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Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic SZ10

Portability
68
Imaging
40
Features
48
Overall
43
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 front
Portability
93
Imaging
41
Features
34
Overall
38

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic SZ10 Key Specs

Panasonic FZ60
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-600mm (F2.8-5.2) lens
  • 493g - 120 x 81 x 92mm
  • Revealed July 2012
  • Also referred to as Lumix DMC-FZ62
Panasonic SZ10
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-288mm (F3.1-6.3) lens
  • 177g - 99 x 60 x 30mm
  • Released January 2015
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Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic SZ10 Overview

Let's look much closer at the Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic SZ10, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both manufactured by Panasonic. The resolution of the FZ60 (16MP) and the SZ10 (16MP) is fairly comparable and they come with the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The FZ60 was manufactured 3 years before the SZ10 and that is a fairly big gap as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras offer different body type with the Panasonic FZ60 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Panasonic SZ10 being a Compact camera.

Before we go through a more detailed comparison, below is a brief summation of how the FZ60 matches up versus the SZ10 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ60 over the Panasonic SZ10

 FZ60 SZ10 
Manual focus Dial precise focusing

Reasons to pick Panasonic SZ10 over the Panasonic FZ60

 SZ10 FZ60 
ReleasedJanuary 2015July 2012More recent by 30 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display

Common features in the Panasonic FZ60 and Panasonic SZ10

 FZ60 SZ10 
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display sizing
Display resolution460k460kThe same display resolution
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch display Neither provides Touch display

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic SZ10 Physical Comparison

If you're going to lug around your camera frequently, you need to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic FZ60 provides exterior measurements of 120mm x 81mm x 92mm (4.7" x 3.2" x 3.6") having a weight of 493 grams (1.09 lbs) and the Panasonic SZ10 has dimensions of 99mm x 60mm x 30mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.2") along with a weight of 177 grams (0.39 lbs).

Check out the Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic SZ10 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you have at that moment. The following is the front view dimension comparison of the FZ60 vs the SZ10.

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic SZ10 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the FZ60 and SZ10 is 68 and 93 respectively.

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic SZ10 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic SZ10 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be difficult to visualise the contrast in sensor measurements just by checking out specifications. The visual below might offer you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the FZ60 and SZ10.

To sum up, each of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the exact same megapixels therefore you should expect comparable quality of photos however you will need to factor the production date of the cameras into account. The older FZ60 will be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic SZ10 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic SZ10 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic SZ10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FZ60 Portrait photography details
Panasonic SZ10 Portrait photography details
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focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
comes with face detection focusing
no external flash support
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
36
good megapixels (16MP)
provides face detection focus
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FZ60 Street photography info
Panasonic SZ10 Street photography info
44
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
heavier than competition (493 grams)
70
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (177 grams)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FZ60 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic SZ10 as a Sports photography camera
55
amazing zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
better than average battery power (450 per charge)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
34
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
slow fps (1.4 fps)
no shutter priority
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
not so great battery (200 CIPA)
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FZ60 Travel photography highlights
Panasonic SZ10 Travel photography highlights
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better than average battery power (450 CIPA)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
really wide (25mm)
very long zoom (600mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
heavier than competition (493 grams)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f2.8)
67
lighter than competition in class (177 grams)
good megapixels (16MP)
flash built-in
decently wide (24mm)
long zoom (288mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
not so great battery (200 shots)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FZ60 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic SZ10 as a Landscape photography camera
50
focusing manually
really wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
better than average battery power (450 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
lack of Time Lapse mode
42
decently wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
lack of manual focus
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
lack of manual exposure
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
not so great battery (200 per charge)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FZ60 Vlogging features
Panasonic SZ10 Vlogging features
27
really wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
lack of external mic jack
heavier than competition (493g)
32
decently wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focus
lighter than competition in class (177g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have external microphone port
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Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic SZ10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FZ60 and Panasonic SZ10
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
Also referred to as Lumix DMC-FZ62 -
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2012-07-18 2015-01-06
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 1600
Max boosted ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 23 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-600mm (24.0x) 24-288mm (12.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-5.2 f/3.1-6.3
Macro focus distance 1cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Tilting
Display sizing 3" 3"
Display resolution 460k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech TFT Screen LCD Display -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 202k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4s 8s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 10.0 frames/s 1.4 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 13.50 m 5.20 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, slow sync w/redeye, off
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps) 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p), 320 x 240 (30p)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 493 grams (1.09 lbs) 177 grams (0.39 lbs)
Dimensions 120 x 81 x 92mm (4.7" x 3.2" x 3.6") 99 x 60 x 30mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 450 pictures 200 pictures
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Retail cost $350 $200