Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 vs Sony DSC-HX60

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
Sony DSC-HX60

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
1 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a minimum aperture of 3.3, however the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 4.3 minimum aperture digital camera (1 larger).
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a weight of 214g, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 246g digital camera (32g heavier). 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.

5 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Eleven more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has 12 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 has 1 award.
A bit better expert reviews
Based on 49 expert reviews, the average review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is 84%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-HX60 is 82% (based on 9 reviews).
Better user reviews
Based on 126 user reviews, the average review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is 91%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-HX60 is 86% (based on 187 reviews).
9 Reasons For
12% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a megapixel count of 20.4MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is only an 18.1MP digital camera (2.3MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

116x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a digital zoom of 120x, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is only a 4x digital zoom digital camera (116x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Vastly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a maximum aperture of 129, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is only a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera (122.6 bigger).
A lot higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 lower).
20 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
A bit higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is only a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,600 pixels lower).
Eighty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a digital camera that takes 380.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 only takes 300.00 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.

£44 cheaper
The Sony DSC-HX60 costs £195.00, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is £238.99.
More popular
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2565 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 ranks No. 4738.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
2.3MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is an 18.1MP digital camera. That's 2.3MP lower than the Sony DSC-HX60 (20.4MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

116x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 116x smaller than the Sony DSC-HX60 (120x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

122.6 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 122.6 bigger than the Sony DSC-HX60 (129).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 6,400 lower than the Sony DSC-HX60 (12,800).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Sony DSC-HX60 (80).
1% lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,600 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-HX60 (921,600 pixels).
Only 300.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is 300.00, but the Sony DSC-HX60 only takes 380.00 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 £44
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is £43.99 more expensive than the Sony DSC-HX60.
Less popular
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 4738 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-HX60 ranks No. 2565.
6 Reasons Against
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 4.3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1 larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (4.3).
32g heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 246g digital camera. That's 32g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (246g). 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.

Not as many stockists
Only 6 stores sells the Sony DSC-HX60, however 11 retailers sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony DSC-HX60 has received 1 award, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has received 12 awards.
Moderately Lower expert review Score
The Sony DSC-HX60 has an average expert rating of 82%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has an average expert rating of 84% (based on 49 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-HX60 has an average user rating of 86%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 126 reviews).

Awards

12 Awards
digitallife.se: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Best in Test
Lydogbilde.no: Best in Test 5 Star
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muycomputer.com: 4.5 Star
optyczne.pl: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
1 Award
Ephotozine: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 24 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
18.1MP 20.4MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
BEST
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3672
BEST
 4896 x 3672
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 MPO
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 MPO
Total Megapixel Count
18.9MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x 30x
Digital Zoom
4x 120x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
6.4 129
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.3
BEST
4.3
Maximum Focal Length
840mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 129 4.3 - 129
Extra / Smart Zoom
71.7x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
12/9 11/10
Aspheric Element
15 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.0 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
2 - ∞ 2.0 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 12,800
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
2 - 3.3 2 - 3
Flash Range
0.6 - 6.4 0.25 - 5.6

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
12MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
19.6x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS
 GPS
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Photo Effect
 Sepia
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Mode
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
214g
BEST
246g
Height
64.3mm 63.6mm
Depth
34.4mm 38.3mm
Width
110.6mm 108.1mm
Weight Including Battery
240g
BEST
272g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
1,250mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots 380 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
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