As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to boutiques, pro digicams, pro DSLRs and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ200 and the Lumix DMC-FZ150) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix B700 and the Coolpix B500)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, supports an external flash and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (24x vs 60x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), lacks a built-in HDR feature, lacks built-in panoramas and doesn't take 3D photos.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$391

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
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Inexpensive: $390.77 vs $449.09

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year newer
$820

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has an external mic jack

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

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Extremely high speed movies: 220 fps vs 220 fps
  • Light weight: 528 g vs 539 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$390

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

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Much 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

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Inexpensive: $389.99 vs $449.09
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
5 years newer
$498

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
  • Supports 24p

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: $497.99 vs $449.09
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
5 years newer
$447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 24x
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No external flash support
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and DMC-FZ100

  • Inexpensive: $446.72 vs $449.09
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
similar age
$480

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ40 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ40 (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-FZ40 and DMC-FZ100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Light weight: 499 g vs 539 g
  • Inexpensive: $479.99 vs $449.09

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), 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 significantly 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
$80 - $648

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

  • Significantly 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)

  • 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: $79.95 vs $449.09

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 3.8x), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) 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 nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X
5 years newer
$689 - $699

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
  • Support external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$398

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
  • Significantly 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
similar age
$599

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

  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (110×66×43 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.7" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (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-LX5 and DMC-FZ100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 7 fps), has a screen which flips out and is slightly smaller (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs professional size (147×114×74 mm)).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years newer
$779 - $899 (body only)
$891 - $999 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots significantly slower: 7 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the 70D and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $778.95 vs $449.09

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
10 months older
$849 (body only)
$1,205 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 7D and DMC-FZ100

  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $849.00 vs $449.09
  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon D300

Nikon D300
2 years older
$1,999 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the D300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Fairly small: Professional size (147×114×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $1,999.00 vs $449.09
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

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

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs mid size (113×66×35 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)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Significantly 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

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
3 years newer
$318 - $349

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (113×66×35 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the SX700 HS and DMC-FZ100

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS