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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 Digital Camera

Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice
18.1MP 30x MOS Mar 2014
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48 Reasons For

Twelve Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most awarded of all the compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

The experts at Trusted Reviews, Digitallife.se and Vido.com.ua all decided that concluded that they would endorse this compact camera digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which concluded that this Panasonic digital camera was great.

This compact camera digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Photoreview.com.au and Optyczne.pl, both of which thought that this camera was excellent.

This camera received a "Gold" from What Digital Camera who decided that this compact camera digital camera was superb.

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Good Expert Reviews

Twenty-five experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews have rated this compact camera digital camera on average 84 out of 100. If all the digital cameras of this spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this Panasonic digital camera is in the top 3%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, Lumix DMC-TZ60 owners rated this digital camera as terrific. Most Lumix DMC-TZ60 owners think it is one of the better digital cameras of a similar spec and age.

Good Quality Lens

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. D. Atkinson said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review “Amazing zoom and some very smart features”. Kryten wrote “A nice little camera with a very good zoom lens”. Two years ago expert website Trustedreviews.com rated the product 4 stars and wrote “If you want a travel camera with a long zoom that fits in your pocket”.

Several people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. Two years ago Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert review site Pocket Lint “There's decent autofocus, good image quality, excellent image stabilisation” in their review. Itwire.com said “A 30X optical zoom, 18.1MP sensor, GPS tagging, Wi-Fi, NFC, fast Autofocus” in their review.

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 owners who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 thought it had a good lens. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and wrote in their review on Amazon a few weeks ago “Brilliant lens !”. Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewers who bought the product said that it had a good image stabiliser. Expert Reviews wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 “Competent image stabilization”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 considered that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Excellent little camera which produces super pics”. Two years ago Sutty rated it 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I have a brilliant photo of the moon using a tripod”. Vanessa J. said “The ring round the lens so that you can make different adjustments to fine tune your photos if you want to” in her review of this digital camera.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewers said in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Mr Baz mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Nothing amazing either size or resolution wise.”. Mr Baz also said “Clear even in most lighting conditions, nice 920K dot resolution Cons”.

One customer wrote that this digital camera had a good image sensor. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewer who bought it thought it was good in low light.

One person who bought the product thought it had a good ISO range. Mr Baz wrote in his review on Amazon two years ago “You can get ok smaller prints at ISO 160”.

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Good Size

Several customers who purchased the product concluded that it was compact. A few weeks ago Milek gave it a very good review and wrote “Amazing what this little compact can do” in their review of this digital camera. Mr Baz mentioned “I've used quite a few of the TZ models and other maker's compact zooms over the years” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review. Mr Baz also mentioned “Cracking little superzoom compact”.

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 owners agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 was a good body shape. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au said “The TZ60, offers a massive optical zoom of 30x in a body that can easily slip into a pants pocket” in their review of this digital camera. Photoreview.com.au rated this digital camera 4 stars and mentioned “A pocketable body with plenty of external controls that are straightforward to use” in their review.

One person thought the product was heavy and bulky. Stuff.tv gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars and mentioned “True, there's no sign of a chunky grip for your right hand to grasp – merely a small raised bump –”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewer thought it was good physically. Expert Reviews said “30x optical zoom is small scale, excellent image stabilisation system, physical lens ring control, manual focus options, improved WiFi for sharing images”.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was lightweight. Two years ago expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Being lightweight and portable while also offering an extensive optical zoom range are a few of the key criteria of a travel compact camera”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 owners who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 wrote that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “I love the quality of the pictures”. Jayne mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Really pleased with this camera, good quality pictures and Ai feature excellent” . Mr Baz rated the product 4 stars and he said on Amazon “Useful to have in tricky lighting + Decent quality 30x 24-720mm (equivalent 35mm) zoom lens”.

Easy to Use

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewers reckoned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 was easy to use. Mr Baz he wrote “Predictable + Long exposures possible up to 15 or 30 seconds (with the Starry Sky mode) handy for night scene tripod shooters + Has a focus peaking mode (for manual focus)” in his review of this digital camera. Mr Baz also said “This is quite slow responding to turns (focus by wire) Focus ring can also be customised for other functions + Easy to use, logical control layout”. Seahorse13 said on Amazon “Great camera, fairly easy to use & good pics”.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Milek wrote on Amazon in November this year “Navigating the menus could be improved a little” and rated it as excellent.

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Nice Design

A number of customers who purchased the product mentioned that it was good looking. Last year Vanessa J. mentioned on Amazon “The camera is pretty easy to use”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review two years ago “The Panasonic Lumix TZ60 has plenty on its side, with a stylish design”.

Several people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was a good design. Expert Reviews said in their review of this digital camera “Great, high quality design”. Expert Reviews also said “Compact design”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewer who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 thought it was retro. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was neat. Expert Reviews wrote last year “Compact, tidy and pocketable” .

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Robust

Several people who purchased this digital camera considered that it was well made. Mr Baz said “+ First TZ with a viewfinder built in” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review. Vanessa J. gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of this digital camera “It's very compact and feels solidly built”. Vanessa J. also said “The large range of creative effects it has built in, listed below, which are really good”.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 owners who reviewed it considered that it was reliable. In November last year Expert Reviews wrote “Huge and reliable zoom lens” in their review. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “Can it beat the trusty smartphone? Hit play to find out!”.

One customer said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 was strong and durable. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ wrote “The compact camera market has been tough over recent years” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars.

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Popular Choice

According to Amazon sales data, the Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a popular choice amongst people who bought cameras in the last 3 months.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good viewfinder. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “It fits in the pocket and the view finder is really good” in their review of this digital camera. Mr Baz said two years ago “TZ series gets a viewfinder, good travel camera” . Last year Expert Reviews mentioned “Handy electronic viewfinder” in their review.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 owner thought this digital camera had an electronic viewfinder. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 owner who bought it thought it had a good screen. In November last year Expert Reviews said “Bright and clear screen”.

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Good Video Capture

Four Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewers agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 was good for video recording. Milek said in their review on Amazon this year “It also makes excellent videos”. Sutty said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “Best feature is when you record video - intelligent auto will adjust brightness, autofocus keeps moving objects in focus”. Photographyblog.com gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 a score of 5 stars and wrote on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “A manual control ring, 50p Full HD movies, 5” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60.

Good Technical Features

Five Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 owners who reviewed it agreed that it had good features. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “The TZ60 has all the features you'd want from a travel camera”. Two years ago Expertreviews.co.uk rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 on expert website Expert Reviews “A strong all-rounder that's packed with useful features.”. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “It even has some never-before-seen features for this kind of camera, with a RAW mode” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Brand

Panasonic is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Panasonic also has good reviews for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Good Support

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 had good technical guidance. Dr. D. P. B. Pound mentioned “One slight problem - it has come with instructions in several languages.”. P. A. Williams gave the product a very good review score and said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review “Unfortunate that it was supplied with instructions in every language”. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned two years ago “There aren't many pocketable compact cameras that have a 30x optical zoom lens, there is also the Sony Cybershot HX50 which is also a premium compact offering full manual controls” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

Seven customers who bought it considered that it was wifi compatible. Mr Baz mentioned in his review on Amazon “Also you can shoot raw too (don't expect big sensor IQ though) + Built-in Wi-Fi & GPS, GPS locking was quite quick” and rated it 4 stars. Last year Vanessa J. wrote on Amazon “It also has Focus Peaking and wi-fi”. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned “An 18.1 megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor amongst a long list of other features, which also includes built-in Wi-Fi” in their review.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 owner who bought it wrote that it had gps. Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned “Wi-Fi, GPS and NFC are built in and th” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review.

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Good Battery Life

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewer who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reckoned that it had a good battery life.

Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a GPS, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec do not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a GPS currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price].

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might want to look at including the Fujifilm X100[plb_2173855_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed, the optical zoom of the Lumix DMC-TZ60 of 30 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. The average optical zoom of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ60 is 9.3x.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to consider include the Lumix DMC-FT4[pl_1353102_price], or the Lumix DMC-FT4[pl_1353102_price] both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] which is cheaper; or the X100[pl_2173855_price], or the X100[pl_2173855_price] both from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ60 which do not support Full HD video, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 supports Full HD video.

Other cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm X100[plb_2173855_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] which is cheaper.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of digital cameras of this spec and age is 14MP, and the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The Lumix DMC-TZ60 has one of the higher megapixel counts (18.1 megapixels) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

If you would prefer a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price] (20.2MP).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ60 also have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including cheaper digital cameras such as the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including a cheaper camera such as the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Fujifilm X100[plb_2173855_price].

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Supports Four Image Formats

The Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The image formats "EXIF", "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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15 Aspheric Elements

The Lumix DMC-TZ60 has more aspheric elements than most of the cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ60. Most of the digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ60 only have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements, however this digital camera has 15 aspheric elements.

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Very High Lens Magnification Ratio

The lens magnification ratios of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 0.5x to 20x, and the average lens magnification ratio is 6.2x. The Lumix DMC-TZ60 has one of the highest lens magnification ratios (19.6 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ60, the Lumix DMC-TZ60's maximum focal length of 840 millimeters is one of the longest. Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ60 have maximum focal lengths of between 13mm and 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Fairly Big Extra / Smart Zoom

At 71.7 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a quite big extra / smart zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ60. The average extra / smart zoom of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 26x, and the extra / smart zooms range from 1.3x to 96x.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ60 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s. At 30 seconds, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ60.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ60 is 170mAh, the biggest is 2,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 840mAh. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has one of the bigger battery capacities (1,250 milliampere * hour) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Lumix DMC-TZ60 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly 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 digital camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera also have still image resolutions of 3264 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 4896 x 3264, 4000 x 2672, 3264 x 2176, 2560 x 1712, 2048 x 1360, 640 x 424, 4896 x 2752, 4000 x 2248, 3264 x 1840, 2560 x 1440, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 3664 x 3664, 2992 x 2992, 2448 x 2448, 1920 x 1920 and 1536 x 1536 and 480 x 480. The best still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ60 is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The Lumix DMC-TZ60 has one of the more total megapixel counts (18.9 megapixels) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The average total megapixel count of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ60 is 52,000MP, and the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 15,000,000MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-TZ60 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ60.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a quite high display resolution (920,000 pixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ60. The average display resolution of digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ60 is 400,000 pixels, and the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ60 the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 5152 x 3864 pixels (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 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 common video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ60. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera. In addition, this camera 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Lumix DMC-TZ60 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF" are also supported by this camera.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently 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 camera.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the maximum ISO speeds range from 3 to 52,000. With a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, the Lumix DMC-TZ60 has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds amongst cameras of this age.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal lengths of compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 2.6mm to 290mm, and the average minimum focal length is 27mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-TZ60 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ60 which support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support video recording including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] which is also cheaper.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Lumix DMC-TZ60 is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] which is also cheaper.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

With a weight of 214 grams, the Lumix DMC-TZ60 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ60. The weights of digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ60 range from 20g to 710g, and the average weight is 170g.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] (175g), or the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] (187g) which is also cheaper.

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Only 30 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a camera that takes 30 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ60 take between 30 and 889 shots per battery charge.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the cameras of this type and age the internal memory range from 8MB to 8.2GB. With an internal memory of only 12 megabytes, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Thick

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ60 the depths range from 13mm to 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. At 34.4 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ60 is fairly thick compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.2" to 0.48", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.32". With a viewfinder screen size of only 0.2 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this digital camera was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include a cheaper digital camera such as the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Fujifilm X100[plb_2173855_price].

If you want a camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8").

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ60.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this camera and we think cheaper cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price], and the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price] (54x).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most cameras of this age and type.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] (CCD and cheaper).

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Specification

Picture Quality
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Megapixel Count
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Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
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Design
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Lens System
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Expert Reviews

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5 June 2015

Jump to our Best Compact cameras, Ultra-zoom cameras and Bridge camerasTo make this article easier to browse, and to make it easier for you to find the camera you're after, we've split it into... Read more…

Massive 30x optical zoom
Compact, tidy and pocketable
Handy electronic viewfinder
30x optical zoom
Competent image stabilization
Patchy performance at extreme telephoto
VERDICT
This little camera performs well
If your photographic ambitions don't go beyond web sharing or postcard prints, the image noise won't be an issue
We subjected the T 60 to the Zoo Test and liked the results

Photo answers review Photo answers rating A problem with compact cameras is that not all of them are actually that small. Sure, they're not as big as D-SLRs, but many fail to fit in a pocket,...

I'll start by saying a little about the LF1 (the sister camera to the TZ60) that I tested last July. The 2 cameras have very similar design parameters but with one major difference i.e. the... Read more…

18 November 2014

Panasonic Lumix TZ60 verdict Open Gallery The Lumix TZ60 is a fine compact camera with an impressive feature list (its electronic viewfinder in particular) and a huge zoom range. It's...

24 October 2014

Panasonic's TZ Series compacts have always been well featured, but the TZ60 does even more while still maintaining a slimline compact design. The new features are all going to be winners;...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 July 2014 by Alex99

Much more professional build quality now its made of Magnesium alloy & Polycarbonate. The removal of the touch screen capability that was on the previous TZ40 is a real bonus in my view as no more... Read more…

Reviewed 22 May 2014 by SwimHome

I have used a number of compact cameras and when choosing the Panasonic TZ-60 I was swayed by the Leica lens, the flexibility, and the high quality movie options, as well as the prodigious zoom. I... Read more…

Reviewed 8 August 2014 by Yellowboy

I bought this before a four week road trip around the US pacific north west. It has been brilliant throughout and taken great shots. The wifi upload to my iPad has been easy and comforting. The... Read more…

Reviewed 13 May 2014 by Owen

In the premium compact digital camera range, this one from Panasonic has proved a real winner. Where it differs over its immediate predecessor is that not only has the optical zoom increased to... Read more…

Reviewed 12 August 2014 by TZatDarlo

Have had several earlier models in the TZ range but this beats the lot. Really pleased to have a proper (if smallish) viewfinder. Zoom is powerful and flexible with the image stabiliser being... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers DMCTZ60EBS, DMC-TZ60EB-S, panasonic n094917, panasonic dmctz60, panasonic dmctz60e, panasonic dmctz60w, panasonic n094917w, panasonic dmctz60ef, panasonic dmctz60eb, panasonic dmctz60efs, panasonic dmctz60efk, panasonic dmctz60ebs, panasonic dmctz60ebk, panasonic dmctz60efw
Barcodes 00700686603518, 04010869246842, 05025232775361, 05025232775378, 05025232775408, 05025232775415, 05025232775422, 05025232775439, 05025232775446, 05025232775453, 05025232804726, 05054063308318, 05054484570844

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