Panasonic DMC TZ101 vs Panasonic DMC TZ81 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC TZ101 vs DMC TZ81 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC TZ101 vs Panasonic DMC TZ81 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 TZ81

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 19 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 112 x 64 x 38mm³ (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.5")
  • 281g (9.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC TZ81

DMC TZ101 vs DMC TZ81: The sensors

DMC TZ101 features a 1" sized sensor, while the DMC TZ81 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 TZ81'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 TZ81: Viewfinder

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

The DMC TZ81 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.16 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 TZ81 (0.46x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC TZ101Simulated viewfinder of the DMC TZ81

Better choice: Draw

Panasonic DMC TZ101 VS Panasonic DMC TZ81 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC TZ101 a better choice

DMC TZ101

DMC TZ81

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1018.90
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO80 - 3200 ISO

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ101 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity.

The DMC TZ101 scores 14 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC TZ81

DMC TZ101

DMC TZ81

More portable (2)317cm³
(20 cu.in.)
272cm³
(17 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ81 are the more compact size.

Yields 2 points for the DMC TZ81.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC TZ101

DMC TZ81

Speed (frames/second)1010
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Similar weight310g281g
WiFi
Panasonic DMC TZ101 VS Panasonic DMC TZ81 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC TZ101 and DMC TZ81

DMC TZ101 und DMC TZ81, front viewDMC TZ101 und DMC TZ81, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC TZ101 und DMC TZ81, view from aboveDMC TZ101 und DMC TZ81, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC TZ101

Panasonic DMC TZ81

14
2

We recommend Panasonic DMC TZ101 as better choice.

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