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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 / DMC-FZ62

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the viewfinder and usability. The color and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the sensor, and some have doubts about the build quality and shutter.

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shutter, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 / DMC-FZ62 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 37 reviews)

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ60 Review

 

If you like a lot of dedicated buttons and manual controls at your fingertips, but don't want to spend the money for an interchangeable lens camera, the DMC-FZ60 will likely fit your hand like a glove. Its powerful 24X zoom, optical image stabilization...

24X zoom up to 600mm (35mm equivalent) ; 16-megapixel MOS sensor ; Light sensitivity up to ISO 3200 ; Optical image stabilization ; Full manual controls ; f2.8 maximum aperture ; Two customizable function buttons ; 25mm wide angle ; Long battery life...

Burst mode speeds are limited ; Autofocus is not always precise ; High-definition video does not look extremely sharp ; High ISO settings can look noisy ; EVF resolution (202,000 dots) is not very sharp

If you like a lot of dedicated buttons and manual controls at your fingertips, but don't want to spend the money for an interchangeable lens camera, the DMC-FZ60 will likely fit your hand like a glove. Its powerful 24X zoom, optical image stabilization...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

 

Pretty good for a camera a supposed #2 among Panasonic superzooms

Priced lower than FZ200 with many of the same features, Surprising depth of manual control

Zoom is a bit short by today’s outlandish standards, Lots of competition with better features, longer zooms, or lower prices

For the model that’s the lesser of Panasonic’s two new FZ-series superzooms, the FZ60 is a pretty impressive camera. It doesn’t match the zoom range of the class-leading ultrazooms anymore, but it does seem to offer solid image quality, based on our...

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Panasonic Lumix FZ60 / FZ62

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60, or Lumix DMC-FZ62 as it's known outside North America, is a 16.1 Megapixel super-zoom camera with a 24x stabilised optical zoom. Announced in July 2012, it replaces the Lumix FZ47 / FZ48. Like its predecessor, the Lumix...

Great image quality at base ISO ; Excellent high ISO noise performance ; Programmable Fn buttons ; New Creative control filters

Narrower zoom range than rivals ; Disappointing burst shooting ; No RAW mode ; Fixed non-articulated LCD screen

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

 

The FZ60 falls under the FZ200 as the new mid-range superzoom in the Lumix lineup. An update to the FZ47, the FZ60 uses the same 24x zoom seen in both the FZ150 and FZ47, but behind the lens now lies a 16.1 megapixel MOS sensor. Low-light quality...

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Panasonic Lumix FZ60 Review

 

I remember some years ago lusting after a (then) new Kodak (remember them?) digicam that had a 10x zoom. Wow! I thought what photographic horizons it would conquer.

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 / DMC-FZ62

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 / DMC-FZ62 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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NICE!

 

Just received my camera yesterday. Took 145 shots today...Really enjoyed it! The continuous shots are totally awesome...it had to wait for me..LOL the only think I haven\'t figured out yet,,well not the only thing but when taking pictures of the dogs...

Easy To Use","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Nice Body Color","Small \/ Compact

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Qualiy camera for boating adventure

 

I use this primarily on my boat while cruising coastal waters. I find the zoom very good for birds and small animals along the shore. I never miss a shot when using point and shoot auto features, the camera produces clear, sharp photos at all focal...

Easy To Use","Excellent 24x Zoom","Excellent lens","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD

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Camera has a nice automatic setting

 

Great product - arrived quickly

Easy To Use","Good Image Quality","Great Zoom

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

 

The FZ60 offers a lengthy optical zoom in a well-featured package, but image purists won't be satisfied with just JPEG capture and a steep price.

24x optical zoom ; Images have good colour rendition ; Good quality sound from the built-in microphone ; Very fast autofocus

No automatic detector to switch between EVF and screen ; JPEG only ; Has the tendency to overexpose photos and video

If you are forking out for a premium-priced superzoom camera, you might as well save up a little more and spend it on the FZ200, which gives you a fast and constant lens at f/2.8, as well as RAW capture.

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder / Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Chip Type:Live MOS
Sensor Size:1/2.33''

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:15 / 4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Recording

Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
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