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Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic GH2

Portability
68
Imaging
40
Features
48
Overall
43
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 front
Portability
70
Imaging
52
Features
68
Overall
58

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic GH2 Key Specs

Panasonic FZ60
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Boost to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-600mm (F2.8-5.2) lens
  • 493g - 120 x 81 x 92mm
  • Released July 2012
  • Also Known as Lumix DMC-FZ62
Panasonic GH2
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 160 - 12800
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 442g - 124 x 90 x 76mm
  • Released March 2011
  • Older Model is Panasonic GH1
  • Later Model is Panasonic GH3
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Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic GH2 Overview

Its time to take a more detailed look at the Panasonic FZ60 and Panasonic GH2, former being a Small Sensor Superzoom while the other is a Advanced Mirrorless and both are offered by Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the FZ60 (16MP) and the GH2 (16MP) is fairly similar but the FZ60 (1/2.3") and GH2 (Four Thirds) use totally different sensor measurements.

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The FZ60 was revealed 17 months later than the GH2 making the cameras a generation apart from one another. Both cameras offer different body type with the Panasonic FZ60 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Panasonic GH2 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before going through a detailed comparison, below is a concise summation of how the FZ60 matches up against the GH2 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ60 over the Panasonic GH2

 FZ60 GH2 
ReleasedJuly 2012March 2011Fresher by 17 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic GH2 over the Panasonic FZ60

 GH2 FZ60 
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Panasonic FZ60 and Panasonic GH2

 FZ60 GH2 
Manual focus Dial exact focus
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display measurements
Display resolution460k460kSame display resolution

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic GH2 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to carry your camera, you're going to have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Panasonic FZ60 comes with outside measurements of 120mm x 81mm x 92mm (4.7" x 3.2" x 3.6") and a weight of 493 grams (1.09 lbs) while the Panasonic GH2 has proportions of 124mm x 90mm x 76mm (4.9" x 3.5" x 3.0") along with a weight of 442 grams (0.97 lbs).

Take a look at the Panasonic FZ60 and Panasonic GH2 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are working with during that time. Following is the front view over all size comparison of the FZ60 and the GH2.

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic GH2 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the FZ60 and GH2 is 68 and 70 respectively.

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic GH2 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic GH2 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's tough to visualise the gap between sensor sizing simply by reading technical specs. The graphic below will help give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the FZ60 and GH2.

As you have seen, the 2 cameras enjoy the same exact megapixel count but not the same sensor sizing. The FZ60 comes with the tinier sensor which should make getting shallower depth of field tougher. The more recent FZ60 is going to have an advantage in sensor technology.

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic GH2 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic GH2 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic GH2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FZ60 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic GH2 as a Portrait photography camera
44
has manual focus
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
provides face detection focusing
cannot use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
71
focusing manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
has face detect focus
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FZ60 Street photography highlights
Panasonic GH2 Street photography highlights
44
image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
more heavy than competitors (493 grams)
68
screen articulates fully
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic FZ60
Sports photography with Panasonic GH2
55
excellent zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
better than average battery pack (450 per charge)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
51
good resolution (16MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
has tracking focus
low frames per second (3.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FZ60 Travel photography information
Panasonic GH2 Travel photography information
57
better than average battery pack (450 per charge)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
really wide (25mm)
very long zoom (600mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
more heavy than competitors (493 grams)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
68
good resolution (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
does not have Time Lapse function
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FZ60 Landscape photography features
Panasonic GH2 Landscape photography features
50
has manual focus
really wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16MP)
better than average battery pack (450 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording
65
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
good resolution (16MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FZ60 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic GH2 as a Vlogging camera
27
really wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
lack of external microphone support
more heavy than competitors (493 grams)
71
display is selfie friendly
touch screen
has face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
includes mic jack
lack of image stabilization
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Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic GH2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FZ60 and Panasonic GH2
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
Also referred to as Lumix DMC-FZ62 -
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Advanced Mirrorless
Released 2012-07-18 2011-03-23
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Venus Engine FHD
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 12800
Highest enhanced ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 100 160
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 23 23
Lens
Lens support fixed lens Micro Four Thirds
Lens zoom range 25-600mm (24.0x) -
Highest aperture f/2.8-5.2 -
Macro focusing range 1cm -
Total lenses - 107
Focal length multiplier 5.9 2.1
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 460k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology TFT Screen LCD Display TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 202k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.71x
Features
Min shutter speed 4 seconds 60 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 10.0 frames per sec 3.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 13.50 m 15.60 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash sync - 1/160 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps) 1920 x 1080 (24, 30, 60fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD AVCHD, Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 493g (1.09 lbs) 442g (0.97 lbs)
Dimensions 120 x 81 x 92mm (4.7" x 3.2" x 3.6") 124 x 90 x 76mm (4.9" x 3.5" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 60
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 21.2
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 11.3
DXO Low light rating not tested 655
Other
Battery life 450 images 330 images
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
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