As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to boutiques, entry-level DSLRs, pro DSLRs and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ200 and the Lumix DMC-FZ150) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 and the CyberShot DSC-H200)

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 124x81x95 mm vs large 130x97x118 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 significantly less expensive ($225.00 vs $610.06).

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 significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$342 - $606

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

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and DMC-FZ100

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year newer
$314

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)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FZ150 and DMC-FZ100

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$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)

  • Larger: Large 130x97x118 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 9 fps vs 11 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
similar age
$610

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ40 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ40 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ40 and DMC-FZ100

  • RAW support
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
similar age
$677 - $898

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
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm

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

  • Significantly larger: Large 136x98x130 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Significantly heavier: 780 g vs 539 g
  • Thicker: 5.1" vs 3.7"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Good movie support: UHD @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
3 years newer
$998 - $1,100

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly heavier: 813 g vs 539 g

common strengths of the DSC-RX10 and DMC-FZ100

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens

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 1x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 5 fps).

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 1,229k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs mid size 115x66x55 mm) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
4 years newer
$770 - $898

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

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

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix 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 Lumix DMC-LX100 and DMC-FZ100

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1
2 years newer
$2,798

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger sensor: Full frame 35.8x23.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much less zoom: 1x vs 24x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much worse macro capability: 14 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the DSC-RX1 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found

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), has a slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.5"), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 3.7 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.7x15.7mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$290 (body only)
$379 - $447 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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 Lens

common strengths of the D3200 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $289.95 vs $225.00

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
similar age
$231 (body only)
$355 18-55mm lens

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

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

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 Lens

common strengths of the D3100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very inexpensive: $231.23 vs $225.00

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
1 year older
$696 (body only)
$891 55-300mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 930k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

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

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
5 months older
$700 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (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 Lens

common strengths of the T2i and DMC-FZ100

  • None found

Nikon D80

Nikon D80
3 years older
$1,568 (body only)
$1,429 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the D80 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D80 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the D80 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found

Pentax K-S1

Pentax K-S1
4 years newer
$549 - $669 (body only)
$570 - $647 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-S1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the K-S1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5.4 fps vs 11 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the K-S1 and DMC-FZ100

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Lens

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs none), has a much larger screen (3.0" vs 1.8"), 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 slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.7x15.5mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism).

Nikon D100

Nikon D100
8 years older

Significant advantages of the D100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much thinner: 3.2" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the D100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3.0"
  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the D100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years newer
$815 - $999 (body only)
$1,129 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the 70D and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Professional size 145x106x79 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Inexpensive: $815.24 vs $225.00

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.8), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 3.9 fps), has a screen which flips out and significantly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 922k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs compact 104x61x26 mm), lacks and external mic jack, is older (july, 2010 vs february, 2014) and is thicker (3.7" vs 1").

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
3 years newer
$175 - $180

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact 104x61x26 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 3.7"
  • Significantly lighter: 188 g vs 539 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX600 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the SX600 HS and DMC-FZ100

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
3 years newer
$279 - $403

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size 112x65x34 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm
  • No RAW support

common strengths of the SX700 HS and DMC-FZ100

  • Good movie support: 1920 x 1280 @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS