Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Really small
Size
Prosumer size 120x81x92 mm
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Significantly smaller
120x81x92 mm vs 141x86x142 mm
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Around 50% smaller
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 significantly 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
Zoom
More zoom
24x vs 12x
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4x more zoom
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
$407.49 vs $548.19
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The best price we've seen is $141 cheaper (around 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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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2.8
Battery life Great battery life Help
DMC-FZ60450 shots
DMC-FZ50360 shots
Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
Digital
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
DMC-FZ60$407.49
DMC-FZ50$548.19
Thickness Quite thick Help
DMC-FZ603.6"
DMC-FZ505.6"
Weight Heavy Help
DMC-FZ60493 g
DMC-FZ50734 g
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
DMC-FZ606,400 ISO
DMC-FZ503,200 ISO
Size Large Help
DMC-FZ60120x81x92 mm
DMC-FZ50141x86x142 mm
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
DMC-FZ603,200 ISO
DMC-FZ501,600 ISO

Compared to recent super zooms

Common Strengths

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

Common Weaknesses
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Zoom Poor zoom Help
DMC-FZ6024x
DMC-FZ5012x
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
DMC-FZ60460k dots
DMC-FZ50207k dots

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$342 - $606

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$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-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Super zoom

$314

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$399 - $569 body only

$499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Super zoom

$314

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$214

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

Compact

$148

Size Significantly smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$345 - $400

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

Pro digicam

$1,104

Size Slightly smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
True resolution Lower true resolution
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$967

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Startup delay More startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$701 - $898

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Lowest price More expensive
Weight Slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$225

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

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