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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 24x Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Reasonably priced
No automatic detector to switch between EVF and screen
11 Reviews + 1 Award
Camera Labs Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Camera Labs who wrote that this Panasonic digital camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Good

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

Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 8,853 expert and user reviews (including 765 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a pretty typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm, and the OM-D E-M1 ($999.00) both from Olympus or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Leica T ($1,115.77) (3.7" and higher rated).

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

Medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera have weights of between 20g and 1.3kg. With a weight of 449 grams, the Lumix DMC-FZ60 is one of the heavier medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the 200, or the WB250 both from Samsung or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not feature bluetooth.

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Battery

450 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 is a camera that takes 450 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Other Features

Has an HDMI Port

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 supports PictBridge. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also support PictBridge.

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Camera

Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Features Calendar

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 features calendar. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also feature calendar.

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Features Histogram

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 features histogram, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Design

Robust

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was well made. Expert review site Toptenreviews.com mentioned “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 is a digital bridge camera that has a solid lens and set of features to go with it”.

Nice Design

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was retro. Expert website Toptenreviews.com rated it 6 stars and said “A collection of 14 creative controls and retouch effects such as sepia and retro are included for easy image editing”.

Great Image Quality At Base ISO

Three people who purchased this digital camera thought it was good quality. Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Great image quality at base ISO” . Toptenreviews.com also said “Good quality sound from the built-in microphone” in their review. In the same month Newegg.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 review “Too many features to mention, great picture quality, easy camera to use (especially once we read the manual” yet they only rated this digital camera 1 stars.

New Creative Control Filters

Two people mentioned that this digital camera was easy to use. Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “New Creative control filters”.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

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

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at include the DMC-GH3EC-K ($872.99), or the Lumix DMC-GM5 both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a quite big optical zoom (24 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. The smallest optical zoom of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera is 0.34x and the biggest is 65x.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS ($235.97) (50x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (600 millimeters) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (14x and higher rated).

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

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

Alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A57Y, or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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 the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this type and age.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a maximum video resolution of 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 amongst all medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Helps Stabilize the Camera When You Record Video, Making Them Less Blurry

One customer who reviewed it thought it was good for video recording. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Helps stabilize the camera when you record video, making them less blurry” in their review of this digital camera.

24x Optical Zoom

Four people who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 concluded that it had a good lens. Four years ago expert website Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This 16-megapixel ''bridge'' camera has a 25mm-600mm Leica-branded lens with f2.8-f5.2 aperture” although they gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Four years ago Toptenreviews.com mentioned “24x optical zoom”. Dpexpert.com.au mentioned “There was a time when we were scornful of these super zoom pseudo SLRs” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 6 stars.

One owner said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Toptenreviews.com said four years ago “Very fast autofocus” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars.

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Great Image Quality At Base ISO

Five owners who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 thought it was able to produce good images. Toptenreviews.com said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 review “Images have good colour rendition”. Four years ago expert review site Dpexpert.com.au scored the product 70 out of 100 and said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 review “The lens is image stabilised, as it needs to be with such extreme telephoto extension”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good ISO range.

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No Automatic Detector to Switch Between EVF and Screen

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 did not have an electronic viewfinder. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “No automatic detector to switch between EVF and screen” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60.

One person who bought it thought it did not have a good viewfinder. Toptenreviews.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The electronic viewfinder is not up with the best of the breed in colour, contrast” . One person mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have a good screen. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Fixed non-articulated LCD screen” in their review of this digital camera.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One customer reckoned that it had good features.


Support

Good Support

One customer who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 considered that it had good technical guidance.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Four years ago Toptenreviews.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Excellent high ISO noise performance”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Excellent High ISO Noise Performance

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Four years ago Toptenreviews.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Excellent high ISO noise performance”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00885170087835, 00885170087842, 08887549474262

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