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

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
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 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
Lowest price Cheaper $272.95 vs $449.90
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The best price we've seen is $177 cheaper (around 40% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              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

              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

              $383 - $536

              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 slightly 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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

              Super zoom

              $460

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $400 - $419 body only

              $399 - $529 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $170 - $279

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $387

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $619 - $648

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $704

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $636

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L100

              Nikon Coolpix L100

              Super zoom

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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