Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P100

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P100

Size
Really small
Compact (108×52×27 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
180 g

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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ60

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
25 mm vs 38 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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
1.0 cm vs 10.0 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
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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 134k dots
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Around 3.5x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 1.7 fps
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Around 6x faster continuous shooting
Zoom
More zoom
24x vs 3x
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64x more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The DMC-FZ60's maximum light sensitivity is 6 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
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-P100

Size
Significantly smaller
108×52×27 mm vs 120×81×92 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" 7.18x5.32mm vs 1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              DMC-FZ60Digital
              DSC-P100Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              DMC-FZ606,400 ISO
              DSC-P100None
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-FZ603,200 ISO
              DSC-P100400 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $240 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $180

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $210 - $228

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $362 - $598

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              Size Significantly smaller
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $252

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $280 body only

              $420 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200

              Compact

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $750 body only

              $1,049 with 18-135mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sensor size Smaller sensor

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