Panasonic ZS60 summary
Panasonic ZS60 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first released on January of 2016. It has got a 18 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4896 x 3672. The camera is referred to as "Lumix DMC-TZ80" in certain regions.
Panasonic launched this camera in an effort to update the older Panasonic ZS50 (Read Full Comparison) and subsequently introduced the updated Panasonic ZS70 (Read Full Comparison) in order to replace this model.
The ZS60 comes in at #14 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over-all #417 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. You should check out our Smart camera search to see camera listings based on your custom factors.
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Panasonic ZS60 family
The Panasonic ZS60 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can view all earlier and most recent models alongside key features.
Panasonic ZS60 Gallery
You can check the ZS60 from various angles in the gallery below.
Panasonic ZS60 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of good and bad points of the Panasonic ZS60 based on criterias which are normally considered necessary in a camera.
Panasonic ZS60 Sensor details
The Panasonic ZS60 features the Venus Engine processor chip. The dimension of the sensor in the Panasonic ZS60 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4896 x 3672 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.Incredible Footage Reveals Eagle Attacking Drone in Mid-Flight Showdown
The CMOS sensor boasts 18 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 80 - 3200. This ISO can also be extended digitally to a high of 6400. RAW format is supported which means that you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath illustrates the ZS60's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The ZS60 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.NASA photographer chronicles decades-long effort constructing James Webb Space Telescope
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Panasonic ZS60 dimensions
Panasonic ZS60 weighs about 0.62 lb (282 grams / 9.95 oz) and features external size of 112mm x 64mm x 38mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.5"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams so the Panasonic ZS60 is less heavy in comparison with various rivals.Is Apple's Latest 'Shot on iPhone' Video Deceptive?
Down below is a shot of the Panasonic ZS60 alongside a soda to help you have a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will provide the button layout on the ZS60.
Panasonic ZS60 Lens specs
The ZS60 provides a fixed lens and it has a focal range of 24-720mm making it a 30.0 x zoom which is amazing and is going to make it easier to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 24mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.3 making it somewhat slow and not very good in low light conditions and you will struggle to capture good bokeh. You might also need to up the ISO leading to noisy pictures. With the tele end, 720mm is fantastic zoom and comes to f6.4 making it quite sluggish and you may need to go with slow shutter speeds.
Panasonic ZS60 Connectivity
The ZS60 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to transfer photos and in some cases alter camera settings without connecting directly to the camera.
Many applications even allow a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Panasonic ZS60 Video specs
The max video resolution in the Panasonic ZS60 is 3840 x 2160 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and AVCHD format. 2160p delivers an exceptional resolution for video recording. You can easily crop to 1080p in order to get cleaner results. Be wary of the massive file sizes and make sure you have got good SD cards that have fast write speed. The camera does not have a mic and / or headphone port which means you get little control over your audio. It is probably best to find a different model in case you need decent audio in your video clips.
Panasonic ZS60 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing on the Panasonic ZS60 so you need to be careful in wet or dusty situations.
Panasonic ZS60 Display and Viewfinder
The Panasonic ZS60 has got a 3 inch fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means that you can easily switch focus points and adjust settings by using your finger.Scarlett Johansson Stakes Legal Claim Over Her Digital Avatar
The View Finder details regarding Panasonic ZS60 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 1,166 thousand dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.46x
In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and challenging to view, viewfinders are rather valuable.
Panasonic ZS60 Shutter specs
Panasonic ZS60 has the ability to shoot continuously at 10.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds. The camera also features silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 seconds. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter may result in "rolling shutter" in certain situations.
Panasonic ZS60 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Panasonic ZS60 boasts only built-in flash without external flash support.
Panasonic ZS60 Autofocusing specs
Panasonic ZS60 boasts just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster & precise in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has got Face detect which can be helpful for taking photos of people.
It has got 49 focus points to select from. Panasonic ZS60 has touch to focus. You can use your fingers in order to shift focus. It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for objects that move. Panasonic ZS60 has the ability to use manual focus when required for low light scenarios or you want to have more precise control on focus.
Panasonic ZS60 Battery life
The battery pack on the Panasonic ZS60 is fashioned to last for 320 clicks according to the CIPA measurements making it about the same as its competitors. The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the maximum (600) battery life for this class of cameras.
Following is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Panasonic ZS60 for varying types of photography
The following graph gives a outline of the Panasonic ZS60 for varying types of photography. To look at more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Panasonic ZS60
The Panasonic ZS60 has a points tally of 53 which is decent, meaning that it is somewhat adequate to use for portraits. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support together with the capability to work with external lighting.
Panasonic ZS60 Street photography information
With a above average points total of 71, the Panasonic ZS60 is a very decent fit for street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Sports photography with Panasonic ZS60
A reasonable sports photography points total of 57 indicates the Panasonic ZS60 is fairly suited for photographing sports. A camera really should have good focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Panasonic ZS60 as a Travel photography camera
Size is pretty crucial in getting a camera for travel. All round, the Panasonic ZS60 gets a above average 74 for a travel camera which makes it a respectable fit for your travels.
Landscape photography with Panasonic ZS60
For those who are looking to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the most significant aspect will be image quality. The Panasonic ZS60 at it's moderate rating of 59 as a landscape camera is relatively adequate among it's competition.
Panasonic ZS60 Vlogging details
A vlogging camera ought to come with a moving screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Considering everything, the Panasonic ZS60 is not really appropriate as a vlog camera as it comes to a awful rating of 35.
Panasonic ZS60 Alternatives
If you need replacements to the ZS60, here is a list of the top rated cameras which fall under the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The chart down below will give you a bird's eye view of the ZS60 compared to it's top ranking rivals shown earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you might take a look at as alternative options. To see a extensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.