As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs, waterproofs and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ200 and the Lumix DMC-FZ70) 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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.7"), is slightly smaller (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs large 130x97x118 mm), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm) and lacks a built in HDR feature.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years newer
$390 - $743

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-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
3 years newer
$298 - $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-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 smaller screen: 2.0" vs 3.0"
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • 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
arrow Compare the DMC-FZ50 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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
3 years newer
$998

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • Significantly heavier: 813 g vs 539 g

common strengths of the DSC-RX10 and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • RAW support
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
similar age
$390

Significant advantages of the SX30 IS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX30 IS (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the SX30 IS and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Support external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has way more more zoom (24x vs 2.9x), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, significantly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm) and is slightly less expensive ($427.58 vs $798.00).

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/1.8), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much larger (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs compact 101x58x35 mm) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
3 years newer
$798 - $799

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

  • Much smaller: Compact 101x58x41 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • 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

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

  • Much less zoom: 2.9x vs 24x
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$498

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

  • Much smaller: Compact 101x58x35 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • 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

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

  • Much less zoom: 3.6x vs 24x
  • Screen does not flip out
  • 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

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 (3.0" vs 2.7"), records high-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 3.7 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 930k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 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 D7100

Nikon D7100
2 years newer
$1,047 - $1,097 (body only)
$1,347 - $1,397 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the D7100 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found
arrow Compare the Nikon D7100 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon D60

Nikon D60
2 years older
$900 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D60 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D60 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the D60 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found
arrow Compare the Nikon D60 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
6 months newer
$400 - $419 (body only)
$399 - $580 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.2x14.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • 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: $399.00 vs $427.58
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T3 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
6 months newer
$499 - $648 (body only)
$200 - $570 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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 Lens

common strengths of the T3i and DMC-FZ100

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $199.95 vs $427.58
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
1 year older
$929 (body only)
$830 - $940 18-105mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 930k dots vs 460k dots

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
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D90 and DMC-FZ100

  • None found
arrow Compare the Nikon D90 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.9), has way more more zoom (24x vs 5x), has a screen which flips out, shoots RAW and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is much larger (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs compact 110x65x25 mm), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), lacks a built in HDR feature and lacks a built in panoramas.

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120
3 years newer
$289 - $340

Significant advantages of the AW120 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller: Compact 110x66x25 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 3.7"
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the AW120 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 24x
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No RAW support

common strengths of the AW120 and DMC-FZ100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.0" vs 3.0"
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix AW120 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110
2 years newer
$211

Significant advantages of the AW110 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller: Compact 110x65x25 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 3.7"
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the AW110 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 24x
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.8
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the AW110 and DMC-FZ100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.0" vs 3.0"
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix AW110 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

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/3.7), records even higher-speed movies (220 fps vs none), has a screen which flips out, slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 3 cm) and shoots RAW.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), is much larger (prosumer size 124x81x95 mm vs super compact 92x52x22 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
2 years newer
$129 - $148

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller: Super compact 92x52x22 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.7"
  • Much lighter: 124 g vs 539 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much less zoom: 8x vs 24x
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 220 fps

common strengths of the DSC-WX80 and DMC-FZ100

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix ZS40

Panasonic Lumix ZS40
3 years newer
$414 - $448

Significant advantages of the ZS40 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller: Compact 111x64x34 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 24x

Significant disadvantages of the ZS40 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

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

common strengths of the ZS40 and DMC-FZ100

  • Great zoom: 30x vs 24x
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • RAW support
arrow Compare the Lumix ZS40 vs the Lumix DMC-FZ100

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700
3 years newer
$269 - $297

Significant advantages of the S9700 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Much smaller: Compact 109x63x34 mm vs Prosumer size 124x81x95 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 24x

Significant disadvantages of the S9700 (vs the DMC-FZ100)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2.8
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No RAW support

common strengths of the S9700 and DMC-FZ100

  • Great zoom: 30x vs 24x
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 220 fps
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9700 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100