Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Battery life
Great battery life
450 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ47

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True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 9.8 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ60

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Battery life Longer battery life 450 shots vs 400 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DMC-FZ60's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Battery life Great battery life Help
        DMC-FZ47:400 shots
        DMC-FZ60:450 shots
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        3.6"
        Weight Heavy Help
        DMC-FZ47:498 g
        DMC-FZ60:493 g
        Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
        6,400 ISO
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Size Large Help
        DMC-FZ47:120x79x91 mm
        DMC-FZ60:120x81x92 mm
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        External flash No external flash support Help
        Less expandable
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $380 - $598

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Super zoom

        $298 - $330

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $390 - $398

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

        Super zoom

        $433

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $200

        Size Is slightly smaller
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

        Super zoom

        $387

        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel SL1

        Canon Rebel SL1

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $500 body only

        $599 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

        Super zoom

        $551

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Screen size Smaller screen

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $277 - $399

        Size Significantly smaller
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Battery life Much shorter battery life

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