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

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

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ47

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$265.01 vs $404.59
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The best price we've seen is $140 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Longest exposure
Much 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
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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 significantly 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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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DMC-FZ47400 shots
              DMC-FZ60450 shots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 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
              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

              $220 - $248

              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

              $340 - $398

              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-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $345

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $345

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $262 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              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

              $619

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $275

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $370

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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