CES 2016: Panasonic goes head-to-head with Sony with new ZS100
Built around a 1″, 20MP sensor, Panasonic’s new ZS100 is an advanced point-and-shoot that looks quite familiar to a certain Sony camera. Where Panasonic has chosen to set the ZS100 apart is with exclusive features like 4K Photo and Post Focus. The ZS100 also incorporates a 10x zoom lens, offering much more zoom power than Sony’s RX100 models or Canon’s G7 X. The downside of that long zoom, however, is that the camera gives up some light gathering capability to accommodate it: the maximum aperture range is f/2.8-5.9. Still, this is likely a worthy trade-off for vacation and travel photography. The full list of headline features is below:
- 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.