As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless 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 Canon (such as the PowerShot SX30 IS and the PowerShot SX50 HS)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 2.3 fps), has a screen which flips out and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (24x vs 35x), lacks a built in HDR feature, lacks a built in panoramas, doesn't take 3D photos and lacks and external mic jack.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$409 - $598

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

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Takes 3D photos
  • 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

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ200 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year newer
$704

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

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Takes 3D photos
  • 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

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ150 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
1 year older
$685

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ35 and DMC-FZ100

  • RAW support
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ35 vs the DMC-FZ100

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
similar age
$445

Significant advantages of the SX30 IS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX30 IS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SX30 IS and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Support external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
similar age
$379

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
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ40 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix FZ70

Panasonic Lumix FZ70
3 years newer
$265 - $298

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

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm
  • Takes 3D photos

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

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

common strengths of the FZ70 and DMC-FZ100

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • RAW support
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the FZ70 vs the DMC-FZ100

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 @ 30fps), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 3 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
similar age
$392 - $430 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.1x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Inexpensive: $284.99 vs $365.00
arrow Compare the Nikon D3100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
6 months newer
$276 - $298 (body only)
$399 - $450 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.2x14.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the T3 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $275.99 vs $365.00
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T3 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
2 years newer
$599 (body only)
$749 - $1,148 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the T5i and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T5i vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
2 years newer
$1,147 (body only)
$1,447 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the D7100 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found
arrow Compare the Nikon D7100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 3.8 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 15.8 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs four thirds 17.3x13.0mm) and doesn't take 3D photos.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
9 months newer
$509 (body only)
$450 - $622 14-42mm lens

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

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen
  • Takes 3D photos

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the DMC-G3 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $449.99 vs $365.00
arrow Compare the DMC-G3 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
1 year newer
$309 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen
  • Takes 3D photos

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-GF3 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $169.95 vs $365.00
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
arrow Compare the DMC-GF3 vs the DMC-FZ100

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 screen which flips out, slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm), shoots RAW and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs compact 105x59x28 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
2 years newer
$379 - $389

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size 108x64x38 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and DMC-FZ100

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25
2 years newer

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

  • Significantly smaller: Compact 104x58x28 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

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

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No RAW support
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the ZS25 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the ZS25 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
2 years newer
$319 - $499

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Compact 105x59x28 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No RAW support
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the ZS30 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Lumix ZS30 vs the Lumix DMC-FZ100