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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 Digital Camera

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18.1MP 30x MOS Jan 2015
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Twelve Industry Awards

This digital camera has received twelve awards from expert review sites.

The experts at Trusted Reviews, Digitallife.se and Vido.com.ua all endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This Panasonic camera received a "Highly Recommended" from both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which thought that this camera was very good.

Photoreview.com.au and Optyczne.pl both wrote that this compact camera camera was exceptional and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The expert at one more expert review site decided that this digital camera was marvellous and gave it one of their highest awards. This camera received a "Gold" award from What Digital Camera.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average expert rating of 84 out of 100 based on twenty-five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews. This means that experts think this Panasonic digital camera is one of the very best compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this compact camera camera is terrific based on 126 owner reviews.

Good Quality Lens

A few people wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. D. Atkinson mentioned on Amazon “Amazing zoom and some very smart features” in their review. Kryten wrote in their review on Amazon “A nice little camera with a very good zoom lens” yet they only rated the product 3 stars. Trustedreviews.com said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review on expert website Trusted Reviews two years ago “If you want a travel camera with a long zoom that fits in your pocket”.

Four customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good autofocus. Pocket-Lint.com wrote two years ago “There's decent autofocus, good image quality, excellent image stabilisation” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Expert review site Itwire.com mentioned “A 30X optical zoom, 18.1MP sensor, GPS tagging, Wi-Fi, NFC, fast Autofocus”.

Three customers agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 had a good lens. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Brilliant lens !”. A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewers considered that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 had a good image stabiliser. Last year Expert Reviews wrote “Competent image stabilization”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Excellent little camera which produces super pics”. Two years ago Sutty wrote on Amazon “I have a brilliant photo of the moon using a tripod”. Vanessa J. mentioned “The ring round the lens so that you can make different adjustments to fine tune your photos if you want to”.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Mr Baz wrote in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review on Amazon “Nothing amazing either size or resolution wise.”. Mr Baz also wrote “Clear even in most lighting conditions, nice 920K dot resolution Cons”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 owner concluded that it had a good image sensor. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewer concluded that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 was good in low light.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Two years ago Mr Baz wrote on Amazon “You can get ok smaller prints at ISO 160” in his review of this digital camera and rated it 80 out of 100.

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Good Size

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. Milek gave it a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon in November “Amazing what this little compact can do” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review. Mr Baz said “I've used quite a few of the TZ models and other maker's compact zooms over the years” in his review of this digital camera and scored it 4 stars. Mr Baz also wrote “Cracking little superzoom compact”.

Several customers wrote that it was a good body shape. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “The TZ60, offers a massive optical zoom of 30x in a body that can easily slip into a pants pocket” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago expert review site Photoreview.com.au mentioned “A pocketable body with plenty of external controls that are straightforward to use” in their review of this digital camera.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewer who bought it wrote that it was heavy and bulky. Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned “True, there's no sign of a chunky grip for your right hand to grasp – merely a small raised bump –” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good physically. Expert Reviews mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 “30x optical zoom is small scale, excellent image stabilisation system, physical lens ring control, manual focus options, improved WiFi for sharing images”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 owner who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 considered that it was lightweight. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “Being lightweight and portable while also offering an extensive optical zoom range are a few of the key criteria of a travel compact camera”.

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Good Product Quality

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 “I love the quality of the pictures”. Jayne wrote “Really pleased with this camera, good quality pictures and Ai feature excellent” in her review. Mr Baz scored it 4 stars and he said on Amazon “Useful to have in tricky lighting + Decent quality 30x 24-720mm (equivalent 35mm) zoom lens”.

Easy to Use

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewers who purchased the product thought it was easy to use. Mr Baz gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and he said “Predictable + Long exposures possible up to 15 or 30 seconds (with the Starry Sky mode) handy for night scene tripod shooters + Has a focus peaking mode (for manual focus)”. Mr Baz also said “This is quite slow responding to turns (focus by wire) Focus ring can also be customised for other functions + Easy to use, logical control layout”. Last year Seahorse13 rated it as excellent and mentioned “Great camera, fairly easy to use & good pics”.

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewers who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Milek mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 a few weeks ago “Navigating the menus could be improved a little” .

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Nice Design

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 owners said in their reviews that it was good looking. Vanessa J. rated this digital camera as excellent and she mentioned on Amazon “The camera is pretty easy to use” in her review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60. Digitalversus.com said “The Panasonic Lumix TZ60 has plenty on its side, with a stylish design”.

A few customers said in their reviews that it was a good design. In November last year Expert Reviews wrote in their review of this digital camera “Great, high quality design”. Expert Reviews also mentioned “Compact design”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was retro. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 owner who reviewed it thought it was neat. Expert Reviews mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review “Compact, tidy and pocketable”.

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Robust

A few people mentioned that it was well made. Two years ago Mr Baz mentioned on Amazon “+ First TZ with a viewfinder built in”. Vanessa J. said in her review of this digital camera “It's very compact and feels solidly built” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. Vanessa J. also said “The large range of creative effects it has built in, listed below, which are really good”.

Some people said in their reviews that it was reliable. Expert Reviews wrote “Huge and reliable zoom lens”. Two years ago expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com said in their review of this digital camera “Can it beat the trusty smartphone? Hit play to find out!”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was strong and durable. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their review “The compact camera market has been tough over recent years”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several customers concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Amazon Customer rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “It fits in the pocket and the view finder is really good” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review. Mr Baz wrote “TZ series gets a viewfinder, good travel camera” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60. Expert Reviews said “Handy electronic viewfinder” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review.

One person concluded that the product had an electronic viewfinder. One person who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 mentioned that it had a good screen. Expert Reviews wrote “Bright and clear screen” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Video Capture

Four Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was good for video recording. Milek scored it very highly and said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 a few weeks ago “It also makes excellent videos”. Sutty said in their review of this digital camera “Best feature is when you record video - intelligent auto will adjust brightness, autofocus keeps moving objects in focus” . Photographyblog.com wrote “A manual control ring, 50p Full HD movies, 5” in their review.

Best Seller

Across all digital cameras, the Lumix DMC-TZ60 is one the top selling products currently available for sale according to sales data from Amazon.

Good Technical Features

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 owners reckoned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 had good features. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “The TZ60 has all the features you'd want from a travel camera”. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “A strong all-rounder that's packed with useful features.”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote “It even has some never-before-seen features for this kind of camera, with a RAW mode”.

Panasonic Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Compact camera digital cameras built by Panasonic have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact camera digital cameras) and found that Panasonic also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Good Support

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewers who reviewed it thought it had good technical guidance. Dr. D. P. B. Pound scored the product 4 stars and mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review “One slight problem - it has come with instructions in several languages.”. Two years ago P. A. Williams mentioned on Amazon “Unfortunate that it was supplied with instructions in every language” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review. In the same month expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “There aren't many pocketable compact cameras that have a 30x optical zoom lens, there is also the Sony Cybershot HX50 which is also a premium compact offering full manual controls” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60.

Good Connectivity

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 reviewers who reviewed it said that it was wifi compatible. Mr Baz said in his review of this digital camera “Also you can shoot raw too (don't expect big sensor IQ though) + Built-in Wi-Fi & GPS, GPS locking was quite quick”. Vanessa J. gave the product a very good review and she mentioned on Amazon in November last year “It also has Focus Peaking and wi-fi”. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “An 18.1 megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor amongst a long list of other features, which also includes built-in Wi-Fi”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 owner considered that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 had gps. Expert website Brisbanetimes.com.au said in their review “Wi-Fi, GPS and NFC are built in and th” .

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Good Battery Life

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 owner wrote that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 had a good battery life.

Reasonably Priced

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money. In November Milek wrote in their review on Amazon “This one is not a touchscreen, I suppose it is available at the higher price, I do not miss it”.

Has a GPS

has a GPS

Unlike most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ60 which do not have a GPS, the Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a GPS.

There are a number of other cameras with a GPS currently available that you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ60 do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price], or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price].

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the optical zooms range from 2.7x to 63x.

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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 came out 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.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think the XQ1[pl_1962901_price], and the XQ1[pl_1962901_price] both from Fujifilm which is cheaper; or the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price], and the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews are also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Supports Full HD Video

Unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ60 which do not support Full HD video, the Lumix DMC-TZ60 supports Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price], or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ60 range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a quite high megapixel count (18.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price] (20.2MP).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Lumix DMC-TZ60 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ60 also have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other cameras which also have an image stabiliser to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price], or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ60, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a built-in flash.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price], or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price].

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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15 Aspheric Elements

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has more aspheric elements than most of the cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ60. This camera is a 15 aspheric element camera compared to most of the comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago which only have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements.

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Supports Four Image Formats

The Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ60. The image formats "EXIF", "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Very High Lens Magnification Ratio

When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years that we have assessed, the lens magnification ratio of the Lumix DMC-TZ60 of 19.6 times zoom factor is one of the highest. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ60 the lens magnification ratios range from 0.5x to 20x, and the average lens magnification ratio is 5.8x.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ60 have maximum focal lengths of between 0.28mm and 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm. The Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a very long maximum focal length (840 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ60.

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Quite Big Extra / Smart Zoom

At 71.7 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a fairly big extra / smart zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ60. The smallest extra / smart zoom of comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ60 is 1.3x, the biggest is 96x, and the average extra / smart zoom is 26x.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ60 is 14s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.0005s to 250s.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 1,250 milliampere * hour, the Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have battery capacities of between 170mAh and 2,000mAh.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 3264 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 4896 x 3264, 4000 x 2672, 3264 x 2176, 2560 x 1712, 2048 x 1360, 640 x 424, 4896 x 2752, 4000 x 2248, 3264 x 1840, 2560 x 1440, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 3664 x 3664, 2992 x 2992, 2448 x 2448, 1920 x 1920 and 1536 x 1536 and 480 x 480. Digital cameras of this age and spec still image resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The total megapixel counts of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ60 range from 10MP to 48MP. The Lumix DMC-TZ60 has one of the more total megapixel counts (18.9 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-TZ60 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ60.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of digital cameras of this type and age is 230 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution of 920,000 pixels, the Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ60.

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4896 X 3672 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a higher image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a 4896 x 3672 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ60 the best image resolution is 5152 x 3864 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TZ60 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ60. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this Panasonic digital camera 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 actually the best supported video resolution across all comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ60.

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

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this digital camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this camera.

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Features Five Auto Focus

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ60 is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths range from 5mm to 120mm. The Lumix DMC-TZ60 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (only 24 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Price Has Recently Increased by £29.99

In the last 37 days the price of the Lumix DMC-TZ60 has increased by £29.99.

Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago support video recording, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 does not support video recording.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a video recording and we think the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ60, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ60 are not waterproof. The Lumix DMC-TZ60 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Heavy

With a weight of 214 grams, the Lumix DMC-TZ60 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ60. The average weight of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 170g, and the weights range from 20g to 710g.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] (187g) which is also cheaper.

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Only 30 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a camera that takes 30 shots shots per battery charge.

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Expensive

Digital cameras of a similar type and age range in price from £29 to £293. We think that this Panasonic camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras of a similar type and age.

Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Panasonic camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 12 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ60 the internal memory range from 1MB to 8.2GB.

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Thick

With a depth of 34.4 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ60 is quite thick compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ60 the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The viewfinder screen sizes of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 0.2" to 0.48", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.32". At only 0.2 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a fairly small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TZ60.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a pretty average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] which is cheaper.

If this Panasonic camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8").

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think cheaper cameras such as the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price] (54x).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a better sensor type than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

If the sensor type of this Panasonic camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] (CMOS and 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 Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Technical Details
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Wireless LAN Type
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

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Expert Reviews

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5 June 2015

Jump to our Best Compact cameras, Ultra-zoom cameras and Bridge camerasTo make this article easier to browse, and to make it easier for you to find the camera you're after, we've split it into... Read more…

Massive 30x optical zoom
Compact, tidy and pocketable
Handy electronic viewfinder
30x optical zoom
Competent image stabilization
Patchy performance at extreme telephoto
VERDICT
This little camera performs well
If your photographic ambitions don't go beyond web sharing or postcard prints, the image noise won't be an issue
We subjected the T 60 to the Zoo Test and liked the results

Photo answers review Photo answers rating A problem with compact cameras is that not all of them are actually that small. Sure, they're not as big as D-SLRs, but many fail to fit in a pocket,...

I'll start by saying a little about the LF1 (the sister camera to the TZ60) that I tested last July. The 2 cameras have very similar design parameters but with one major difference i.e. the... Read more…

18 November 2014

Panasonic Lumix TZ60 verdict Open Gallery The Lumix TZ60 is a fine compact camera with an impressive feature list (its electronic viewfinder in particular) and a huge zoom range. It's...

24 October 2014

Panasonic's TZ Series compacts have always been well featured, but the TZ60 does even more while still maintaining a slimline compact design. The new features are all going to be winners;...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 July 2014 by Alex99

Much more professional build quality now its made of Magnesium alloy & Polycarbonate. The removal of the touch screen capability that was on the previous TZ40 is a real bonus in my view as no more... Read more…

Reviewed 22 May 2014 by SwimHome

I have used a number of compact cameras and when choosing the Panasonic TZ-60 I was swayed by the Leica lens, the flexibility, and the high quality movie options, as well as the prodigious zoom. I... Read more…

Reviewed 8 August 2014 by Yellowboy

I bought this before a four week road trip around the US pacific north west. It has been brilliant throughout and taken great shots. The wifi upload to my iPad has been easy and comforting. The... Read more…

Reviewed 13 May 2014 by Owen

In the premium compact digital camera range, this one from Panasonic has proved a real winner. Where it differs over its immediate predecessor is that not only has the optical zoom increased to... Read more…

Reviewed 12 August 2014 by TZatDarlo

Have had several earlier models in the TZ range but this beats the lot. Really pleased to have a proper (if smallish) viewfinder. Zoom is powerful and flexible with the image stabiliser being... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers DMCTZ60EBS, DMC-TZ60EB-S, panasonic dmctz60, panasonic dmctz60e, panasonic dmctz60s, panasonic dmctz60k, panasonic dmctz60ef, panasonic dmctz60ep, panasonic dmctz60eb, panasonic dmctz60efs, panasonic dmctz60eps, panasonic dmctz60ebs
Barcodes 00700686603518, 04010869246842, 04902704067074, 04902704067081, 05025232775361, 05025232775378, 05025232775408, 05025232775415, 05025232775422, 05025232775439, 05025232775446, 05025232775453, 05025232804726, 05054063308318, 05054484570844

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