• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 8.3 megapixels
  • 15.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic ZS60 advantages over Nikon 170

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 15 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 320 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 345k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    18.1 vs 8.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 1/2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon 170 advantages over Panasonic ZS60

  • Less expensive
    $164 vs $400
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.61 vs 1.26 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Lighter weight
    134g vs 282g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    15 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Nokia N8

Panasonic ZS60
Nokia N8
  • $424
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $549
  • 1/1.83 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon 170
Nokia N8
  • $164
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $549
  • 1/1.83 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S II

Panasonic ZS60
Samsung Galaxy S II
  • $424
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $200
  • 1/3.2 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Nikon 170
Samsung Galaxy S II
  • $164
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger sensor
  • $200
  • 1/3.2 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon SX710 HS

Panasonic ZS60
Canon SX710 HS
  • $424
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Nikon 170
Canon SX710 HS
  • $164
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon A900

Panasonic ZS60
Nikon A900
  • $424
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
Nikon 170
Nikon A900
  • $164
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Panasonic ZS60
Panasonic ZS70
  • $424
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $365
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon 170
Panasonic ZS70
  • $164
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $365
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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