Panasonic DMC TZ101 vs Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC TZ101 vs DMC FZ1000 - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC TZ101 vs Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Specs

DMC TZ101

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 25-250mm (10x), f2.8-5.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 111 x 65 x 44mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.7")
  • 310g (10.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC TZ101

DMC FZ1000

  • Introduced in July 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-400mm (17x), f2.8-4.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 137 x 98.5 x 130.7mm³ (5.4" x 3.9" x 5.1")
  • 831g (26.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ1000

DMC TZ101 vs DMC FZ1000 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: DMC TZ101 an DMC FZ1000 sensor comparison

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

1" sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 116mm² (4.6 sq.in.).

DMC TZ101 vs DMC FZ1000: Viewfinder

DMC TZ101 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 1.16 megapixel with magnification of 0.46x.

The DMC FZ1000 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

DMC TZ101 (0.46x)

DMC FZ1000 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC TZ101Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000

Better choice: Panasonic DMC FZ1000

Panasonic DMC TZ101 VS Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC TZ101 a better choice

DMC TZ101

DMC FZ1000

Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Weighs less (2)310g
(10.0 oz.)
831g
(26.8 oz.)
More portable (2)317cm³
(20 cu.in.)
1764cm³
(111 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ101 are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the DMC TZ101 is made easy by the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 and the more compact size.

The DMC TZ101 scores 12 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ1000

DMC TZ101

DMC FZ1000

Higher speed (4, frames/second)1012
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)1.162.36
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21604096 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)320360

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ1000 are that the camera is faster, the better viewfinder and the articulated display. A recommendation of the DMC FZ1000 is made easy by the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 17 points for the DMC FZ1000.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC TZ101

DMC FZ1000

Sensor format1"1"
Resolution (megapixel)20.1020.10
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Panasonic DMC TZ101 VS Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC TZ101 and DMC FZ1000

DMC TZ101 und DMC FZ1000, front viewDMC TZ101 und DMC FZ1000, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC TZ101 und DMC FZ1000, view from aboveDMC TZ101 und DMC FZ1000, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC TZ101

Panasonic DMC FZ1000

12
17

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 as better choice.

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