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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
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
FZ60 Features High Speed Response And Excels In Full-HD Video Recording IT ALL STARTS WITH A GREAT LENSThe LUMIX FZ60 is equipped with a high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 25mm ultra wide-angle... More
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30 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Panasonic digital camera received a "Recommended" from Camera Labs who wrote that this compact camera digital camera was good.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 80% based on four expert reviews from sites including Camera Labs, toptenreviews.com, CNET.com.au and parentesis.com.

Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Panasonic compact cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all digital cameras built by Panasonic.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 owners wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Images have good colour rendition” and rated it 4 stars. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 reviewer who purchased it thought it had a good ISO range.

Good Quality Lens

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good lens. Three years ago expert review site 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”.

A number of people mentioned that the product had a good zoom. Three years ago Toptenreviews.com said “The lens only has a 24x zoom, which is lower than many other bridge cameras on our lineup” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 review. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned four years ago “A powerful 24X zoom, high-sensitivity 16MP sensor, 10fps burst mo”.

One customer who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 thought it had a good autofocus. Toptenreviews.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 review three years ago “Very fast autofocus”.

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Good Product Quality

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 reviewers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 concluded that it was good quality. Toptenreviews.com said “Good quality sound from the built-in microphone” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “Great image quality at base ISO”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was noisy. Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Excellent high ISO noise performance”.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 concluded that it was easy to use. Three years ago Toptenreviews.com said “It is handy for framing in bright light”.

Nice Design

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 owner who bought it reckoned that it was retro. Three years ago Toptenreviews.com wrote “A collection of 14 creative controls and retouch effects such as sepia and retro are included for easy image editing” in their review of this digital camera.

Robust

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Toptenreviews.com mentioned three years ago “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 is a digital bridge camera that has a solid lens and set of features to go with it”.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60 do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm X10, the Canon S110, and the Nikon Coolpix P310 ($499.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix P310 ($499.00), or the Coolpix P510 ($449.00) both from Nikon or the Fujifilm X10.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 24 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60. The optical zooms of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 3x to 63x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10.

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Has Two Camera Playbacks

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found camera playback is Movie, but this camera playback is not found on this camera. The camera playbacks Slide show and Thumbnails are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Has Six White Balances

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

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Panasonic camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 600 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60 range from 18mm to 1,000mm.

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450 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 is a camera that takes 450 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ60 take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this camera. The image formats supporteds JPEG XR are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a quite many total megapixels (17.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FZ60. The total megapixelss of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60 range from 10MP to 48MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 is 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 cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-FZ60. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this Panasonic digital camera supports a video resolutions 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 in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Lumix DMC-FZ60 is more than most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this Panasonic camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this camera.

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

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a wider light exposure correction than most similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60.

The worst light exposure correction across comparable types of digital camera is ± 2EV (1/2EV step).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-FZ60 is 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 camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this spec and age.

The worst video resolution across similar types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras of this spec and age is 3, the highest is 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800. At 6,400, the Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Lumix DMC-FZ60 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Selective Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

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

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a built-in flash, however the Lumix DMC-FZ60 does not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FZ60, the Lumix DMC-FZ60 does not support video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a video capability and we think the Fujifilm X10, the Panasonic DMC-LX7 ($369.95), or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support wi-Fi. The Lumix DMC-FZ60 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-QX10 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of this type and age do not have a GPS (satellite). The Lumix DMC-FZ60 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the PowerShot SX230 HS ($232.99), or the S110 both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Lumix DMC-FZ60 is not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of this type and age. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Heavy

The lightest digital camera of this spec and age is 20g and the heaviest is 840g. When compared to other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60's weight of 449 grams is one of the heaviest.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Nikon P500 (494g), or the Sony DSC-RX1 ($2,286.99) (453g) which also has a higher rating.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60.

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the PowerShot SX700 HS ($289.95), or the PowerShot G16 ($584.59) both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 which has better reviews.

If this compact camera digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100 (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a relatively standard megapixel compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16.1MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS ($289.95), the Nikon Coolpix P510 ($449.00), or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F.

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100 (16.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a pretty typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the PowerShot SX700 HS ($289.95), or the S120 ($449.66) both from Canon which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a MOS sensor to this digital camera and we think the Lumix DMC-TZ40, and the DMC-LX7 ($369.95) both from Panasonic which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100 (CMOS), or the Nikon Coolpix P510 ($449.00) (CMOS) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio Output

1 Award

Camera Labs Recommended

Expert Reviews

(8)

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.
(Verified Purchase)

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

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