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. A variety of manual shooting functions are also included to form the an ultimately versatile camera.
In addition to its remarkable optical zoom power of 30x*, this camera features a large number of manual functions to boost your creativity, such as a LVF (Live View Finder), a Control Ring, RAW compatibility, and Focus Peaking, all in an ultra-compact body. This enables highly detailed shooting that covers everything from ordinary snapshots to travel scenes.
* 35mm camera equivalent: 24-720mm
Crystalizing its optical technologies, Panasonic succeeded in integrating 24mm ultra wide-angle 30x zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 24-720mm) in slim, flat body. It lets you capture a variety of scenes from dynamic landscapes to people or animals distant away.
This camera comes equipped with a 0.2-inch LVF (Live View Finder) with 200K-dot equiv. resolution and 100% field of view. It assures stable framing and high visibility of live view images even at high magnification and under strong sunlight. As an option, it can be set to 60 fps to smoothly display fast-moving subjects.
The HYBRID O.I.S.+ for video recording with 5-axis correction detects and effectively compensates for the camera's 5 types of movement – horizontal, vertical, axis of rotation, vertical rotation and horizontal rotation.
The Level Shot Function detects the horizontal line of recording image and keeps it even if the camera is tilted. It lets you take stable video even in blind recording such as shooting from high angle.
This camera integrates a Wi-Fi® connectivity with NFC technology to enjoy flexible shooting style and instant image sharing with easy operation. You can connect the camera with a smartphone / tablet by just placing them nearby and follow the simple guidance. Setting-up is extremely easy and finishes within a few seconds.
Even if a smartphone / tablet is incompatible with NFC, it can be easily connected to the camera by just scanning the QR code displayed on the camera monitor.
• To use this feature, it is recommended to update “Panasonic Image App” to the latest version.
The 18.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor is integrated in the camera to realize both high quality image recording and high speed signal processing.
The superior NR (Noise Reduction) system in the Venus Engine enables deliberate noise reduction process without missing low-frequency noise in its large detection area. It results in the high sensitivity image recording even at ISO6400 (extended).
The high speed digital signal output technology is integrated to realize high speed consecutive shooting and full-HD video recording. It lets you shoot 10 fps in 18.1-megapixel full resolution with mechanical shutter and 5 fps with continuous AF. The actuator for AF lens motor complies 240 fps high speed AF drive, resulting in the higher speed AF by approx. 20% at wide and 30% at tele end*. It also contributes to the quick start-up and Light Speed AF to catch the most fleeting shooting opportunities.
* Panasonic comparison with the DMC-ZS30 (TZ40) at LV11 brightness.
With a variety of filter effects, Creative Control lets you add artistic and original expression to photos and videos.
Creative Panorama function allows you to create dynamic vertical / horizontal panoramic photo with a unique touch just by swiveling the camera.
Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect*, Miniature Effect*, Soft Focus**, Star Filter** and One Point Color.
* Cannot be used in Creative Panorama.
** Cannot be used in video recording.
This camera complies with recording image in RAW. The software SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.1 SE allows dramatically higher quality image development from RAW to JPEG. Even the images shot at high ISO setting can be produced sharply with minimum noise.
• The software to process RAW file on PC is not bundled with DMC-ZS40(TZ60).
To do this, SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download at Ichikawa Soft Laboratory's website using PC connected to the Internet.
• SILKYPIX®; It is a registered trademark of Ichikawa Soft Laboratory Co., Ltd.
Manual control is easy to try thanks to the Control Ring, which enables direct, intuitive control over frequently used settings: zooming, aperture, shutter speed, and filter of Creative Control. Manual focusing is also available with smooth Control Ring operation.
For more precise control over focusing, this camera incorporates Focus Peaking function that shows the peak of focus in MF mode. You can see the peaking of focus while monitoring the subject in live view. You can also take advantage of this function when controlling the camera with smartphone / tablet via Wi-Fi® in both photo / video recording.
It is easy to shoot a photo in good composition by just choosing the most suitable pattern of composition from – Rule of Thirds Offset, Diagonal Lines, Tunnel, Radiation1, Radiation2 and S-shape – and framing the subjects along the guided lines. Well-composed image has a stunning perspective and it will dramatically look refined. This function can be used in shooting not only with monitor but also with LVF (Live View Finder).
The Level Gauge lets the camera detect the horizontal / vertical angle of view which is convenient to make level in composition.
This camera can record high-resolution full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p (for NTSC area) / 50p (for PAL area) videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. Featuring the progressive full-HD video recording capability, subjects with fast motion or fine details are reproduced even more clearly.
The powerful 30x optical zoom with 2-step Zoom function is available in video recording. The advanced image stabilizer HYBRID O.I.S.+ is integrated to suppress hand-shake vibration effectively even in shooting using high zoom. The Level Shot Function detects the horizontal line of recording image and keeps it even if the camera is tilted. It lets you take stable video even in blind recording such as shooting from high angle.
You can record high-speed videos at 120 (for NTSC area) / 100 (for PAL area) fps in HD quality. You can capture scenes that can't be seen with the naked eye, and play them back in dramatic slow motion.
Incorporating a stereo zoom microphone, the videos also come with the high-quality stereo sound of Dolby® Digital, to offer highly realistic sound to the video. Mechanical noise caused by a zooming operation is suppressed to improve the clearness. Also, the Auto Wind Cut function is available to block out most of the noise from background wind automatically making the human voice to stand out.
One-Touch Connection (NFC)
NFC (Near Field Communication) makes Wi-Fi® connection easier. By just touching a NFC compatible smartphone or tablet to the camera, you can change it to a remote controller or transfer data to it.
On the Go (Shoot & Share)
Take full advantage of Wi-Fi® connectivity using the "Panasonic Image App" even when you are out.
• Remote Shooting • Instant Transfer
• Geotagging • Remote View
• Easy Share
At Home (Save & Playback)
Enjoy Wi-Fi® convenience at home.
• Cloud Sync. • Auto Transfer
• Wireless TV Playback • Wireless Print
The GPS (Global Positioning System) in the camera complies with GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) to further enhance its detection accuracy for its increased number of satellites.
Integrating the GPS function, it shows the name of the Country/Region, State/Prov., County/Township, City/Town/Village and Landmark using the internal data to give you real-time information of the place when taking photos to add fun of photo shooting during travel.
For beginners, iA (Intelligent Auto) mode supports taking beautiful pictures with a variety of shooting-assist functions including i-Food mode and Intelligent Handheld Nightshot. The iA Plus mode lets you adjust defocusing area in the background, exposure compensation and white balance for more flexible control.
The 3.0-inch large 920K-dot monitor assures high visibility in any lighting conditions, which is excellent for both shooting and playing back images.
The camera's battery can be recharged either via AC or via USB according to your convenience.