• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 400.00mm (35mm eq.)

Buy From

Differences

Panasonic ZS60 advantages over Panasonic FZ1000 II

  • Less expensive
    $400 vs $798
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 400 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    38 mm vs 131 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    282g vs 808g
    Lighter weight
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Panasonic FZ1000 II advantages over Panasonic ZS60

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.74x vs 0.46x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 10.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.0 fps vs 9.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    20 vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

Buy From

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Panasonic ZS60

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Panasonic ZS60
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $424
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $773
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $773
  • 1 inch
  • NFC

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
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Canon SX710 HS
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

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
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Nikon A900
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Panasonic ZS60
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $424
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Integrated ND filter

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
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Panasonic ZS70
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $365
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Compare Other Cameras?