Not going to buy anything from Panasonic anymore. I had bought a TZ40 EARLIER from NetOnNet, leaves for a reparation it was a great hassle. The camera need-to send to Poland. Had to schedule a pick up with UPS, missed proforma invoice, took 6 months two black it out. At last from Poland They saidthat the reparation is not covered under warranty. Now I would have to pay 923 NOK for the LCD display of a 1500 NOK camera.
This is my third long zooms Panasonic. I have previously had TZ5 and TZ40. TZ40 was unfortunately not more than 2 years and I stood long in the minds of a new Panasonic or I would choose another brand. Finally, the choice fell on TZ60 and the deciding factor was that the battery of my previous cam also fit in this so therefore I did not have to buy extra battery. After about 2 months of use of the camera can be summarized as reviewed here.
It is slightly larger than the TZ40 which required a new camera case when the second was slightly too small. The zoom is cruel, and 30 times is very crazy :). It has many extra settings, and you can congratulate lose themselves in but I especially like with Panasonic cameras are the simplicity and zoom.
But now comes the biggest minus. 2 weeks ago, when I was in Berlin, began the zoom sound a little strange, and then could not go into the lens. Blessing in disguise was that I could drive mobile camera most of the time but I primarily use my digital camera when I'm on resandefot and for items that require little zoom. Googled online and apparently it is a known bug that optics can not close itself. Work sent it and got it back in the day "lens blocks" is changed it and my confidence for Panasonic cameras are starting to get a blow.
Agree with one user: polytropic. Why go on carry heavy cameras, when the technology has come so far that compact cameras are equally good.
I have used the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 for 1 year and are very satisfied with the camera.
My second digital compact camera, my third digital camera. Going from an SLR model easier when I realized I did not have the interest and time to improve my photo in the technical details. My interest is more to shoot at the "right time". Then fit a small, fast, compact camera better than a bulky SLR.
I wanted a camera that was fast (the start to the first image primarily), reasonable image quality, some optical zoom, geotagging happy and if possible wifi. And most of all, this at a reasonable price. TZ60 has it all.
+ Zoom is awesome! Really fun!
+ Fast, yep. Taken many pictures where the camera was in my pocket and I saw the opportunity to image. Quickly and on. Sharp and nice picture, very forgiving toward a fundamentally rejected photographer :)
+ RAW, nice after all!
+ Wifi control. Both fun and useful to control the camera from your mobile phone, allowing it to be remote. Works great! Transfer of images via wifi is slow, but works fine for individual pictures
+ Good settings and features in general
+ Optical viewfinder. Because you're worth it! ;)
- Think it's a bit cluttered and illogical interface. Both through the screen but also physically with button locations, etc. For example, easy to confuse the small button for video recordings and on / off. Happened more than once that I turned the camera instead to start shooting video. This is nothing I unload this camera more than others, it seems to be difficult with the placement and design of the buttons. So is the taste that ass with ...
- Sad to have to buy the case separately
Overall, a great compact camera that I can not see the other competitors that has the same rich functionality at this price. On-the-go almost!
I have a four-year-old Lumix DMC-TZ10 from before. I have been pleased with, and expecting big improvements for five generations later TZ60. But I was disappointed. Image Quality Eten in living lighting has not been better. Image quality in daylight is a little better, especially the colors. Despite significantly higher resolution, nor the thoroughness better. Video quality in living lighting is worse than the old one, but in daylight is clearly better.
The improvements are greater zoom. 30 times versus 12. In fact it is 60x optical zoom with extended optica. zoom. The image stabilizer is very good so it is possible to get sharp pictures and steady video also with full telephoto.
The camera has a lot of manual features for enthusiasts. Blender, time and focus can be set manually. Moreover, the RAW format that makes it possible to extract more information from the image than JPG compressed image.
The camera has WiFi and can connect to the smartphone with Panasonic Image App. NFC I have not been to work towards my Samsung S3 mobile. I therefore use CRQ code camera set up to connect to. But I plundrer long every time I connect to, and the connection is often broken. With the app I can copy the photos to mobile and remote control camera. It is also possible to send photos directly to Facebook and other social media via service Lumix Club. This works however poor. All images ports in the same gallery on Facebook and it is not possible to remove them, or add text.
The battery is quite small, but it keeps fine for one day photography.