Ilse Jurriën : July 18th 2012 - 17:40 CET
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 digital camera : Panasonic introduce the new Lumix DMC-FZ60 for the USA, also known as the DMC-FZ62 in Europe. The Panasonic DMC-FZ60 packs a powerful optical zoom and superior controllability including manual operation over both photo and full-HD video recording. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 is equipped with a high-quality Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 25mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 24x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm), allowing for flawless shooting of dynamic landscapes or indoor group portraits. The Panasonic DMC-FZ60's newly developed 16.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor combined with the high performance image processing LSI Venus Engine results in elevated response, sensitivity and image quality.|
Intelligent Auto mode on the Panasonic FZ60
The Lumix FZ60 incorporates Intelligent Auto mode in pursuit of the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of missed shots. A comprehensive integration of POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode, AF Tracking, Face Recognition, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Intelligent D-range Control, Intelligent Handheld Night Shot, Intelligent HDR(High Dynamic Range) and Motion Deblur functions, iA mode lets the camera do all the work, leaving the user free to compose shots, aim and shoot subjects. Additionally, iA Plus mode is newly enhanced to enable defocus control, exposure compensation and white balance adjustment using iA mode.
Panasonic DMC-FZ60 offers manual control
While offering a convenient shooting-assist function such as iA / iA Plus, the Lumix FZ60 is capable of full manual control for users a step beyond the beginner stage who enjoy more creative photography. With its P/A/S/M mode, users can enjoy creative shooting, expressing themselves not only in photos but also in video.
Creative photography with the Panasonic FZ60
The popular Creative Control mode has been upgraded, adding eight new filter options including Soft Focus, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, One Point Color, Cross Process, Low Key, Toy Effect and Star Filter in addition to the conventional Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, High Dynamic, Miniature Effect modes.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 camera
"The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 is a powerful, super-zoom camera which boasts extremely fast speed, and stellar image quality," said Marc Sorkin, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America. "The high energy efficiency of the camera's Venus Engine extends the Panasonic DMC-FZ60's battery life by about 12% as compared to its predecessor, the Lumix DMC-FZ47, making it possible to shoot 450 images per single charge making it an ideal companion for field shooting."
Record Full HD videos with the DMC-FZ60
The Panasonic DMC-FZ60 is an advanced photographic tool for recording not only great photos but also beautiful high-resolution full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60i (NTSC, sensor output 30p) videos in AVCHD (MPEG-4 / H.264) format or 30p in MP4. A special, separate button on the top of the camera body allows the user to instantly start recording videos while shooting photos without having to change any settings. The powerful 24x optical zoom with Power O.I.S. is available in video recording and Active Mode encourages recording at a wide angle such as shooting while walking, without causing deterioration of image quality.
Additional features of the Lumix DMC-FZ60
• 3.0-inch, 460,000-dot Wide Viewing Angle Intelligent LCD screen
• HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode
• Panorama Shot mode
• 3D Photo mode
• Battery Pack, Soft Case, Camera Bag, etc
Panasonic DMC-FZ60 price & availability
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 will be available in black and white from September 2012. The Panasonic DMC-FZ60 price in Europe has been set at € 500,- Euro. Optional Accessories for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 include a Tele Conversion Lens, Close-up Lens, Lens Adaptor, ND Filter, PL Filter, MC Protector. Availability of colors and optional Lumix accessories may differ from country to country.
Panasonic DMC-FZ60 review
As soon as we receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Panasonic DMC-FZ60 review.