Press release by Panasonic Canada
Panasonic announced at CES 2016 the new LUMIX DMC-ZS100, a premium compact travel camera that boasts performance typically associated with expensive interchangeable lens models. Despite the camera’s small size, the latest addition to the LUMIX ZS range combines a host of features and a powerful 10x zoom to make it the perfect travel companion for even the most demanding photographers and videographers. The LUMIX DMC-ZS100 will be available in black and silver at Panasonic.com and at select Canadian photo retailers staring in April with a manufacturer’s suggested price of $999.99.
A large 1-inch MOS sensor, one of the biggest of any camera in its class, combines with Panasonic’s Venus engine to capture consistently bright and beautiful images. And with innovative features such as 4K Photo and Post-Focus, it has never been easier to capture the exact frame seen through the lens. What’s more, with simple control and connectivity, images and video can be shared with friends and family at the press of a button.
Capture your travels in outstanding quality
The 1-inch sensor’s large pixels are capable of capturing more light, resulting in shots that look crisp, clear and natural, even when photographing at high ISO, such as dusk and dawn. The Venus engine also provides unrivalled colour accuracy for a travel camera – the unique hues, saturation and luminosity of a multi-coloured sunset, for example, are individually processed and carefully adjusted to reproduce breathtakingly authentic results.
The LUMIX DMC-ZS100 is the first in its series to incorporate a f/2.8-5.9 LEICA DC lens, which allows you to achieve true-to-life images with stunning depth of field. The lens also features a versatile 10x zoom range of 25-250 mm (35-mm camera equivalent), making it ideal for photographing birds and other elusive wildlife.
In addition to stunning photo quality, the camera also provides 4K video recording capability that fits easily into your pocket. The LUMIX DMC-ZS100 offers smooth, high quality video recording in 4K 3840 x 2160 at 24 and 30 fps in MP4, as well as high-resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080 60p videos in MP4. With four times the resolution of Full HD, the resulting 4K video brings the sights and sounds of travels to life, just as you remember capturing it.
Achieve professional quality results, every time
As well as recording high-resolution videos, the camera’s 4K capability also enables you to capture accurate photos like never before. For the first time in a travel camera, Panasonic’s 4K Photo function allows the extraction of an 8-megapixel still from 4K video (30 fps) with total control and precision, so even fleeting moments can be captured and enjoyed for a lifetime.
Another new addition to the LUMIX ZS range is the Post-Focus feature, which allows you to choose the focal point of any picture, even after it’s taken. The LUMIX DMC-ZS100’s 0.1s Light Speed Auto Focus and Depth from Defocus (DFD) capability combine to calculate the distance between the camera and the subject, capturing optimal focus for 49 individual areas within each frame. Once the photo is taken, the user can then manually select the exact area to focus on – from the minutiae of a subject’s eye, to an individual bird as a flock takes flight. What’s more, from a single photo you can export multiple shots with different focal points.
In complete control of your creativity
With such a wide array of advanced functions and controls, the LUMIX DMC-ZS100 has been designed for fast and practical usability. The Live View Finder (LVF) features 1,166K-dot resolution, as well as LVF AF that detects when you’re about to take a shot. The camera also provides extensive manual controls so you can put your photography skills to the test, including dedicated physical rings and dials for settings such as zoom, aperture, shutter speed, manual focus and ISO level.
Share your memories
Once you’ve captured an array of beautiful photos and video, the LUMIX DMC-ZS100 makes it fast and simple to share them with friends and family. Combining Wi-Fi and QR code connectivity, it is easy to connect the camera to a smartphone or tablet, allowing you to post to social media almost as soon as they’ve been recorded.
• 3.0-inch 1,040k-dot touchscreen
• 5 AXIS HYBRID O.I.S and Level Shot functions
• 10 fps burst photo mode (full resolution – 5fps with AF)
• Face / eye tracking AF
• In-camera RAW data development
• Wide Panorama function
• Full wireless control and photography via the Panasonic Image App