As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ300 and the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)) and Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-HX100v 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 (132×92×117 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out 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), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and lacks a built-in HDR feature.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
5 years newer
$501 - $598

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$225

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

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

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • RAW support

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$309 - $317

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

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has in-camera HDR

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
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
similar age
$628 - $798

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Significantly larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Worse macro capability: 3.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year newer
$820

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)

  • 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
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v
6 months newer
$459

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX100v (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX100v (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No RAW support

common strengths of the DSC-HX100v and DMC-FZ100

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

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 much 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 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
$594 - $798

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

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

Significant disadvantages of the 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 DMC-LX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 11 fps
  • Inexpensive: $593.70 vs $455.04

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a slightly 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.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
3 years newer
$1,048 - $1,498 (body only)
$1,436 14-140mm lens

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • 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
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

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)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (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 A6000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
3 years newer
$347 (body only)
$448 16-50mm lens

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

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Supports 24p

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

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

common strengths of the A5000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $346.79 vs $455.04
  • Each has a built-in flash

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), much closer macro focusing (1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm), is slightly less expensive ($455.04 vs $948.00), supports an external flash and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,228k dots) and is significantly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs compact (102×58×41 mm)).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
3 years newer
$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)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Much worse macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

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

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
4 years newer
$948

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (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
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

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

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X
5 years newer
$749

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G5 X (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
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G5 X (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot G5 X and DMC-FZ100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens
  • Support external flash

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 4 fps), has a screen which flips out and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP), 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 D5100

Nikon D5100
8 months newer
$345 (body only)
$509 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (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
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D5100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $345.00 vs $455.04

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
3 years newer
$435 (body only)
$397 - $547 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Inexpensive: $396.95 vs $455.04

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
6 months newer
$499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (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 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 D3100

Nikon D3100
similar age
$359 (body only)
$529 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)

  • 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: $263.01 vs $455.04

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
2 years newer
$393 (body only)
$429 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

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
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D5200 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $393.39 vs $455.04

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$512 - $597 (body only)
$499 - $697 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

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
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D5300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens

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 slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs super compact (93×52×23 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.

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)

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

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
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (112×64×38 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (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-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
3 years newer
$120 - $170

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found