An 18.1-million-pixel sensor and massive 30x optical zoom range, plus Wi-Fi, GPS and raw image capture, suggest that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 could be one of the best travel compact cameras produced. But can it live up to our expectations? Read the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review – Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video

Unlike the TZ40, the TZ60 does not have a touchscreen display. Instead, there is a bright 920,000-dot TFT LCD display coupled with a 200,000-dot electronic viewfinder. This has the same specification as the one featured on the Lumix DMC-LF1. Although the EVF has quite a low resolution, it does have a good refresh rate and works well as an aid for composing images. However, checking focus is more difficult as the low resolution makes it hard to gauge whether accurate focus has been achieved.

The LCD on the back can be read even in bright conditions and has a nice viewing angle. Inside the settings menu, the monitor’s brightness can be adjusted to improve outdoor visibility. The yellow, blue, green and red bias can also be altered.

Video can be recorded at up to 1920×1080-pixel full HD at 50i or 50p. The optical zoom can be used while recording and there’s OIS stabilisation for steadier handheld video.

  1. 1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 at a glance:
  2. 2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review - Build and handling
  3. 3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review - Metering
  4. 4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review - Dynamic range
  5. 5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review - Autofocus
  6. 6. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  7. 7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review - White balance and colour
  8. 8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review - Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video
  9. 9. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 review - Our verdict
  10. 10. Hands-on review
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  • Donald MacLeod

    May I suggest that in giving the specification of a camera you list what is not there as well as what is? In particular I am thinking of the presence or otherwise of a hot shoe and swivelling LCD screen.