In this review, we will be comparing G1 X III and ZS100, two Large Sensor Compact cameras from Canon and Panasonic. Canon G1 X III has a 24.0MP APS-C sensor whereas Panasonic ZS100 has a 20.0MP 1-inch sensor. Canon G1 X III was introduced to market in October 2017 and Panasonic ZS100 was launched in January 2016. There is 22 months difference between G1 X III and ZS100 so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger G1 X III, especially in sensor tech.
We can expect this to be a close match up because both models are ranked amongst the best in Large Sensor Compact cameras. Out of 63 cameras in this class, Canon G1 X III is ranked #6
with an overall score of 71 and Panasonic ZS100 is ranked #7
with an overall score of 70.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Canon G1 X III and Panasonic ZS100 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Canon G1 X III and Panasonic ZS100 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.