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Panasonic DMC TZ101 vs Nikon Coolpix B700

We compare the Panasonic DMC TZ101 to the Nikon Coolpix B700: Which digital camera has the better sensor? Which has the better viewfinder or monitor? Which is faster?

Both cameras belong to the Superzoom category.

Here are both models side by side. The Panasonic DMC TZ101 is on the left, the Nikon Coolpix B700 on the right:

DMC TZ101 vs Coolpix B700 - Side by side

For a more detailed size comparison, see the section further down below.

Panasonic DMC TZ101 vs Nikon Coolpix B700: Specifications at a glance

DMC TZ101

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 25-250mm (10x), f2.8-5.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 111 x 65 x 44mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.7")
  • 310g (10.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC TZ101

Coolpix B700

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-1440mm (60x), f3.3-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 125 x 85 x 107mm³ (4.9" x 3.3" x 4.2")
  • 565g (18.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix B700

Our advice: From our own experience, we recommend SanDisk memory cards. The SanDisk Extreme Pro is fast enough for high-speed image sequences and 4K video:

Memory card for DMC TZ101 and Coolpix B700

The 64 GB Extreme will take up to 90 minutes of super high-res 4K video. For Full HD video we recommend the SanDisk Ultra.

DMC TZ101 vs Coolpix B700: The sensors

The DMC TZ101 features a 1" sized sensor, while the Coolpix B700 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the DMC TZ101 is a lot larger than the Coolpix B700's chip at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Advantage: Panasonic DMC TZ101

DMC TZ101 vs Coolpix B700: The viewfinders

The DMC TZ101 uses an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 1.16 megapixel. The magnifcation is c. 0.46x.

The Coolpix B700 features an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 0.92 megapixel and a magnification of around 0.50x.

This infographic illustrates the viewfinder magnifications of both cameras. The black area represents a magnification of 1x, corresponding to natural size; indicated in red is a magnification of 0.85x, the highest value in a any camera on the market today.

DMC TZ101 (0.46x)

Coolpix B700 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC TZ101Simulated viewfinder of the Coolpix B700

Advantage: Nikon Coolpix B700

Comparing features and further specs of both cameras, data for the Panasonic DMC TZ101 on the left, the Nikon Coolpix B700 in the right column:

Advantage Panasonic DMC TZ101...

(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)

DMC TZ101

Coolpix B700

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Faster (4, frames/second)105
More AF points (4)491
Sensitivity (4)80 - 25600 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)1.160.92
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Weighs less (2)310g
(10.0 oz.)
565g
(18.2 oz.)
More portable (2)317cm³
(20 cu.in.)
1137cm³
(72 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ101 are the larger sensor, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, the lower weight than the Coolpix B700 and the more compact size.

The DMC TZ101 scores 29 points.

...and here's where the Nikon Coolpix B700 has an edge...

(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)

DMC TZ101

Coolpix B700

Higher resolution (5, megapixel)20.1020.30
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)320400

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix B700 are the higher resolution, the articulated display and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 10 points for the Coolpix B700.

...and here's what both have in common

DMC TZ101

Coolpix B700

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi

Comparing the dimensions of both cameras; Panasonic DMC TZ101 again on the left, Nikon Coolpix B700 on the right:

Front view of the DMC TZ101 and the Coolpix B700...

DMC TZ101 und Coolpix B700, front viewDMC TZ101 und Coolpix B700, front view

...and here we see the Panasonic and the Nikon from above:

DMC TZ101 und Coolpix B700, view from aboveDMC TZ101 und Coolpix B700, view from above

Our recommendation

Comparing features and specifications of both cameras yields the following score:

Panasonic DMC TZ101

Nikon Coolpix B700

29
10

CameraCreativ recommends the Panasonic DMC TZ101.

Our rating of the Panasonic DMC TZ101

Panasonic'c TZ101 (US: ZS100, UK: TZ100) is a portable superzoom with a 10x lens and a 1"-sized sensor with a resolution of 20 megapixel. The camera has a very comprehensive feature set: Wifi, five axis image stabilizer, 4K video. Panasonic also furnished an electronic viewfinder although the magnification stands at a mediocre 0.46x, a result of the small camera body. Continuous drive stands at up to thirty photos in 4K photo mode. The camera supports creating time-lapses and features a dedicated mode for panoramas.

For a longer zoom (30x) coupled with a compact sensor, see the Panasonic TZ91 (US: ZS70, UK: TZ90).

Our rating of the Nikon Coolpix B700

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