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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 16 Megapixel Digital Camera, Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 24x Zoom Lens, 10 FPS Hi-Speed Shooting, Full HD 1080 60i Video Recording

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About Panasonic DMC-FZ60

Panasonic introduces the LUMIX DMC-FZ60, the latest in the popular FZ series, which packs a powerful optical zoom and superior controllability including manual operation over both photo and full-HD video recording.

The LUMIX FZ60 is equipped with a high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 25mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 24x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm), allowing for flawless shooting of dynamic landscapes or indoor group portraits. With the camera's Intelligent Zoom function, zoom can be increased to 48x equivalent while Intelligent Resolution technology maintains picture quality. Nano Surface Coating technology dramatically minimizes light reflection for the entire visual light range (380nm-780nm) by applying the extra-low refractive index coating with nano-sized structure on the surface of the lens resulting in super clear picture with dramatic reduction of ghost and flare.

Comprised of 14 elements in 10 groups, including 3 ED lenses and 2 aspherical lenses with 3 aspherical surfaces, the LUMIX FZ60's advanced lens system fits within an outstandingly compact body while delivering exceptional optical performance and suppressing distortion at the wide-end and color bleeding at the tele-end.

The LUMIX FZ60's newly developed 16.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor combined with the high performance image processing LSI Venus Engine results in elevated response, sensitivity and image quality. Integrating high-speed digital signal output technology, the LUMIX FZ60 shoots 10 fps (frames per second) in 16.1-megapixel full resolution with mechanical shutter and 5 fps with continuous AF. Combined with its quick start-up time of approximately 0.9 seconds, the LUMIX FZ60 is able to capture even the most fleeting shooting opportunities.

The LUMIX FZ60 is a powerful, super-zoom camera which boasts extremely fast speed, and stellar image quality. The high energy efficiency of the camera's Venus Engine extends the LUMIX FZ60's battery life by about 12% as compared to its predecessor, the FZ45, making it possible to shoot 450 images per single charge making it an ideal companion for field shooting.

The LUMIX FZ60 is an advanced photographic tool for recording not only great photos but also beautiful high-resolution full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60i (NTSC, sensor output 30p) videos in AVCHD (MPEG-4 / H.264) format or 30p in MP4. A special, separate button on the top of the camera body allows the user to instantly start recording videos while shooting photos without having to change any settings.

One reason why the Panasonic DMC-FZ60 is popular is because of its Compact

Panasonic DMC-FZ60 Features

  • Powerful Zoom: The powerful 24x optical zoom with POWER O.I.S. in video recording and Active Mode allows recording at a wide angle such as shooting while walking, without affecting image quality. The popular iA (Intelligent Auto), available in video recording and Creative Video mode, enables setting the shutter speed and aperture manually.
  • Quality Audio: The high-quality stereo sound of Dolby Digital Stereo Creator offers highly realistic sound to accompany the motion images. The stereo microphone comes with zoom noise reduction system and the Auto Wind Cut function blocks out most of the noise from background wind.
  • Intelligent Imaging: iA mode lets the camera do all the work, leaving the user free to compose shots, aim and shoot subjects. Additionally, iA Plus mode is newly enhanced to enable defocus control, exposure compensation and white balance adjustment using iA mode.
  • Auto Intelligent Controls: The camera offers a comprehensive integration of POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode, AF Tracking, Face Recognition, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Intelligent D-range Control, Intelligent Handheld Night Shot, Intelligent HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Motion Deblur functions.
  • Full Manual Controls: The LUMIX FZ60 is capable of full manual control for users a step beyond the beginner stage who enjoy more creative photography. With its P/A/S/M mode, users can enjoy creative shooting, expressing themselves not only in photos but also in video.
  • Creative Filter Control: The popular Creative Control mode has been upgraded, adding eight new filter options including Soft Focus, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, One Point Color, Cross Process, Low Key, Toy Effect and Star Filter in addition to the conventional Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, High Dynamic, Miniature Effect modes.

Panasonic DMC-FZ60 Specifications

Body Type
SLR-like (bridge)
Max Resolution
4608 x 3456
Resolutions
4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 1728, 2736 x 2736, 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1440, 2304 x 2304 , 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920x1920 , 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536, 640 x 480, 640 x424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480
Sensor
Image ratio: 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels: 16.1 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors: 17.5 megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)
Sensor type: CMOS
Imager
ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, (6400 with boost)
White balance presets: 5
Custom white balance: Yes (2)
Image stabilization: Optical
Image stabilization notes: Power O.I.S.
Uncompressed format: No
JPEG quality levels: Fine, Standard
File format: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3) / MPO
Image parameters: Contrast / Sharpness / Color Saturation / Noise Reduction
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.): 25-600mm
Optical zoom: 24x
Autofocus: Contrast Detect (sensor) / Multi-area / Center / Tracking / Single / Continuous / Face Detection
Autofocus assist lamp: Yes
Digital zoom: Yes (4x)
Manual focus: Yes
Normal focus range: 30 cm (11.81")
Macro focus range: 1 cm (.39")
Number of focus points: 23
Lens mount: None
Screen/Viewfinder
Articulated LCD: Fully articulated
Screen size: 3"
Screen dots: 460,000
Touch screen: No
Screen type: TFT Screen LCD Display
Live view: Yes
Viewfinder type: Electronic
Viewfinder coverage: 100 %
Maximum Aperture
F2.8 - F5.2
Shutter
4 sec to 1/2000 sec
Exposure Modes
Intelligent Auto
Program
Aperture Priority
Shutter Priority
Manual
Custom
Creative Video
Creative Control
Scene
Scene Modes
Portrait
Soft Skin
Scenery
Panorama Shot
Sports
Panning
Night Portrait
Night Scenery Handheld Night Shot
HDR
Food
Baby1
Baby2
Pet
Sunset
High Sensitivity
Glass Through
3D photo
Flash
Built-in flash: Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range: 13.5m
External flash: No
Flash modes: Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Drive modes: Single / Continuous / Self-timer
Continuous drive: Yes (10 fps)
Self-timer: Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modes: Multi / Center-weighted / Spot Exposure compensation: ±3 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing: (3 frames)
WB Bracketing: No
Video Format
MPEG-4 / AVCHD
Microphone
Stereo
Speaker
Mono
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
Video Resolution Notes
1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i, 50i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps) ; 1280 x 720 pixels, 60p, 50p (SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps) ; 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30, 25 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps), 1280 x 720 pixels, 30, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps)
Storage
Storage types: SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage included: 70 MB internal
Connectivity
USB: USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI: Yes (mini)
Wireless: None
Remote control: Optional DMWRSL1
Other Features
Orientation sensor: Yes
Timelapse recording: No
GPS: None
Environment
Environmentally sealed: No
Battery
Battery: Battery Pack
Battery: Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA): 450
Dimensions
120 x 81 x 92mm (4.72 x 3.19 x 3.62")
Weight
588g (1.30 lb) with battery
Mfr #
DMCFZ60K
SKU
IPCDMCFZ60

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Bad manuals

This is my fourth Lumix camera and it has by far the worst manual. The one you get with it printed is very basic, and the downloadbable PDF is a lot more detailed, but still is lacking. No index for a starter. Who wants to carry a laptop or tablet on a day of taking pictures. Neither manual is dedicated to the FZ60k, the info is shared between it and the FZ2200k. Just will take a lot of time to decipher and come up to speed on the enhanced features, which there are a lot of and should be fun

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This is my fourth Lumix camera and it has by far the worst manual. The one you get with it printed is very basic, and the downloadbable PDF is a lot more detailed, but still is lacking. No index for a starter. Who wants to carry a laptop or tablet on a day of taking pictures. Neither manual is dedicated to the FZ60k, the info is shared between it and the FZ2200k. Just will take a lot of time to decipher and come up to speed on the enhanced features, which there are a lot of and should be fun to use. Would I buy another one, I'll know a year from now.

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4.0

Lumix FZ60

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I use this camera for general use only. This is the 2nd Lumix that I have. So far the camera seems fine but the instructions are a little sparce. One thing that bothers me though, is a camera that has been on the market for some time, is that the software that comes with will not work with PC's that are 64 bit machines. After talking to at least 6 people at Panasonic, some denied the problem and some were aware of it. Granted, there is better software out there then Photo fun Studio but that is not the point. Apparently there is no effort to correct the problem.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bad manuals

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This is my fourth Lumix camera and it has by far the worst manual. The one you get with it printed is very basic, and the downloadbable PDF is a lot more detailed, but still is lacking. No index for a starter. Who wants to carry a laptop or tablet on a day of taking pictures. Neither manual is dedicated to the FZ60k, the info is shared between it and the FZ2200k. Just will take a lot of time to decipher and come up to speed on the enhanced features, which there are a lot of and should be fun to use. Would I buy another one, I'll know a year from now.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pleasantly surpirsed

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I shoot a full frame DSLR, and am used to quality at that level. This camera was purchased for a family member to take on vacation for fun. It is a surprise that 16 megapixels crammed onto one of the smallest sensors in history produces the resolution and quality that this Lumix/Leica combo puts out. The software in the camera is impressive, and the video is good as well. All in all, a good toy.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great value many features for the price

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This is the third camera I've owned in this series with the Leica zoom lense. It's as complicated(sophisticated) as you want or point and shoot.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Cable or Wireless Shutter Release

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I love this camera, especially for the value of all its capabilities. The FZ60 is almost perfect camera.The only important component that is missing is the capability to use a cable or wireless shutter release for night photography.

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Shopper  Is the LCD screen fixed or can it pivot?
DANIEL I  Nope.
Shopper  Can the Panasonic FZ60 take a circular polarizing filter?
HARVEY B  Although I bought this camera for my wife over a year ago, we have never tried putting a circular polarizing filter on it. I?m sorry I don?t have a good answer for you. But I can tell you this, we liked the camera enough that we later bought my dad the same camera for Christmas.
Shopper  what is file format for still photo ? does it have RAW ? is there silver color ?
Andrew R  File format: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3) / MPO Unfortunately, we currently only offer this unit in black.
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