As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to boutiques, pro digicams, travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 and the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)) 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 has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), 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 CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (3.7" vs 4.6").

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (24x vs 83.3x), 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) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
similar age
$640 - $798

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an external mic jack

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)

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
similar age
$350

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)

  • 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 SX30 IS and DMC-FZ100

  • Light weight: 601 g vs 539 g
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Inexpensive: $349.99 vs $409.69

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$379

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

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

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
  • Light weight: 588 g vs 539 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
5 years newer
$495 - $598

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much 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

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Inexpensive: $494.95 vs $409.69
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
4 years newer
$499 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much more zoom: 83.3x vs 24x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 899 g vs 539 g

common strengths of the P900 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $499.00 vs $409.69

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48
1 year newer

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

  • None found

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-FZ48 and DMC-FZ100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Light weight: 498 g vs 539 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 3.7"

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to boutique competitors include: it records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 5.2 fps), has a screen which flips out, has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is slightly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs mid size (115×66×55 mm)) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
1 year newer
$550

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly thinner: 2.6" vs 3.7"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 1.9 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the G1X and DMC-FZ100

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $549.99 vs $409.69

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
3 years newer
$649

Significant advantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5.2 fps vs 11 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and DMC-FZ100

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $649.00 vs $409.69

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
4 years newer
$529 - $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
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 11 fps
  • Inexpensive: $529.00 vs $409.69

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 2.9x), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, is slightly less expensive ($409.69 vs $998.00) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly 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 much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,228k dots), is slightly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs compact (102×58×41 mm)) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$397 - $448

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

  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $396.69 vs $409.69

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$444

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Smaller: Mid size (111×68×46 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DMC-FZ100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 220 fps
  • Each supports an external flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
6 years newer
$998 - $1,050

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

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

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

  • No external flash support
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and DMC-FZ100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is slightly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs compact (103×60×33 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

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)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Smaller: Mid size (111×65×44 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)

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
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • 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

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
5 months older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.3" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the DMC-ZS7 and DMC-FZ100

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

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 @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 3.4 fps).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 15.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism).

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
1 year older
$350 (body only)

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T1i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.4 fps vs 11 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the T1i and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $349.94 vs $409.69

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
1 year older
$470 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D3000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 11 fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the D3000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $469.99 vs $409.69

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
6 months newer
$515 (body only)
$759 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
  • Inexpensive: $514.95 vs $409.69

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
6 months newer
$479 (body only)
$390 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (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: 3 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the T3 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $389.99 vs $409.69

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
1 year older
$680 (body only)
$730 18-55mm lens

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

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

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