As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to boutiques, 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-FZ70) and Nikon (such as the D3300 and the Coolpix B700)

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 (124×81×95 mm) vs large (132×92×117 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (24x vs 60x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 25fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$319

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

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and DMC-FZ100

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Inexpensive: $319.00 vs $449.09
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$279

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

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Larger: Large (130×97×118 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $279.00 vs $449.09
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
5 years newer
$598

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly 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

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Inexpensive: $589.00 vs $449.09

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year newer
$820

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
  • Light weight: 528 g vs 539 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
5 years newer
$497

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No external flash support
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $496.95 vs $449.09
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
similar age
$690 - $798

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 9.8 MP

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

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Significantly larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to boutique competitors include: it records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.7), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs mid size (115×66×55 mm)) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
4 years newer
$580 - $798

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2.8
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 11 fps
  • Inexpensive: $580.00 vs $449.09

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), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), supports an external flash and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

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" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
4 years newer
$500 (body only)
$798 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-G7 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $499.95 vs $449.09

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$548 (body only)
$580 - $698 16-50mm lens

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

  • Supports 24p
  • 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
  • Much 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
  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
5 years newer
$439 - $449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the EOS M10 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $439.00 vs $449.09
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
9 months newer
$453 14-42mm lens

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

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen
  • Smaller: Standard size (115×84×47 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-G3 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $452.58 vs $449.09

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 image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 4 fps), has a screen which flips out and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
3 years newer
$452 (body only)
$399 - $547 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

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
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D3300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Light weight: 430 g vs 539 g
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $449.09

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$299 (body only)
$349 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (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
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D3200 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $299.00 vs $449.09
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 539 g

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
similar age
$529 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D3100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $399.99 vs $449.09
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 539 g

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 high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs mid size (110×64×36 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (111×65×44 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and DMC-FZ100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
5 years newer
$310 - $379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly more zoom: 40x vs 24x
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (110×64×36 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and DMC-FZ100

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
4 years newer
$249 - $339

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.3" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital