Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
20x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has an optical zoom of 30x, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 10x optical zoom digital camera (20x smaller). 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.

Vastly longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30s, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 1s maximum shutter speed digital camera (29s shorter). Read more

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

A little larger screen size Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is 3" screen, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

459,200 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a display resolution of 920,000 pixels, however the Sony DSC-WX220 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (459,200 pixels lower).
Ninety more shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, however the Sony DSC-WX220 only takes 210.00 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 popular
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 4738 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 ranks No. 8763.
Ten more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has 12 awards, but the Sony DSC-WX220 has 2 awards.
Expert reviews are moderately better
Based on 49 reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has an average expert review score of 84%, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 has an average rating of 81% (based on 8 reviews).
User reviews are moderately better
Based on 126 reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has an average user review score of 91%, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 has an average rating of 89% (based on 165 reviews).
6 Reasons For
A little higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a megapixel count of 18.2MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is only an 18.1MP digital camera (0.099999999999998MP 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.

16x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a digital zoom of 20x, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is only a 4x digital zoom digital camera (16x 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.

A lot higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 lower).
Two times lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 105g digital camera. That's 109g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (105g). 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.

£84 cheaper
The Sony DSC-WX220 costs £83.99 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60.
Available from 4 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

6 Reasons Against
0.099999999999998MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a megapixel count of 18.1MP, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is an 18.2MP digital camera (0.099999999999998MP higher). 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.

4x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a digital zoom of 4x, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 20x digital zoom digital camera (16x bigger). 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.

6,400 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 higher).
51% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 214g digital camera. That's 109g heavier than the Sony DSC-WX220 (105g). 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.

£84 more expensive
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-WX220 by £83.99.
Fewer sellers
Only 11 retailers sells the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60, but 15 shops sell the Sony DSC-WX220. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
10 Reasons Against
20x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an optical zoom of 10x, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera (20x 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.

29x shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is only 1s maximum shutter speed, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (29s longer). Read more

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

0.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 2.7" screen digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 3" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (459,200 pixels higher).
Ninety less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-WX220 is 210.00, but 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.

Eleven months older
The Sony DSC-WX220 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 by eleven months.
Worse selling
The Sony DSC-WX220 ranks No. 8763 by sales volume, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 ranks No. 4738.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony DSC-WX220 has received 2 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has received 12 awards.
Marginally Lower expert review Score
The Sony DSC-WX220's average expert rating is 81%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60's is 84% (based on 49 reviews).
Marginally Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-WX220's average user rating is 89%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60's is 91% (based on 126 reviews).

Awards

12 Awards
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PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
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Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
2 Awards
Expert Reviews: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 35 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
18.1MP 18.2MP
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
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
4x 20x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
6.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
840mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 129 4.45 - 44.5
Extra / Smart Zoom
71.7x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
12/9 9/7
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
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted 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
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
2 - ∞ 1.5 - ∞

Light Exposure

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

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
2 - 3.3 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range
0.6 - 6.4 0.2 - 3.7

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
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-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-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-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
12MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels

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

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Sepia
 Antique
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Twilight
 Food
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Twilight
 Food

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
214g 105g
BEST
Height
64.3mm 52.4mm
Depth
34.4mm 21.6mm
Width
110.6mm 92.3mm
Weight Including Battery
240g 121g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BN
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Battery Capacity
1,250mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots
BEST
210 shots
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

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

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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