As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ200 and the Lumix DMC-FZ150) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 and the Alpha A6000)

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 ($505.99 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
$380 - $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
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ200 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$298 - $349

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

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

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-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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
similar age
$890 - $970

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

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

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 supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.3 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$648 (body only)
$798 16-50mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the A6000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Each supports an external flash
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha A6000 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
  • Each supports an external flash
arrow Compare the DMC-G3 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
2 years newer
$430 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
  • Takes 3D photos

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

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
3 years newer
$747 11-2mm lens

Significant advantages of the AW1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Higher speed movies: 1,200 fps vs 220 fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the AW1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the AW1 and DMC-FZ100

  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Nikon 1 AW1 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 high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 3.7 fps), has a screen which flips out and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.2 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
similar age
$278 (body only)
$375 - $427 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

  • None found
arrow Compare the Nikon D3100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
2 years newer
$499 - $500 (body only)
$599 - $650 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (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 SL1 (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 SL1 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel SL1 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
5 months older
$579 - $600 (body only)
$200 - $675 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T2i (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 T2i (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 T2i and DMC-FZ100

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon EOS Rebel T2i vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$747 (body only)
$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

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/3.7), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 6.9 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is significantly larger (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs compact 109x63x34 mm), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), lacks a built in panoramas and doesn't take 3D photos.

Olympus 620 UZ

Olympus SP-620 UZ
1 year newer
$143

Significant advantages of the 620 UZ (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size 106x69x40 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the 620 UZ (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 620 UZ and DMC-FZ100

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Olympus SP-620 UZ vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700
3 years newer
$297

Significant advantages of the S9700 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly smaller: Compact 109x63x34 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S9700 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2.8
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No RAW support

common strengths of the S9700 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9700 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100