Panasonic Lumix ZS30 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

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Panasonic Lumix ZS30

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS30

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Battery life
Great battery life
450 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ60

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FZ60's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
450 shots vs 300 shots
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50% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
24x vs 20x
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More than 40% more zoom
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Advantages of the Panasonic ZS30

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Size
Significantly smaller
105×59×28 mm vs 120×81×92 mm
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5.2x smaller
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.1" vs 3.6"
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3.3x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
198 g vs 493 g
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2.5x lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The ZS30's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$219.99 vs $295.65
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The best price we've seen is $76 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Focus points Many focus points Help
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              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              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 significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $362 - $398

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $160

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              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

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $209

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $314

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Placeholder

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              $485

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $369

              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen

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