As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ200 and the Lumix DMC-FZ150) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is slightly less expensive ($395.29 vs $798.04) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 3840 x 2160 @ 25fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$343 - $598

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

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ200 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year newer
$401

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

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

  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ150 vs the DMC-FZ100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
3 years newer
$998 - $1,100

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly heavier: 813 g vs 539 g

common strengths of the DSC-RX10 and DMC-FZ100

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
similar age
$387

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 DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
similar age
$798 - $898

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 3840 x 2160 @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm

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

  • Significantly larger: Large 136x98x130 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Significantly heavier: 780 g vs 539 g
  • Thicker: 5.1" vs 3.7"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ1000 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
1 year older
$544

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
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

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

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 3.6x), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, significantly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs compact 103x60x40 mm) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$308 - $398

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the DMC-LX7 vs the DMC-FZ100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$448 - $528

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • 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)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
4 years newer
$699 - $700

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.8 MP

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

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the G7 X and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW
  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot G7 X vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
3 years newer
$798

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • 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)

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

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

  • Supports RAW
  • Flip-out screens
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III vs the Panasonic Lumix 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 @ 24fps), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 4.5 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k 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" 6.1x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism).

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
6 months newer
$499 - $550 (body only)
$549 - $575 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (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 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 Lens

common strengths of the T3i and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
8 months newer
$378 - $415 (body only)
$545 - $669 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly 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 Lens

common strengths of the D5100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $378.00 vs $395.29
arrow Compare the Nikon D5100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$319 - $831 (body only)
$477 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.2x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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 Lens

common strengths of the D3200 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $319.00 vs $395.29
arrow Compare the Nikon D3200 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
2 years newer
$497 (body only)
$597 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (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 Lens

common strengths of the D5200 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the Nikon D5200 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
2 years newer
$947 (body only)
$1,247 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
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 11 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D7100 and DMC-FZ100

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

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
1 year older
$715 (body only)
$950 - $1,079 18-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 930k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4.5 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the D90 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found
arrow Compare the Nikon D90 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 better image stabilization (lens vs none), has slightly less shutter lag (300 ms vs 381 ms) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm) and lacks a built in HDR feature.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$548 (body only)
$698 - $700 16-50mm lens

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

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

  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the A6000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha A6000 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1
2 years newer
$499 (body only)
$598 - $600 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-M1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Mid size 117x67x39 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm

Significant disadvantages of the X-M1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the X-M1 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Fujifilm X-M1 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100