Panasonic’s New LUMIX DMC-ZS60

by Photo Life

TZ80_ZS60s_slant_TelePress release by Panasonic Canada

At CES 2016, Panasonic announced a new addition to its travel zoom range camera line-up, the LUMIX DMC-ZS60. The camera’s small and sturdy 11-ounce build means it fits easily into a pocket and won’t weigh down the adventurous, on-the-move photographer. The LUMIX DMC-ZS60 will be available in black and silver at and at select Canadian photo retailers staring in April with a manufacturer’s suggested price of $649.99.

The new ZS model packs outstanding performance and a host of practical features into its lightweight chassis. An 18-MP sensor is ideal for taking high quality photos in all conditions, and 4K capability means that travel memories can be recorded in stunning detail. What’s more, the LUMIX DMC-ZS60 features a 30x Zoom LEICA lens, so you’ll never be out of range for that perfect holiday shot.

Color, clarity and powerful zoom
The camera incorporates an 18-MP high-sensitivity MOS sensor, allowing you to capture even the finest details of your travels. Whether taking pictures on a sunny beach or during a candlelit dinner for two, the LUMIX DMC-ZS60’s exceptional low-light performance ensures crisp, clear and natural results with minimal noise. The sensor complements a powerful Venus engine to reproduce breathtaking colour that remains accurate to the composition seen through the lens.

The LUMIX DMC-ZS60’s outstanding optical capability is underpinned by a high-end LEICA lens with 30x Zoom (24-720 mm), for performance that far outweighs its compact body. The camera allows the user to get closer to the action, without disturbing the subject – perfect for pictures and videos of wildlife, or more natural, candid shots of friends and family.

Capture those perfect moments in stunning 4KUHD
The LUMIX DMC-ZS60’s 4K video capability offers four times the resolution of Full HD. Videos reproduce the breathtaking colour and detail of every scene, an experience second only to being there in person. The camera offers smooth, high-quality video recording in 4K 3840 x 2160 at 30 fps in MP4, as well as high-resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080 60p videos in MP4.

Panasonic has also utilized 4K to help take photo accuracy to a new level. For the first time in a travel camera, Panasonic’s 4K Photo function allows the extraction of an 8-megapixel still from 4K video (30 fps) with amazing precision. The feature provides the perfect solution for capturing those fleeting moments, whether it’s the kids jumping into a pool or a dolphin breaching the waves.

Another new addition to the LUMIX ZS range is the Post-Focus feature, which allows the user to select the focal point of the picture, even after it’s taken.

The LUMIX DMC-ZS60’s outstanding autofocus capability calculates the distance between the camera and the subject, capturing the optimal focus for 49 individual areas within each frame. Once the photo is taken, simply select the precise area of focus – for example a family in the foreground or the stunning scenery behind them. What’s more, with the option to export multiple photos from a single shot, you never have to choose between the two.

Hone your camera skills
If you’re looking to develop your photographic skills, the LUMIX DMC-ZS60 provides extensive and easy-to-use manual settings. A dedicated Control Ring gives smooth control of settings such as zoom, aperture and shutter speed, allowing the user to concentrate on lining up the prefect shot. Similarly, a 3.0-inch 1040k-dot touch screen makes navigating menus and selecting preferred settings incredibly quick and easy, even in bright sunlight.

Share your memories
Once you’ve selected your favorite vacation photos on the LUMIX DMC-ZS60, they can be easily shared with the press of a button. Simply connect to a smartphone or tablet to share pictures on social media, attach them to an email, or view remotely on a bigger screen.

Additional features
• 0.2-inch 1,166k-dot Electronic View Finder
• 1/2.3” High Sensitivity MOS sensor
• 5 AXIS HYBRID Optical Image Stabilization
• Contrast Auto Focus with DFD Technology
• 10fps burst photo mode (full resolution – 5fps with AF)
• Face / eye tracking AF
• Full wireless control and photography via the Panasonic Image App

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