As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to boutiques, pro digicams, travel zooms, mirrorless and entry-level DSLRs. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ70 and the Lumix DMC-FZ300) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix B700 and the Coolpix L340)

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 significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (24x vs 60x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 20 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$250

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Much 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

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Inexpensive: $249.99 vs $409.69
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
5 years newer
$498

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

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

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$425

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

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much 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
  • Flip-out screens
  • Each supports an external flash

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

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
5 years newer
$414 - $447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No external flash support
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Inexpensive: $413.98 vs $409.69

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
  • Flip-out screens

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to boutique competitors include: it 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 much narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.7), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a slightly 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 slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
4 years newer
$535 - $698

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2.8
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • 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: $99.99 vs $409.69

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (24x vs 3x), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is slightly less expensive ($409.69 vs $748.00) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs compact (102×58×41 mm)) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) and DMC-FZ100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
5 years newer
$679

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly 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

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
3 years newer
$748 - $749

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

  • Much 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: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (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 DSC-RX100 III and DMC-FZ100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Support external flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 36 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), records even higher-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 is significantly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs compact (105×59×28 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, is older (july 2010 vs january 2013) and is thicker (3.7" vs 1.1").

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)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (111×65×44 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

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

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
2 years older
$410

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

  • Smaller: Mid size (109×71×47 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly 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
  • 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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20
1 year older
$525

Significant advantages of the DSC-H20 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (107×69×47 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.9" vs 3.7"
  • Significantly lighter: 250 g vs 539 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H20 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the DSC-H20 and DMC-FZ100

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25
2 years newer
$300

Significant advantages of the ZS25 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.1" vs 3.7"
  • Significantly lighter: 193 g vs 539 g

Significant disadvantages of the ZS25 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the ZS25 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 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) and has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 15.8 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80
5 years newer
$598 (body only)
$685 - $738 12-32mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DMC-GX80 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $597.98 vs $409.69
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
4 years newer
$612 (body only)
$598 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: $597.99 vs $409.69
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

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 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 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Sony SLT A33

Sony SLT-A33
similar age

Significant advantages of the SLT A33 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A33 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 11 fps
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the SLT A33 and DMC-FZ100

  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
6 months newer
$500 (body only)
$759 18-55mm lens

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

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

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
  • Inexpensive: $499.95 vs $409.69

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
3 years newer
$426 (body only)
$390 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (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 D3300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $339.95 vs $409.69