• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Panasonic FZ60 advantages over Panasonic GH3

  • Less expensive
    $270 vs $798
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Panasonic GH3 advantages over Panasonic FZ60

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1/2.33 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.75 vs 1.33 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 540 vs 450 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    614k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Professional quality video in a compact body; Still image quality ranks with the best mirrorless models and even some prosumer DSLRs; Fast autofocus; Rugged, weatherized camera build; Reasonably priced for its advanced feature set; Large selection of high quality lenses.

  • Not as compact as most mirrorless cameras; Live View not available during high speed bursts; High ISO image quality and dynamic range not quite as good as top APS-C cameras.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FZ40

Panasonic FZ60
Panasonic DMC-FZ40
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Longer stills battery life
Panasonic GH3
Panasonic DMC-FZ40
  • $813
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony HX100V

Panasonic FZ60
Sony HX100V
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic GH3
Sony HX100V
  • $813
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Sony HX200V

Panasonic FZ60
Sony HX200V
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic GH3
Sony HX200V
  • $813
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Olympus E-M1

Panasonic FZ60
Olympus E-M1
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1099
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic GH3
Olympus E-M1
  • $813
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1099
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic GH4

Panasonic FZ60
Panasonic GH4
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic GH3
Panasonic GH4
  • $813
  • 4/3
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
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