• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.0x zoom 25mm - 600mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.0x zoom 25mm - 600mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Panasonic FZ60 over Leica V-LUX 3

  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

Leica V-LUX 3 over Panasonic FZ60

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.33 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoots RAW
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic FZ200

Panasonic FZ60
Panasonic FZ200
  • $407
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • $598
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger pixels
Leica V-LUX 3
Panasonic FZ200
  • $730
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $598
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Faster shutter

Compared to Pentax X-5

Panasonic FZ60
Pentax X-5
  • $407
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle lens
Leica V-LUX 3
Pentax X-5
  • $730
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots RAW
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Leica V-LUX 4

Panasonic FZ60
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $407
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • $1546
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Leica V-LUX 3
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $730
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $1546
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Headphone jack

Compared to Nikon P520

Panasonic FZ60
Nikon P520
  • $407
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • $412
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
Leica V-LUX 3
Nikon P520
  • $730
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots RAW
  • $412
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Nikon P530

Panasonic FZ60
Nikon P530
  • $407
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • $314
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More dots on screen
Leica V-LUX 3
Nikon P530
  • $730
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $314
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More dots on screen
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