Panasonic TZ60/ZS40 review

Panasonic's flagship travel compact gets a 30x optical zoom and EVF

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At a 35mm equivalent of 24mm the lens has a good wide field of view, making it perfect for capturing landscapes. The overcast sky has fooled the camera into underexposure here, although this type of condition is problematic for many cameras. Click here to see the full resolution image

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The optical zoom is excellent, as demonstrated in the above image taken at the same location as the image above. As well as showing the extent of the zoom at it's maximum reach, this image demonstrates the camera's ability to resolve detail and capture tonal graduation; this is really highlighted in the fine detail of the stone work behind the statues. Click here to see the full resolution image

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Images contain plenty of detail, but in overcast conditions the camera tends to underexpose by about a stop. Click here to see the full resolution image

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Color reproduction is bright and well saturated, making images direct from camera instantly pleasing.Click here to see the full resolution image

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With a selection of 15 filters under the creative control mode you have plenty of artistic choice. Effects such as Dynamic Monochrome (seen here) and High Dynamic produce some excellent results. Click here to see the full resolution image

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The overcast weather of a British winter's day tends to make the camera underexpose, however dial in +1 of exposure compensation and the shadows are lifted, enabling dynamic black and whites. Click here to see the full resolution image

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The High Dynamic filter produces images which are instantly striking, muting color and boosting contrast.Click here to see the full resolution image

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The wide angled zoom enables you to quickly take abstracts at close quarters. Click here to see the full resolution image

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The camera dealt well with this bright and high contrast scene. We dialled in +1 of exposure compensation to lift the shadow on the buildings, which has resulted in the slight highlight burn out. Click here to see the full resolution image

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution18.1 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom30x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Face Detection, Near Field Communication (NFC), Orientation Sensor
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMP4, AVCHD
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)214 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4896 x 3672
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height64.3 mm
Width110.5 mm
Depth34.3 mm
Focal Length4.30 mm to 129 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, MPO, RAW
External FlashNo
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-TZ60
Product NameLumix DMC-TZ60 Compact Camera
Product LineLumix
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMC-TZ60EB-K
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing InformationFully Manual Operation with 30x LEICA Zoom

The LUMIX DMC-TZ60 boasts a 30x optical zoom, EVF and Wi-Fi® with NFC in an ultra slim body. Save your memories in remarkable quality with the 18.1-megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor.

Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-TZ60 Compact Camera
  • Battery Pack
  • AC Adaptor
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
Limited Warranty1 Year