As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ70 and the Lumix DMC-FZ200) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III and the Cyber-shot DSC-F828)

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)), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs 120 fps), is thinner (3.7" vs 4.6") and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes slightly 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 marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$250

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

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$397

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

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much 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
  • Flip-out screens
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly larger: Large (138×102×135 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 915 g vs 539 g
  • Thicker: 5.3" vs 3.7"

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
similar age
$708 - $798

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Supports 24p

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)
  • Heavier: 780 g vs 539 g

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Each supports an external flash

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

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100
5 months older
$599

Significant advantages of the P100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No external flash support
  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the P100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×83×99 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Flip-out screens

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 4.2x), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
3 years newer
$698

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

  • 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
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Support external flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828

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7 years older
$1,360

Significant advantages of the DSC-F828 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-F828 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DSC-F828 and DMC-FZ100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
5 years newer
$679

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

  • 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
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and DMC-FZ100

  • Each has a built-in flash

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 better image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 3.4 fps).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror).

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
1 year older
$756 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much less shutter lag: 159 ms vs 300 ms

Significant disadvantages of the T1i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.4 fps vs 11 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the T1i and DMC-FZ100

  • None found

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
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the D3100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $200.00 vs $409.74

Sony SLT A33

Sony SLT-A33
similar age

Significant advantages of the SLT A33 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A33 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 11 fps
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the SLT A33 and DMC-FZ100

  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
2 years older
$476 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much less shutter lag: 164 ms vs 300 ms
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

  • Inexpensive: $475.69 vs $409.74

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
3 years newer
$431 (body only)
$400 - $447 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

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

  • Inexpensive: $339.95 vs $409.74

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), 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 has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and lacks and external mic jack.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10
4 months older

Significant advantages of the DMC-G10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly lighter: 381 g vs 539 g
  • Thinner: 2.9" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the DMC-G10 and DMC-FZ100

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$498 (body only)
$592 - $598 16-50mm lens

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly 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
  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $498.00 vs $409.74