them, along with a further five “virtual” custom buttons which can be accessed via the touchscreen.

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Rear of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

By default, the Fn3 button accesses a quick menu which gives you quick access to commonly used settings such as white balance, ISO and metering modes. You can use a combination of the touchscreen and physical buttons to move to and change settings. There's also function buttons for 4K photo modes, switching on and off Post Focus mode, and altering how the viewfinder behaves. Again though, if you'd prefer a different function to assigned to any of these buttons, you can do that via the main menu.

A control ring around the front of the lens again has default settings, but can also be set to different functions if you prefer. For instance, in aperture priority, by default it controls aperture, but you could change it to a different function.

There are number of different autofocusing modes to choose from, including Face/Eye Detection, 49-Area, and 1-Area. If you have 1-Area mode selected, you simply need to tap the area on screen where you want to focus. As with its compact system cameras, you can continue to use the screen to set AF point while using the viewfinder - which makes setting the point very quick.

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Top of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

Speaking of the viewfinder, it has a sensor which means that it will automatically switch on when you hold the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 up to your eye, and the screen will automatically switch off. This makes for a clean transition between using the two. The viewfinder itself is relatively small when compared with some of the viewfinders which you might find on a compact system camera (such as the Panasonic G7), but it is never-the-less useful when you're photographing in bright sunlight and want to avoid using the screen.

The screen gives a reasonably good angle of view, and while it doesn't suffer too badly from glare or reflections unless the sun is very bright,  it would have been nice to have an articulating or tilting screen - it's likely that this would have boosted the price of the camera.

For the TZ100, Panasonic has introduced its DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology, which is designed to boost how quickly the camera can focus. This is the same DFD technology which has been used in some of the company's compact system cameras, and here it does a great job to lock onto subjects, being almost instant in bright light, and only dropping slightly in darker conditions. General operational speeds are also excellent, with shot-to-shot times being quick.

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 In-hand

Post Focus Mode was rolled out as a firmware upgrade across some of Panasonic's compact system cameras and is also available here. Essentially, the camera takes several photos in quick succession, each with a different focus point. In the camera, you can then choose from any of the focus points to change the look of your image. You can only use it  on static subjects, so it's a little bit limited in its use, but it's a very interesting piece of technology. Macro subjects are particularly good for it, and it's better implemented here than in the TZ80 as the TZ100 has both a larger sensor and the capability to shoot at wider apertures - this means that a shallow depth of field effect is better represented.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has both a mechanical and electronic shutter. If you switch to the electronic shutter, you can shoot at speeds up to 1/16000 of a second, which is very useful if you're trying to shoot at wide apertures in bright sunlight, or, if you want to freeze very fast moving subjects.

4K Photo Modes are also very useful, especially if you're photographing action, or fast moving subjects, such as children or pets. You can shoot 4K video at 30fps, and then extract, in camera, a single frame from any of these 30.

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 20 megapixel Fine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 7Mb.

JPEG images directly from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 are great. They show a good level of saturation, to be nicely warm and vibrant, without edging too far into unrealistic colours.

The overall impression of detail is excellent, especially when viewing an image at normal printing or viewing sizes (A4 or below). If you zoom in at 100%, it's possible to see some degree of image smoothing for even low ISO (100-200) shots, but it's impressively quite comparable to some of Panasonic's compact system cameras.

As you move up the ISO range, then image smoothing starts to become a bit more noticeable at smaller printing sizes, but images remain impressively sharp at ISO 800 and ISO 1600. For now, it's not possible to open raw format files in Adobe Camera Raw, but upon it's release you'll be able to download Silkypix software from the Panasonic website.

All-purpose metering does a good job of helping to produce accurate colours, however if you're photographing something which has areas of very high contrast, you may find you need to dial in some exposure compensation. Automatic white balance also copes with a range of lighting conditions, including artificial lighting. It perhaps ages towards slightly warmer tones under some artificial lights, so switching to one of the presets may result in more accurate tones.

Images taken at the far reach of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100's 10x optical zoom focal lens have a great amount of detail, which is pleasing to see. Similarly, images taken at other focal lengths throughout the range are also good.


There are 8 ISO settings available on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting.


ISO 125 (100% Crop)

ISO 125 (100% Crop)

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ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

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ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

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Here are two 100% crops which have been Saved as Web - Quality 50 in Photoshop. The right-hand image has had some sharpening applied in Photoshop. The out-of-the camera images are a little soft at the default sharpening setting and benefit from some further sharpening in a program like Adobe Photoshop. You can change the in-camera sharpening level via the Picture Adjust menu option.

Original (100% Crop)

Sharpened (100% Crop)

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Focal Range

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100's 10x zoom lens provides a versatile focal length of 25-250mm in 35mm terms, as demonstrated below.



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Chromatic Aberrations

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 handled chromatic aberrations well during the review, with just a little purple fringing present around the edges of objects in certain high-contrast situations, as shown in the examples below.

Chromatic Aberrations 1 (100% Crop)

Chromatic Aberrations 2 (100% Crop)

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 offers a Macro setting that allows you to focus on a subject that is 5cms away from the camera when the lens is set to wide-angle. The first image shows how close you can get to the subject (in this case a compact flash card). The second image is a 100% crop.


Macro (100% Crop)

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The flash settings on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 are Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off. These shots of a white coloured wall were taken at a distance of 1.5m.

Forced Off - Wide Angle (25mm)

Forced On - Wide Angle (25mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

Forced Off - Telephoto (250mm)

Forced On - Telephoto (250mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

And here are some portrait shots.

Flash On

Flash On (100% Crop)

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Redeye Reduction

Redeye Reduction (100% Crop)
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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100's maximum shutter speed is 60 seconds, which is great news if you're seriously interested in night photography. The shot below was taken using a shutter speed of 60 seconds at ISO 125. The camera takes the same amount of time again to apply noise reduction, so for example at the 15 second setting the actual exposure takes 30 seconds.


Night (100% Crop)

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Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 camera, which were all taken using the 20 megapixel Fine JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample RAW Images

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 enables users to capture RAW and JPEG format files. We've provided some Panasonic RAW (RW2) samples for you to download (thumbnail images shown below are not 100% representative).

Sample Movies & Video

This is a sample movie at the highest quality setting of 3840x2160 pixels at 25 frames per second. Please note that this 16 second movie is 183Mb in size.

This is a sample movie at the quality setting of 1920x1080 pixels at 50 frames per second. Please note that this 15 second movie is 54.8Mb in size.

Product Images

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Front of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

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Front of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 / Lens Extended

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Side of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

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Rear of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 / Image Displayed

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Rear of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 / Turned On

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Rear of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 / Main Menu

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Rear of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 / Quick Menu

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Top of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100


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Bottom of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

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Side of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

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Side of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

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Side of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

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Front of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

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Side of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

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Battery Compartment / Memory Card Slot


In many respects, Panasonic has produced the perfect compact camera for travelling photographers who are looking for very high image quality but also want the flexibility of a zoom.

Up until this point we have been very used to seeing one-inch sensors, but it has taken until now to produce a truly pocketable compact camera which has both a large sensor and a long zoom. Panasonic is pretty right when it says that it has created an entirely new segment of the market, and it's a very welcome one indeed.

There's lots of great features about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 too, aside from the large sensor and focal length. It's also got a viewfinder, which is small but useful, a touch sensitive screen and inbuilt Wi-Fi which works well together with a free app to download.

Image quality is fantastic, with lots of detail, great colours and a good range of creative options to experiment with. Images taken at the higher end of the ISO run in very dark conditions are a little less than perfect, but it's comparable with other one-inch sensors of its kind.

In short, there's not much to dislike about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100. If we have to pick a problem, it would be nice to have a movable screen, and the viewfinder's small size means it's unlikely you'll want to use it for every single shot. It would also have been nice if a grip had been included on the front of the camera to make it feel just that bit more secure - something which is all the more vital with an expensive piece of kit.

At the moment, the TZ100 is listed as costing a little more than the Panasonic LZ100. If you can live with a shorter zoom, you get an even larger sensor (Four Thirds), and a lens which has a wider maximum aperture range, for a little less money. This translates into better low light performance, but of course it's not quite as flexible.

Panasonic has upped the ante for the other camera manufacturers when it comes to their premium compact camera offering. While Sony and Canon, and now Nikon, have some very interesting one-inch sensor compacts, none of them have this level of zoom, and arguably none of them have such a well-rounded set of specs (viewfinder, touch-sensitive screen, Wi-Fi) as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100, either.

4.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4
Features 4.5
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 4.5
Value for money 4

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100.

Canon PowerShot G9 X

The Canon PowerShot G9 X is a pocketable compact camera with a 1-inch image sensor and 3x zoom lens. The G9 X also offers built-in wi-fi/NFC connectivity, 1080p HD video at 60fps with stereo sound, a 3 inch touchscreen LCD, RAW file support and a full range of manual shooting modes. Read the World's first online Canon PowerShot G9 X review now..

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a bridge super-zoom camera with a 42x zoom lens. The Canon SX520 also offers 16 megapixels, a 3-inch LCD screen, full manual controls and 1080p HD movies. Read our in-depth Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review now...

Nikon Coolpix S9900

The Coolpix S9900 is Nikon's new flagship travel-zoom compact camera for 2015. Featuring a 30x zoom lens with a focal range of 25-750mm, the Coolpix S9900 has a 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, high-resolution 3-inch vari-angle screen, 7.5fps burst shooting and boasts GPS tracking and both wi-fi and NFC connectivity. Read our in-depth Nikon Coolpix S9900 review now...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 is a new travel-zoom compact camera for 2016. The 18-megapixel TZ80 (also known as the Panasonic ZS60) offers a 30x wide-angle zoom lens, 4K video recording, lens control ring, RAW file format, focus peaking, touchscreen control and an electronic viewfinder. Read our in-depth Panasonic TZ80 review now...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V is a new premium travel-zoom camera with a 30x Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T-star zoom lens. The HX90V also features an 18 megapixel CMOS sensor, pop-up electronic viewfinder, lens barrel control ring, flip-up LCD screen, built-in wi-fi, NFC and GPS, full 1080p high-definition video with stereo sound, manual shooting modes, 10fps continuous shooting, ISO range of 80-12800 and fast auto-focusing. Read our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V review to find out if it's the best travel-zoom camera on the market...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is the latest version of Sony's flagship pocket camera for enthusiasts, now offering 4K video recording, a new image sensor and an electronic shutter. Is this the ultimate compact camera? Read our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV review to find out...


Metrics Dimensions (W x H x D) 110.5 x 64.5 x 44.3 mm/(4.35 x 2.54 x 1.74 inch)
Weight Approx. 310 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.681 lb)/Approx. 268 g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.590 lb)
Pixels Camera Effective Pixels 20.1 Megapixels
Sensor Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1-type High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / 20.9 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Lens Aperture F2.8 - 5.9 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm/(Still Image: F2.8 - 8.0 (W), F5.9 - 8.0 (T), Motion Picture: F2.8 - 8.0 (W), F5.9 - 8.0 (T))
Optical Zoom 10x
Focal Length f = 9.1 - 91mm/(27 - 270mm in 35mm equiv. in 4:3)/(25 - 250mm in 35mm equiv. in 3:2)/(26 - 260mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9)/(32 - 320mm in 35mm equiv. in 1:1)/(37 - 370mm in 35mm equiv. in 4:3 4K Photo recording)/(37 - 370mm in 35mm equiv. in 3:2 4K Photo recording)/(37 - 370mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 4K Photo recording)/(40 - 400mm in 35mm equiv. in 1:1 4K Photo recording)/(26 - 260mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. Off / Level Shot function Off)/(28 - 280mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. On / Level Shot function Off)/(31 - 310mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. On / Level Shot function On)/(37 - 370mm in 35mm equiv. in 4K video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 14x (3:2 / 10M (M)), 20x (3:2 / 5M (S))
Intelligent Zoom 20x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT/12 elements in 10 groups/(5 Aspherical Lenses / 9 Aspherical surfaces)
Optical Image Stabilizer 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +*/* 5-Axis compensation works in video recording except for 4K video or high-speed video recording.
Digital Zoom Max. 4x (When Digital Zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)
Focus Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 70 cm - infinity/AF Macro / MF / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 70 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes (On / Off)
Focus AF / AF Macro / Macro Zoom * Each available with AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, Touch AF/AE Function,/Touch Shutter, Touch Pad AF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, AF+MF, Focus Peaking, One Shot AF (Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF-ON), Low Light AF, Starlight AF, AF/AE Lock Button
Post Focus Yes
AF Metering Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-area / Custom Multi / 1-area / Pinpoint/(Full area touch is available)
Shutter Shutter Speed [Still Image] Still Image:/Approx. 60 - 1/2,000 sec (Mechanical Shutter)/Approx. 1 - 1/16,000 sec (Electronic Shutter)/Time (Approx. 120 sec)
Shutter Speed [Motion Picture] Motion Picture:/Approx. 1/25 - 1/16,000 sec/Approx. 1/2 - 1/16,000 sec (Creative Video M Mode / MF Mode)
Finder Viewfinder 0.20" LVF (Live View Finder) (1,166k dots equiv.), Field of View: Approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x/Magnification: Approx. 2.59x / 0.46x (35 mm camera equivalent)
File File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3) / RAW, DPOF/Motion Picture: AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD, MP4
Recording Modes Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Creative Video, C (Custom), Panorama Shot, Scene Guide, Creative Control
Creative Control mode 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, Sunshine (22 filters)
Still Image Scene Guide 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, Monochrome
Continuous Shooting Mode (Approx.) [AFS] SH: 50 frames/sec*, H: 10 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) [AFC] H: 6 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) * Electronic shutter only.
4K Photo Mode (*2) 4K Burst: 30 frames/sec, max. 15 min/4K Burst (S/S): 30 frames/sec, max. 15 min/4K Pre-Burst: 30 frames/sec, approx. 2 sec/(Depending on memory card size and battery power)/Exif Information: Yes/Selectable Aspect Ratio: Yes (4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 are selectable)/Exposure Mode: Program AE / Aperture Priority AE / Shutter Priority AE / Manual/Marking Function: Yes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)
Motion Picture Recording (*2) 4K Video 3840 x 2160 pixels, 25p (4K: 100Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) (AAC)/3840 x 2160 pixels, 24p (4K: 100Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 24fps) (AAC)
HD Video 1920 x 1080 pixels, 50p (FHD: 28Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 50fps) (Dolby)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 24p (FHD: 24Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 24fps) (Dolby)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (FHD: 24Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 25fps) (Dolby)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (FHD: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 50fps) (Dolby)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 50p (FHD: 28Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 50fps) (AAC)/1920 x 1080 pixels, 25p (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) (AAC)/1280 x 720 pixels, 25p (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) (AAC)
STD Video 640 x 480, 25p (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) (AAC)
High Speed Video 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25p (FHD: MP4) (Sensor Output is 100fps)
Continuous Recordable Time (Motion Pictures) AVCHD FHD/50p: Approx. 105 min/FHD/50i: Approx. 110 min
MP4 4K/25p: Approx. 90 min/FHD/50p: Approx. 110 min
Actual recordable Time (Motion Pictures) AVCHD FHD/50p: Approx. 50 min/FHD/50i: Approx. 55 min
MP4 4K/25p: Approx. 45 min/FHD/50p: Approx. 55 min
Exposure Parameters Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-5 EV (+/-3 EV for motion picture)
Auto (AE) Bracketing 3, 5, 7 frames in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, Max. +/-3 EV
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity Still Image: Auto / i.ISO / 80* / 100* / 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600*/Motion Picture: Auto / 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400/(Changeable to 1/3 EV step)/* Extended ISO
Picture Quality Still Picture Recording [4:3] 4864x3648 (17.5M) (L) / 3456x2592 (9M) (M) / 2432x1824 (4.5M) (S)/[3:2] 5472x3648 (20M) (L) / 3888x2592 (10M) (M) / 2736x1824 (5M) (S)/[16:9] 5472x3080 (17M) (L) / 3840x2160 (8M) (M) / 1920x1080 (2M) (S)/[1:1] 3648x3648 (13.5M) (L) / 2592x2592 (6.5M) (M) / 1824x1824 (3.5M) (S)
Image Quality RAW / RAW+Fine / RAW+Standard / Fine / Standard
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set1 / White Set2 / White Set3 / White Set4 / Color Temperature/(2-axis Adjustable)
Photo Style Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom, Cinelike D*, Cinelike V* * When Creative Video mode is selected.
Picture Adjustment Contrast, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Saturation*, Color Tone**, Filter Effect**/* Except for Monochrome mode. ** For Monochrome mode only.
Other Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes (On / Off)
Wi-FI IEEE 802.11b/g/n/2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch)/WPA / WPA2/Infrastracture Mode / WPS
Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec / 10 sec (3 images)
Self Shot Mode -
Display Playback Mode All, Slideshow, Filtering Play (Picture Only, Video Only, 4K PHOTO, Post Focus, Category Selection, Favorite), Calendar
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / Yes
Show Histogram/ Show Highlights Yes / Yes
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Edit Retouch -
RAW Processing Yes
Resize/ Cropping Yes / Yes
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp - / Yes / Yes
Video Divide Yes
Creating Still Pictures from a Motion Picture Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / DPOF / Favorites
Setup OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Monitor LCD Monitor 7.5cm (3.0") TFT Screen LCD Display (1040k dots), Static Touch Control, AF Coating/Field of View: Approx. 100%, Wide Viewing-angle
Flash Built- in- Flash Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off * For iA, iA+ mode only./0.6 - 8.0m (Wide / ISO Auto), 0.7 - 3.8m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Media Recording Media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card/(Compatible with UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Built- in- Memory -
Audio Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Mono
Interface Interface microHDMI typeD (*3), USB2.0 Micro-B
Power Power Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1025mAh, 7.4 Wh) (Included)/AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Included, connect with USB cable)
Battery life (approx.) 300 pictures (rear monitor) / 260 pictures (LVF) (CIPA Standard) (*1)
Standard Package Included Software ・ The software to process RAW file on PC is not bundled with DMC-TZ100. To do this, SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download at Ichikawa Soft Laboratory's website using PC connected to the Internet./・ The DMC-TZ100 Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet./・ The software for PC is not bundled with DMC-TZ100. Please use the software pre-installed to the PC or other general image viewing software to browse pictures.
Standard Accessories Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap, Strap Adaptor
NOTE Recording conditions by CIPA standard
NOTE - Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF) / Humidity: 50%RH when monitor is on.
NOTE - Using a Panasonic SDHC Memory Card
NOTE - Using the supplied battery.
NOTE - Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].)
NOTE - Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording.
NOTE - Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording.
NOTE - The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the recording interval time.
NOTE - If the recording interval time becomes longer, the number of recordable pictures decreases.
NOTE - CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association].
NOTE - These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23 oC (73.4 oF) and a humidity of 50%RH.
NOTE - The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use.
NOTE - Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as switching the power supply [ON] / [OFF], starting/stopping recording, zoom operation etc.
NOTE - Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 4" or higher when recording motion pictures.
NOTE - Use a card with SD Speed Class with "UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3)" when recording motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K] or [4K PHOTO].
NOTE (SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.)
NOTE - Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [AVCHD] is 29 minutes 59 seconds.
NOTE - Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [MP4] in [4K] is 15 minutes.
NOTE - Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [MP4] in [FHD] [HD] [VGA] is 29 minutes 59 seconds or up to 4 GB.
NOTE - Maximum time to record High Speed motion pictures continuously with [MP4] in [FHD] is 7 minutes 29 seconds.
NOTE For [4K] video output, use an HDMI cable that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as"4K compatible".

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