Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60

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    Highlights

    • 18.1 MP 1/2.3-inch CMOS Sensor
    • 80 - 3,200 Native ISO
    • 49 Focus Points
    • 5-Axis Image Stabilization
    • 3.0" 1,040k dot Fixed Screen
    • 1,166k dot Electronic Viewfinder
    • 40.0 fps Continuous Shooting
    • 3840 x 2160 Video Shooting
    • Built-in Flash
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
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    Overview

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 was announced in 2016 and is a 1/2.3-inch (6.17 x 4.55 mm) Standard Compact camera with 18.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor. Its native ISO ranges from 80 to 3,200 and expands to 80 - 6,400 in boosted mode. The camera has a Fixed 3.0" screen with 1,040k dot resolution and built-in Electronic viewfinder with 1,166k dot resolution. It has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in body image stabilization.

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 can capture video up to 3840 x 2160 resolution.


    Here is the Panasonic -ZSxx series lineup, where you can view and compare the main specifications of the cameras within the same series.

    Panasonic -ZSxx series lineup
    Model Date Sensor Native ISO Screen Price
    Image cannot be found Panasonic ZS80 February
    2018
    20.3 MP
    1/2.3-inch
    80 - 3,200 Tilting 3.0"
    1,040k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic ZS70 April
    2017
    20.3 MP
    1/2.3-inch
    80 - 3,200 Tilting 3.0"
    1,040k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic ZS60 January
    2016
    18.1 MP
    1/2.3-inch
    80 - 3,200 Fixed 3.0"
    1,040k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic ZS50 January
    2015
    12.1 MP
    1/2.3-inch
    80 - 6,400 Fixed 3.0"
    1,040k dot
    Image cannot be found Panasonic ZS45 January
    2015
    16 MP
    1/2.33-inch
    100 - 6,400 Tilting 3.0"
    1,040k dot
    Image cannot be found Panasonic ZS40 January
    2014
    18.1 MP
    1/2.3-inch
    100 - 3,200 Fixed 3.0"
    920k dot
    Image cannot be found Panasonic ZS35 January
    2014
    16 MP
    1/2.33-inch
    100 - 3,200 Tilting 3.0"
    460k dot
    Image cannot be found Panasonic ZS30 January
    2013
    18.1 MP
    1/2.3-inch
    100 - 6,400 Fixed 3.0"
    920k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic ZS25 January
    2013
    16.1 MP
    1/2.33-inch
    100 - 6,400 Fixed 3.0"
    460k dot
    Image cannot be found Panasonic ZS15 June
    2012
    12.1 MP
    1/2.3-inch
    100 - 6,400 Fixed 3.0"
    460k dot
    Image cannot be found Panasonic ZS20 April
    2012
    14.1 MP
    1/2.33-inch
    100 - 6,400 Fixed 3.0"
    460k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic ZS10 January
    2011
    14.1 MP
    1/2.33-inch
    80 - 6,400 Fixed 3.0"
    460k dot
    Touchscreen

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 vs Lumix DC-ZS70 vs Lumix DMC-ZS60 vs Lumix DMC-ZS50 vs Lumix DMC-ZS45 vs Lumix DMC-ZS40.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60.

    PROS

    •   Cheap
    •   Video Capture
    •   80 Lowest Native ISO
    •   3,200 Highest Native ISO
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 1,166k dot
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 40.0 fps
    •   Built-in Flash
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   HDMI Output
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Light - 282 g (0.62 lb / 9.95 oz)
    •   Orientation Sensor

    CONS

    •   Small Sensor
    •   Fixed Screen
    •   Low Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/2000 sec
    •   No External Flash Connectivity
    •   Low DxO Overall Score - 37
    •   No Microphone Input
    •   No Headphone Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Built-In Bluetooth
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 320 shots

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   Sensor Resolution - 18.1 Megapixel
    •   49 Focus Points
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/16000 sec

    Predecessor

    Here we are comparing Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 to its predecessor Lumix DMC-ZS50 and displaying the major changes.

    UPGRADES Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
    Higher Sensor Resolution 18.1 Megapixel vs 12.1 Megapixel
    Max Image Resolution 4896 x 3672 vs 4000 x 3000
    More Focus Points 49 vs 23
    Touch-to-Focus vs
    Selective Autofocus vs
    Touch Screen vs
    Higher Max Continuous Shooting 40.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Higher Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 vs 1920 x 1080
    Longer Battery Life 320 shots vs 300 shots
    DOWNGRADES Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
    More Expensive $449/£359 vs $399
    Lower Native ISO 3,200 vs 6,400
    Lower DxO Low Light ISO 109 vs 138
    Lower DxO Color Depth 19.3 vs 20.0
    Lower DxO Dynamic Range 10.6 vs 11.2
    Lower DxO Overall Score 37 vs 44
    Heavier 282 g (0.62 lb / 9.95 oz) vs 243 g (0.54 lb / 8.57 oz)
    Internal Storage 0 vs 86 MB

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 vs Lumix DMC-ZS50.

    Successor

    In 2017 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 was replaced by Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70. Let us now have a look at some important differences between Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 and its successor.

    UPGRADES Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60
    Higher Sensor Resolution 20.3 Megapixel vs 18.1 Megapixel
    Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3888 vs 4896 x 3672
    Screen Type Tilting vs Fixed
    DOWNGRADES Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60
    Lower Max Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps vs 40.0 fps
    Heavier 322 g (0.71 lb / 11.36 oz) vs 282 g (0.62 lb / 9.95 oz)
    Shorter Battery Life 240 shots vs 320 shots

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 vs Lumix DC-ZS70.

    Screen and Viewfinder

    Fixed Touchscreen

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 has a 3.0" Fixed touchscreen with 1,040k dot resolution.


    Electronic Viewfinder

    Camera has a built-in Electronic viewfinder with 1,166k dot resolution. It has a 100% coverage.

    Sensor

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 features a 18.1 megapixel 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor with dimensions of 6.17 x 4.55 mm and a total area of 28.1 mm2. Its native ISO range is 80 - 3,200 and expands to 80 - 6,400 in boosted mode.

    Photography Features

    Camera is equipped with Venus Engine processor and can take pictures up to 4896 x 3672 resolution.


    Image Stabilization

    The camera has a [y] 5-Axis Sensor Shift image stabilization.

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    Connectivity, Battery and Storage

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Camera has a built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz) which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in WiFi.


    USB Input and HDMI Output

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) input for data transfer. There is a Micro HDMI connector for video signal output.


    External Storage Slots

    The camera has a single SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot.

    Other Features

    Shutter

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60's shutter speed can go up to 1/16000 sec with electronic shutter and up to 1/2000 sec with mechanical shutter. Camera can shoot continuously up to 40.0 fps.


    Flash

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 has a built-in flash with maximum range of 5.60 m at Auto ISO.

    Physical Parameters

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 has dimensions of 112 x 64 x 38 mm (4.41 x 2.52 x 1.5"). It weighs 282 g (0.62 lb / 9.95 oz), so it is a lightweight camera.

    112 mm (4.41")

    64 mm (2.52")

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    38 mm (1.5")

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 dimensions

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 for Different Types of Photography

    We give scores to the camera for different type of photography based on its features and specifications. Let us see how Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 is suitable for six different types of photography.


    Landscape Photography

    AVERAGE
    64

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 gets a score of 64 and is AVERAGE choice for Landscape photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing

    Sports Photography

    GOOD
    79

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 gets a score of 79 and is GOOD choice for Sports photography.

    •   3,200 Highest Native ISO
    •   49 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 1,166k dot
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 40.0 fps
    •   Short Battery Life - 320 shots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Wildlife Photography

    GOOD
    78

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 gets a score of 78 and is GOOD choice for Wildlife photography.

    •   3,200 Highest Native ISO
    •   49 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 1,166k dot
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 40.0 fps
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 320 shots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Portrait Photography

    GOOD
    80

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 gets a score of 80 and is GOOD choice for Portrait photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   49 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   No External Flash Connectivity
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Street Photography

    EXCELLENT
    86

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 gets a score of 86 and is EXCELLENT choice for Street photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   49 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fixed Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 282 g (0.62 lb / 9.95 oz)

    Travel Photography

    EXCELLENT
    86

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 gets a score of 86 and is EXCELLENT choice for Travel photography.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fixed Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 282 g (0.62 lb / 9.95 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 320 shots

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 Evaluation

    We evaluate Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 and give score of 69 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


    OVERALL
    69

    Sensor

    AVERAGE
    58

    We give Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 a score of 58 for Sensor parameters.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   Sensor Resolution - 18.1 Megapixel
    •   80 Lowest Native ISO
    •   3,200 Highest Native ISO
    •   Low DxO Overall Score - 37

    Photo

    GOOD
    75

    We give Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 a score of 75 for Photo parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Low Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/2000 sec
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/16000 sec
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 40.0 fps
    •   No External Flash Connectivity

    Video

    AVERAGE
    59

    We give Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 a score of 59 for Video parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160

    Focusing

    GOOD
    82

    We give Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 a score of 82 for Focusing parameters.

    •   49 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus

    Screen and Viewfinder

    GOOD
    80

    We give Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 a score of 80 for Screen and Viewfinder parameters.

    •   Fixed Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 1,166k dot

    Connectivity

    GOOD
    75

    We give Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 a score of 75 for Connectivity parameters.

    •   HDMI Output
    •   No Microphone Input
    •   No Headphone Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   No Built-In Bluetooth

    Battery, Storage and Physical

    POOR
    42

    We give Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 a score of 42 for Battery, Storage and Physical parameters.

    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 282 g (0.62 lb / 9.95 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 320 shots


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