As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to mirrorless, pro digicams, travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ200 and the Lumix DMC-FZ150) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX30 IS and the PowerShot SX50 HS)

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), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 3.7 fps), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and shoots RAW.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (24x vs 35x), lacks a built in HDR feature, lacks a built in panoramas, doesn't take 3D photos and lacks and external mic jack.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$405 - $598

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

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

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ200 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year newer
$704

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

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

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ150 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix FZ70

Panasonic Lumix FZ70
3 years newer
$398

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

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Better wide angle: 20 mm vs 25 mm
  • Takes 3D photos

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

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly larger: Large 130x97x118 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the FZ70 and DMC-FZ100

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • RAW support
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the FZ70 vs the DMC-FZ100

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
similar age
$445

Significant advantages of the SX30 IS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX30 IS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SX30 IS and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Support external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
similar age
$379

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-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ48 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ48 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DMC-FZ48 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ48 vs the 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 records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is slightly less expensive ($365.00 vs $899.99).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.3 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
similar age
$999 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH2 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH2 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the DMC-GH2 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Each supports an external flash
arrow Compare the DMC-GH2 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
2 years newer
$648 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-G6 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the DMC-G6 vs the DMC-FZ100

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$648 (body only)
$798 16-50mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the A6000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Each supports an external flash
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha A6000 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
4 months older
$900 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G2 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen
  • Takes 3D photos

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G2 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

common strengths of the DMC-G2 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Each supports an external flash
arrow Compare the DMC-G2 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), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out and slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm).

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/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs compact 101x58x35 mm) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$548

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 true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.8 MP

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ100

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

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
1 year newer
$324 - $425

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

  • Much larger sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/2.8
  • Smaller: Standard size 117x70x57 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm

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

  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the X10 and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the Fujifilm Finepix X10 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

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/3.3), has a screen which flips out, slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 3 cm), shoots RAW and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs compact 105x58x33 mm), doesn't have a touch screen and lacks a built in HDR feature.

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
2 years newer
$329 - $399

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Compact 105x59x28 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No RAW support
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the ZS30 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Lumix ZS30 vs the Lumix DMC-FZ100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300
2 years newer
$230 - $328

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact 96x55x25 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DSC-WX300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
3 years newer
$349 - $354

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size 112x65x34 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm
  • No RAW support

common strengths of the SX700 HS and DMC-FZ100

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
6 months newer
$174 - $300

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Compact 105x58x33 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No RAW support
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
arrow Compare the DMC-ZS10 vs the DMC-FZ100

Olympus 620 UZ

Olympus SP-620 UZ
1 year newer
$139

Significant advantages of the 620 UZ (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size 106x69x40 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the 620 UZ (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 620 UZ and DMC-FZ100

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Olympus SP-620 UZ 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 high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 3 fps), has a screen which flips out and is slightly less expensive ($365.00 vs $719.99).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (3.0" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.2 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
similar age
$389 - $427 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.1x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Supports 24p

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
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D3100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $284.99 vs $365.00
arrow Compare the Nikon D3100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$720 - $747 (body only)
$847 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (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 resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the D5300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the Nikon D5300 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100