As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless 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 Canon (such as the PowerShot SX50 HS and the PowerShot SX30 IS)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.7"), is slightly smaller (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs large 130x97x118 mm), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (24x vs 50x), doesn't record movies in 24p, lacks a built in HDR feature, lacks a built in panoramas and doesn't take 3D photos.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$365 - $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
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ200 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year newer
$704

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
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ150 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$298

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

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

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
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ70 vs the DMC-FZ100

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
2 years newer
$399 - $400

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 24x
  • Supports 24p
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the PowerShot SX50 HS and DMC-FZ100

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 13 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
1 year older
$490

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ35 and DMC-FZ100

  • RAW support
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ35 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
4 years older
$528

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ50 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ50 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.0" vs 3.0"
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 848 x 480 @ 10fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

common strengths of the DMC-FZ50 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • RAW support
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ50 vs the DMC-FZ100

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (24x vs 3.6x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none) and shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 1.3 fps).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs compact 101x58x35 mm) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$498 - $548

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.8 MP

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

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Nikon Coolpix P7100
1 year newer
$500

Significant advantages of the P7100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size 114x77x45 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm

Significant disadvantages of the P7100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the P7100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix P7100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

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), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 3 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 15.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror).

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
8 months newer
$370 - $400 (body only)
$485 - $590 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: $370.00 vs $315.00
arrow Compare the Nikon D5100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
similar age
$380 - $427 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.1x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 11 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D3100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $278.29 vs $315.00
arrow Compare the Nikon D3100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
1 year older
$330 (body only)
$350 - $398 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D3000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 11 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D3000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $329.99 vs $315.00
arrow Compare the Nikon D3000 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
1 year older
$745 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm 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 T1i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.4 fps vs 11 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the T1i and DMC-FZ100

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon EOS Rebel T1i vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
6 months newer
$276 - $290 (body only)
$350 - $409 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.2x14.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the T3 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $275.99 vs $315.00
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T3 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
5 months older
$450 (body only)
$200 - $400 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

  • Inexpensive: $199.95 vs $315.00
arrow Compare the Canon EOS Rebel T2i vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a screen which flips out and has significantly less shutter lag (300 ms vs 820 ms).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 15.8 MP), 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 has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs four thirds 17.3x13.0mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
2 years newer
$748 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-G6 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the DMC-G6 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
9 months newer
$316 (body only)
$350 - $450 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the DMC-G3 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $316.49 vs $315.00
arrow Compare the DMC-G3 vs the DMC-FZ100

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1
5 months older
$279 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the PEN E-PL1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Mid size 115x72x42 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.7" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the PEN E-PL1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much more shutter lag: 820 ms vs 300 ms
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the PEN E-PL1 and DMC-FZ100

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Lens
  • Inexpensive: $279.00 vs $315.00
  • Each supports an external flash
arrow Compare the Olympus PEN E-PL1 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

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), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 3.2 fps), has a screen which flips out and slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), is much larger (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs compact 106x59x33 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
3 years newer
$490 - $515

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller: Compact 110x64x34 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 24x

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DMC-FZ100

  • Great zoom: 30x vs 24x
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • RAW support
arrow Compare the DMC-TZ60 vs the DMC-FZ100

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
6 months newer
$200

Significant advantages of the SX230 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller: Compact 106x59x33 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SX230 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly less zoom: 14x vs 24x
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Shoots slower: 3.2 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the SX230 HS and DMC-FZ100

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100