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Nikon D810 vs Panasonic ZS100

The Nikon D810 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (labelled Panasonic TZ100 in some countries) are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in June 2014 and January 2016. The D810 is a DSLR, while the ZS100 is a fixed lens compact. The cameras are based on a full frame (D810) and an one-inch (ZS100) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 36.2 megapixels, whereas the Panasonic provides 20 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon D810
versus
Panasonic ZS100
Nikon D810 Panasonic ZS100
Digital single lens reflex Fixed lens compact camera
Nikon F mount lenses 25-250mm f/2.8-5.9
36.2 MP, Full Frame Sensor 20 MP, 1" Sensor
1080/60p Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 64-12,800 (32 - 51,200) ISO 125-12,800 (80 - 25,600)
Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder (1166k dots)
3.2 LCD, 1229k dots 3.0 LCD, 1040k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Fixed touchscreen
5 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
Lens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
1200 shots per battery charge300 shots per battery charge
146 x 123 x 82 mm, 980 g 111 x 65 x 44 mm, 312 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon D810 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Nikon D810 and the Panasonic ZS100. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The ZS100 can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the D810 is only available in black.

Size Nikon D810 vs Panasonic ZS100
Compare D810 versus ZS100 top
Comparison D810 or ZS100 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Panasonic ZS100 is considerably smaller (60 percent) than the Nikon D810. It is worth mentioning in this context that the D810 is splash and dust resistant, while the ZS100 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the ZS100 has a lens built in, whereas the D810 is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup. You can compare the optics available for the D810 and their specifications in the Nikon Lens Catalog.

Concerning battery life, the D810 gets 1200 shots out of its EN-EL15 battery, while the ZS100 can take 300 images on a single charge of its DMW-BLG10 power pack. The power pack in the ZS100 can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon D810 146 mm 123 mm 82 mm 980 g 1200 Y Jun 2014 3,299 i
2.
 
Panasonic ZS100 111 mm 65 mm 44 mm 312 g 300 n Jan 2016 699 i
3.
 
Canon 5DS 152 mm 116 mm 76 mm 930 g 700 Y Feb 2015 3,699 i
4.
 
Nikon D850 146 mm 124 mm 79 mm 1005 g 1840 Y Jul 2017 3,299 i
5.
 
Nikon D4S 160 mm 157 mm 91 mm 1350 g 3020 Y Feb 2014 6,499 i
6.
 
Nikon D750 141 mm 113 mm 78 mm 750 g 1230 Y Sep 2014 2,299 i
7.
 
Nikon Df 144 mm 110 mm 67 mm 760 g 1400 Y Nov 2013 2,749 i
8.
 
Nikon D610 141 mm 113 mm 82 mm 850 g 900 Y Oct 2013 1,999 i
9.
 
Nikon D600 141 mm 113 mm 82 mm 850 g 900 Y Sep 2012 2,099 i
10.
 
Nikon D800 146 mm 123 mm 82 mm 1000 g 900 Y Feb 2012 2,999 i
11.
 
Nikon D800E 146 mm 123 mm 82 mm 1000 g 900 Y Feb 2012 3,299 i
12.
 
Nikon D700 147 mm 123 mm 77 mm 1074 g 1000 Y Jul 2008 2,999 i
13.
 
Panasonic ZS200 111 mm 65 mm 45 mm 340 g 370 n Feb 2018 799 i
14.
 
Panasonic LX10 106 mm 60 mm 42 mm 310 g 260 n Sep 2016 699 i
15.
 
Sony RX100 V 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 299 g 220 n Oct 2016 999 i
16.
 
Sony RX100 III 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 290 g 320 n May 2014 799 i
17.
 
Sony RX100 II 102 mm 58 mm 38 mm 281 g 350 n Jun 2013 749 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The ZS100 was launched at a lower price than the D810, despite having a lens built in. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon D810 features a full frame sensor and the Panasonic ZS100 an one-inch sensor. The sensor area in the ZS100 is 87 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.0 and 2.7. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

In terms of underlying technology, both cameras are build around CMOS sensors.

Nikon D810 and Panasonic ZS100 sensor measures

With 36.2MP, the D810 offers a higher resolution than the ZS100 (20MP), but the D810 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.88μm versus 2.41μm for the ZS100) due to its larger sensor. However, the ZS100 is a somewhat more recent model (by 1 year and 6 months) than the D810, and its sensor might have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the D810 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Nikon D810 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the D810 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 36.8 x 24.6 inches or 93.5 x 62.4 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 29.4 x 19.6 inches or 74.8 x 49.9 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 24.5 x 16.4 inches or 62.3 x 41.6 cm. The corresponding values for the Panasonic ZS100 are 27.4 x 18.2 inches or 69.5 x 46.3 cm for good quality, 21.9 x 14.6 inches or 55.6 x 37.1 cm for very good quality, and 18.2 x 12.2 inches or 46.3 x 30.9 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Nikon D810 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 64 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 32-51200. The corresponding ISO settings for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 are ISO 125 to ISO 12800, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 80-25600.

D810 versus ZS100 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). Of the two cameras under review, the D810 provides substantially higher image quality than the ZS100, with an overall score that is 27 points higher. This advantage is based on 2.9 bits higher color depth, 2.3 EV in additional dynamic range, and 2.4 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon D810 Full Frame 36.2 7360 49121080/60p25.714.82853 97
2.
 
Panasonic ZS100 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.812.5559 70
3.
 
Canon 5DS Full Frame 50.3 8688 57921080/30p24.712.42381 87
4.
 
Nikon D850 Full Frame 45.4 8256 55044K/30p26.414.82660 100
5.
 
Nikon D4S Full Frame 16.2 4928 32801080/60p24.413.33074 89
6.
 
Nikon D750 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40161080/60p24.814.52956 93
7.
 
Nikon Df Full Frame 16.2 4928 3280none24.613.13279 89
8.
 
Nikon D610 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40161080/30p25.114.42925 94
9.
 
Nikon D600 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40161080/30p25.114.22980 94
10.
 
Nikon D800 Full Frame 36.2 7360 49121080/30p25.314.42853 95
11.
 
Nikon D800E Full Frame 36.2 7360 49121080/30p25.614.32979 96
12.
 
Nikon D700 Full Frame 12.1 4256 2832none23.512.22303 80
13.
 
Panasonic ZS200 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p...... ..
14.
 
Panasonic LX10 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p...... ..
15.
 
Sony RX100 V 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.812.4586 70
16.
 
Sony RX100 III 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p22.412.3495 67
17.
 
Sony RX100 II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p22.512.4483 67

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the ZS100 provides a better video resolution than the D810. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/30p, while the Nikon is limited to 1080/60p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the ZS100 has an electronic viewfinder (1166k dots), while the D810 has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The viewfinders of both cameras offer the same field of view (100%), but the viewfinder of the D810 has a higher magnification than the one of the ZS100 (0.70x vs 0.46x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Nikon D810 and Panasonic ZS100 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon D810optical Y 3.2 1229 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 Y n
2.
 
Panasonic ZS1001166 n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
3.
 
Canon 5DSoptical Y 3.2 1040 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
4.
 
Nikon D850optical Y 3.2 2359 tilting Y 1/8000s 9.0 n n
5.
 
Nikon D4Soptical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/8000s 11.0 n n
6.
 
Nikon D750optical Y 3.2 1229 tilting n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
7.
 
Nikon Dfoptical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/4000s 5.5 n n
8.
 
Nikon D610optical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
9.
 
Nikon D600optical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 5.5 Y n
10.
 
Nikon D800optical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/8000s 4.0 Y n
11.
 
Nikon D800Eoptical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/8000s 4.0 Y n
12.
 
Nikon D700optical Y 3.0 922 fixed n 1/8000s 8.0 Y n
13.
 
Panasonic ZS2002330 n 3.0 1240 fixed Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
14.
 
Panasonic LX10none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 10.0 Y Y
15.
 
Sony RX100 V2359 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 24.0 Y Y
16.
 
Sony RX100 III1440 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
17.
 
Sony RX100 IIoptional n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y

One feature that is present on the D810, but is missing on the ZS100 is a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the ZS100 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Nikon D810 and the Panasonic ZS100 both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The D810 writes its imaging data to Compact Flash or SDXC cards, while the ZS100 uses SDXC cards. The D810 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the ZS100 only has one slot. Both cameras can use UHS-I cards, which provide for Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon D810 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Nikon D810YstereomonoYYmini3.0Y--
2.
 
Panasonic ZS100-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
3.
 
Canon 5DSYmonomonoY-mini3.0---
4.
 
Nikon D850YstereomonoYYmini3.0YYY
5.
 
Nikon D4SYmonomonoYYmini2.0---
6.
 
Nikon D750YstereomonoYYmini2.0Y--
7.
 
Nikon DfY----mini2.0---
8.
 
Nikon D610YmonomonoYYmini2.0---
9.
 
Nikon D600YmonomonoYYmini2.0---
10.
 
Nikon D800YmonomonoYYmini3.0---
11.
 
Nikon D800EYmonomonoYYmini3.0---
12.
 
Nikon D700Y----mini2.0---
13.
 
Panasonic ZS200-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
14.
 
Panasonic LX10-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
15.
 
Sony RX100 V-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony RX100 III-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony RX100 IIYstereomono--micro2.0YY-

It is notable that the D810 has a hotshoe, while the ZS100 does not. This socket makes it possible to easily attach optional accessories, such as an external flash gun.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Nikon D810 (unlike the ZS100) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Both the D810 and the ZS100 have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on eBay. The D810 was replaced by the Nikon D850, while the ZS100 was followed by the Panasonic ZS200. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon and Panasonic websites.

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Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Is there a clear favorite between the Nikon D810 and the Panasonic ZS100? Which camera is better? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Arguments in favor of the Nikon D810:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (36.2 vs 20MP) with a 35% higher linear resolution.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (27 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • Richer colors: Generates images with noticeably better colors (2.9 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a larger spectrum of light and dark details (2.3 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (2.4 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.70x vs 0.46x).
  • Easier setting verification: Features an LCD display on top to control shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1229k vs 1040k dots).
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • More flexible: Can take a variety of interchangeable lenses, including specialty optics.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (1200 versus 300) on a single battery charge.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.0 vs 2.0).
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in June 2014).

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Advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/60p).
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (10 vs 5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Ready to shoot: Comes with an integrated lens, while the D810 requires a separate lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (111x65mm vs 146x123mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight even though it has a lens built in (unlike the D810).
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More modern: Was introduced somewhat (1 year and 6 months) more recently.

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the D810 is the clear winner of the match-up (22 : 13 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

D810 22:13 ZS100

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon D810 and the Panasonic ZS100 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera and Best Superzoom Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the D810 and the ZS100 in practical situations. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon D8105/5..86/1005/54.5/5 Jun 2014 3,299 i
2.
 
Panasonic ZS1004.5/5+ +82/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2016 699 i
3.
 
Canon 5DS..+83/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2015 3,699 i
4.
 
Nikon D8504.5/5+ +89/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2017 3,299 i
5.
 
Nikon D4S5/5....4.5/54.5/5 Feb 2014 6,499 i
6.
 
Nikon D7505/5+ +90/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2014 2,299 i
7.
 
Nikon Df4/5..81/1004/54/5 Nov 2013 2,749 i
8.
 
Nikon D6104/5+ +87/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2013 1,999 i
9.
 
Nikon D6004/5+ +87/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,099 i
10.
 
Nikon D8005/5+ +82/1005/55/5 Feb 2012 2,999 i
11.
 
Nikon D800E....84/1005/55/5 Feb 2012 3,299 i
12.
 
Nikon D700..89/100+ +4.5/54.5/5 Jul 2008 2,999 i
13.
 
Panasonic ZS200..+ +81/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2018 799 i
14.
 
Panasonic LX10..+ +81/1004/54.5/5 Sep 2016 699 i
15.
 
Sony RX100 V4.5/5+ +83/1004/54.5/5 Oct 2016 999 i
16.
 
Sony RX100 III5/5+ +82/1004.5/55/5 May 2014 799 i
17.
 
Sony RX100 II5/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2013 749 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Nikon D810 vs Panasonic ZS100

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon D810 Panasonic ZS100
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens Nikon F mount lenses 25-250mm f/2.8-5.9
    Launch Date June 2014 January 2016
    Launch Price USD 3,299 USD 699
    Sensor Specs Nikon D810 Panasonic ZS100
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor 1" Sensor
    Sensor Size 35.9 x 24.0 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
    Sensor Area 861.6 mm2 116.16 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43.2 mm 15.9 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 2.7x
    Sensor Resolution 36.2 Megapixels 20 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 7360 x 4912 pixels 5472 x 3648 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.88 μm 2.41 μm
    Pixel Density 4.20 MP/cm2 17.18 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60p Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 64 - 12,800 ISO 125 - 12,800 ISO
    ISO Boost 32 - 51,200 ISO 80 - 25,600 ISO
    Image Processor EXPEED 4 Venus
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 97 70
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 25.7 22.8
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 14.8 12.5
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 2853 559
    Screen Specs Nikon D810 Panasonic ZS100
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x 0.46x
    Viewfinder Resolution 1166k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1229k dots 1040k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Nikon D810 Panasonic ZS100
    Focus System Phase-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/8000s 1/2000s
    Continuous Shooting 5 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-Shutterup to 1/16000s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium CF or SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Nikon D810 Panasonic ZS100
    External Flash Hotshoe no Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket no PC Sync
    USB Connector USB 3.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Body Specs Nikon D810 Panasonic ZS100
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type EN-EL15 DMW-BLG10
    Battery Life (CIPA)1200 shots per charge300 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 146 x 123 x 82 mm
    (5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2 in)
    111 x 65 x 44 mm
    (4.4 x 2.6 x 1.7 in)
    Camera Weight 980 g (34.6 oz) 312 g (11.0 oz)

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