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LUMIX 4K Digital Camera ZS60, 18 Megapixels, 24-720mm LEICA DC Lens Zoom, WiFi and Electronic Viewfinder - Black

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DMC-ZS60
Features
  • 30x (24-720mm) LEICA DC Lens optical zoom performance is ideally suited for travel and everyday photography.
  • 18 Megapixel sensor delivers high-resolution photos with fewer image artifacts.
  • 4K Ultra HD video recording plus exclusive LUMIX 4K PHOTO and 4K Post Focus photo capture features.
  • Eye-level Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) and touch-enabled LCD for a wider viewing experience.
  • Lens-mounted control ring brings DSLR-like exposure control to a compact point-and-shoot camera body.
  • WiFi mobile device connectivity via Panasonic Image App for photo sharing and controlling camera features remotely.
  • USB Mobile Charging Friendly
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  • Metrics
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight
    • Weight
  • Optics
    • Pixels
    • Camera Effective Pixels
    • Sensor
    • Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter
    • Lens
    • Aperture
    • Aperture
    • Optical Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • Focal Length
    • Focal Length
    • Focal Length
    • Focal Length
    • Focal Length
    • Focal Length
    • Focal Length
    • Focal Length
    • Focal Length
    • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
    • Intelligent Zoom
    • Lens
    • Lens
    • Lens
    • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Digital Zoom
    • Focus
    • Focusing Area
    • Focusing Area
    • AF Assist Lamp
    • Focus
    • Focus
    • Post Focus
    • AF Metering
    • AF Metering
    • Shutter
    • Shutter Speed [Still Image]
    • Shutter Speed [Still Image]
    • Shutter Speed [Still Image]
    • Shutter Speed [Still Image]
    • Shutter Speed [Motion Picture]
    • Shutter Speed [Motion Picture]
    • Shutter Speed [Motion Picture]
    • Finder
    • Viewfinder
    • Viewfinder
  • Recording
    • File
    • File Format
    • File Format
    • Recording Modes
    • Mode Dial / Mode Button
    • Creative Control mode
    • Still Image Scene Guide
    • Continuous Shooting Mode (Approx.)
    • [AFC] H: 5 frames/sec, M: 5 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
    • * Electronic shutter only.
    • 4K Photo Mode (*2)
    • 4K Photo Mode (*2)
    • 4K Photo Mode (*2)
    • 4K Photo Mode (*2)
    • 4K Photo Mode (*2)
    • 4K Photo Mode (*2)
    • 4K Photo Mode (*2)
    • 4K Photo Mode (*2)
    • Motion Picture Recording (*2)
    • 4K Video
    • HD Video
    • HD Video
    • HD Video
    • HD Video
    • HD Video
    • HD Video
    • STD Video
    • High Speed Video
    • High Speed Video
    • Continuous Recordable Time (Motion Pictures)
    • AVCHD
    • AVCHD
    • MP4
    • MP4
    • Actual recordable Time (Motion Pictures)
    • AVCHD
    • AVCHD
    • MP4
    • MP4
    • Exposure Parameters
    • Exposure
    • Exposure Compensation
    • Auto (AE) Bracketing
    • Light Metering
    • ISO Sensitivity
    • ISO Sensitivity
    • ISO Sensitivity
    • Picture Quality
    • Still Picture Recording
    • Still Picture Recording
    • Still Picture Recording
    • Still Picture Recording
    • Image Quality
    • White Balance
    • White Balance
    • Photo Style
    • Picture Adjustment
    • Picture Adjustment
    • Other
    • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)
    • GPS
    • Wi-FI
    • Wi-FI
    • Wi-FI
    • Wi-FI
    • NFC
    • Zoom in Motion Picture
    • Self Timer
    • Self Shot Mode
  • Playback
    • Display
    • Playback Mode
    • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback
    • Set Favorites / Rotate Image
    • Show Histogram/ Show Highlights
    • DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection
    • Edit
    • Retouch
    • RAW Processing
    • Resize/ Cropping
    • Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp
    • Video Divide
    • Creating Still Pictures from a Motion Picture
    • PictBridge Support
  • Setup
    • OSD language
  • Others
    • Monitor
    • LCD Monitor
    • LCD Monitor
    • Flash
    • Built- in- Flash
    • Built- in- Flash
    • Media
    • Recording Media
    • Recording Media
    • Built- in- Memory
    • Audio
    • Microphone / Speaker
    • Interface
    • Interface
    • Power
    • Power
    • Power
    • Battery life (approx.)
    • Standard Package
    • Included Software
    • Included Software
    • Included Software
    • Standard Accessories
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Reviews

DMC-ZS60 is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed Well, I Iwent to my hometown camera shop and this was the camera they highly recommended to me before I took off on a one month trip. I'm an artist so I was hoping to get some shots on my trip that I could use for painting later when i returned home. Ten days into my month-long trip I pulled it out to take some photos of some beautiful low light conditions. I have been very careful to protect my camera, keeping it enclosed so that any foreign objects or grit could not reach it. The camera worked fine the first ten days, but today when I turned on the camera I got the message "system error focus." I have searched the manuals and numerous sources online. I have tried several of the suggestions such as recharging the battery, plugging the cord in, re-inserting the memory card, etc. Nothing has helped. So I'm out of luck for the rest of my trip. My first reaction at this point is this camera is either a lemon, or it is absolutely a very fragile camera. I mean, my goodness, I didn't get it wet, kept it totally out of the elements, etc. My husband had an I Phone that he uses to take photos, and I've actually seen him drop the darn thing on the ground with no problems. Here I am taking great care of my camera and it stops working. I intend to return it for a refund when I return home.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No microphone port! Great phone but... To me it doesn't make any sense to design a camera to take 4k video and NOT include a microphone port. It means you're stuck with the poor quality of the onboard mic when their are awesome shotgun, lavalier, etc mics out there that will give you professional sounding audio. Who wants to create awesome video and be stuck with tin can audio from a dozen feet away? Please please please add a mic port.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Great Camera! The ZS60 replaced a ZS20 that after about 5yrs, 118,000 plus photos and countless overseas trips, the old camera developed two problems: a spec of dust on one of the internal lens elements and then the lens developed problems extending out when the camera was powered up......so that resulted in the purchase of the ZS60 Camera. Overall I love the new camera. But, two things to which I had to adjust: 1) I was very surprised the first time the screen went dark, then I realized that the way I was holding the camera made the camera think I was using the view finder and turned off the screen. Once I realized what was happening, I quickly adjusted. 2) I wish the camera was slightly thinner (like the old ZS20). The number one reason I purchased the ZS60 (and the previous ZS20) is because of the telephoto feature. The ZS60 is far better than my old camera and it was really good. I even took a photo of the moon, and it showed the craters (by merely bracing myself and not using a tripod).
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best compact camera This is my 3rd 30x optical Lumix (DMC-ZS20, DMC-SZ40), and it is the best yet! It combines the touch screen of the ZS20 with the WiFi and other features of the ZS40. The pocket size is ideal, particularly considering the very wide zoom range. The VR function allows braced, hand-held shots at full optical zoom (720mm!) with amazing clarity. I've shot views and movies (on a tripod) greater than 8 miles over water with sufficient clarity to see individual windows. In my profession, I take a lot of difficult macros, and they are easy to take and excellent. The ZS60 improved the macro zoom autofocus, so they are even better. However, the manual focus is also improved and very useful. HDR can now be tied to a button! The eye-level view finder LVF function is extremely valuable in bright daylight, and the new automatic function is great, but overly sensitive, so when the screen goes dark, I have to remind myself to move my finger if I didn't want LVF. RAW file is useful, but the SilkyPix software is inadequate for a professional feature such as RAW. It's fantastic to tie image Quality (RAW, etc.) to a function button so I can easily pick which images are in RAW. The 4K function is similar to the new iPhone, and should be useful to capture the best still from a sequence since the resolution is high. CONS 1. What happened to the 'Glass Through' Scene?? It was the most valuable Scene on the ZS40 next to HDR, but is no longer available. The Manual focus is available, but not nearly as convenient. 2. The zoom mechanism draws dust into the optics, so the useful life may be limited to a few years (if you put it in your pocket as I do) before a professional cleaning is needed. 3. The WiFi control is improved over the ZS40, but a Windows app is needed for tablets. (I unsuccessfully tried to use DUOS and BlueStacks to simulate Android on a Surface Pro 3; but even when the app found the camera, it didn't connect.) Also, the camera should remember the phone and reconnect more easily. 4. It is very difficult for me to shoot without blocking the flash. Because of all of the function buttons, there is limited space to hold it, and while the ZS60 feel is far better than previous models, I need to train myself. 5. Using the USB cord does not recharge or even maintain the battery unless the camera is off. The battery eliminator accessory is a hack that doesn't work on a tripod. 6. The USB cable appears to be camera-specific. I can charge with other cables, but not connect to my computer.
Date published: 2016-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No Contest VS Cannon SX720 Agonized over the ZS60 and Cannon SX 720. Once I had both in my hands, there was no contest. Lumix just feels solid and very easy to grip vs. the Cannon but the stability was the deciding factor. Every time I tried the Cannon at max zoom I couldn't control the shake. The ZS60 was solid as a rock at max zoom plus I could always use the viewfinder for more stability or in bright light. Yes some complain about flash location but get over it, learn to use your camera. I don't feel that I gave up much with the 30x vs 40x because the pictures are actually in focus. The ability to do 4K and get frame grabs, touch screen plus all the other features made me realize this was the right choice and worth the extra cash. If you are thinking about both cameras, go somewhere where you can put them both in your hands, then decide. Bonus was finding out about the additional 2 year warranty extension!
Date published: 2016-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Look no further for your latest camera! The Panasonic Lumix ZS60 is the first Lumix that I have ever had the pleasure of using and I am sold now! There are so many fantastic features that make this camera top notch. 4k, post focus, wifi enabled, and special features just to name a few. It is a great value and takes wonderful quality pictures!
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for times you don't want to carry a DSLR Ok, I'll admit it: I'm a DSLR gal, but the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS60 has become my favorite camera for when I don't want to cart around a big, honking camera. It's features are impressive and include a customizable ring to easily add light to your photos, built-in wifi for adding images to your smartphone, and fun filters to enhance photos before downloading to edit. It also has $K shooting capabilities which is impressive. A great camera for traveling and small enough to throw in your purse or pocket. I participated in an Advocate Program on behalf of Panasonic USA. I received product samples as part of my participation. All opinions are my own.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for action videos! I went into a camera store and asked for a camera that would give me the best quality video for shooting my son's lacrosse games. I was sold this one. I spent so long trying different settings that I can no longer return it and the videos I did take of his games are poor. It keeps trying to refocus by going blurry every 3 seconds. Even the technical support here said I would have to use manual focus to capture a game. The seconds inbetween the blurry pieces are amazing however.
Date published: 2016-04-18
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  • How long should my battery last?
    CIPA figures which range from 300-400 photos (depending on the camera model). CIPA measurement methods use a very controlled method to measure battery life.
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