Panasonic LUMIX TZ100 compact travel camera Mark Peters : February 14th 2016 - 08:15 CET
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ100 digital camera : Panasonic recently introduced the LUMIX DMC-TZ100. Raising the bar for compact travel cameras. A large 1-inch MOS sensor, one of the biggest of any camera in its class, combines with Panasonic’s Venus engine to capture consistently bright and beautiful images wherever your travels take you. With innovative features such as 4K Photo and Post-Focus, it’s never been easier to capture the exact frame that you imagined when looking through the lens. What’s more, with simple controls and connectivity, you can share your adventure with friends and family at the press of a button. The Panasonic TZ100 is a premium compact travel camera that boasts performance typically associated with expensive interchangeable lens models.
Panasonic compact travel camera
Despite the camera’s small size, the latest addition to the LUMIX TZ camera range combines a host of features and a powerful 10x zoom to make it the perfect travel companion for even the most demanding photographers and videographers. The 1-inch sensor’s large pixels are capable of capturing more light, resulting in shots that look crisp, clear and natural, even when shooting at high ISO such as at dusk and dawn. The Venus engine also provides unrivalled colour accuracy for a compact travel camera - the unique hues, saturation and luminosity of a multi-coloured sunset for example, are individually processed and carefully adjusted to reproduce breathtakingly authentic results.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ100
The Panasonic LUMIX TZ100 has a F2.8-5.9 LEICA DC lens, which allows you to achieve true-to-life images with stunning depth of field. The lens also features a versatile 10x zoom range of 25mm-250mm (35mm camera equivalent), making it ideal for shooting birds and other elusive wildlife. In addition to stunning photo quality, the camera also provides 4K video recording capability that fits easily into your pocket. The Panasonic DMC-TZ100 offers smooth, high quality video recording in 4K 3840x2160 at 25 fps in MP4; as well as high-resolution Full HD 1,920x1080 50p videos in AVCHD. With four times the resolution of Full HD, the resulting 4K video brings the sights and sounds of your travels to life, just as you remember capturing it.
Taking pictures with the LUMIX TZ100
With such a wide array of advanced functions and controls, the LUMIX DMC-TZ100 has been designed for fast and practical usability. The Live View Finder (LVF) features 1,166K-dot resolution, as well as LVF AF that detects when you’re about to take a shot. The camera also provides extensive manual controls so you can put your photography skills to the test, including dedicated physical rings and dials for settings such as zoom, aperture, shutter speed, manual focus and ISO level. Once you’ve captured an array of beautiful photos and video, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ100 makes it fast and simple to share them with friends and family. Combining WiFi and QR code connectivity, it is easy to connect the camera to a smartphone or tablet, allowing you to post to social media almost as soon as they’ve been recorded.
Another new addition to the LUMIX TZ range is the Post-Focus feature, which allows you to choose the focal point of any picture, even after it’s taken. The LUMIX TZ100’s 0.1s Light Speed Auto Focus and Depth from Defocus (DFD) capability combine to calculate the distance between the digital camera and the subject, capturing optimal focus for 49 individual areas within each frame. Once the photo is taken, you can then manually select the exact area you want to focus on - from the minutiae of your subject’s eye, to an individual bird as a flock takes flight. What’s more, from a single photo you can export multiple shots with different focal points.
Panasonic LUMIX TZ100 price
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 price in US dollar is set at $699.99. Retail prices vary from country to country. The new compact travel camera will hit the selves end of March. Availability of colors and optional LUMIX accessories may differ depending on the country. Please check the Panasonic website in your region for more details.