As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to boutiques, pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ200 and the Lumix DMC-FZ70) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix HS10 and the FinePix HS20 EXR)

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 (130×97×118 mm)), has much less shutter lag (300 ms vs 450 ms), is thinner (3.7" vs 4.6"), is slightly lighter (539 g vs 666 g) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 25fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$322 - $398

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

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
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

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

  • Larger: Large (131×91×126 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

common strengths of the HS10 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very high speed movies: 1,000 fps vs 220 fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$220 - $248

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

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Significantly 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

  • Fast continuous shooting: 9 fps vs 11 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • RAW support

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
similar age
$620 - $798

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 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" 6.13x4.6mm

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

  • Significantly larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Worse macro capability: 3.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • Heavier: 780 g vs 539 g

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very high speed movies: 120 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
$499

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
3 years newer
$898 - $1,100

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly heavier: 813 g vs 539 g

common strengths of the DSC-RX10 and DMC-FZ100

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (24x vs 3.1x), 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 much 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 takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 12.7 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
4 years newer
$730 - $798

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

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

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

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 24x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 25 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 11 fps

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 3.6x), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, much closer macro focusing (1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm) and is significantly less expensive ($349.95 vs $948.00).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,228k 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 Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$448 - $498

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)

  • Significantly less zoom: 3.6x vs 24x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
4 years newer
$519 - $649

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

  • Much smaller: Compact (103×60×40 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 G7 X (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly less zoom: 4.2x vs 24x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much worse macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

common strengths of the G7 X and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
4 years newer
$948

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

  • Much less zoom: 2.9x vs 24x
  • No external flash support
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV and DMC-FZ100

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

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 none), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), 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 takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 16.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror) and lacks a built-in HDR feature.

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
4 years newer
$749 (body only)
$849 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 11 fps
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the T6i and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
similar age
$263 (body only)
$484 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

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

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

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: $263.39 vs $349.95

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
8 months newer
$368 (body only)
$640 18-55mm lens

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D5100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $368.00 vs $349.95

Nikon D40X

Nikon D40X
3 years older
$851 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D40X (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much thinner: 2.5" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the D40X (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the D40X and DMC-FZ100

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
3 years newer
$499 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

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
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $349.95

Nikon D40

Nikon D40
3 years older
$599 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D40 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D40 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Shoots much slower: 2.5 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the D40 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $459.00 vs $349.95

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), has a screen which flips out and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,036k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 16 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs four thirds 17.3x13mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
2 years newer
$540 14-42mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has in-camera HDR

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:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
3 years newer
$373 (body only)
$440 - $449 12-32mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GM1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GM1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-GM1 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $373.09 vs $349.95
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Each has a built-in flash