As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs and pro digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ150 and the Lumix DMC-FZ48) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V and the Alpha A6000)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is slightly less expensive ($279.09 vs $999.95).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and lacks and external mic jack.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
3 years newer
$382 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 24x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year newer

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

  • Has an external mic jack

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

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-FZ150 and DMC-FZ100

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ48 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ48 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-FZ48 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly larger: Large (138×102×135 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 915 g vs 539 g

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
5 years newer
$398 - $435

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18
3 years older
$1,000

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ18 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ18 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ18 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a screen which flips out, has much less shutter lag (300 ms vs 409 ms) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 15.9 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the E-M10 II (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 II (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the E-M10 II and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
5 years newer
$849 - $1,347 (body only)
$1,174 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX8 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX8 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the DMC-GX8 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$444 - $448 (body only)
$525 - $548 16-50mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the A6000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Inexpensive: $444.00 vs $279.09

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
10 months older
$900 14-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Mid size (119×71×36 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much more shutter lag: 409 ms vs 300 ms
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DMC-GF1 and DMC-FZ100

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1
1 year newer
$495 (body only)

Significant advantages of the V1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 11 fps
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the V1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the V1 and DMC-FZ100

  • Extremely high speed movies: 1,200 fps vs 220 fps
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Incredible shutter lag: 97 ms vs 300 ms

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
4 months older
$1,000 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G2 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G2 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much more shutter lag: 423 ms vs 300 ms
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DMC-G2 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 3 fps).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror).

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
5 months older
$549 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

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

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

common strengths of the T2i and DMC-FZ100

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
6 months newer
$487 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the T3 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has much more zoom (24x vs 2.9x), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, is slightly less expensive ($279.09 vs $648.00) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
3 years newer
$648

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much less zoom: 2.9x vs 24x
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and DMC-FZ100

  • Built-in flashes
  • Support external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$368

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much less zoom: 3.6x vs 24x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Built-in flashes