Summary: My first Lumix is a simple point and shoot I bought years ago that has consistently given me outstanding photos--one that was on a cover of a trade magazine. So, loving the Lumix overall and the Leica lens, I ignored the "if you want to be 'serious' you have to go Canon or Nikon" comments and explored what my Panasonic friends had to offer. I have only scratched (and a light scratch) the surface with this camera and could not be happier.
Great Camera for the Average Person...Family Photos & Traveling
Pam A, Amazon
5 November 2013
Summary: I could look up all the technical items on this camera that are great, but I'll stick to the average person's use of it. There is now an updated version. I have taken this camera on two cruises (Panama Canal and the Baltic Sea) which combined is five weeks of travel. I have also used it for family and personal photos. Attributes: 1. The zoom is perfect for me- 24X.
Summary: I'm not a camera guru so don't give my opinion of the camera too much weight. But the photos seem much better than my old Canon, which had fewer pixels and not as good a lens. Like the burst mode capability. Battery life seems really good and this package included a second battery which, although not an OEM brand, seems to last as long as the original.
Summary: This camera is terrific. I bought it for a trip to Yellowstone where I knew is would need both high zoom for animals and wide angles for scenery. It performed well beyond my expectations. It was light enough to take on hikes, much better than my DSLR. It was awesome to not have to change lenses. It was fast enough that I never missed a shot I wanted. I got amazing shots of wolf cubs who were more than 1/4 mile away.
Summary: I just don't understand why Canon DSLRs get the "focus" they do. For the most part, I am enthralled with the Panasonic Lumix line. I have several of them in addition to my new FZ60 (e.g., ZS19, ZS9, FZ 28, FZ40, etc) and am enthusiastic about the soon-to-be-released FZ70. Additionally, I own a Canon SX40, a Sony HX20V, and a Nikon P510. I love photography and a photo that emulates an SLR as much as possible--without the time, energy & finances they demand.
Summary: For people who love digital photography, but miss the flexibility of a film camera, this is the best camera out there. I initially learned everything about photography on a black and white SLR. When digital cameras came on the market, they definitely opened up a world of possibilities - like limitless photos & ease of editing, but closed off that ability to adjust the shutter, aperture, ect. All those things that photographers loved film for.
Summary: Ease of use is excellent, quite intuitive if you have any prior experience with digital camera menus. It fits my hands very well and the size makes the camera very convenient to carry. Optical quality is what one would expect from Leitz optics. The automatic functions seem to work very well, but I've been a photographer for going on 50 years, so I have my own way of shooting and set the camera accordingly.
Summary: I bought the Panasonic FZ-40 about 2yrs. ago and was very happy with it, but I wanted something with more zoom and the price was right so I purchased the Panasonic FZ-60. The two cameras are very much alike except for the following advantages the FZ-60 has. Panoramic photos, better low light shots, and you can take a number of pictures just by holding the shutter button down and when your done shooting just delete the shots you don't like.
Summary: Just received the camera last week as an upgrade to my previous Panasonic FZ35 which i had for 3 years and loved. With that being said the FZ60 has evolved in some wondrous ways. In no particular order this is what I really like about it and some minor problems. Major Likes: - A little larger and heavier than the FZ35 which translates to a much better fit in the hand.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60K: Bridge Camera for the Outdoors
Randy Wakeman, Amazon
26 April 2013
Summary: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60K: Bridge Camera for the Outdoors The FZ60 is bargain, a true bargain. It doesn't do everything, but it comes close. It isn't "the absolute best" in any one category, but it is at least "very good plus" in the categories that matter most to a lot of folks: stills, video, zoom range, shooting performance, image stabilization, battery life.