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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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32 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This compact camera digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by Camera Labs who thought that this 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 digital camera is 80%. It seems that experts are not that keen on this Panasonic camera.

Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

Panasonic is one of the superior camera brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Panasonic also has good reviews for its compact cameras.

Good Quality Pictures

A few people who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Toptenreviews.com mentioned four years ago “Images have good colour rendition” and scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 4 stars.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 reviewer who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good ISO range.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of people who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good lens. Smh.com.au wrote “DateFebruary 14, 2013 (0) Read later This 16-megapixel ''bridge'' camera has a 25mm-600mm Leica-branded lens with f2.8-f5.2 aperture” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 review.

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Toptenreviews.com wrote “The lens only has a 24x zoom, which is lower than many other bridge cameras on our lineup” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com mentioned five years ago “A powerful 24X zoom, high-sensitivity 16MP sensor, 10fps burst mo” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 review.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 owner who purchased it considered that it had a good autofocus. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Very fast autofocus” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 review and scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 reviewers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 concluded that it was good quality. Toptenreviews.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said four years ago “Good quality sound from the built-in microphone” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60. Toptenreviews.com also said “Great image quality at base ISO”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer concluded that it was noisy. Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 four years ago “Excellent high ISO noise performance” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars.

Easy to Use

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

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was retro. Toptenreviews.com gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 “A collection of 14 creative controls and retouch effects such as sepia and retro are included for easy image editing”.

Robust

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 owner concluded that it was well made. Expert website Toptenreviews.com wrote “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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other cameras of this spec and age which do not support Full HD video, the Lumix DMC-FZ60 supports Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10, the Canon S110, or the Sony DSC-QX10.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-LX7, or the Fujifilm X10.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 24 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FZ60's optical zoom is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras of this type and age. Across all the compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60 the optical zooms range from 0.17x to 50x.

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Canon SX710 HS (£249.98) (30x and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ60 also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10, the Canon IXUS 230 HS, or the Sony DSC-QX10.

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Has Two Camera Playbacks

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently found camera playback is Single image, but this camera playback is not found on this digital camera. The camera playbacks Slide show and Thumbnails are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Has Six White Balances

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 600 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 18mm and 1,000mm.

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450 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60 take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Lumix DMC-FZ60 which takes 450 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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2 USB Version

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic camera). This digital camera also supports a video resolutions 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 resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

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

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

The least total megapixels of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ60 is 10MP and the most is 48MP. The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a quite many total megapixels (17.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FZ60.

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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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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

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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 of this spec and age. Most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ60.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/2EV step).

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 is more than most cameras of this type and age. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this Panasonic digital camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this camera.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s 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 cameras of this spec and age the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400, the Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 4,700.

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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 digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras of this age and spec. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Selective Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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9 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 compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago which have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X10, or the Nikon Coolpix 8800 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 does not support video capability. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video capability and we think the Fujifilm X10, or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Sony DSC-WX200, or the Fujifilm X100T which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-FZ60 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Lumix DMC-FZ60 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Sony DSC-HX100V, or the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of this age and spec are not waterproof. The Lumix DMC-FZ60 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 11x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FZ60.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon S120 (£179.99), and the Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F is also worth considering.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-FZ60 is more than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Heavy

Compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ60 have weights of between 20g and 840g. The weight of the Lumix DMC-FZ60 of 449 grams is one of the heaviest amongst cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX100V (525g), or the Nikon P500 (494g) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Three Light Meterings

The Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a greater number of light metering modes than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most frequently featured light metering featured on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ60. The light meterings "Centre-weighted" and "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X-Q1 (£199.00), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40, and the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100 (£259.74) (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a relatively typical megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FZ60.

There are a number of other 16.1MP digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix P510 (£293.00), or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100 (£259.74) (16.3MP and higher rated), or the Fujifilm X100T (16.3MP and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other cameras that have a MOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at including the Lumix DMC-TZ40, or the DMC-LX7 both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon SX710 HS (£249.98) (CMOS and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix P510 (£293.00) (CMOS and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio Output

1 Award

Camera Labs Recommended

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.
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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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