As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams and mirrorless. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ200 and the Lumix DMC-FZ70) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix HS10 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 (130×97×118 mm)), has a screen which flips out, has much less shutter lag (300 ms vs 450 ms) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 25fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20.9 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$362 - $398

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$210 - $228

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

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Takes 3D photos
  • 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
  • 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

  • Fast continuous shooting: 9 fps vs 11 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • RAW support

Fujifilm FinePix HS10

Fujifilm FinePix HS10
5 months older
$400

Significant advantages of the HS10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Higher speed movies: 1,000 fps vs 220 fps
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the HS10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the HS10 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very high speed movies: 1,000 fps vs 220 fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
similar age
$599 - $798

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 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" 6.13x4.6mm

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

  • Significantly larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
similar age

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
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • 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

Leica V-Lux 2

Leica V-Lux 2
similar age

Significant advantages of the V-Lux 2 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the V-Lux 2 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the V-Lux 2 and DMC-FZ100

  • Fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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 better image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 5 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
1 year older
$700 (body only)
$1,007 55-300mm lens

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher resolution screen: 930k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

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

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
6 months newer
$479 (body only)
$548 - $566 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Supports 24p
  • 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
    1. Lens

common strengths of the T3i and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
3 years newer
$677 (body only)
$477 - $497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Supports 24p
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.8 MP

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

  • None found

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
similar age
$275 (body only)
$484 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

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

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

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
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D3100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $274.95 vs $349.95

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
4 years newer
$580 - $747 (body only)
$709 - $847 18-55mm lens

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

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

Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57
1 year newer
$608 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A57 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Supports 24p
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Takes 3D photos

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A57 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the SLT A57 and DMC-FZ100

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to pro digicam 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), slightly closer macro focusing (1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm) and is slightly less expensive ($349.95 vs $589.00).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs compact (102×58×41 mm)) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$350 - $448

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
  • 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)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$328 - $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: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • Support external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
similar age
$589

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Larger sensor: 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (110×66×43 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

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

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • Support external flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
3 years newer
$678 - $798

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
  • 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: 5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • Shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

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

  • Supports RAW
  • Flip-out screens
  • Support external flash

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 image stabilization (lens vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS) and is slightly less expensive ($349.95 vs $1,320.89).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,036k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 16.1 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
3 years newer
$1,321 - $1,498 (body only)
$1,900 - $3,141 35-100mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GH4 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Each supports an external flash