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-FZ1000) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 and the Cybershot DSC-HX100v)

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 less expensive ($395.29 vs $846.99) and supports an external flash.

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
$363 - $518

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
$847 - $898

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
  • Significantly heavier: 780 g vs 539 g
  • Thicker: 5.1" vs 3.7"

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year newer
$350

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-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ35 (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-FZ35 and DMC-FZ100

  • RAW support
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ35 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$280 - $319

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

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 is slightly less expensive ($395.29 vs $1,697.99).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 3840 x 2160 @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,400k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 16.1 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10
3 years newer
$649 (body only)
$749 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,400k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the E-M10 and DMC-FZ100

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the Olympus OM-D E-M10 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
3 years newer
$1,698 - $2,200 (body only)
$2,398 - $2,400 12-35mm lens

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 3840 x 2160 @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs 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
  • Each supports an external flash
arrow Compare the DMC-GH4 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
3 years newer
$698 (body only)
$748 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX7 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX7 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GX7 and DMC-FZ100

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the DMC-GX7 vs the 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 @ 24fps), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 4 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$319 (body only)
$389 - $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: $319.00 vs $395.29
arrow Compare the Nikon D3200 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$747 (body only)
$650 - $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

Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x
10 months older
$735 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-x (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 K-x (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 K-x and DMC-FZ100

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Lens
arrow Compare the Pentax K-x vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
1 year older
$929 (body only)
$844 - $940 18-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the D90 (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
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 930k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D90 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found
arrow Compare the Nikon D90 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
similar age
$273 (body only)
$427 - $489 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: $272.89 vs $395.29
arrow Compare the Nikon D3100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
1 year older
$999 (body only)
$746 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

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 Lens

common strengths of the T1i and DMC-FZ100

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon EOS Rebel T1i 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 significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.8), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 3.9 fps), has a screen which flips out and significantly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs compact 104x61x26 mm), lacks a built in HDR feature and lacks a built in panoramas.

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
3 years newer
$199 - $259

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact 104x61x26 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 3.7"
  • Significantly lighter: 188 g vs 539 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX600 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2.8
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the SX600 HS and DMC-FZ100

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
2 years newer
$348 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has a GPS
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size 108x64x38 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and DMC-FZ100

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100