Panasonic FZ60 summary
Panasonic FZ60 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera first revealed on July of 2012. The camera has got a 16MP, CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4608 x 3456. It is known as "Lumix DMC-FZ62" in some markets.
The FZ60 stands at #92 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over-all #598 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. Please use our Smart camera finder to find camera listings based on your personal factors.
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Panasonic FZ60 history
The Panasonic FZ60 is part of a family of products. You can view the detailed list underneath.
Panasonic FZ60 Gallery
You can view the FZ60 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Panasonic FZ60 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of advantages and drawbacks of the Panasonic FZ60 based on aspects which are often regarded as useful in a digital camera.
Panasonic FZ60 Sensor features
The sensor specification on the Panasonic FZ60 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.Incredible Footage Reveals Eagle Attacking Drone in Mid-Flight Showdown
The CMOS sensor boasts 16MP and provides a standard ISO range of 100 to 3200. The ISO can also be extended electronically to a maximum of 6400. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported which means that you have less margin for error.
The graphic underneath illustrates the FZ60's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The FZ60 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is presented in green.NASA photographer chronicles decades-long effort constructing James Webb Space Telescope
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic FZ60 dimensions
Panasonic FZ60 weighs in at 1.09 pounds (493 grams or 17.39 ounces) and the overall size of the camera is 120mm x 81mm x 92mm (4.7" x 3.2" x 3.6"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the Panasonic FZ60 is heavier than various competitors.The highly-anticipated Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG DN OS Sports is finally here
Underneath is a picture of the Panasonic FZ60 beside a soft drink to help you to have a feel for its size.
The top view under will provide the button arrangement on the FZ60.
Panasonic FZ60 Lens features
The FZ60 has got an inbuilt lens with a focal range of 25-600mm giving it a 24.0 x zoom which is significant and will let you zoom all the way in.
At it's widest 25mm, it offers an aperture of f2.8 which is really sluggish and not great in low light occasions and you might struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You might also need to up your ISO leading to noisy images. With the long end, 600mm is excellent zoom and comes to f5.2 making it very sluggish and you will have to use slower shutter speeds.
Panasonic FZ60 Connectivity
The FZ60 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to send images and at times change camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.
Some apps also provide a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Panasonic FZ60 Video features
The highest possible video quality on the Panasonic FZ60 is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD file format. 1080p quality delivers a great balance between video quality vs file size but 1080p won't leave you with much room to crop. The body does not offer a mic or headphone socket which means you have zero control over your audio. It is probably best to purchase a different model in case you need better audio in your videos.
Panasonic FZ60 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing for the Panasonic FZ60 so you have to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.
Panasonic FZ60 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic FZ60 has got a 3" fixed display screen with a resolution of 460k dots.
Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.Scarlett Johansson Stakes Legal Claim Over Her Digital Avatar
The ViewFinder specs regarding Panasonic FZ60 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 202k dots
- Coverage 100 percent
In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tough to view, viewfinders are very valuable.
Panasonic FZ60 Shutter features
Panasonic FZ60 continuous shooting rate is 10.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Panasonic FZ60 Flash and Hot shoe features
Panasonic FZ60 includes just built-in flash lacking external flash support.
Panasonic FZ60 Autofocusing features
Panasonic FZ60 includes only Contrast Detect Autofocus and does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster and exact than Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has got Face detection which can be useful for taking portraits of people.
The Sensor has got 23 focus points to choose from. It also has Tracking Autofocus for objects on the move. Panasonic FZ60 includes manual focus when needed during low light or you want more precise focus control.
Panasonic FZ60 Battery life
The battery life for the Panasonic FZ60 is fashioned to last for 450 photos based on the CIPA specifications making it higher than average ın comparison with its class. The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the best (600) battery life within this class of cameras.
Here is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Panasonic FZ60 for varying styles of photography
The following illustration gives a outline of the Panasonic FZ60 for varying styles of photography. To see more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Panasonic FZ60 Portrait photography highlights
The Panasonic FZ60 gets a points total of 44 which is low, and means the camera is not appropriate for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW files plus the ability to use off-camera lighting.
Panasonic FZ60 as a Street photography camera
Having a low points tally of 44, the Panasonic FZ60 is not appropriate for street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Panasonic FZ60 Sports photography info
A average sports photography points tally of 55 indicates the Panasonic FZ60 is somewhat suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have great tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Panasonic FZ60 Travel photography factors
Size is super important in getting a travel camera. In general, the Panasonic FZ60 gets a moderate 57 for a travelling camera which makes it somewhat suitable to take on your holidays.
Panasonic FZ60 Landscape photography details
If you find yourself looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most significant factor is going to be image quality. The Panasonic FZ60 and it's average grade of 50 for a landscape camera is fairly suitable compared to its competitors.
Vlogging with Panasonic FZ60
A camera for vlogging really should posses a moving display screen, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Panasonic FZ60 is not appropriate as a vlog camera as it delivers a low rating of 27.
Panasonic FZ60 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the FZ60, below is a number of the top placed cameras that fall within the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line graph followed below shows you an overview of the FZ60 vs it's highest scoring rivals shown earlier.
Following are several cameras you may look into as alternatives. To read a comprehensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.