Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 Digital Camera

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A New Perspective for Travel Photography

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 Digital Camera The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 Digital Camera pares a sleek form factor with an impressive zoom. A versatile point-and-shoot engineered for the multimedia adventurer. Headlining a 18.1 megapixel 1/2.3" High Sensitivity MOS image sensor along with Venus Engine image processor, the camera supports a rich photo quality with diminished noise and sensitivity to a broadened ISO 6400. An array of continuous shooting functions are also available to accommodate working with moving objects, including a top shooting rate of 40 frames per second when shooting with an electronic shutter operation.

For videographers, the ZS60 also has the ability to capture 4K UHD video recording using 30p, as well as Full 1080p HD and HD 720p formats. The 4K proficiencies are carried over for the advantage of still shooters, also, with 4K Photo functions that offer 30 frames per second shooting rates using 8 megapixels along with a unique Post Focus function for selecting a specific focus point after shooting.

Equally as versatile as the photography capabilities, the ZS60 is also represented by its enormous 30x Leica DC Vario-Elmarit zoom lens, which provides a 35mm equivalent 24-720mm focal length spectrum, along with 5-axis Hybrid O.I.S. to compensate for undesirable camera shake. Housing an impressive set of still and video features in a compact lineation, the ZS60 is a adventure-minded point-and-shoot for the multimedia photographer.

Beyond its recording capabilities, the camera also boasts an intuitive physical architecture that locates manual controls about the body for simpler, more direct rule over photography functions. Also, both a 1,166k-dot Live View Finder and 3.0" LCD 1.04m-dot touchscreen are built into the design, as well as containing built-in Wi-Fi for wireless sharing of images and remote camera control from coupled mobile devices. ✓

Body type Compact  
Max resolution 4896 x 3672  
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9  
Effective pixels 18 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 19 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
Processor Venus Engine  
ISO Auto, 80-3200 (expands to 6400)  
Boosted ISO (maximum) 6400  
White balance presets 4  
Custom white balance Yes (2 slots)  
Image stabilization Optical  
Image stabilization notes 5-axis hybrid OIS (video only)  
Uncompressed format RAW  
JPEG quality levels Fine, standard  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24720 mm  
Optical zoom 30  
Maximum aperture F3.3 - F6.4  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (2X-4X)  
Manual focus Yes  
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69)  
Macro focus range 3 cm (1.18)  
Number of focus points 49  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 3  
Screen dots 1,040,000  
Touch screen Yes  
Screen type TFT LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type Electronic  
Viewfinder coverage 100%  
Viewfinder magnification 0.46  
Viewfinder resolution 1,166,000  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 4 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec  
Maximum shutter speed (electronic) 1/16000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 5.60 m (at Auto ISO)  
External flash No  
Flash modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off  
Continuous drive 40.0 fps  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 3 shots / 10 secs)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
AE Bracketing 1 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)  
Videography features
Resolutions 3840 x 2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)  
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD  
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (microHDMI)  
Microphone port No  
Headphone port No  
Wireless Built-In  
Wireless notes 802.11 b/g/n  
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Lithium-ion battery and charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 320  
Weight (inc. batteries) 282 g (0.62 lb / 9.95 oz)  
Dimensions 112 x 64 x 38 mm (4.41 x 2.52 x 1.5)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
GPS None


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 Digital Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5