Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5

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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
93% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 65x optical zoom digital camera. That's 60.4x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (4.6x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

10% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (5.9).
Significantly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a maximum focal length of 1,365mm, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is only a 140mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,225mm shorter).
34% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 21mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 7mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (28mm).
Marginally better expert reviews
Based on 41 expert reviews, the average review score of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 79%, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is 78% (based on 37 reviews).
Better user reviews
Based on 151 user reviews, the average review score of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 87%, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is 80% (based on 3 reviews).
10 Reasons For
A bit more total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has a total megapixel count of 17.5MP, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 16.8MP digital camera (0.7MP less).
4% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (3.3).
15s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is 30s maximum shutter speed, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (15s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

A lot higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has a JPEG frame rate of 50fps, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (20fps lower).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 922 pixels display resolution digital camera (459,078 pixels lower).
3x lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 188g digital camera. That's 419g lighter than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (188g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

330mAh bigger battery capacity Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is 1,250mAh battery, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only a 920mAh battery digital camera (330mAh smaller).
Thirty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is 370.00, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS only takes 340.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£261 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 costs £261 less than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.
Available from 6 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
5% less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 16.8MP digital camera. That's 0.7MP less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (17.5MP).
0.1 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a minimum aperture of 3.4, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
15s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 15s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

67% lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 20fps lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (50fps).
Four hundred and ninety-eight times lower display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 922 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 459,078 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (460,000 pixels).
Significantly heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a weight of 607g, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 188g digital camera (419g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Smaller battery capacity Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 920mAh battery digital camera. That's 330mAh smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (1,250mAh).
Only 340.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a digital camera that takes 340.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 only takes 370.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by £261
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is £261 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5.
Not as many stockists
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is only stocked by 1 shop, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is stocked by 7 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
7 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has an optical zoom of 4.6x, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 65x optical zoom digital camera (60.4x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

0.6 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has a maximum aperture of 5.9, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 smaller).
Nine times shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is a 140mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 1,225mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (140mm).
25% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 has a minimum focal length of 28mm, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 21mm minimum focal length digital camera (7mm shorter).
Five months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is older than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS by five months.
Moderately Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5's average expert rating is only 78%, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS's is 79% (based on 41 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5's average user rating is 80%, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS's is 87% (based on 151 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
16.1MP 16.1MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1280 x 960
 480 x 480
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 2736
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1280 x 960
 480 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPS
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPS
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP 17.5MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 13m
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
Unknown - Click to provide data -10°C
Dust-Resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dust-resistant
Shock Resistant Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock resistant case
Freezeproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Freezeproof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
65x
BEST
4.6x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6.5
BEST
5.9
Minimum Aperture
3.4 3.3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,365mm
BEST
140mm
Minimum Focal Length
21mm
BEST
28mm
Focal Length Range
3.8 - 247 4.9 - 22.8
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.3x
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 10/8
Combined Zoom
260x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 11

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
0 - ∞, 1.8 - ∞ 0.3 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 6400
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 30s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
1.8 - 3 0.3 - 3.1
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 5.5 0.3 - 5.6
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 50fps
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@25fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 10MB
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
922 pixels 460,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Movie
 Auto
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Altimeter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Altimeter
Playback Mode
 Rotation
 Rotation
Scene Mode
 Sports
 Sports
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
607g 188g
BEST
Height
92.6mm 67.4mm
Depth
114.3mm 28.9mm
Width
127.6mm 109.2mm
Weight Including Battery
650g 214g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 DC
 Battery
 DC
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
NB-10L Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
920mAh 1,250mAh
BEST
Shot Per Battery Charge
340 shots 370 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Neck Strap
 Neck strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
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