As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ200 and the Lumix DMC-FZ150) and Sony (such as the Alpha A6000 and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs large 130x97x118 mm), is thinner (3.7" vs 4.6"), supports an external flash and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 3840 x 2160 @ 25fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20.9 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$350 - $598

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year newer
$383

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FZ150 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$248 - $345

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly larger: Large 130x97x118 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DMC-FZ100

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • RAW support
  • Support external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
similar age
$792 - $898

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Higher resolution movies: 3840 x 2160 @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly larger: Large 136x98x130 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Significantly heavier: 780 g vs 539 g
  • Thicker: 5.1" vs 3.7"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Fujifilm FinePix HS10

Fujifilm FinePix HS10
5 months older
$400

Significant advantages of the HS10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Higher speed movies: 1,000 fps vs 220 fps
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the HS10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly larger: Large 131x91x126 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm

common strengths of the HS10 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very high speed movies: 1,000 fps vs 220 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100
5 months older
$353

Significant advantages of the P100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No RAW support
  • No external flash support
  • Shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the P100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS), slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$448 (body only)
$598 - $600 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the A6000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
3 years newer
$449 - $497 (body only)
$590 - $798 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX7 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX7 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GX7 and DMC-FZ100

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
2 years newer
$698 (body only)
$1,130 20mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GH3 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6
2 years newer
$590 (body only)
$400 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL6 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL6 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the E-PL6 and DMC-FZ100

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Lens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $342.13 vs $349.95

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 4 fps), has a screen which flips out and is slightly less expensive ($349.95 vs $597.49).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II
2 years newer
$635 - $700 (body only)
$837 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-5 II (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.7x15.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the K-5 II (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 11 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the K-5 II and DMC-FZ100

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Lens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 11 fps

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$697 (body only)
$599 - $797 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 11 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D5300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
5 months older
$600 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 11 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the T2i and DMC-FZ100

  • None found

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
2 years newer
$599 - $750 (body only)
$597 - $700 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 11 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the T5i and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
8 months newer
$360 - $385 (body only)
$429 - $499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 11 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D5100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $359.95 vs $349.95

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
3 years newer
$439 - $497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 11 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D3300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $396.00 vs $349.95

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, significantly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm) and shoots RAW.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 922k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs compact 111x64x34 mm), lacks a built in HDR feature, lacks a built in panoramas and lacks and external mic jack.

Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35
3 years newer
$158 - $404

Significant advantages of the ZS35 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact 111x64x34 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the ZS35 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No RAW support
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the ZS35 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
3 years newer
$279 - $368

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size 112x65x34 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm
  • No RAW support

common strengths of the SX700 HS and DMC-FZ100

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS