As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to boutiques, entry-level 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-FZ300) and Nikon (such as the D3300 and the D7100)

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, is slightly less expensive ($327.79 vs $699.99) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (24x vs 60x), doesn't record movies in 24p, lacks a built-in HDR feature, lacks built-in panoramas and doesn't take 3D photos.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$400

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
  • Flip-out screens
  • Each supports an external flash

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-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

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 $327.79
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
similar age
$480

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

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Light weight: 499 g vs 539 g
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR
5 months newer
$700

Significant advantages of the HS20 EXR (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Higher speed movies: 320 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the HS20 EXR (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Larger: Large (131×91×126 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the HS20 EXR and DMC-FZ100

  • Extremely high speed movies: 320 fps vs 220 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Each supports an external flash

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 significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.7), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a significantly 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
$539 - $698

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

  • Significantly 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)

  • 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 $327.79

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 none), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better 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 much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
3 years newer
$419 (body only)
$419 - $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 $327.79

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
2 years newer
$600 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,447 18-105mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 11 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D7100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $160.38 vs $327.79

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
similar age
$529 18-55mm lens

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

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

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
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the D3100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $449.99 vs $327.79

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A330 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much less shutter lag: 199 ms vs 300 ms

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A330 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Shoots much slower: 2.5 fps vs 11 fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSLR-A330 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a screen which flips out, shoots RAW, has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and supports an external flash.

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 compact (102×58×36 mm)), records less high-speed movies (220 fps vs 1,000 fps) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

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

Casio Exilim ZR100

Casio Exilim EX-ZR100
7 months newer
$480

Significant advantages of the ZR100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Higher speed movies: 1,000 fps vs 220 fps
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (105×59×29 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Shoots significantly faster: 40 fps vs 11 fps

Significant disadvantages of the ZR100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the ZR100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 1,000 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
4 years newer
$448

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

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

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