As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to boutiques, pro digicams, mirrorless, travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ300 and the Lumix DMC-FZ70) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV and the Alpha A6000)

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, supports an external flash and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 25fps), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and lacks a built-in HDR feature.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
5 years newer
$472 - $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
  • Larger: Large (132×92×117 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Support external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$274 - $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)

  • 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

  • RAW support
  • Support external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$298 - $312

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

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • RAW support

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
similar age
$529 - $798

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Significantly larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Heavier: 780 g vs 539 g

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • RAW support

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
similar age
$849

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

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ40 (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 DMC-FZ40 and DMC-FZ100

  • RAW support
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
6 months newer
$440

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/5000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • No RAW support
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the P500 and DMC-FZ100

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

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 3.1x), 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 much 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
$579 - $798

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
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 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 DMC-LX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 11 fps
  • Inexpensive: $578.66 vs $459.00

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), slightly closer macro focusing (1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm), is slightly less expensive ($459.00 vs $699.00) 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/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs mid size (106×61×42 mm)) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
4 years newer
$948

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (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
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and DMC-FZ100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
5 years newer
$699

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
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

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
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$498

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 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 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11
1 year older

Significant advantages of the G11 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (112×76×48 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.9" vs 3.7"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the G11 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the G11 and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens

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

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$548 (body only)
$698 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the A6000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the E-M10 II (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 II (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the E-M10 II and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
3 years newer
$1,089 - $1,498 (body only)
$1,900 - $2,737 35-100mm lens

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH4 (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: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GH4 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

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 wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.2), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none) 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 921k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs mid size (112×66×40 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)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 11 fps

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

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
4 years newer
$276

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (112×66×40 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2.8
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S9900 and DMC-FZ100

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Flip-out screens
  • 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
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (112×64×38 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

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

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
4 years newer
$234 - $299

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (113×66×35 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 HS (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 SX710 HS and DMC-FZ100

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

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
2 years older
$400

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

  • Significantly 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)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 25 mm
  • 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
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

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 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
6 months newer
$699 (body only)
$699 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

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
3 years newer
$299 (body only)
$349 - $397 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

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: $299.00 vs $459.00

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$409 - $497 (body only)
$525 - $597 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
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (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 D5300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $409.00 vs $459.00

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
2 years newer
$404 - $649 (body only)
$520 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (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 T5i (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 T5i and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $404.00 vs $459.00

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
8 months newer
$380 (body only)
$509 18-55mm lens

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

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

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
  • Inexpensive: $379.99 vs $459.00