Product Comparison: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 vs Canon PowerShot SX60


General Specifications
Brand
Panasonic
Canon
Model
Lumix DMC-FZ1000
PowerShot SX60 HS
Origin
Japan
Japan
About the Product
The Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 captures amazing imagery. Experience the world of 4K video capture. Enjoy true-to-life, ultra high-resolution images in smooth motion.
With Canon's Power Shot SX60 HS digital camera, you will zoom like never before to see craters on the moon, wildlife from afar and your child's face on a crowded school stage. The Power Shot SX60 HS gives you the reach to capture it all. The camera's astonishing 65x optical zoom (21mm-1365mm) wide-angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer combine tremendous flexibility with portable ease. A 16.1 megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and Canon's latest DIGIC 6 image processor together create the Canon HS System for excellent low-light performance. Advanced technology including Zoom Framing Assist and Intelligent IS help you track and capture clear, steady long shots. Shoot realistic 1080p full HD video recorded at 60p. USM and VCM technology help ensure fast, silent zooming and focus during recording, and, in a first for a Power Shot model, you can attach an optional external microphone. Quickly share everything you capture. The Power Shot SX60 HS is Wi-Fi and NFC enabled with an easy Mobile Device Connect button.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
20.1 MP
16 MP
Sensor Type
MOS
CMOS
Optical Zoom
16 x
65 x
Image Stabilization
Optical
Optical

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Canon PowerShot SX60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Canon PowerShot SX60

Size & Weight
Height
3.88 in.
3.65 in.
Width
5.39 in.
5.02 in.
Depth
5.15 in.
4.5 in.
Weight
1.83 lbs.
1.43 lbs.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Canon PowerShot SX60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Canon PowerShot SX60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Canon PowerShot SX60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Canon PowerShot SX60

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • Size is nice, very chunky and feels good in the hand, but NOT pocketable.
  • This is not a pocket sized camera, but is also not big.
  • Since it's going traveling, that light weight could be a really good thing.
  • The camera this way the weight of the camera is't an issue,and if you wear glasses you will find yourself using this mode as default.
  • There is very little to fault here other than size, though that seems tiny to me as I own over a dozen professional cameras and this is the baby.
Canon PowerShot SX60 Digital Camera
  • Just the right size. Not too big and not too small. Outstanding zoom.
  • This is a versatile camera in a relatively compact size.
  • We bought this one because of its ease of use, amazing telephoto lens, and compact size.
  • Nice light weight for size has good zoom, Still getting familiar.
  • Camera is light weight and takes great pictures for this type of camera.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
9.1 mm.
3.8 mm.
Max. Focal Length
146 mm.
247 mm.
ISO Settings
125 - 12800, Extended: 80 - 25600
100-3200, Extended: 100-6400
Aperture
F2.8 (W) - 4.0 (T)
F3.4 (W) - 6.5 (T)
Digital Zoom
4 x
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW, DPOF, AVCHD, MP4
JPEG, RAW, MP4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Canon PowerShot SX60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Canon PowerShot SX60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Canon PowerShot SX60

What customers say about "Imaging"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • The camera itself is quite nice, with surprisingly decent image quality, dynamic range, and sharpness at all focal lengths.
  • The zoom on the shutter button is very fast.
  • That long zoom and super fast burst mode is perfect for shooting a lot of kids running around everywhere and, if you have kids, you know what I'm talking about.
  • Another menu-less feature I'm enjoying is the drive mode dial, to select between burst, timer, and bracketing.
  • The zoom on the camera lens is not as fast and the shutter button zoom lever is much better.
Canon PowerShot SX60 Digital Camera
  • At short focal lengths everything is fine my wife has one of these for general photography and likes it a lot.
  • This especially comes in handy for obtaining more stable shots than with a narrower focal length where every little movement becomes exponentially magnified.
  • Fairly decent at high ISO settings, though not spectacular. For eagles and owls, I get better images at the lowest available f-stop, usually 5.7 to 6.3 depending on zoom.
  • This auto ISO feature in the manual mode, allows one to set aperture and shutter and not worry about exposure because the ISO will adjust automatically.
  • Even using a wide variety of ISO settings the pictures always seem to be quite grainy and not what I expected when I bought this camera.
Display
Display Type
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Touch Screen
No
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
921000 dots
922000 dots
Viewfinder
0.39" OLED LVF (Live View Finder) (2359K dots)
Electronic viewfinder (Approx. 922,000 dots)
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Canon PowerShot SX60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Canon PowerShot SX60

What customers say about "Display"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • And the images in daylight were great, with plenty of resolution and lack of noise to permit important crops when necessary.
  • 4K resolution is simply stunning outdoors and in bright interiors.
  • The images through the viewfinder are virtually never truly sharp, no matter how much I fiddle with the focusing ring on the side of the viewfinder.
Canon PowerShot SX60 Digital Camera
  • High resolution, great zoom, easy to use, sharp photos.
  • Resolution, light sensitivity and mega zoom are great features! It is also easy to use.
  • Easy to use, easily changes from display to viewfinder
  • Recommend, especially like the flexible viewfinder and the macro feature. Easy to follow movement with the auto-focus.
  • The most favorite and useful for me in this camera is its Vari-angle LCD so I can take the pictures and videos in any angle.
  • The viewfinder is very small. The screen is nice though.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
No
Yes
Shooting Modes
Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Creative Video, C1 (Custom), C2 (Custom), Scene Guide, Creative Control
C1, C2, M, Av, Tv, P, Hybrid Auto, AUTO, Creative Shot, Sports, SCN, Creative Filters, Movie Mode, Portrait, Smart Shutter, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Snow, Firework, High Dynamic Range, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set1, White Set2, White Set3, White Set4, Color Temperature
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1, Custom 2, Multi-area White Balance, White Balance Correction
Shutter Speeds
60" - 1/16000
15" - 1/2000
What customers say about "Features"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • The pictures it shoots are breathtakingly gorgeous, the camera is easy to use and I'm having great fun learning all of the advanced features.
  • I just shoot family stuff like sports, events, and outdoor scenery when we go hiking or something.
  • This camera is a bit of a power hog. If you want to shoot a lot of footage Take several spare batteries with you . I think it gets worse when image stabilization is switched on.
  • And the auto white balance is a little cool for my taste. And I don't think a rank amateur will be able to take advantage of all it's features, even though they will get great photos on the automatic settings and preset scene settings.
  • The automatic white balance tends toward warm and green, which is not always great for skin tones, and often makes landscapes look filmy once they're edited (even when shooting raws). The grain is pretty noticeable, I'd say. If that's the look you're going for, though, it's great.
Canon PowerShot SX60 Digital Camera
  • Shoots video as well as photos with true colors and both manual and auto shooting modes.
  • The continuous shooting mode is super fast and I get great action shots.
  • Some of the best pictures I’ve ever taken! The creative shot is one of my favorite modes to shoot in, I also love the zoom!
  • The different light options are good, though I still got myself a white balance card so I could get the most accurate shots.
  • They took things away: some "creative" modes, panorama stitching.
  • Shutter speed is a bit slow compared to a Digital SLR but it is a good bridge camera.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
Yes
NFC Enabled
Yes
No
Integrated GPS
Yes
No
Output(s)
Micro HDMI, AV Output (NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Mini HDMI, Microphone (3.5 mm stereo minijack)
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • A particularly nice feature is using NFC to control the camera with my smartphone. All in all, a very nice package.
  • Geotagging is accomplished via the Panasonic app and the phone's location services; alas, there is no GPS built in to the camera.
  • When using the HDMI output, it won't record to the SD card. Serious flaw in design. Otherwise, great camera, many filters and settings.
  • I wouldn't recommend this for professionals. It's not possible to get real time video output over the HDMI.
  • The HDMI output is disabled while recording video.
Canon PowerShot SX60 Digital Camera
  • The only extra items I carry are extra batteries and SD cards. While my friends are busy changing lenses to get that far away bird, I just touch my zoom button!
  • Easy to use, good quality pictures, and connection to mobile device functionality is great.
  • The zoom is quite awesome even without a tripod. It does easily connect, even with our lousy internet service, to my network and quickly transfers to my smartphone. I
  • If anything is attached to the tripod socket I cannot access the battery/memory card compartment.
  • The only reason I am not giving this camera 5 stars is because you cannot access the battery/memory card while its mounted on a tripod.
Power
AC Adapter Compatible
No
Battery Model
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh, 8.7 Wh)
Rechargeable battery pack NB-10L
Number of Batteries
1
1
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
CE, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
599.99 $
429.99 $

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