Panasonic DSLR camera does have the one thing that they’ve nailed on nearly every camera in the last few years: 4K video. Users can rest easy, because the Panasonic Lumix ZS100 Digital Camera is no exception. Even on a camera that had less-than-stellar resolution performance for still images, the video came out crisp and smooth. It was also able to capture a useable image in light as low as 3 lux, meaning you can shoot video around twilight without much hassle.
The new technical Panasonic Lumix ZS100 sits firmly in the middle, landing between the Panasonic LX100 and Panasonic FZ1000 in the company’s lineup. It offers a 1-inch sensor and a 10x optical zoom all in a pocketable camera, with perhaps the best combination of image quality and size we’ve seen yet.
Like its competitors, the perfect Panasonic Lumix ZS100 Digital Camera is designed to be pocketable and lightweight—two things it absolutely is. However, both the Canon and Sony are smaller in every dimension, particularly the lens, though the ZS100’s EVF also awkwardly sticks out. The Sony and Canon have fewer protrusions, making them less likely to get snagged on something in your pocket.
Of course, like most point-and-shoots, it’s a combo that’s built on compromise. For example, the ZS100 isn’t as sharp as the RX100 IV and it doesn’t have nearly as much zoom as most point-and-shoots in this price range. But even if it wins few superlatives, it should have enough zoom and enough resolution to satisfy most people.
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