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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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
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
Zoom More zoom 24x vs 12x
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4x more zoom
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
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
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported

Compared to recent super zooms

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

$390 - $536

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-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$298 - $330

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
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
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$199 - $250

Size Is slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Super zoom

Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Super zoom

$149

Zoom More zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Movie format Lower resolution movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$197 - $227

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix L100

Nikon Coolpix L100

Super zoom

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture

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
Placeholder

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

Pro digicam

Size Slightly smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
True resolution Lower true resolution
Leica V-LUX 1

Leica V-LUX 1

Pro digicam

Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$616

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Startup delay More startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Super zoom

$704

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Lowest price More expensive

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