Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

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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-FZ48

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
280 ms shutter lag
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Screen size
Large screen
3"
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
Significantly 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 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$295.67 vs $469.99
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The best price we've seen is $174 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DMC-FZ48400 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-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-FZ48120×80×92 mm
              DMC-FZ60120×81×92 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              DMC-FZ48120×80×92 mm
              DMC-FZ60120×81×92 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              DMC-FZ481/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              DMC-FZ601/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              24x

              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

              $322 - $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-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

              Super zoom

              $343 - $378

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $275

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $551

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Slightly larger
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

              Super zoom

              $600

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $1,011

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $630

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              Focus points Fewer focus points
              Size Slightly larger

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