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-FZ1000) and Nikon (such as the D3100 and the D5000)

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), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, is slightly lighter (539 g vs 780 g) and is slightly less expensive ($427.58 vs $703.74).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 3840 x 2160 @ 25fps), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$383 - $536

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-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
similar age
$879 - $919

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
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly heavier: 780 g vs 539 g

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$298 - $330

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)

  • 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

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
3 years newer
$998

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" 6.1x4.6mm

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

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • RAW support
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
similar age
$387

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ40 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ40 (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-FZ40 and DMC-FZ100

  • RAW support
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ40 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 4x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out and slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs compact 101x58x35 mm) and takes significantly 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

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
1 year newer
$430 - $591

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly larger sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/2.8
  • Smaller: Standard size 117x70x57 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the X10 and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the Fujifilm Finepix X10 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10
2 years newer
$167 - $399

Significant advantages of the XZ-10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly smaller: Compact 102x61x34 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-10 (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 XZ-10 and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Olympus Stylus XZ-10 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 3.7 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes much 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 pentamirror).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
similar age
$278 (body only)
$427 - $440 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 $427.58
arrow Compare the Nikon D3100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000
1 year older

Significant advantages of the D5000 (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
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D5000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the D5000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the Nikon D5000 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$339 - $567 (body only)
$444 - $477 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.2x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 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: $339.00 vs $427.58
arrow Compare the Nikon D3200 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
6 months newer
$400 - $419 (body only)
$399 - $529 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: $399.00 vs $427.58
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T3 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$747 (body only)
$695 - $847 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the D5300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the Nikon D5300 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
6 months newer
$499 - $699 (body only)
$200 - $729 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (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 T3i (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 T3i and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $199.95 vs $427.58
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T3i 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 better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a screen which flips out and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 15.8 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs APS-C 25.1x16.7mm), lacks a built in HDR feature and lacks a built in panoramas.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
2 years newer
$424 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G5 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G5 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-G5 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the DMC-G5 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
4 months older
$900 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
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • 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

Nikon 1 S2

Nikon 1 S2
3 years newer
$447 11-2mm lens

Significant advantages of the S2 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Higher speed movies: 1,200 fps vs 220 fps
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the S2 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the S2 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $446.95 vs $427.58
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Nikon 1 S2 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher true resolution: 20.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the ILC-3000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Each supports an external flash
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha ILC-3000 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
9 months newer
$373 (body only)
$400 - $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: $372.99 vs $427.58
arrow Compare the DMC-G3 vs the DMC-FZ100

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (24x vs 16x), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), 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 significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is much larger (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs compact 105x59x28 mm), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
1 year newer
$350

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX10V (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller: Compact 105x60x34 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX10V (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly less zoom: 16x vs 24x
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DSC-HX10V and DMC-FZ100

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
2 years newer
$480

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller: Compact 105x59x28 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No RAW support
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the ZS30 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Lumix ZS30 vs the Lumix DMC-FZ100