Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Panasonic DMC TZ81 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX60 HS vs DMC TZ81 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Panasonic DMC TZ81 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 TZ81

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 19 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 112 x 64 x 38mm³ (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.5")
  • 281g (9.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC TZ81

PowerShot SX60 HS vs DMC TZ81: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.).

PowerShot SX60 HS vs DMC TZ81: Viewfinder

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

The DMC TZ81 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.16 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.46x.

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 TZ81 (0.46x)

Simulated viewfinder of the PowerShot SX60 HSSimulated viewfinder of the DMC TZ81

Better choice: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS VS Panasonic DMC TZ81 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX60 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX60 HS

DMC TZ81

Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)340320

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX60 HS are the articulated display and that the battery has more stamina.

The PowerShot SX60 HS scores 5 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC TZ81

PowerShot SX60 HS

DMC TZ81

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1018.90
Higher speed (4, frames/second)610
Auto Focus points (4)949
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)0.921.16
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.921.04
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
Weighs less (2)650g
(21.0 oz.)
281g
(9.1 oz.)
More portable (2)1351cm³
(85 cu.in.)
272cm³
(17 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ81 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and the lower weight than the PowerShot SX60 HS. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX60 HS: the more compact size.

Yields 31 points for the DMC TZ81.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX60 HS

DMC TZ81

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS VS Panasonic DMC TZ81 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX60 HS and DMC TZ81

PowerShot SX60 HS und DMC TZ81, front viewPowerShot SX60 HS und DMC TZ81, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX60 HS und DMC TZ81, view from abovePowerShot SX60 HS und DMC TZ81, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Panasonic DMC TZ81

5
31

We recommend Panasonic DMC TZ81 as better choice.

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