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
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

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
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
Battery life Longer battery life 450 shots vs 400 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Cheaper $349.99 vs $449.00
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The best price we've seen is $99 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DMC-FZ47:1080p @ 30fps
              DMC-FZ60:1080p @ 60fps
              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
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DMC-FZ47:$449.00
              DMC-FZ60:$349.99
              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
              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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-FZ47:1,600 ISO
              DMC-FZ60:3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $409 - $598

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $365

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $323 - $376

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $219 - $230

              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-FZ47 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $379

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $704

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

              Super zoom

              $530

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Super zoom

              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

              Super zoom

              $196

              Zoom More zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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