Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

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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
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

Items often bought with the DMC-FZ60 or DMC-FZ48

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Explore our gallery of 19 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48.
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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
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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
$295.65 vs $556.00
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The best price we've seen is $260 cheaper (around 50% 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
              Focus points Many focus points Help
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              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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

              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              DMC-FZ481/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              DMC-FZ601/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              24x
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DMC-FZ481080p @ 30fps
              DMC-FZ601080p @ 60fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $362 - $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-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              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

              $450

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Panorama Lacks 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 built-in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $820

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $160

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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-FZ48 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $411 - $600

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $230

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Size Smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

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