Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Sony A100, which was introduced in July 2006 is a Entry-Level DSLR camera with a 10.0MP APS-C sensor whereas Panasonic FZ40, which was introduced in July 2010 is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a 14.0MP 1/2.3-inch sensor. As you can see, A100 is 4 years older than FZ40. Let's see if this age difference between two cameras makes a big difference.
Comparing a DSLR camera to a Fixed Lens camera is not an easy task but we will do our best to make this a fair comparison.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Sony A100 and Panasonic FZ40 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Sony A100 and Panasonic FZ40 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.