As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to boutiques, pro digicams, travel zooms and mirrorless. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ300 and the Lumix DMC-FZ70) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX60 HS and the PowerShot SX30 IS)

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 120 fps), is thinner (3.7" vs 4.5") and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (24x vs 60x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 25fps), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
5 years newer
$455 - $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-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$274 - $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-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$298

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

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has in-camera HDR

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
similar age
$539 - $698

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
  • RAW support

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
4 years newer
$364 - $449

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-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year newer
$820

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)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-FZ150 and DMC-FZ100

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

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), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 5.2 fps), has a screen which flips out and much closer macro focusing (1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm).

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 slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

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 $459.00

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
3 years newer
$599 - $649

Significant advantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5.2 fps vs 11 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and DMC-FZ100

  • Incredible zoom: 5x vs 24x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, significantly closer macro focusing (1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm), is slightly less expensive ($459.00 vs $699.00) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,228k dots) and is significantly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$498

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
4 years newer
$925 - $948

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (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
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

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

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Flip-out screens

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

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/3.3), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, slightly closer macro focusing (1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs mid size (112×64×38 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)

  • 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-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

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

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

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,036k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20.2 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$448 (body only)
$598 16-50mm lens

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

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

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

  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the A6000 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
$772 - $998 (body only)
$1,503 - $2,296 12-35mm 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
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the DMC-GX8 and DMC-FZ100

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
3 years newer
$1,090 - $1,298 (body only)
$1,570 - $2,737 35-100mm lens

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

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

  • 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-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
2 years newer
$350 (body only)
$300 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G5 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G5 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-G5 and DMC-FZ100

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
4 years newer
$530 (body only)
$598 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-G7 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $529.95 vs $459.00

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
3 years newer
$510 (body only)
$685 14-42mm lens

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

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

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:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens