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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Battery life
Great battery life
450 shots
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P100

Size
Really small
Compact 108x52x27 mm
Sensor size
Large sensor
1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
180 g
 
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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
True resolution Much higher true resolution 9.6 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture more than 90% more detail in your photos
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
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 Much 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 Common Weaknesses
        Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
        DMC-FZ60:Digital
        DSC-P100:Tunnel
        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
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $202 - $279

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $380 - $598

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Super zoom

        $298 - $330

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Size Significantly larger
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $390 - $399

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $200 - $399

        Size Significantly smaller
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Battery life Much shorter battery life

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P100 Competitors

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        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $220

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $150 - $250

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
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        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P150

        Compact

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

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