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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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
 
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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
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 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
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $167 - $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 D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $415 body only

        $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Super zoom

        $232 - $330

        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

        $343 - $600

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $429

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Super zoom

        $390 - $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
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $230

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P100 Competitors

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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
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
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        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V1

        Digicam

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        External flash Supports an external flash
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Size Larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

        Travel zoom

        $293

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
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        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P10

        Compact

        Screen size Smaller screen
        Size Slightly larger

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