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Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic TS4

Portability
68
Imaging
40
Features
48
Overall
43
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 front
Portability
92
Imaging
36
Features
33
Overall
34

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic TS4 Key Specs

Panasonic FZ60
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Increase 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 Known as Lumix DMC-FZ62
Panasonic TS4
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 197g - 103 x 64 x 27mm
  • Announced January 2012
  • Also referred to as Lumix DMC-FT4
  • Previous Model is Panasonic TS3
  • Replacement is Panasonic TS5
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Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic TS4 Overview

Let's look more in depth at the Panasonic FZ60 versus Panasonic TS4, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Waterproof and both are sold by Panasonic. There exists a large gap among the sensor resolutions of the FZ60 (16MP) and TS4 (12MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The FZ60 was brought out 6 months after the TS4 which means that they are of a similar age. Both the cameras feature different body design with the Panasonic FZ60 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Panasonic TS4 being a Compact camera.

Before going into a complete comparison, here is a brief introduction of how the FZ60 scores vs the TS4 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ60 over the Panasonic TS4

 FZ60 TS4 
Manually focus Dial exact focusing
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kCrisper screen (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS4 over the Panasonic FZ60

 TS4 FZ60 

Common features in the Panasonic FZ60 and Panasonic TS4

 FZ60 TS4 
AnnouncedJuly 2012January 2012Same age
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither offers Touch friendly screen

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic TS4 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to travel with your camera, you will have to factor its weight and size. The Panasonic FZ60 offers exterior measurements of 120mm x 81mm x 92mm (4.7" x 3.2" x 3.6") along with a weight of 493 grams (1.09 lbs) while the Panasonic TS4 has specifications of 103mm x 64mm x 27mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 1.1") with a weight of 197 grams (0.43 lbs).

Compare the Panasonic FZ60 versus Panasonic TS4 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Underneath is a front view proportions comparison of the FZ60 and the TS4.

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic TS4 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the FZ60 and TS4 is 68 and 92 respectively.

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic TS4 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic TS4 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, its difficult to envision the contrast in sensor dimensions merely by going through a spec sheet. The pic underneath will help give you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the FZ60 and TS4.

Clearly, both cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit not the same MP. You can expect the Panasonic FZ60 to show greater detail having its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop photographs a good deal more aggressively.

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic TS4 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic TS4 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic TS4 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FZ60 Portrait photography features
Panasonic TS4 Portrait photography features
44
you can focus manually
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
has face detection autofocus
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
21
no manual focus
no external flash support
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FZ60 Street photography advice
Panasonic TS4 Street photography advice
44
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
heavier than others (493g)
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proofing
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FZ60 Sports photography advice
Panasonic TS4 Sports photography advice
55
long zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
has tracking autofocus
better than average battery pack (450 CIPA)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
38
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking autofocus
weather proofing
great battery pack (310 shots)
low max shutter speed (1/1,300s)
continuous shooting slow (4.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FZ60 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic TS4 as a Travel photography camera
57
better than average battery pack (450 CIPA)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
decently wide (25mm)
very long reach (600mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
heavier than others (493 grams)
does not contain selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.8)
66
great battery pack (310 shots)
weather proofing
built-in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FZ60 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic TS4 Landscape photography factors
50
you can focus manually
decently wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
better than average battery pack (450 shots)
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Time Lapse recording
41
pretty wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proofing
great battery pack (310 CIPA)
no manual focus
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
small screen (2.7")
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FZ60 Vlogging factors
Panasonic TS4 Vlogging factors
27
decently wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not contain selfie friendly display
lack of external mic port
heavier than others (493g)
32
pretty wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not have selfie friendly screen
no external mic port
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Panasonic FZ60 vs Panasonic TS4 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FZ60 and Panasonic TS4
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4
General Information
Make Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4
Also referred to as Lumix DMC-FZ62 Lumix DMC-FT4
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Waterproof
Revealed 2012-07-18 2012-01-31
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Venus Engine FHD
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 3200 6400
Max enhanced ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 23 23
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-600mm (24.0x) 28-128mm (4.6x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-5.2 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 2.7 inch
Screen resolution 460 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology TFT Screen LCD Display TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 202 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Min shutter speed 4 secs 60 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1300 secs
Continuous shutter speed 10.0fps 4.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 13.50 m 5.60 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
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 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 493g (1.09 lb) 197g (0.43 lb)
Physical dimensions 120 x 81 x 92mm (4.7" x 3.2" x 3.6") 103 x 64 x 27mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 450 photographs 310 photographs
Form of battery 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, Internal
Storage slots One One
Price at release $350 $399