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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
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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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 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 faster 10 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
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
Battery life Longer battery life 450 shots vs 400 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
        DMC-FZ48:1080p @ 30fps
        DMC-FZ60:1080p @ 60fps
        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
        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
        Size Large Help
        DMC-FZ48:120x79x91 mm
        DMC-FZ60:120x81x92 mm
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        External flash No external flash support Help
        Less expandable
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        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
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        DMC-FZ48:1,600 ISO
        DMC-FZ60:3,200 ISO
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        24x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix FZ70

        Panasonic Lumix FZ70

        Super zoom

        $265 - $298

        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

        $409 - $598

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $323 - $377

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

        Super zoom

        $530

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Super zoom

        $365

        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-FZ50

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

        Pro digicam

        $548

        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
        Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        Size Is significantly smaller
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

        Super zoom

        $379

        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

        Super zoom

        $704

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Size Slightly larger
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Super zoom

        $184

        Size Smaller
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $200

        Size Significantly smaller
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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