As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to mirrorless, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) and the Lumix DMC-FZ300) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix B700 and the Coolpix P520)

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 (132×92×117 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is slightly lighter (539 g vs 780 g) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 25fps), has a significantly 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) and doesn't have a touch screen.

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)

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

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)
  • Heavier: 915 g vs 539 g

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

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
5 years newer
$369 - $447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No external flash support
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and DMC-FZ100

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
5 years newer
$498 - $598

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and DMC-FZ100

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
3 years newer
$798 - $1,098

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX10 (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 DSC-RX10 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
$640 - $798

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

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-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
similar age
$550

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

  • None found

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

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

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), slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony A7

Sony A7
3 years newer
$898 - $2,698 (body only)
$1,098 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the A7 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Incredible shutter lag: 221 ms vs 300 ms

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
5 years newer
$800 - $1,198 (body only)
$1,174 14-42mm lens

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

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

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • 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

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), supports an external flash and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is slightly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs compact (105×58×33 mm)) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

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)

  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 11 fps
  • 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-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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Canon ELPH 530 HS
1 year newer
$300

Significant advantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the ELPH 530 HS and DMC-FZ100

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
6 months newer
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has a GPS
  • Smaller: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and DMC-FZ100

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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 better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 5 fps), is significantly less expensive ($409.69 vs $1,099.00) 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 have a touch screen.

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
4 years newer
$500 (body only)
$549 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 11 fps
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the D5500 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Light weight: 420 g vs 539 g
  • Inexpensive: $499.99 vs $409.69

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
  • Light weight: 500 g vs 539 g

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
5 years newer
$1,099 (body only)
$1,249 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 11 fps
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

common strengths of the EOS 80D and DMC-FZ100

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

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to compact competitors include: it has much more zoom (24x vs 3.5x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 36 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5") and has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 110k dots).

However, on average it is much larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs super compact (95×53×22 mm)), is thicker (3.7" vs 0.9"), is much heavier (539 g vs 150 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/3000 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48
1 year older
$325

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX48 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×53×22 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.7"
  • Much lighter: 150 g vs 539 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX48 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Lower resolution movies: 848 x 480 @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

common strengths of the DMC-FX48 and DMC-FZ100

  • Good wide angle: 25 mm vs 25 mm
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Nikon Coolpix P3

Nikon Coolpix P3
4 years older

Significant advantages of the P3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller: Compact (92×61×31 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 3.7"
  • Much lighter: 200 g vs 539 g

Significant disadvantages of the P3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 25 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the P3 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found