Further readings for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100
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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 is an enthusiast-oriented pocket-sized compact that uses a 1”-type 20-Mpix MOS sensor behind a Leica-branded 24-72mm equivalent, high-speed f/1.4-2.8 stabilized zoom. The camera has a minimalist metal shell — perhaps too much so, as it lacks a built-in viewfinder — but there’s a wide range of control dials, including an aperture ring and touch screen interface (the latter a pull-out 180-degree tiltable display with a 1,040K-dot resolution).
After introducing several faux rangefinder models in the form of the svelte GX85, the diminutive GF8, and the high-end GX8, Panasonic has turned its attention to the SLR-style cameras in its lineup and has updated the mid-range G7 model with the Lumix DMC-G80 (G85 in North America, and G8 in Japan).
Following the successful integration of relatively large 1-inch type sensors in compact cameras a couple of years ago, manufacturers are beginning to offer a wider range of models to target certain genres. With a 25-250mm equivalent f/2.8-5.9 zoom and 20-Mpix 1-inch BSI-type sensor in a svelte body, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (-TZ100 outside of North America) is aimed predominantly at travel enthusiasts.