In this review, we will be comparing ZS100 and RX100 VII, two Large Sensor Compact cameras from Panasonic and Sony. Panasonic ZS100 was introduced to market in January 2016 and Sony RX100 VII was launched in July 2019. As you can see, ZS100 is 3 years older than RX100 VII. Let's see if this age difference between two cameras makes a big difference.
Both cameras have 20.0MP sensors but Panasonic ZS100's sensor is 1" sized whereas Sony RX100 VII has a 1 sensor. 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 60 cameras in this class, Panasonic ZS100 is ranked #7
with an overall score of 72 and Sony RX100 VII is ranked #5
with an overall score of 75.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Panasonic ZS100 and Sony RX100 VII before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Panasonic ZS100 and Sony RX100 VII compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.