As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to mirrorless and pro digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ200 and the Lumix DMC-FZ150) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX50 HS and the PowerShot SX30 IS)

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 a screen which flips out, is slightly less expensive ($427.58 vs $616.39) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (24x vs 50x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 3840 x 2160 @ 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) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$367 - $536

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
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ200 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year newer
$704

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
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ150 vs the DMC-FZ100

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
2 years newer
$399 - $400

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 24x
  • Supports 24p
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the PowerShot SX50 HS and DMC-FZ100

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 13 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$280 - $319

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)

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

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DMC-FZ100

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • RAW support
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ70 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
1 year older
$616

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ35 and DMC-FZ100

  • RAW support
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ35 vs the DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
similar age
$870 - $898

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 3840 x 2160 @ 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
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ1000 vs the DMC-FZ100

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), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 3840 x 2160 @ 30fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N
1 year newer
$598 (body only)
$890 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-5N (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-5N (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the NEX-5N and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Each supports an external flash
arrow Compare the Sony NEX-5N vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
3 years newer
$1,698 - $1,700 (body only)
$3,200 - $3,387 35-100mm lens

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 3840 x 2160 @ 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
arrow Compare the DMC-GH4 vs the DMC-FZ100

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$648 (body only)
$748 - $799 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the A6000 and DMC-FZ100

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
  • Each supports an external flash
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha A6000 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
2 years newer
$485 - $649 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the NX300 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the NX300 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Inexpensive: $485.00 vs $427.58
arrow Compare the Samsung NX300 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3
similar age

Significant advantages of the NEX-3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-3 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much more shutter lag: 670 ms vs 300 ms
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the NEX-3 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $373.18 vs $427.58
  • Each supports an external flash
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha NEX-3 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
2 years newer
$419 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G5 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has in-camera HDR

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-G5 and DMC-FZ100

  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the DMC-G5 vs the DMC-FZ100

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, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), is significantly larger (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs compact 101x58x41 mm) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

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: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • 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)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
similar age
$599

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

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size 109x65x42 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm

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

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and DMC-FZ100

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the DMC-LX5 vs the DMC-FZ100

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" 6.1x4.6mm
  • 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)

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

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

  • Supports RAW
  • Flip-out screens
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2 years newer
$348 - $370

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
arrow Compare the DMC-LX7 vs the DMC-FZ100