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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 120x81x92 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor size
Large sensor
1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm
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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 207k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom 24x vs 12x
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4x more zoom
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
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
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $272.95 vs $528.29
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The best price we've seen is $255 cheaper (around 50% less)
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
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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
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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$365 - $598

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Super zoom

$704

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$490

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Weight Is slightly lighter
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Super zoom

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

$379

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$298 - $398

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly larger
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$194 - $230

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

Super zoom

$433

Lowest price More expensive
Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$324 - $347

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Aperture Narrower aperture

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica V-LUX 1

Leica V-LUX 1

Pro digicam

Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$315

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Sensor size Smaller sensor
True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Super zoom

$589

Size Much smaller
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Supports RAW No RAW support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$898

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Lowest price Much more expensive
Weight Slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Super zoom

$700

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
External flash No external flash support

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