Panasonic Lumix® DMC-FZ60
16.1 megapixel digital camera with 24X optical zoom
Item #: 133FZ60K
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Item #: 133FZ60K
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $349.99
Powerful zoom isn't just for pricey SLR cameras with long, detachable lenses. Get up close and personal from long distances with the Panasonic Lumix FZ60. With a 24X optical zoom lens, this camera captures faraway details with beauty and precision for great-looking long-range photos. The ultra-wide angle 25mm Leica lens lets you snap group photos at parties and family gatherings without cutting off those subjects on the edges of the frame.
Whether you're a photo novice or a budding enthusiast, the FZ60 can provide just the right amount of automation for your skill level. Manually adjust the aperture, shutter speed and ISO to create customized shots. Or if those terms sound like Greek to you, let the FZ60's Intelligent Auto mode take over and adjust the camera's settings for your environment. Auto mode even lets you tweak the background focus, brightness and white balance using the rear dial.
The FZ60 does much more than let you capture a standard snapshot. Take 3D and panoramic photos as well as shoot HD video with this versatile camera. You can turn even simple shots into dazzling photos using built-in filter effects such as Dynamic Monochrome, Sepia, Star Filter or Soft Focus. Best of all, these features are packed into a one-piece camera that's convenient to bring along when you don't feel like lugging around a bulky camera bag with extra lenses.
From baby's first steps, to that dream vacation in the islands, these cameras make it easy to capture life's greatest hits. Today's cameras have helpful automatic features, like face detection and scene recognition that make shooting more foolproof than ever. And they all have plenty of megapixels for detailed photos that stay sharp, even when you enlarge and print them.
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||25-600 mm|
|Internal Memory||70 MB|
|Effective Megapixel Count||16.1|
|Highest Resolution||4608 x 3456|
|HD Video Recording||1920 x 1080|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||17.44|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Lens: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 digital camera is equipped with an F2.8-F5.2 Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens. Its 4.5-108mm focal length is equivalent to 25mm to 600mm in 35mm film photography. The focusing range is as follows:
Extended Optical/Digital Zoom: The 25-600mm focal length of the lens gives it an optical zoom of 24x. The camera's extended optical zoom can increase the zoom up to 54x, depending upon the picture size. In addition, the digital zoom extends the focal length by another 4x.
Intelligent Zoom (i.Zoom): The camera's Intelligent Zoom uses super resolution technology to extend the optical zoom ratio by approximately 2x while maintaining the original image quality.
Recording Media: The DMC-FZ60 records images onto its internal memory (approximately 70 MB), or onto SD (8 MB to 2 GB), SDHC (4 GB to 32 GB), and SDXC (48 GB to 64 GB) Memory Cards. Pictures may be copied between cards and the built-in memory if desired. SD cards with a minimum Class 4 speed class are recommended for recording motion pictures.
Image Sensor: For optimal image quality, the camera uses a 1/2.33" MOS image sensor with approximately 17.5-million total pixels and 16.1-million effective pixels.
Image Recording Format: The camera records still images in JPEG in 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1 aspect ratios. The camera can also record 60p HD movies in AVCHD, as well as HD and SD movies in MP4. You can choose from the following resolutions for still images and movies:
|16M: 4608 x 3456||14M: 4608 x 3072||12M: 4608 x 2592||12M: 3456 x 3456|
|10M: 3648 x 2736||9M: 3648 x 2432||7.5M: 3648 x 2056||7.5M: 2736 x 2736|
|7M: 3072 x 2304||6M: 3072 x 2048||5.5M: 3072 x 1728||5.5M: 2304 x 2304|
|5M: 2560 x 1920||4.5M: 2560 x 1712||3.5M: 2560 x 1440||3.5M: 1920 x 1920|
|3M: 2048 x 1536||2.5M: 2048 x 1360||2M: 1920 x 1080||2.5M: 1536 x 1536|
|0.3M: 640 x 480||0.3M: 640 x 424||0.2M: 640 x 360||0.2M: 480 x 480|
Optical Image Stabilizer: The Optical Image Stabilizer helps solve the problem of unintentional hand movement that can result in blurry images, particularly with telephoto shots. The Power O.I.S. mode is used for shooting movies.
Battery: The FZ60 is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (DMW-BMB9PP). A fully charged battery gives you approximately 225 minutes of recording time, or about 450 images. When recording AVCHD motion pictures, the battery provides approximately 160 minutes of continuous recording or 90 minutes actual recording time. Playback time using the LCD monitor is approximately 330 minutes. The battery takes approximately 155 minutes to fully charge with the supplied DE-A83B battery charger.
Optional AC Adapter/DC Coupler: If you wish to operate the camera using ordinary household current, you will need the optional DMW-AC8 AC adapter, along with the DMW-DCC6 DC coupler. The AC adapter cannot be used alone, as the DC Coupler provides a plug-in jack for the AC adapter. This is helpful if you have the camera connected to your computer or printer for a long time, or playing back photos in a slide show.
LCD Monitor: The DMC-FZ60 has a 3" TFT color LCD monitor featuring approximately 461,000 dots and a 3:2 aspect ratio. It has approximately 100% field of view.
Viewfinder: In addition to the LCD monitor, the camera has a 0.2" color LCD viewfinder with approximately 202,000 dots and a 100% field of view. You can adjust the viewfinder's diopter to your own personal eyesight in case it is not in focus.
Flash: The FZ60 has a built-in flash with a range of 0.98' to 44' (Wide) and 3.3' to 24' (Tele) in Auto ISO mode. The range varies with other ISO settings. Available flash modes include: Auto, Auto/Red-eye, Forced Flash, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye, or Flash Off.
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial and the menu, the FZ60 allows you to choose from the following shooting modes:
Self Timer: The self timer is useful when you want to include yourself in the picture when recording still images. The delay time for single shots can be set to 10 seconds or 2 seconds. You can also use the self timer in Burst mode to take 3 pictures after the delay.
Exposure Compensation: If you are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may need to correct the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too dark. You can set the adjustments from -3 to +3 in 1/3-step increments.
Auto Bracket: In the Auto Bracket mode, 3 pictures are taken with different exposures, allowing you to select the picture with the desired exposure. You can set the exposure compensation from -1 EV to +1 EV in 1/3-step increments.
Burst Modes: In Burst Mode, pictures can be taken continuously while the shutter button is pressed. You can take up to 10 full resolution photos at up to 3 frames per second. Up to 100 total photos can be taken at slower frame rates (2-5 fps).
White Balance: You can choose from the following white balance modes:
ISO Sensitivity: ISO sensitivity represents the sensitivity to light in values. If you set the ISO sensitivity higher, the camera becomes more suitable for recording in dark places. Sensitivity can be set as follows:
Metering Modes: The camera has three available metering modes: Multi Metering, Center-weighted, or Spot.
Auto Focus Mode: You can choose one of the following AF modes: Face Detection, AF Tracking, 23-area Focusing, or 1-area Focusing.
Still Image Playback: You can manually display images one at a time, 12 at a time, or 30 images at a time.
Calendar Playback: You can display pictures by recording date using the calendar playback function. If there are multiple pictures with the same recording date, the first picture recorded on that date is displayed.
Slide Show: Images can be played back in slide show fashion. You can set the duration between images at 1 sec, 2 sec, 3 sec, or 5 sec. You can also set on or off the repeat mode, music, and audio.
Playback Zoom: You can view the picture at the original size, or enlarge the picture to 2x, 4x, 8x, or 16x. Using the arrow buttons, you can move the position of the zoomed picture in the monitor.
Resizing Pictures: This function is useful if you want to reduce the file size of the picture in cases when it needs to be attached to an e-mail or uploaded to a website. Once an image is resized, you can choose to keep the original image.
Cropping Pictures: This function lets you trim unnecessary parts of the recorded picture. Motion pictures and pictures with text stamps cannot be trimmed.
Auto Power Off: The camera is automatically turned off if it has not been used for a predetermined amount of time. The amount of time can be set to 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or 10 minutes.
PictBridge Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is the standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand.
HDMI: The DMC-FZ60 has a mini-HDMI (Type C) for connecting the camera to an HDMI-compatible TV. A mini-HDMI to full-size HDMI cable is necessary to connect the camera to an HDMI-compatible TV. If connected to a VIERA Link-compatible Panasonic TV, you can control the camera using the TV's remote control. The unit is compatible with VIERA Link Version 5.
AV Out / Digital: This proprietary jack allows you to connect the camera to your computer with the supplied USB cable. You can also connect the camera to a TV or other A/V device using the optional DMW-AVC1 audio/video cable. TV output is NTSC only.
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.3 AE Edition (Windows XP/Vista/7): This software allows you to acquire pictures to the PC, and categorize the acquired pictures by their recording date or the model name of the camera used. You can also resize pictures and add effects. Various printing functions are supported.
LoiLoScope (30-day full-trial version): This software allows you to make full use of your computer and edit motion pictures easily. (Installs only a shortcut to the trial version download site.)
USB-connectible Environment: Compatible OS include:
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