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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 120x81x92 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ60

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.0"
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More than 50% larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle 25 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 848 x 480 @ 10fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Size Significantly smaller 120x81x92 mm vs 141x86x142 mm
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Around 50% smaller
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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 207k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
Zoom More zoom 24x vs 12x
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4x more zoom
Battery life Longer battery life 450 shots vs 360 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Significantly thinner 3.6" vs 5.6"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 493 g vs 734 g
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More than 30% lighter
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
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DMC-FZ60's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Cheaper $368.99 vs $548.19
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The best price we've seen is $179 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ50

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Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm vs 1/2.5" 6.1x4.6mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 10 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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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Battery life Great battery life Help
DMC-FZ60:450 shots
DMC-FZ50:360 shots
Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
Digital
Thickness Quite thick Help
DMC-FZ60:3.6"
DMC-FZ50:5.6"
Weight Heavy Help
DMC-FZ60:493 g
DMC-FZ50:734 g
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
DMC-FZ60:6,400 ISO
DMC-FZ50:3,200 ISO
Size Large Help
DMC-FZ60:120x81x92 mm
DMC-FZ50:141x86x142 mm

Compared to recent super zooms

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Zoom Poor zoom Help
DMC-FZ60:24x
DMC-FZ50:12x
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
DMC-FZ60:460k dots
DMC-FZ50:207k dots

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$232 - $309

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

$343 - $598

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Has much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Weight Is slightly heavier
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Super zoom

Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$197 - $227

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Super zoom

$384

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
External mic jack Has an external mic jack

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$199 - $250

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$298 - $368

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$390 - $400

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

$387

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$544

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $1,048 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Leica V-LUX 1

Leica V-LUX 1

Pro digicam

$950

Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Lowest price Significantly more expensive
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$265 - $387 body only

$401 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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