PANASONIC LUMIX digital cameras are full of innovation for both traditional and modern camera enthusiasts. The LUMIX ZS100 brings together the visual performance of a large 1″ sensor and the legendary optical performance of a bright LEICA DC Lens in a highly compact point-and-shoot camera. Traditionalists will love the hands-on manual feel of a lens-mounted control ring and thumbwheel, plus the familiarity of an eye-level electronic viewfinder. The modern enthusiast will love the WiFi mobile device controllability and next-generation flexibility that 4K video and 4K PHOTO modes bring to the creative experience.
Camera Review –
- Price : $697
- Large 1”, 20 Megapixel sensor delivers brighter, more colorful photos with fewer image artifacts.
- 10x (25-250mm) LEICA DC Lens optical zoom performance with a wide F/2.8-5.9 aperture for impressive background defocus effects.
- 4K Ultra HD video recording plus exclusive LUMIX 4K PHOTO and 4K Post Focus photo capture features.
- Eye-level Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) and touch-enabled LCD for a wider viewing experience.
- Lens-mounted control ring brings DSLR-like exposure control to a compact point-and-shoot camera body.
- WiFi mobile device connectivity via Panasonic Image App for photo sharing and controlling camera features remotely.
With 4x the quality of Full HD, 4K video records resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 pixels. HYBRID O.I.S.+ uses 5-axis correction to fully suppress blurring caused by unwanted handheld shaking. At the same time, Level Shot function* automatically detects and corrects camera tilt to let you record more confidently.
The Venus Engine in the LUMIX ZS100 is Panasonic’s premier processor. It enables both high-quality image capture and the high-speed signal processing required for 4K video recording. Plus, it integrates superior noise reduction for improved sensitivity, gradation performance, resolution and color.
Keep shooting into the night, with a large 1-inch 20.1-megapixel MOS sensor for more color, detail and clarity, even in low light.
Panasonic’s Depth From Defocus (DFD) Auto Focus (AF) technology instantly calculates subject distance, then drives the focus mechanism in one fast, continuous movement for faster AF speeds.
Low Light Auto Focus precisely adjusts focus even under moonlight. And Low light AF lets you capture stars in the night sky with auto focus. Light Composition processing selects and saves brighter pixels to provide more dramatic imaging in situations like fireworks and nighttime scenery. With 4K Live Cropping for video, only the recording frame moves while the camera maintains a fixed position for greater stability while panning or zooming.
RAW-format images can be easily developed in-camera with adjustments for Color Space Setting (sRGB / AdobeRGB), White Balance, Exposure Compensation, Photo Style, Intelligent D-Range Control, Contrast, Highlight / Shadow, Saturation, Noise Reduction, Intelligent Resolution and Sharpness.
Difficult viewing and shot framing under harsh sunlight is eliminated with the built in 0.2-inch 1,166K-dot LVF (Live View Finder). 4K technology enables Post Focus function to refocus images after they are captured. Simply capture the scene, review the image on the camera’s LCD and touch any portion of the photo to refocus.
The compact LUMIX ZS100 travels light with a heavy-duty list of features like a, crystal-clear LEICA zoom lens and innovative 4K Video / 4K PHOTO capture.
The ZS100 features a world-renowned LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 10x zoom lens, offering incredible flexibility with ranging from 25mm-250mm (35mm camera equiv.). 4K video technology enables Ultra HD photography with the innovative 4K PHOTO feature. Simply capture ultra high-resolution 4K video at super-fast 30 frames per second, then press Play, Pause and Save to extract the exact instant you want from individual 4K video frames to create a 4K still image.