The Panasonic Lumix TZ100 is a pocket travel zoom camera, aimed at people looking for great image quality in a small, pocketable design.
As an update to the TZ90, the TZ100 carries a 20.1-megapixel high sensitivity 1-inch type MOS sensor and an upgraded 10x optical zoom Leica DC Vario-Elmar f/2.8-5.9 lens. Although it has a smaller focal range in comparison to its predecessor, it has a physically larger sensor and wider f/2.8 maximum aperture, making the TZ100 better suited to taking pictures in low-light conditions. The TZ100 offers significantly better image quality when compared to a smartphone.
The lightweight and compact design of the TZ100 allows users to take it everywhere they go, slipping into jacket and trouser pockets with ease. The TZ100 is one of only a handful of pocket cameras that offer a built-in viewfinder, positioned on its left shoulder. Alternatively, photographers can use the camera’s 3-inch 1040k-dot tiltable LCD screen for composing photos and videos. The ability to flip the LCD of the TZ100 180° offers a great solution for capturing group photos, selfies and vlogging.
Taking pictures of everything from portraits to still life, buildings or landscape scenes and parties is made easier with the versatile 25-250mm (10x optical zoom) lens of the TZ100 and pop-up flash. The camera also offers a tactile control ring around the lens, which can be customised to control functions such as zoom, focus and exposure settings. When focusing manually, the TZ100 offers a helpful 5x manual focus assist, with focus peaking for achieving accurate results. Utilising the power of the Panasonic Venus Engine, the TZ100 offers intelligent multi-process noise reduction with ISO sensitivity up to ISO 12800, fast Depth from Defocus AF technology, up to 10fps high speed continuous shooting and 4K Photo mode. 4K Photo mode provides some unique capture modes that take advantage of the high resolution video functionality. For example, after the TZ100 records a short 4K video at 30fps, users can then select their favourite frames in-camera, saving them as 8-megapixel still photos. These features enable owners of the TZ100 to accurately capture decisive moments consistently.
The camera’s HYBRID O.I.S+ offers 5-axis image stabilisation to compensate for shaking movements, reducing the chance of getting blurry images when shooting photos and videos handheld. The TZ100 can also capture images in the uncompressed RAW file format, as well as JPEG, better for making detailed adjustments in post production.
The Panasonic Lumix TZ100 is one of the best cameras available for people in need of a pocket-sized everyday and travel camera. With its versatile zoom lens, and high-quality photo and video performance, the TZ100 is one of the best camera options in its class.
Panasonic TZ100 - Video recording and connectivity
The Panasonic TZ100 records up to 4K/30p quality video footage, as well as 120fps Full HD video recording for cinematic slow motion results. It also has a built-in time-lapse video mode, perfect for getting creative when documenting travels and key life moments. Additionally, the camera’s stabilisation also offers steady shooting when recording videos.
Panasonic TZ100 owners can connect their cameras to Android and Apple iOS smart devices using Wi-Fi and NFC, for seamless photo sharing and remote control. This means you can easily share your photos on-the-go via email, as well as, messenger and social media apps.