As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to pro digicams, 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 Canon (such as the PowerShot SX50 HS and the PowerShot SX510 HS)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a screen which flips out, is slightly less expensive ($399.95 vs $616.39) and supports an external flash.

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
$363 - $518

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
$350

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-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
similar age
$847 - $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
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ1000 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

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v
6 months newer
$627 - $667

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX100v (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX100v (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX100v and DMC-FZ100

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
1 year older
$616

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
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

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

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 2.9x), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm) and is slightly less expensive ($399.95 vs $798.00).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs compact 101x58x41 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

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 resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
3 years newer
$798

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (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 resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

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

  • Supports RAW
  • Flip-out screens
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$348 - $370

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the DMC-LX7 vs the 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), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), has significantly less shutter lag (300 ms vs 670 ms) and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.3 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 23.4x15.6mm).

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N
1 year newer
$598 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-5N (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-5N (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the NEX-5N and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Each supports an external flash
arrow Compare the Sony NEX-5N vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$648 (body only)
$798 - $799 16-50mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.3 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)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the A6000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Each supports an external flash
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha A6000 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3
similar age
$400 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much more shutter lag: 670 ms vs 300 ms
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the NEX-3 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $361.21 vs $399.95
  • Each supports an external flash
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha NEX-3 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
4 months older
$899 14-42mm lens

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

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

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • More shutter lag: 423 ms vs 300 ms

common strengths of the DMC-G2 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Each supports an external flash
arrow Compare the DMC-G2 vs the 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 @ 24fps), 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 930k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 18 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism).

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
1 year older
$929 (body only)
$848 - $940 18-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the D90 (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
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 930k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D90 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found
arrow Compare the Nikon D90 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
3 years newer
$681 - $700 (body only)
$499 - $822 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (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
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (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 Rebel T5 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon EOS Rebel T5 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 high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 3 cm) and shoots RAW.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs compact 111x64x34 mm), lacks a built in HDR feature and lacks a built in panoramas.

Panasonic Lumix ZS40

Panasonic Lumix ZS40
3 years newer
$398 - $400

Significant advantages of the ZS40 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Compact 111x64x34 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the ZS40 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the ZS40 and DMC-FZ100

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • RAW support
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
arrow Compare the Lumix ZS40 vs the Lumix DMC-FZ100

Olympus SZ-30MR

Olympus SZ-30MR
7 months newer
$367

Significant advantages of the SZ-30MR (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size 106x69x40 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-30MR (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the SZ-30MR and DMC-FZ100

  • Wide aperture: f/3.0 vs f/2.8
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Olympus SZ-30MR vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100