As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms, compacts and mirrorless. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and the Lumix DMC-FZ50) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX50 HS and the PowerShot SX610 HS)

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 2.8"), 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 better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (24x vs 50x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 20 mm), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and lacks and external mic jack.

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
2 years newer
$411

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 24x
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the SX50 HS and DMC-FZ100

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Each supports an external flash

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
3 years newer
$160 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Much shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and DMC-FZ100

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
4 years older
$1,199

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

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
5 years newer
$493 - $598

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

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and DMC-FZ100

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

Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330
4 years newer
$187

Significant advantages of the L330 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L330 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the L330 and DMC-FZ100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has much more zoom (24x vs 3.6x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 2.5 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

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 much larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs compact (109×60×27 mm)) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$435 - $448

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

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
  • 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
  • Much less zoom: 3.6x vs 24x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $434.69 vs $409.69

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
2 years older
$341

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller: Compact (109×60×27 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 3.7"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much less zoom: 2.5x vs 24x
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

common strengths of the DMC-LX3 and DMC-FZ100

  • Built-in flashes
  • Support external flash
  • Very inexpensive: $340.85 vs $409.69

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
3 years newer
$550

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller: Compact (100×59×29 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 24x
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S120 and DMC-FZ100

  • Built-in flashes
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Inexpensive: $549.99 vs $409.69

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 image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 4 fps) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm).

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
8 months newer
$594 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

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

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

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 D5200

Nikon D5200
2 years newer
$378 (body only)
$428 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

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
  • Inexpensive: $377.98 vs $409.69

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (24x vs 16x), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.8), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 2.5 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 922k dots), is much larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs compact (105×61×27 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen and is older (july 2010 vs january 2015).

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
4 years newer
$188 - $229

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller: Compact (105×61×27 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 3.7"
  • Much lighter: 191 g vs 539 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2.8
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the SX610 HS and DMC-FZ100

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
6 months newer
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Has a GPS
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Less zoom: 16x vs 24x
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and DMC-FZ100

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to compact competitors include: it has much more zoom (24x vs 3x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 480p), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 36 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.6") and has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 70k dots).

However, on average it is much larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs super compact (94×57×23 mm)), is thicker (3.7" vs 0.9"), is much heavier (539 g vs 150 g) and is slightly more expensive ($409.69 vs $159.00).

Kodak EasyShare M530

Kodak EasyShare M530
6 months older
$159

Significant advantages of the M530 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (94×57×23 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.7"
  • Much lighter: 150 g vs 539 g

Significant disadvantages of the M530 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the M530 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found

Kyocera Finecam S3R

Kyocera Finecam S3R
6 years older

Significant advantages of the S3R (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller: Compact (92×58×33 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.7"
  • Much lighter: 205 g vs 539 g

Significant disadvantages of the S3R (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.6" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S3R and DMC-FZ100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

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 much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,036k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 16 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6
2 years newer
$400 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-6 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-6 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the NEX-6 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $399.99 vs $409.69
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
3 years newer
$900 - $1,498 (body only)
$1,390 14-140mm lens

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

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much 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
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GH4 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
4 years newer
$434 (body only)
$598 - $798 14-42mm lens

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-G7 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $433.69 vs $409.69
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds