As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to boutiques, pro digicams, mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and the Alpha a6300) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix B500 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 has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2"), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), lacks and external mic jack, is older (july 2010 vs july 2012), is less popular and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
5 years newer
$199 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (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 Coolpix B500 and DMC-FZ100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 539 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 3.7"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$433

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

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

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
  • Light weight: 588 g vs 539 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
4 years newer
$300

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (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 L840 and DMC-FZ100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Light weight: 538 g vs 539 g
  • Thin: 3.8" vs 3.7"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ50 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ50 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FZ50 and DMC-FZ100

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
6 months newer
$599

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/5000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No external flash support
  • Much shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the P500 and DMC-FZ100

  • Fairly small: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 539 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year newer
$820

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has an external mic jack

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

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Light weight: 528 g vs 539 g

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2"), is slightly smaller (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs large (139×168×97 mm)), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 3 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.7), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, is thicker (3.7" vs 2.2") and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
4 years newer
$570 - $648

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 11 fps
  • Inexpensive: $569.90 vs $332.99

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-R1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-R1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSC-R1 and DMC-FZ100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is slightly less expensive ($332.99 vs $564.95) 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 nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is slightly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs compact (103×60×40 mm)) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
6 years newer
$998 - $1,050

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

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No external flash support
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and DMC-FZ100

  • Built-in flashes
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$425 - $448

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

  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

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
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $424.69 vs $332.99

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
5 years newer
$565 - $679

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
4 years newer
$579

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

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (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 G7 X and DMC-FZ100

  • Built-in flashes

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000
similar age
$354

Significant advantages of the P7000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the P7000 (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 P7000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Built-in flashes
  • Support external flash
  • Inexpensive: $354.00 vs $332.99

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150
2 years older
$200

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX150 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (97×54×25 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX150 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-FX150 and DMC-FZ100

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $200.00 vs $332.99
  • Long exposures: 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 even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
5 years newer
$794 - $898 (body only)
$910 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
9 months newer
$405 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-G3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 15.8 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the DMC-G3 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Incredible shutter lag: 293 ms vs 300 ms

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 none), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 3 fps).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror).

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
6 months newer
$499 (body only)
$752 18-135mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the T3i and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
5 years newer
$317 - $649 (body only)
$376 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 11 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $317.48 vs $332.99

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
similar age
$640 18-55mm lens

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the D3100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $269.99 vs $332.99

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$445 (body only)
$515 - $529 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the D5300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $444.50 vs $332.99

Nikon D60

Nikon D60
2 years older
$150 (body only)
$750 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D60 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D60 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the D60 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $149.99 vs $332.99

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 wide angle lens (25 mm vs 36 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs mid size (112×64×38 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

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
  • Much 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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 50 fps vs 11 fps
  • 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
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 11 fps

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

  • Fast continuous shooting: 40 fps vs 11 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
2 years older
$410

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

  • Thinner: 1.9" vs 3.7"

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
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SX100 IS and DMC-FZ100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
2 years newer
$647

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Smaller: Mid size (108×64×38 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and DMC-FZ100

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Support external flash
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds