Panasonic ZR3 vs Panasonic ZS60

Portability
94
Imaging
38
Features
26
Overall
33
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 front
Portability
88
Imaging
46
Features
63
Overall
52

Panasonic ZR3 vs Panasonic ZS60 Key Specs

Panasonic ZR3
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-200mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 159g - 98 x 55 x 26mm
  • Introduced January 2010
  • Also Known as Lumix DMC-ZX3
Panasonic ZS60
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Boost to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 282g - 112 x 64 x 38mm
  • Revealed January 2016
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-TZ80
  • Replaced the Panasonic ZS50
  • Updated by Panasonic ZS70
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Panasonic ZR3 vs Panasonic ZS60 Overview

Here is a detailed assessment of the Panasonic ZR3 versus Panasonic ZS60, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are designed by Panasonic. There is a sizeable difference among the image resolutions of the ZR3 (14MP) and ZS60 (18MP) but they use the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The ZR3 was unveiled 7 years prior to the ZS60 and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving straight into a in-depth comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the ZR3 scores vs the ZS60 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic ZR3 over the Panasonic ZS60

 ZR3 ZS60 

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS60 over the Panasonic ZR3

 ZS60 ZR3 
RevealedJanuary 2016January 2010Fresher by 72 months
Focus manually Very precise focus
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution1040k230kSharper display (+810k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Panasonic ZR3 and Panasonic ZS60

 ZR3 ZS60 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen

Panasonic ZR3 vs Panasonic ZS60 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to carry your camera regularly, you are going to need to think about its weight and size. The Panasonic ZR3 has got outer measurements of 98mm x 55mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0") along with a weight of 159 grams (0.35 lbs) whilst the Panasonic ZS60 has specifications of 112mm x 64mm x 38mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.5") accompanied by a weight of 282 grams (0.62 lbs).

Examine the Panasonic ZR3 versus Panasonic ZS60 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are working with at the time. Following is the front view proportions comparison of the ZR3 vs the ZS60.

Panasonic ZR3 vs Panasonic ZS60 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the ZR3 and ZS60 is 94 and 88 respectively.

Panasonic ZR3 vs Panasonic ZS60 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZR3 vs Panasonic ZS60 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's tough to picture the difference in sensor sizing merely by checking out specs. The photograph here will help provide you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the ZR3 and ZS60.

All in all, each of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different resolution. You should expect to see the Panasonic ZS60 to provide extra detail having an extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop photos much more aggressively. The older ZR3 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Panasonic ZR3 vs Panasonic ZS60 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZR3 vs Panasonic ZS60 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZR3 vs Panasonic ZS60 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZR3 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic ZS60 Portrait photography highlights
29
good resolution (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
54
focusing manually
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
provides face detection autofocus
supports RAW formats
external flash not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Panasonic ZR3 Street photography information
Panasonic ZS60 Street photography information
57
image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
71
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
has focus via touch
lighter than others in class (282g)
no moving screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic ZR3 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic ZS60 as a Sports photography camera
37
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14MP)
features tracking autofocus
low max shutter speed (1/1,300s)
slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
58
incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
quiet shooting (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic ZR3 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic ZS60 as a Travel photography camera
65
good resolution (14MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (25mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.3)
74
lighter than others in class (282 grams)
has focus via touch
good megapixels (18MP)
built-in flash
decently wide (24mm)
long reach (720mm)
does not have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic ZR3
Landscape photography with Panasonic ZS60
38
relatively wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
tiny screen (2.7")
manual exposure not available
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
60
focusing manually
decently wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (18MP)
supports RAW formats
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Panasonic ZR3
Vlogging with Panasonic ZS60
29
relatively wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external mic port
35
decently wide (24mm)
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
good video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
lighter than others in class (282g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not have selfie friendly display
missing external microphone jack
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Panasonic ZR3 vs Panasonic ZS60 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZR3 and Panasonic ZS60
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60
Also referred to as Lumix DMC-ZX3 Lumix DMC-TZ80
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2010-01-26 2016-01-05
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Venus Engine HD II Venus Engine
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 18MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4320 x 3240 4896 x 3672
Maximum native ISO 6400 3200
Maximum enhanced ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 11 49
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-200mm (8.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.3-6.4
Macro focusing distance 3cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7" 3"
Display resolution 230k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,166k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.46x
Features
Min shutter speed 60s 4s
Max shutter speed 1/1300s 1/2000s
Max quiet shutter speed - 1/16000s
Continuous shutter speed 2.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.30 m 5.60 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 3840 x 2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 3840x2160
Video format AVCHD Lite MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone input
Headphone input
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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 159 gr (0.35 pounds) 282 gr (0.62 pounds)
Dimensions 98 x 55 x 26mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0") 112 x 64 x 38mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 37
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 19.3
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 10.6
DXO Low light rating not tested 109
Other
Battery life - 320 images
Battery format - Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, 3 shots / 10 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Retail price $280 $248