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Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS100

Portability
54
Imaging
79
Features
84
Overall
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Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 front
Portability
87
Imaging
52
Features
65
Overall
57

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS100 Key Specs

Panasonic S1R
(Full Review)
  • 47MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Increase to 51200)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 1020g - 149 x 110 x 97mm
  • Launched February 2019
Panasonic ZS100
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Bump to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 25-250mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 312g - 111 x 65 x 44mm
  • Introduced January 2016
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-TZ100
  • Successor is Panasonic ZS200
Photography Glossary

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS100 Overview

On this page, we are evaluating the Panasonic S1R and Panasonic ZS100, former is a Pro Mirrorless while the other is a Large Sensor Compact and both of them are sold by Panasonic. There exists a considerable gap between the resolutions of the S1R (47MP) and ZS100 (20MP) and the S1R (Full frame) and ZS100 (1") boast different sensor measurements.

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The S1R was introduced 3 years after the ZS100 which is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras have different body design with the Panasonic S1R being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic ZS100 being a Large Sensor Compact camera.

Before diving right into a detailed comparison, here is a quick view of how the S1R scores versus the ZS100 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic S1R over the Panasonic ZS100

 S1R ZS100 
IntroducedFebruary 2019January 2016Newer by 38 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display dimensions3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution2100k1040kClearer display (+1060k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS100 over the Panasonic S1R

 ZS100 S1R 

Common features in the Panasonic S1R and Panasonic ZS100

 S1R ZS100 
Manually focus Dial exact focus
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS100 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to travel with your camera often, you should think about its weight and proportions. The Panasonic S1R provides external measurements of 149mm x 110mm x 97mm (5.9" x 4.3" x 3.8") along with a weight of 1020 grams (2.25 lbs) and the Panasonic ZS100 has measurements of 111mm x 65mm x 44mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.7") accompanied by a weight of 312 grams (0.69 lbs).

Compare the Panasonic S1R and Panasonic ZS100 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you have chosen during that time. Here is a front view measurements comparison of the S1R vs the ZS100.

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS100 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the S1R and ZS100 is 54 and 87 respectively.

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS100 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS100 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its tough to imagine the gap between sensor dimensions only by looking at a spec sheet. The pic here may give you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the S1R and ZS100.

Clearly, both cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The S1R having a larger sensor is going to make achieving shallower DOF simpler and the Panasonic S1R will give more detail using its extra 27MP. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop photos more aggressively. The more modern S1R should have a benefit with regard to sensor technology.

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS100 sensor size comparison

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS100 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic S1R Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic ZS100 Portrait photography highlights
87
manual focus
great flash sync speed (1/320 seconds)
resolution is excellent (47MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
features face detect focusing
exports RAW files
64
has manual focus
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (1")
includes face detect focus
saves RAW formats
no external flash support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic S1R as a Street photography camera
Panasonic ZS100 as a Street photography camera
71
tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
big sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW files
boasts focus by touch
environment sealing
above average high ISO (25,600)
more heavy than competition (1,020 grams)
78
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is good (1")
saves RAW formats
offers touch to focus
lighter than competition in class (312 grams)
no moving screen
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic S1R
Sports photography with Panasonic ZS100
78
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
quiet mode (1/16,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
resolution is excellent (47 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
features tracking focus
environment sealing
terrible battery power (360 CIPA)
no phase detect AF
67
silent mode (1/16,000s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (1")
includes tracking focus
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic S1R Travel photography information
Panasonic ZS100 Travel photography information
60
environment sealing
has bluetooth
boasts focus by touch
resolution is excellent (47MP)
terrible battery power (360 shots)
more heavy than competition (1,020 grams)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
75
lighter than competition in class (312 grams)
offers touch to focus
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (25mm)
long reach (250mm)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic S1R as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic ZS100 as a Landscape photography camera
82
manual focus
switch lenses (Leica L mount)
screen size is good (3.2")
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
resolution is excellent (47MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
no anti-alias filter
above average high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW files
environment sealing
two card slots
terrible battery power (360 CIPA)
68
has manual focus
really wide (25mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (20MP)
sensor size is good (1")
saves RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic S1R as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic ZS100 as a Vlogging camera
32
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
features face detect focusing
high res video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
includes microphone socket
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
more heavy than competition (1,020g)
35
really wide (25mm)
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focus
high res video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
lighter than competition in class (312 grams)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
lack of mic socket
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Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic ZS100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic S1R and Panasonic ZS100
 Panasonic Lumix DC-S1RPanasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100
Also called as - Lumix DMC-TZ100
Class Pro Mirrorless Large Sensor Compact
Launched 2019-02-01 2016-01-05
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Venus Engine Venus Engine
Sensor type CMOS MOS
Sensor size Full frame 1"
Sensor dimensions 36 x 24mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor area 864.0mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 47MP 20MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 8000 x 6000 5472 x 3648
Maximum native ISO 25600 12800
Maximum boosted ISO 51200 25600
Min native ISO 100 125
RAW files
Min boosted ISO 50 80
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 225 49
Lens
Lens mount type Leica L fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 25-250mm (10.0x)
Max aperture - f/2.8-5.9
Macro focusing range - 5cm
Available lenses 30 -
Crop factor 1 2.7
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3.2 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 2,100 thousand dots 1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 5,760 thousand dots 1,166 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.78x 0.46x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Maximum silent shutter speed 1/16000 seconds 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 9.0 frames per sec 9.9 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 8.00 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/320 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4K/UHD (3840 x 2160 @ 30p/24p), 1920 x 1080 @ 60p/60i/30p/24p, 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes (can be charged with high-power laptop/tablet chargers or portable power banks) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 1020g (2.25 lbs) 312g (0.69 lbs)
Physical dimensions 149 x 110 x 97mm (5.9" x 4.3" x 3.8") 111 x 65 x 44mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 100 70
DXO Color Depth rating 26.4 22.8
DXO Dynamic range rating 14.1 12.5
DXO Low light rating 3525 559
Other
Battery life 360 shots 300 shots
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 secs, 3 shots @ 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type - SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots Dual One
Launch pricing $3,698 $700