As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to boutiques, travel zooms, 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-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G3 X and the PowerShot SX60 HS)

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 (128×93×114 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, shoots RAW and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (24x vs 60x), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 922k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and lacks a built-in HDR feature.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$245 - $298

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

  • RAW support
  • Support external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
5 years newer
$472 - $498

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Larger: Large (132×92×117 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Support external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$298 - $310

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

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • RAW support

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G3 X
4 years newer
$772 - $849

Significant advantages of the G3 X (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the G3 X (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 G3 X and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Support external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
4 years newer
$369 - $479

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much more zoom: 65x vs 24x
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the SX60 HS and DMC-FZ100

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Support external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ48 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ48 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-FZ48 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

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), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 6 fps).

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 1,040k 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 16.3 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
4 years newer
$579 - $698

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

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

Significant disadvantages of the 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 DMC-LX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 11 fps
  • Inexpensive: $578.66 vs $457.76

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T
4 years newer
$944 - $1,099

Significant advantages of the X100T (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the X100T (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much worse macro capability: 10.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the X100T and DMC-FZ100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $943.95 vs $457.76

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/3.2), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, shoots RAW and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs compact (111×64×34 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 11 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and DMC-FZ100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
3 years newer
$251

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DMC-FZ100

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • RAW support

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (112×64×38 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and DMC-FZ100

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
1 year newer
$900

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX30V (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (107×62×35 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX30V (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX30V and DMC-FZ100

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), significantly closer macro focusing (1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm), is slightly less expensive ($457.76 vs $699.00), has a viewfinder (digital vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a much 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 significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs compact (102×58×38 mm)) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
5 years newer
$699

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
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

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
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
2 years newer
$648

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 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 II (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

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

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • 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 high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 5 fps), has a screen which flips out and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
2 years newer
$497 (body only)
$440 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (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 D5200 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $439.99 vs $457.76

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
3 years newer
$300 (body only)
$399 - $547 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

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: $299.95 vs $457.76

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$512 - $697 (body only)
$514 - $797 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (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 D5300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
similar age
$495 (body only)
$577 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 11 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D7000 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found

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 CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20.2 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
3 years newer
$1,060 - $1,298 (body only)
$1,405 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GH4 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
2 years newer
$433 (body only)
$750 14-42mm lens

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

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DMC-G6 and DMC-FZ100

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
5 years newer
$763 - $1,198 (body only)
$859 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX8 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX8 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the DMC-GX8 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds