Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P100

Size
Really small
Compact 108x52x27 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
180 g
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ60

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
25 mm vs 38 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 134k dots
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Around 3.5x higher resolution screen
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
9.6 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture more than 90% more detail in your photos
Zoom
More zoom
24x vs 3x
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64x more zoom
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 1.7 fps
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Around 6x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The DMC-FZ60's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-P100

Size
Significantly smaller
108x52x27 mm vs 120x81x92 mm
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5.9x smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.1" vs 3.6"
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3.4x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
180 g vs 493 g
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2.7x lighter
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
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              DMC-FZ60:Digital
              DSC-P100:Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              DMC-FZ60:6,400 ISO
              DSC-P100:None
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $195 - $246

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $544

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $248 - $345

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $399

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $320 - $397

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350 - $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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P100 Competitors

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              Nikon Coolpix P60

              Nikon Coolpix P60

              Compact

              $369

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot A630

              Canon PowerShot A630

              Digicam

              $649

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
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              Fujifilm FinePix S602 Zoom

              Digicam

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

              Compact

              $199

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $314

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

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