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

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Differences

Panasonic ZS60 advantages over Sony HX99

  • Less expensive
    $270 vs $448
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony HX99 advantages over Panasonic ZS60

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    1 month vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.50x vs 0.46x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    155 vs 60 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Canon SX710 HS

Panasonic ZS60
Canon SX710 HS
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $345
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
Sony HX99
Canon SX710 HS
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $345
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster shutter

Compared to Sony HX90V

Panasonic ZS60
Sony HX90V
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $404
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
Sony HX99
Sony HX90V
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $404
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Longer video battery life

Compared to Nikon A900

Panasonic ZS60
Nikon A900
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
Sony HX99
Nikon A900
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony HX80

Panasonic ZS60
Sony HX80
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
Sony HX99
Sony HX80
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic ZS70

Panasonic ZS60
Panasonic ZS70
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer
Sony HX99
Panasonic ZS70
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
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