As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and pro digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and the Lumix DMC-FZ70) and Fujifilm (such as the X-T2 and the FinePix HS20 EXR)

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 30 seconds).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (24x vs 60x), lacks a built-in HDR feature, lacks built-in panoramas, doesn't take 3D photos and lacks and external mic jack.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$279

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: $279.00 vs $478.00
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
5 years newer
$598 - $698

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

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$317 - $319

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

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly 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
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Inexpensive: $316.99 vs $478.00

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
1 year older

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

  • None found

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ35 and DMC-FZ100

  • Light weight: 367 g vs 539 g
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

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

  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Light weight: 528 g vs 539 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
4 years newer
$514 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much more zoom: 83.3x vs 24x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 899 g vs 539 g

common strengths of the P900 and DMC-FZ100

  • 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), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none) and shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 6 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 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
$609 - $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: $608.70 vs $478.00

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
2 years newer
$850

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (127×74×54 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the X100s (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much worse macro capability: 10.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"

common strengths of the X100s and DMC-FZ100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $849.95 vs $478.00

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), significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
6 years newer
$1,599 (body only)
$1,899 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T2 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the X-T2 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Lower resolution screen: 104k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the X-T2 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
5 years newer
$914 (body only)

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

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

Sony NEX 7

Sony NEX-7
1 year newer
$637 (body only)
$760 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX 7 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the NEX 7 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the NEX 7 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $636.97 vs $478.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

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), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, supports an external flash and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP) and much lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
4 years newer
$428

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DMC-FZ100

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

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), 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 slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
3 years newer
$417 (body only)
$350 - $547 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: $319.00 vs $478.00

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
4 years newer
$640 - $747 (body only)
$847 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (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 D5500 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 11 fps
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the D5500 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$317 (body only)
$447 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

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
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D3200 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $316.90 vs $478.00

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
1 year older
$825 (body only)
$654 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T1i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.4 fps vs 11 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the T1i and DMC-FZ100

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (24x vs 2.9x), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), is significantly less expensive ($478.00 vs $948.00), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a much 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), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 24 mm) and has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,228k dots).

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
4 years newer
$530 - $649

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

  • Much smaller: Compact (103×60×40 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • 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

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 4.2x vs 24x
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the G7 X and DMC-FZ100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens
  • Long exposures: 40 seconds vs 60 seconds

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 smaller: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
  • 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
  • Significantly less zoom: 2.9x vs 24x
  • No external flash support

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