Panasonic DMC TZ101 vs Panasonic DMC TZ61 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC TZ101 vs DMC TZ61 - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC TZ101 vs Panasonic DMC TZ61 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 TZ61

  • Introduced in February 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 110.6 x 64.3 x 34.4mm³ (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.4")
  • 240g (7.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC TZ61

DMC TZ101 vs DMC TZ61: The sensors

DMC TZ101 features a 1" sized sensor, while the DMC TZ61 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the DMC TZ101 is a lot larger than the DMC TZ61's chip at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Panasonic DMC TZ101

DMC TZ101 vs DMC TZ61: Viewfinder

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

The DMC TZ61 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 0.20 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.46x.

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 TZ61 (0.46x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC TZ101Simulated viewfinder of the DMC TZ61

Better choice: Draw

Panasonic DMC TZ101 VS Panasonic DMC TZ61 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC TZ101 a better choice

DMC TZ101

DMC TZ61

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1018.10
Auto Focus points (4)4923
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)1.160.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)320300

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ101 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina.

The DMC TZ101 scores 31 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC TZ61

DMC TZ101

DMC TZ61

Weighs less (2)310g
(10.0 oz.)
240g
(7.7 oz.)
More portable (2)317cm³
(20 cu.in.)
245cm³
(15 cu.in.)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ61 are the lower weight than the DMC TZ101, the more compact size and the built-in GPS.

Yields 6 points for the DMC TZ61.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC TZ101

DMC TZ61

Speed (frames/second)1010
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Panasonic DMC TZ101 VS Panasonic DMC TZ61 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC TZ101 and DMC TZ61

DMC TZ101 und DMC TZ61, front viewDMC TZ101 und DMC TZ61, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC TZ101 und DMC TZ61, view from aboveDMC TZ101 und DMC TZ61, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC TZ101

Panasonic DMC TZ61

31
6

We recommend Panasonic DMC TZ101 as better choice.

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