As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, pro digicams, 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-LX100) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix P900 and the Coolpix L840)

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 and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 25fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20.9 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and lacks a built-in HDR feature.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
5 years newer
$472 - $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

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$293 - $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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$274

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

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • RAW support
  • 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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
similar age
$527 - $698

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
  • Has an external mic jack

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)
  • Worse macro capability: 3.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Extremely 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

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

  • 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), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 5.2 fps), has a screen which flips out and slightly 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
$599 - $698

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • 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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 11 fps

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
3 years newer
$699

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
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (116×74×66 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

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

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 24x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5.2 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and DMC-FZ100

  • Great zoom: 5x vs 24x
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 25 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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 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 significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k 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.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
4 years newer
$460 (body only)
$580 - $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: $459.99 vs $499.00

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
3 years newer
$1,053 - $1,298 (body only)
$1,700 - $2,737 35-100mm lens

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots

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
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
4 years newer
$420 - $479 (body only)
$538 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the M3 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $419.99 vs $499.00

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, slightly closer macro focusing (1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly 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), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 922k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs mid size (107×76×40 mm)) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$398

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
  • Much worse macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20
2 years newer
$579

Significant advantages of the x20 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the x20 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the x20 and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • Support external flash

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
2 years newer
$485

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (107×76×40 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the G15 and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

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 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 significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism).

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
2 years newer
$324 (body only)
$400 - $500 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (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 D5200 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
1 year older
$640 (body only)
$830 18-105mm lens

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

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Supports 24p
  • Much 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
  • Shoots much slower: 4.5 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the D90 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
8 months newer
$500 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (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 D5100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
similar age
$219 (body only)
$280 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D3100 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$407 - $597 (body only)
$517 - $697 18-55mm lens

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

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

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/3.5), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 8 MP) and shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 1.3 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, is significantly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs mid size (108×64×38 mm)), is older (july 2010 vs february 2014) and is thicker (3.7" vs 1.5").

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
2 years older
$400

Significant advantages of the SX100 IS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (109×71×47 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.9" vs 3.7"
  • Lighter: 316 g vs 539 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX100 IS (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 SX100 IS and DMC-FZ100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
3 years newer
$253

Significant advantages of the HX60V (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (108×64×38 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the HX60V (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the HX60V and DMC-FZ100

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Support external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital