As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to pro digicams 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-FZ40) 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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.0"), is slightly smaller (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs large 130x97x118 mm), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 2 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it lacks a built-in HDR feature, lacks built-in panoramas, doesn't take 3D photos, lacks and external mic jack and is older (july, 2010 vs august, 2011).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$330 - $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

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

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-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
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Screen does not flip out

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

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)

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

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-FZ50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
4 years older
$548

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ50 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ50 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.0" vs 3.0"
  • Lower resolution movies: 848 x 480 @ 10fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

common strengths of the DMC-FZ50 and DMC-FZ100

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year newer
$314

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

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, slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm), has a viewfinder (digital vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a much 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 101x58x35 mm) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$328

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$498

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 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

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 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), 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).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
similar age
$222 (body only)
$355 18-55mm lens

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

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Supports 24p
  • 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: $221.86 vs $349.95

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
3 years newer
$420 - $497 18-55mm lens

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

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • 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 Lens

common strengths of the D3300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $419.95 vs $349.95

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
2 years newer
$497 - $547 (body only)
$499 - $599 18-55mm lens

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

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • 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
  • Inexpensive: $496.95 vs $349.95

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$279 - $557 (body only)
$349 - $447 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • 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: $279.00 vs $349.95

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
5 months older
$700 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Supports 24p

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 D90

Nikon D90
1 year older
$724 (body only)
$947 55-300mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 930k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • 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