As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 is also often compared to boutiques, entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, compacts and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-G6 and the Lumix DMC-FZ200) and Canon (such as the EOS 1000D and the Digital IXUS 860 IS)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ62 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2"), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3.8 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a significantly longer battery life (450 shots vs 350 shots).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack, doesn't support an external flash and significantly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530
1 year newer
$344

Significant advantages of the P530 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P530 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 450 shots

common strengths of the P530 and DMC-FZ62

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×84×98 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×81×92 mm)
  • Light weight: 494 g vs 493 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.6"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
similar age
$534

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 540 shots vs 450 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and DMC-FZ62

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×81×92 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 540 shots vs 450 shots
  • Light weight: 588 g vs 493 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47
1 year older
$663

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ47 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ47 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ47 and DMC-FZ62

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×81×92 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 400 shots vs 450 shots
  • Light weight: 498 g vs 493 g

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
1 year newer
$289

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 450 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the SX510 HS and DMC-FZ62

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×81×92 mm)
  • Light weight: 349 g vs 493 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.6"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 450 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and DMC-FZ62

  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 450 shots
  • Light weight: 590 g vs 493 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
6 years older
$1,199

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ50 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ50 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ50 and DMC-FZ62

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 450 shots

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ62 compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (24x vs 5x), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 134k dots), is much smaller (prosumer size (120×81×92 mm) vs large (139×168×97 mm)) and has image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 24 mm), has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm vs sigma x3 21.5x14.4mm), has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2) and doesn't support an external flash.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1
6 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-R1 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 25 mm
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-R1 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 24x
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DSC-R1 and DMC-FZ62

  • Incredible zoom: 5x vs 24x
  • Built-in flashes

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 1000D

Canon EOS 1000D
4 years older
$266 (body only)
$319 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1000D (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 1000D (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1000D and DMC-FZ62

  • None found

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
3 months newer
$600 (body only)
$567 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5200 and DMC-FZ62

  • None found

Canon EOS 400D

Canon EOS 400D
5 years older
$826 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 400D (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 400D (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • None found

common strengths of the 400D and DMC-FZ62

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ62 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 50fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,036k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 24.7 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
9 months newer
$852 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-G6 and DMC-FZ62

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
2 years newer
$363 - $448 (body only)
$450 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the A5100 and DMC-FZ62

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ62 compared to compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (24x vs 3.8x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.3 fps).

However, on average it is much larger (prosumer size (120×81×92 mm) vs compact (97×54×24 mm)), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), is thicker (3.6" vs 0.8"), is much heavier (493 g vs 155 g) and significantly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX12 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×81×92 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.6"
  • Much lighter: 155 g vs 493 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX12 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-FX12 and DMC-FZ62

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon Digital IXUS 860 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 860 IS
4 years older

Significant advantages of the 860 IS (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Much smaller: Compact (93×59×26 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×81×92 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 3.6"
  • Much lighter: 205 g vs 493 g

Significant disadvantages of the 860 IS (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much shorter battery life: 270 shots vs 450 shots
  • Less zoom: 3.8x vs 24x

common strengths of the 860 IS and DMC-FZ62

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Samsung WB1000

Samsung WB1000
3 years older

Significant advantages of the WB1000 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (97×61×21 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×81×92 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 3.6"
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the WB1000 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Less zoom: 5x vs 24x
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the WB1000 and DMC-FZ62

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX100 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Much smaller: Compact (97×54×24 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×81×92 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.6"
  • Much lighter: 150 g vs 493 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX100 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Less zoom: 3.6x vs 24x

common strengths of the DMC-FX100 and DMC-FZ62

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ62 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a much longer battery life (450 shots vs 210 shots) and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is much larger (prosumer size (120×81×92 mm) vs compact (106×61×33 mm)), doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (july 2012 vs january 2014).

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
5 months older
$492

Significant advantages of the SX260 HS (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Much smaller: Compact (106×61×33 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×81×92 mm)
  • Has a GPS
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the SX260 HS (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 450 shots
  • Shoots slower: 3.2 fps vs 10 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the SX260 HS and DMC-FZ62

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
2 years newer
$353

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ57 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Much smaller: Compact (108×60×32 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×81×92 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.6"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ57 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 450 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DMC-TZ57 and DMC-FZ62

  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 450 shots

Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35
1 year newer
$374

Significant advantages of the ZS35 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • Much smaller: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×81×92 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.6"
  • Much lighter: 240 g vs 493 g

Significant disadvantages of the ZS35 (vs the DMC-FZ62)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the ZS35 and DMC-FZ62

  • None found