As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to boutiques, 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-FZ70) 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 is slightly smaller (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs large 130x97x118 mm), has slightly less shutter lag (300 ms vs 450 ms), is thinner (3.7" vs 4.6") and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

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" 6.1x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$351 - $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
$200 - $248

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 130x97x118 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year newer
$354

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)

  • Shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

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

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 131x91x126 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Worse image stabilization: Sensor shift vs 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

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
similar age

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

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

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

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 1.1 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the SX30 IS and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Support external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
similar age
$692 - $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" 6.1x4.6mm

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

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (24x vs 3.1x), 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 much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is much larger (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs mid size 115x66x55 mm) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 12.7 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
4 years newer
$739 - $798

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-LX100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 24x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 25 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Very fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 11 fps

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has way more more zoom (24x vs 3.6x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out and significantly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much 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
$370 - $448

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

  • Much smaller: Compact 101x58x35 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

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

  • Much less zoom: 3.6x vs 24x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens

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), has a slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.5"), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 3 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
similar age
$259 (body only)
$408 18-55mm lens

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 Lens

common strengths of the D3100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $259.00 vs $349.95

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$279 - $547 (body only)
$447 18-55mm lens

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

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: $279.00 vs $349.95

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
3 years older
$1,000 (body only)
$1,600 17-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much thinner: 2.6" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and DMC-FZ100

  • None found

Nikon D40

Nikon D40
3 years older
$599 (body only)
$395 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D40 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D40 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"
  • Shoots much slower: 2.5 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the D40 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $395.00 vs $349.95

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
5 months older
$799 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T2i (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 T2i (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 T2i and DMC-FZ100

  • None found

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$647 (body only)
$570 - $747 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (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 D5300 (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 D5300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens

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), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$548 (body only)
$698 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
  • Has in-camera HDR

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
4 months older
$916 14-42mm lens

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

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

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • More shutter lag: 423 ms vs 300 ms

common strengths of the DMC-G2 and DMC-FZ100

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
3 years newer
$1,380 - $1,698 (body only)
$2,100 - $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 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
2 years newer
$540 14-42mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has in-camera HDR
  • 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