Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

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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-FZ48

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
280 ms shutter lag
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 19 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48. Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60.

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ48

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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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$365.55 vs $408.00
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The best price we've seen is $42 cheaper (more than 10% 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 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-FZ48400 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
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DMC-FZ48$365.55
              DMC-FZ60$408.00
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-FZ48498 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-FZ481,600 ISO
              DMC-FZ603,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              DMC-FZ48120x79x91 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

              $200 - $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-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $632

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              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
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

              Super zoom

              $147

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $354

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Slightly larger
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              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
              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Super zoom

              $450

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Super zoom

              $169

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              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

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