Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX60 HS vs DMC FZ1000 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Specs

PowerShot SX60 HS

  • Introduced in October 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 21-1365mm (65x), f3.4-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 127.6 x 92.6 x 114.3mm³ (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.5")
  • 650g (21.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX60 HS

DMC FZ1000

  • Introduced in July 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-400mm (17x), f2.8-4.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 137 x 98.5 x 130.7mm³ (5.4" x 3.9" x 5.1")
  • 831g (26.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ1000

PowerShot SX60 HS vs DMC FZ1000: The sensors

PowerShot SX60 HS features a Compact sized sensor, while the DMC FZ1000 uses a 1" sensor.

Featuring an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.), the DMC FZ1000's sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the PowerShot SX60 HS employs at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with Compact sized chips.

Better choice: Panasonic DMC FZ1000

PowerShot SX60 HS vs DMC FZ1000: Viewfinder

PowerShot SX60 HS has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 0.92 megapixel with magnification of 0.50x.

The DMC FZ1000 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

PowerShot SX60 HS (0.50x)

DMC FZ1000 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the PowerShot SX60 HSSimulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ1000

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS VS Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX60 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX60 HS

DMC FZ1000

Weighs less (2)650g
(21.0 oz.)
831g
(26.8 oz.)
More portable (2)1351cm³
(85 cu.in.)
1764cm³
(111 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX60 HS are the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 and the more compact size.

The PowerShot SX60 HS scores 4 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ1000

PowerShot SX60 HS

DMC FZ1000

Larger sensor (5)Compact1"
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1020.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)612
Auto Focus points (4)949
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)0.922.36
Better Video (2)1920 x 10804096 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)340360

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ1000 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 33 points for the DMC FZ1000.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX60 HS

DMC FZ1000

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)0.920.92
Articulated screen
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS VS Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX60 HS and DMC FZ1000

PowerShot SX60 HS und DMC FZ1000, front viewPowerShot SX60 HS und DMC FZ1000, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX60 HS und DMC FZ1000, view from abovePowerShot SX60 HS und DMC FZ1000, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Panasonic DMC FZ1000

4
33

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 as better choice.

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