Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Really small
Size
Prosumer size 120x81x92 mm
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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
$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
Battery life Great battery life Help
DMC-FZ60:450 shots
DMC-FZ50:360 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-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
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
DMC-FZ60:3,200 ISO
DMC-FZ50:1,600 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
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
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-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$350 - $598

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$247 - $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-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

$399

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$349 - $399

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-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $398

Aperture Has a much wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Startup delay Has much more startup delay
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$302 - $527 body only

$389 - $447 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
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$279 - $383

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Significantly smaller
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$397 body only

$429 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

Super zoom

$260 - $280

Autofocus Faster autofocus
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Significantly larger
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica V-LUX 1

Leica V-LUX 1

Pro digicam

$1,199

Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Lowest price Much more expensive
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Super zoom

$309 - $499

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Larger
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

Boutique

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Super zoom

$400

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$320 - $360

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Sensor size Smaller sensor

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