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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
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
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ48

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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
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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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $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 DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $248 - $330

              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-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $399

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              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 a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $544

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $409 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $383

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

              Super zoom

              $400

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $320 - $397

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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