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: We have been loyal Panasonic Lumix fans for years since our Sony and Canon digital cameras suddenly stopped working during our travels abroad where heat and humidity are challenges to electronics. This is the second Panasonic Lumix camera that we own. It's images are sharp and the colors are accurate and vivid. The feature we like most is the extreme zoom capabilities not found in many cameras of this price range.
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: Has abit of a learning curve, yet having this for only 2 days, does not seem too difficult. Love the size and telephoto capabilities. There is a "Pet" mode which allowed me to really get details of my almost all black cat for the first time.. Got a really nice price for this Lumix from Amazon. Has almost all the features of the higher model, the FZ200, just cannot capture RAW, only JPEG. Think I will love this camera the more I use it, so far it is very impressive.
Summary: Just bought my second one of these in four months after crushing my first. I still don't use half the features but fabulous pics. A rare view finder. Great zoom. Considered spending about 3times as much but so glad I didn't. Unles you really want to take professional pics no need to spend more than this. I bought this one after reading consumer reports. This Was the top rated in its class.
Summary: I began looking for a camera before going on a family trip. Over the last couple of years, I have just used my phone (which has a pretty nice camera built in) but remembering to use it as a camera has always been a struggle for me so I have missed many photo opportunities because I forgot to use the one on my phone.
Summary: This is my fourth Lumix camera and it has by far the worst manual. The one you get with it printed is very basic, and the downloadbable PDF is a lot more detailed, but still is lacking. No index for a starter. Who wants to carry a laptop or tablet on a day of taking pictures. Neither manual is dedicated to the FZ60k, the info is shared between it and the FZ2200k.