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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-FZ48

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
280 ms shutter lag
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ48

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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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DMC-FZ48:400 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-FZ48:$419.62
              DMC-FZ60:$407.49
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-FZ48:498 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-FZ48:120x79x91 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
              24x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $363 - $518

              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-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $280 - $319

              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
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $387

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $350

              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

              $400 - $435

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $616

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

              Super zoom

              $959

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L100

              Nikon Coolpix L100

              Super zoom

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $390

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

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

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