Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Panasonic DMC TZ101 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs DMC TZ101 - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Panasonic DMC TZ101 Specs

DMC FZ1000 II

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • 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
  • 136 x 97.2 x 131.5mm³ (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2")
  • 810g (26.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ1000 II

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 II vs DMC TZ101 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 FZ1000 II an DMC TZ101 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 FZ1000 II vs DMC TZ101: Viewfinder

DMC FZ1000 II has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.74x.

The DMC TZ101 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 FZ1000 II (0.74x)

DMC TZ101 (0.46x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000 IISimulated viewfinder of the DMC TZ101

Better choice: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Panasonic DMC TZ101 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC TZ101

Higher speed (4, frames/second)1210
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.361.16
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.241.04
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)440320

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ1000 II are that the camera is faster, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the DMC TZ101: that the battery has more stamina.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 19 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC TZ101

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC TZ101

Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO80 - 25600 ISO
Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
310g
(10.0 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
317cm³
(20 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ101 are the larger sensitivity, the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II and the more compact size.

Yields 8 points for the DMC TZ101.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC TZ101

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

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and DMC TZ101

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC TZ101

19
8

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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