Updated (July 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 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

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ47

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Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$249.70 vs $295.10
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The best price we've seen is $45 cheaper (around 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 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 2 f-stops 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
              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
              Focus points Many focus points Help
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              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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-FZ47120×80×92 mm
              DMC-FZ60120×81×92 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DMC-FZ47$249.70
              DMC-FZ60$295.10
              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              DMC-FZ471/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              DMC-FZ601/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              24x
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DMC-FZ471080p @ 30fps
              DMC-FZ601080p @ 60fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              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-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $312 - $398

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $820

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $190

              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Super zoom

              $598

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Zoom More zoom
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

              Super zoom

              $173

              Zoom More zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix S9400W

              Fujifilm FinePix S9400W

              Super zoom

              $190

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger

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