As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ300 and the Lumix DMC-FZ70) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II and the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300)

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 screen which flips out, is slightly lighter (539 g vs 780 g) and is slightly less expensive ($349.95 vs $597.99).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 25fps), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
5 years newer
$598 - $1,557

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

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

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix 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 Lumix DMC-FZ300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Support external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$220 - $228

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)

  • 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

  • Fast continuous shooting: 9 fps vs 11 fps
  • RAW support
  • Support external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$362 - $398

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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
4 years newer
$1,279 - $1,298

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly heavier: 813 g vs 539 g
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II and DMC-FZ100

  • Fast continuous shooting: 14 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Support external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
similar age
$620 - $798

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Significantly larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Worse macro capability: 3.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
similar age
$450

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
  • Shoots much slower: 1.8 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the DMC-FZ40 and DMC-FZ100

  • RAW support
  • 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), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out and has a built-in flash.

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 921k 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 12.7 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
4 years newer
$669 - $798

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

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

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 wide angle: 24 mm vs 25 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 11 fps

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 slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

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

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$548 (body only)
$648 - $698 16-50mm lens

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has in-camera HDR

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

  • Very 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
$798 - $800 14-42mm lens

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-G7 and DMC-FZ100

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

Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1
4 years newer
$1,299 (body only)
$1,699 - $1,700 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 28 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the NX1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the NX1 and DMC-FZ100

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
3 years newer
$1,249 - $1,498 (body only)
$1,900 - $2,741 35-100mm lens

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 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
    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
  • Each supports an external flash

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 none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 5 fps), has a screen which flips out and is slightly less expensive ($349.95 vs $561.00).

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

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
4 years newer
$561 - $747 (body only)
$689 - $847 18-55mm lens

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

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

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
6 months newer
$459 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (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
    1. Lens

common strengths of the T3i and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3
3 years newer
$643 - $749 (body only)
$1,039 - $1,047 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the K-3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 8.3 fps vs 11 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the K-3 and DMC-FZ100

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very fast continuous shooting: 8.3 fps vs 11 fps

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$289 (body only)
$349 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

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
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D3200 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $289.00 vs $349.95

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$480 - $647 (body only)
$549 - $747 18-55mm lens

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

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

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), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 6 fps), has a screen which flips out and shoots RAW.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
4 years newer
$428

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DMC-FZ100

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
4 years newer
$268 - $329

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (113×66×35 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Shoots significantly slower: 6 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the SX710 HS and DMC-FZ100

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F
3 years newer
$200 - $209

Significant advantages of the WB350F (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (114×65×25 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the WB350F (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 WB350F and DMC-FZ100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS