• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25mm - 600mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 1000mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic FZ60 advantages over Nikon P530

  • Longer battery life
    450 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos

Nikon P530 advantages over Panasonic FZ60

  • Less expensive
    $312 vs $405
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More lens zoom
    42.0x vs 24.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Newer
    15 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    7 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Leica V-LUX 2

Panasonic FZ60
Leica V-LUX 2
  • $405
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $850
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • RAW file ability
Nikon P530
Leica V-LUX 2
  • $321
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $850
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony HX100V

Panasonic FZ60
Sony HX100V
  • $405
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Newer
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom
Nikon P530
Sony HX100V
  • $321
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Newer
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Sony HX200V

Panasonic FZ60
Sony HX200V
  • $405
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • $454
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon P530
Sony HX200V
  • $321
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
  • $454
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Nikon P520

Panasonic FZ60
Nikon P520
  • $405
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom
Nikon P530
Nikon P520
  • $321
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Newer
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Nikon L840

Panasonic FZ60
Nikon L840
  • $405
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $245
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon P530
Nikon L840
  • $321
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $245
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
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