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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
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34 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Panasonic camera was given a "Recommended" award by Camera Labs who decided that this compact camera camera was good.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Camera Labs, toptenreviews.com, CNET.com.au and parentesis.com the average expert rating of this compact camera camera is 80 out of 100. It seems that experts are not that keen on this Panasonic digital camera.

Good Brand

Panasonic is one of the superior camera brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Panasonic also has good reviews for its compact camera digital cameras.

Good Quality Pictures

Three people concluded that it was able to produce good images. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Images have good colour rendition” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good ISO range.

Good Quality Lens

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 owners said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Expert website 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” .

Two customers who reviewed the product considered that it had a good zoom. Three years ago Toptenreviews.com wrote “The lens only has a 24x zoom, which is lower than many other bridge cameras on our lineup” and scored it 4 stars. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned in their review on expert website Steve's Digicams “A powerful 24X zoom, high-sensitivity 16MP sensor, 10fps burst mo”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Very fast autofocus” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 review and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good quality. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Good quality sound from the built-in microphone” in their review. Toptenreviews.com also said “Great image quality at base ISO”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was noisy. Toptenreviews.com said “Excellent high ISO noise performance”.

Easy to Use

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Toptenreviews.com gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 a rating of 4 stars and said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 review three years ago “It is handy for framing in bright light”.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was retro. Expert website Toptenreviews.com gave it a score of 4 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “A collection of 14 creative controls and retouch effects such as sepia and retro are included for easy image editing”.

Robust

One customer said that it was well made. Expert review site Toptenreviews.com wrote in their review “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 is a digital bridge camera that has a solid lens and set of features to go with it”.

Reasonably Priced

One person said in their reviews that the product was good value for money.

3D Compatible

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60 which are not 3D compatible.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3D compatible digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price].

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix P520[pl_2085254_price], or the Coolpix P7700[pl_1714924_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price].

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years which do not support Full HD video, the Lumix DMC-FZ60 supports Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], and the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have optical zooms of between 2.7x and 63x. At 24 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of cameras of this spec and age range from 0.3MP to 46MP. With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-FZ60 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16.1MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung ST200F[plb_1682904_price].

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (16.3MP and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price].

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Panasonic digital camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60. The image editing mode "Crop" is also found on this digital camera.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of photo effects than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The photo effects "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (600 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length of cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60 is 0.28mm and the longest is 1,800mm.

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450 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60 take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge, including the Lumix DMC-FZ60 which takes 450 shots per battery charge.

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Has Two Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Lumix DMC-FZ60 is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently found playback mode is Movie, but this playback mode is not found on this Panasonic digital camera. The playback modes Slide show and Thumbnails are also found on this digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this spec and age.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The least total megapixel count of digital cameras of this age and spec is 10MP, the most is 48MP, and the average total megapixel count is 16MP. The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a fairly many total megapixel count (17.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic camera). This camera also supports a video resolution 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 resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60.

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

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Supports One Image Format

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this Panasonic digital camera. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this camera.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this Panasonic camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this camera.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Panasonic digital camera have still image resolutions of [1:1] / 3456 x 3456, 2736 x 2736, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1920, 1536 x 1536, 480 x 480, [4:3] / 4608 x 3456, 3072 x 2304, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, [3:2] / 4608 x 3072, 3648 x 2432, 3072 x 2048, 2560 x 1712, 2048 x 1360, 640 x 424, [16:9] / 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2056 and 3072 x 1728 and 256. Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60 the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction across all cameras of this type and age.

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

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ60 is 200 and the highest is 26,000. With a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, the Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to 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 similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Selective Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Panasonic camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type which have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price], or the Canon IXUS 500[plb_1539093_price].

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 does not support video recording. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60 do support video recording.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support video recording that you might want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Samsung WB850F[plb_1413690_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7[plb_2071996_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this camera and we think the Canon IXUS 510 HS[plb_408144_price], the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Heavy

The lightest comparable spec camera that has been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60 is 20g , the heaviest is 710g, and the average weight is 170g. When compared to other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60 that we have assessed, the weight of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 of 449 grams is one of the heaviest.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Coolpix P500[pl_1066460_price] (494g), or the Coolpix L820[pl_2153075_price] (470g) both from Nikon or the Fujifilm X100[plb_2173855_price] (405g) which is also higher rated.

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Thick

The thinnest similar spec camera that is a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60 is 4mm deep and the thickest is 2,200mm. The Lumix DMC-FZ60 is one of the thickest digital cameras of this age and type (91.9 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-FZ60.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price], the Samsung WB150F[plb_2060742_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which has better reviews.

If this digital camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FZ60.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price], the PowerShot SX280 HS[pl_2126239_price], or the PowerShot S120[pl_1602828_price] all from Canon which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a CCD sensor type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a MOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-TZ35[pl_1974789_price], the Lumix DMC-TZ40[pl_2046319_price], or the Lumix DMC-LX7[pl_2071996_price] all from Panasonic.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (CMOS), or the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] (CMOS) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Included Battery Charger
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Audio Output Port

1 Award

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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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