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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Digital Camera

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16.1MP 24x MOS Oct 2013
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One Industry Award

The writer at Camera Labs endorse this Panasonic camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Camera Labs, toptenreviews.com, CNET.com.au and parentesis.com the average expert rating of this Panasonic camera is 80%. Digital camera experts are not sure about this compact camera digital camera.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 7,428 expert and user reviews, Panasonic has good ratings for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

Good Quality Pictures

Three people concluded that it was able to produce good images. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Images have good colour rendition” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good ISO range.

Good Quality Lens

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 owners said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Expert website Smh.com.au mentioned “DateFebruary 14, 2013 (0) Read later This 16-megapixel ''bridge'' camera has a 25mm-600mm Leica-branded lens with f2.8-f5.2 aperture” .

Two customers who reviewed the product considered that it had a good zoom. Three years ago Toptenreviews.com wrote “The lens only has a 24x zoom, which is lower than many other bridge cameras on our lineup” and scored it 4 stars. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned in their review on expert website Steve's Digicams “A powerful 24X zoom, high-sensitivity 16MP sensor, 10fps burst mo”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Very fast autofocus” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 review and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good quality. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Good quality sound from the built-in microphone” in their review. Toptenreviews.com also said “Great image quality at base ISO”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was noisy. Toptenreviews.com said “Excellent high ISO noise performance”.

Easy to Use

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Toptenreviews.com gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 a rating of 4 stars and said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 review three years ago “It is handy for framing in bright light”.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was retro. Expert website Toptenreviews.com gave it a score of 4 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “A collection of 14 creative controls and retouch effects such as sepia and retro are included for easy image editing”.

Robust

One customer said that it was well made. Expert review site Toptenreviews.com wrote in their review “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 is a digital bridge camera that has a solid lens and set of features to go with it”.

3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec which are not 3D compatible, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 is 3D compatible.

There are a number of alternative 3D compatible digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS ($199.99), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-LX7 ($369.95), or the Lumix DMC-TZ60 both from Panasonic or the Nikon Coolpix P510.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS (MMC|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Nikon Coolpix P310 ($499.00).

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 24 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FZ60's optical zoom is one of the biggest amongst cameras of this age and type. The average optical zoom of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 9.3x.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a quite high megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FZ60.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16.1MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P510, the Samsung ST200F, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ35.

If this camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to consider the Samsung GC100 (16.3MP and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has an image stabiliser.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, and the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60. The image editing mode "Crop" is also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FZ60. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of photo effects than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60. The photo effects "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 250mm. When compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60's maximum focal length of 600 millimeters is one of the longest.

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450 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60 take between 30 and 889 shots per battery charge, including the Lumix DMC-FZ60 which takes 450 shots per battery charge.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Has Two Playback Modes

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently found playback mode is Single image, but this playback mode is not found on this digital camera. The playback modes Slide show and Thumbnails are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Lumix DMC-FZ60 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this digital camera. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

Digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60 have total megapixel counts of between 10MP and 15,000,000MP, and the average total megapixel count is 52,000MP. The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a quite many total megapixel count (17.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a wider light exposure correction than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic digital camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera also have still image resolutions of [1:1] / 3456 x 3456, 2736 x 2736, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1920, 1536 x 1536, 480 x 480, [4:3] / 4608 x 3456, 3072 x 2304, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, [3:2] / 4608 x 3072, 3648 x 2432, 3072 x 2048, 2560 x 1712, 2048 x 1360, 640 x 424, [16:9] / 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2056 and 3072 x 1728 and 256. Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-FZ60 still image resolutions range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

Similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60 have maximum ISO speeds of between 3 and 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500. At 6,400, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FZ60 have a built-in flash, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 does not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this camera and we think the PowerShot SX220 HS, or the PowerShot ELPH 115 IS both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix P7700 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60 support video recording, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 does not support video recording.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support video recording which you might want to look at including the PowerShot SX220 HS, or the PowerShot A3200 IS both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 ($369.95) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60, the Lumix DMC-FZ60 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Canon IXUS 510 HS, or the Nikon Coolpix P520 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P520 which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FZ60 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 449 grams, the Lumix DMC-FZ60's weight is one of the heaviest amongst compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60 have weights of between 20g and 710g, and the average weight is 170g.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Coolpix P500 (494g), or the Coolpix L820 ($284.00) (470g) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-RX1R (453g) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FZ60.

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Thick

With a depth of 91.9 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-FZ60 is very thick compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60. The thinnest compact camera digital camera that came out more than two years ago is 13mm deep, the thickest is 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-FZ60 over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, the Nikon Coolpix P510, or the Sony DSC-RX1R.

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100 (4.8" and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60.

Other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77, or the Samsung EX2F.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most cameras of this spec and age have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of other cameras that have a MOS sensor currently available which you might also want to look at including the Lumix DMC-TZ35, the Lumix DMC-TZ40, or the Lumix DMC-LX7 ($369.95) all from Panasonic which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a better sensor type then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100 (CMOS), or the Canon IXUS 230 HS (CMOS) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features

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Expert Reviews

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With a variety of creative controls and manual controls, it's hard to ignore the power of the Panasonic Lumix FZ60...

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Helps stabilize the camera when you record video, making them less blurry
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The lens only has a 24x zoom, which is lower than many other bridge cameras on our lineup
The electronic viewfinder is not up with the best of the breed in colour, contrast and resolution
It is handy for framing in bright light but does not give an accurate representation of the subject
No automatic detector to switch between EVF and screen
JPEG only
14 February 2013

There was a time when we were scornful of these super-zoom pseudo SLRs. The viewfinders were woeful. The shutter lag was so extreme it was impossible to capture moving subjects. And on some models...

14 February 2013

DateFebruary 14, 2013 (0) Read later This 16-megapixel ''bridge'' camera has a 25mm-600mm Leica-branded lens with f2.8-f5.2 aperture. It is fitted with an electronic viewfinder and a... Read more…

8 November 2012

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 is part of Panasonic's high zoom series of cameras, second in specifications only to the flagship model FZ200. The camera sports a number of impressive specifications: a...

I remember some years ago lusting after a (then) new Kodak (remember them?) digicam that had a 10x zoom. Wow! I thought what photographic horizons it would conquer.Now, you can put your mitts on a... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 5 August 2013 by Robert B.
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This camera gives us so many improvements in quality, useability and features over the point-and-shoot cameras we've owned (3) at a price that is astonishing. WE could not imagine being more... Read more…

Too many features to mention, great picture quality, easy camera to use (especially once we read the manual and learn how to use more functions), light but fits the hands, absolutely love the viewfind
Too many features for my wife and I to learn and remember, manual makes assumptions about terms (i. e. "recording") without defining them

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmcfz60, dmcfz60k
Barcodes 00885170087835, 00885170087842, 08887549474262
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