As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to 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 Nikon (such as the D5100 and the D90)

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 124x81x95 mm vs large 130x97x118 mm), has a screen which flips out, has significantly less shutter lag (300 ms vs 450 ms), is significantly less expensive ($225.00 vs $705.19) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 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
$350 - $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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$248 - $298

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

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

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

  • Significantly larger: Large 130x97x118 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Screen does not flip out
  • 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year newer
$820

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
similar age
$705 - $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
  • Supports 24p

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28
2 years older
$400

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ28 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ28 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the DMC-FZ28 and DMC-FZ100

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

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
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

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

  • Significantly larger: Large 131x91x126 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 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

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 significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism).

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
8 months newer
$334 (body only)
$847 18-55mm lens

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

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

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: $334.09 vs $225.00

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
1 year older
$703 (body only)
$900 55-300mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 930k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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
  • Shoots much slower: 4.5 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the D90 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
similar age
$235 (body only)
$375 18-55mm lens

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

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Supports 24p
  • 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 Lens

common strengths of the D3100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very inexpensive: $234.52 vs $225.00

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
2 years newer
$599 - $699 (body only)
$620 - $750 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (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 Lens

common strengths of the T5i and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$302 - $557 (body only)
$379 - $447 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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 Lens

common strengths of the D3200 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $301.99 vs $225.00

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
6 months newer
$349 (body only)
$499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (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 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: $349.00 vs $225.00

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 boost light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs none) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,036k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.7mm) and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

Samsung NX30

Samsung NX30
2 years newer
$835 (body only)
$650 - $999 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX30 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the NX30 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the NX30 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5
2 years newer
$462 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the PEN E-PL5 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Takes 3D photos

Significant disadvantages of the PEN E-PL5 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the PEN E-PL5 and DMC-FZ100

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Lens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
4 months older
$795 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
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds