Panasonic ZS100 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Panasonic makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the ZS100 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 below.
In any case, the ZS100 (called Panasonic TZ100 in some regions) is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was officially introduced on January 5th, 2016, which means that, as of today, the camera is 2458 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Panasonic ZS200 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Panasonic's advanced owner manual for the ZS100
The camera's advanced owner manual is 406 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the ZS100 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Panasonic's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
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Video tutorial for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your ZS100 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Panasonic ZS100 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Panasonic ZS100 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the ZS100.
What type of imaging sensor is used in the ZS100?
The camera has a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor at its core.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Panasonic equipped the ZS100 with the Venus image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the ZS100?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 125 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 80-25600.
Is completely silent shooting possible with the Panasonic ZS100?
The camera has an electronic shutter option, so that it is indeed feasible to capture images without any shutter noise.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences?
No, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Panasonic ZS100?
The ZS100 offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.
Does the Panasonic ZS100 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Does the Panasonic ZS100 support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).
Which battery does the ZS100 use?
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100.
|Camera Model||Panasonic ZS100|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||25-250mm f/2.8-5.9|
|Launch Date||January 2016|
|Launch Price||USD 699|
|Sensor Format||1" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||13.2 x 8.8 mm|
|Sensor Area||116 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||15.9 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||20 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||5 472 x 3 648 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||2.41 μm|
|Pixel Density||17.18 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||4K/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||125 - 12 800 ISO|
|ISO Boost||80 - 25 600 ISO|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||70|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||22.8|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||12.5|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||559|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||1166k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||1040k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||Focus Peaking|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000s|
|Continuous Shooting||10 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||Electronic Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Image Stabilization||In-body stabilization|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||UHS-I|
|External Flash||no Hotshoe|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Battery Type||DMW-BLG10 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||300 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
111 x 65 x 44 mm
(4.4 x 2.6 x 1.7 in)
|Camera Weight||312 g (11.0 oz)|
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