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Advantages of the Canon SX60 HS

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External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
65x vs 60x
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Around 20% more zoom
Size
Slightly smaller
128×93×114 mm vs 130×94×119 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
340 shots vs 330 shots
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Almost the same
Thickness
Slightly thinner
4.5" vs 4.7"
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)'s lens captures marginally more light (0.6 f-stops)
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Wide angle
Better wide angle
20 mm vs 21 mm
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Almost the same
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 922k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
49 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Wide angle Excellent wide angle Help
              SX60 HS21 mm
              Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)20 mm
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              SX60 HS340 shots
              Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)330 shots
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX60 HS4.5"
              Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)4.7"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX60 HS650 g
              Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)616 g
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Size Large Help
              SX60 HS128×93×114 mm
              Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)130×94×119 mm
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              SX60 HS9
              Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)49

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              SX60 HS128×93×114 mm
              Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)130×94×119 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              SX60 HS650 g
              Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)616 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              SX60 HS15s
              Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)4s
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing

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              Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
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