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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ47

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Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$310.21 vs $407.49
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The best price we've seen is $97 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DMC-FZ471080p @ 30fps
              DMC-FZ601080p @ 60fps
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DMC-FZ47400 shots
              DMC-FZ60450 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
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-FZ47498 g
              DMC-FZ60493 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-FZ471,600 ISO
              DMC-FZ603,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              DMC-FZ47120x79x91 mm
              DMC-FZ60120x81x92 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              24x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              25 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $342 - $606

              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 DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $314

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $225

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $963

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $610

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100

              Pro digicam

              $475 - $498

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $267 - $297

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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