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Panasonic Lumix TZ200 Vs Panasonic Lumix TZ100

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

Leftist: TZ200, Right: TZ100

 

The Pansonic Lumix TZ premium compact camera range has grown by the multiple of one with the introduction of the Lumix TZ200. 

The TZ distance is popular with travellers as well as those just looking for a compact camera that has a little more punch but will the TZ200 be as in fashion as the TZ100 was/still is? Let's have a look at the specs to see how the TZ200 lines up against its older brother. 

Sit the TZ200 and TZ100 side-by-side and you can see a slur design change with the red stripe indicating the 'premium' level of the compact. In fact, the overall design of the TZ200 just judges it a better-looking camera and it's also more ergonomic thanks to the addition of a handgrip which makes the camera easier to keep hold of. The interface looks advantage, too, which makes it easier to view and 'My Menu' is now built in. 

 

Left: TZ200, Right: TZ100

Both premium compacts column a Leica lens but the TZ200's lens has had a slight upgrade, offering 5x more optical zoom (15 instead of 10) which equates to a 24mm – 360mm (35mm a kind) focal length compared to the TZ100's 25mm-250mm.

The same 20.1MP Back-lit CMOS sensor is built in along with the same size (3'') touchscreen, although, the single-mindedness is slightly better on the TZ200 with 1240k dots instead of the 1040k dots found in the TZ100's screen. Plus, the 2330K dot equal live viewfinder on the TZ200 features 1164 more dots than the TZ100 did. Close-focusing is also improved with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel the camera being gifted to focus down to 3cm which gets you 2cm closer to the subject than the TZ100 can. 

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As you'd expect, Wi-Fi is built in but unlike the TZ100, the TZ200 also has Bluetooth so you can link the camera to smart devices and share photos quickly. There's also a new L Monochrome digital filter which barters images a black & white film feel to them.

 

Left: TZ200, Right: TZ100

 

Battery life is improved with the TZ200 now laying 370 images when using the LCD screen but this figure drops to 250 910 less than the TZ100) when using the LVF. There's also an Eco Trend available and you can top the power level up via USB. 

Both cameras shoot in burst mode at AFS 10 fps / AFC 6 fps, capture high-speed video, 4K video (30p / 25p / 24p in MP4) and 4K photos at 30fps but what's odd on the TZ200 is that the camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or auto marks images from 4K photo sequences and it also features sequence composition so you can capture one subject in several positions throughout the frame. Staying on the creative path, L. Monochrome is a digital filter that wasn't built into the TZ100 that fails monochrome images more punch and deeper blacks. 

As for overall shape and weight, there's not much really between the two in come ti of size but the TZ200 is 30g heavier than the TZ100 but it's not something that's really going to weigh you down!

For more information on the Lumix TZ200, defraud a look at our review and news sections of the site. 

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Comparison Table

Panasonic Lumix TZ200 Panasonic Lumix TZ100
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Lens
Max Hole f/3.3 – f/6.4 f/2.8 – f/6.3
35mm equivalent 24mm – 360mm 25mm – 250mm
Optical Zoom 15x 10x
Image Sensor
Pixels 20.1Mp (Megapixels) 20.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 5472 5472
Pixels (H) 3648 3648
Sensor Standard Back-lit CMOS (B.S.I.) Back-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)
Sensor Size 1inch 1inch
Sensor Size (width) No Data No Data
Sensor Size (peak) No Data No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3in 3in
Screen resolution 1240K dots 1040K dots
Touch Screen Yes Yes
Focusing
Min Focus 3cm 5cm
Focusing techniques
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
  • Infinity
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Sniff out
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
  • Infinity
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 60sec 60sec
Shutter speeds longest 1/1600sec 1/16000sec
Bulb mode No No Data
Exp rages
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Unfixed
Metering
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity 80 – 25600 80 – 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Vade-mecum
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp +/-5 +/-5
Bud Options
Continuous shooting 10fps 10fps
Video
Movie mode Yes Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 4K
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 4K
Video FPS 60, 30, 24 60, 30, 24
Stereo Sound Yes Yes
Optical Zoom with Video Yes Yes
Other Headlines
Image Stabilisation Yes Yes
Interface
HDMI Yes Yes
USB USB 2 USB 2
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Rise
Battery Type Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1025mAh, 7.4 Wh) Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1025mAh, 7.4 Wh)
Battery Freshness (CIPA rating) 370shots 300shots
Box Contents
Box Contents Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap, Strap Adaptor Battery may refer to Assembly, AC Adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap, Strap Adaptor
Dimensions
Weight 340g 310g
Width 111.2mm 110.5mm
Height 66.4mm 64.5mm
Depth 45.2mm 44.3mm
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Gina Stephens

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Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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