As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, boutiques, pro digicams, travel zooms and mirrorless. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ200 and the Lumix DMC-FZ1000) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III)

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 (130×97×118 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), is slightly lighter (539 g vs 780 g), is slightly less expensive ($331.49 vs $798.00) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 25fps), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$380

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
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
similar age
$665 - $698

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
5 years newer
$1,298

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 460k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Significantly heavier: 1,051 g vs 539 g
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III and DMC-FZ100

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year newer
$590

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
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
3 years newer
$798 - $1,098

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an external mic jack

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Heavier: 813 g vs 539 g
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-RX10 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$350

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

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • 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
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DMC-FZ100

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Each supports an external flash
  • 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 higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none) and has image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 14.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror) and lacks and external mic jack.

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
5 months older
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T2i (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 T2i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the T2i and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $331.49

Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000
1 year older
$544 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the D5000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
similar age
$541 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)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the D3100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $369.95 vs $331.49

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
1 year older
$400 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D3000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the D3000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $400.00 vs $331.49

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
6 months newer
$479 (body only)
$340 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • 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
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the T3 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $340.00 vs $331.49

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 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
$579 - $648

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

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: $578.66 vs $331.49

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is slightly less expensive ($331.49 vs $699.99).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), is slightly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs mid size (110×66×43 mm)) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
2 years newer
$282 - $6,869

Significant advantages of the DMC-LF1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Smaller: Compact (103×62×28 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LF1 (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 DMC-LF1 and DMC-FZ100

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $281.80 vs $331.49
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
similar age
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly thinner: 1.7" vs 3.7"
  • Lighter: 277 g vs 539 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (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-LX5 and DMC-FZ100

  • Built-in flashes
  • Support external flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20
2 years newer
$1,300

Significant advantages of the x20 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the x20 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the x20 and DMC-FZ100

  • Built-in flashes
  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
5 years newer
$391 - $529

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (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 PowerShot G9 X and DMC-FZ100

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $390.60 vs $331.49

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
1 year newer
$528

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the X10 and DMC-FZ100

  • Built-in flashes
  • Extremely high speed movies: 200 fps vs 220 fps
  • Support external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$529

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Thinner: 1.8" vs 3.7"

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

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DMC-FZ100

  • Built-in flashes
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Support external flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), supports an external flash and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is slightly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs compact (96×55×26 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
3 years newer
$268 - $360

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (96×55×26 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (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 DSC-WX350 and DMC-FZ100

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

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)

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

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

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a viewfinder (digital vs none), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a screen which flips out and supports an external flash.

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 16 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 16,000 ISO), 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 23.4x15.6mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
1 year newer
$283 (body only)
$354 14-42mm lens

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

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much smaller: Compact (108×67×33 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DMC-GF3 and DMC-FZ100

  • Incredible shutter lag: 312 ms vs 300 ms
  • Inexpensive: $282.59 vs $331.49
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1
1 year newer
$419 (body only)
$400 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PM1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Compact (110×64×34 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the E-PM1 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the E-PM1 and DMC-FZ100

  • Incredible shutter lag: 246 ms vs 300 ms
  • Inexpensive: $399.90 vs $331.49
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Sony NEX 5N

Sony NEX-5N
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the 5N (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the 5N (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the 5N and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Incredible shutter lag: 235 ms vs 300 ms

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
3 years newer
$367 - $379 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher true resolution: 19.8 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the A5000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $367.38 vs $331.49
  • Each has a built-in flash