Panasonic has announced its compact travel zoom camera at CES 2016; the Lumix DMC-ZS60, which is known as the TZ80 outside of North America.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 / TZ80 is an 18-megapixel travelzoom camera featuring an 1/2.3″ MOS sensor, 4K movie capture and a Leica branded 24-720mm equivalent lens with a maximum aperture range of F3.3-6.4 and optical image stabilisation. For the first time in a travel camera, Panasonic’s 4K Photo function allows you to extract an 8-megapixel still from 4K video.
The ZS60 gains the Depth from Defocus tech found on several other Panasonic cameras, which promises much faster focus speeds than the ZS50. The ZS60 can shoot continuously at 10 fps with single AF or 5 fps with continuous AF.
Another new addition to the Lumix DMC-ZS60 / TZ80 is the Post-Focus feature, which allows you to select the focal point of your picture even after it’s taken. A dedicated control ring gives smooth control of settings such as zoom, aperture and shutter speed.
Panasonic Officially Announced the Lumix DMC-ZS60 / TZ80 at CES 2016
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 / TZ80 Price and Availability
The DMC-ZS60 will be available from mid-March in both silver and black for $449.99.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 / TZ80 Specifications
- 18.1MP 1/2.3″ MOS Sensor
- Venus Engine Image Processor
- Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 30x Zoom Lens
- 24-720mm (35mm Equivalent)
- 1,166k-Dot Live View Finder
- 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
- 4K 3840 x 2160 Video at 30p
- 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S.
- ISO 6400 and Up to 40 fps Shooting
- 4K Photo Modes and Post Focus
The new LUMIX DMC-ZS60 – A new perspective for travel photography
Panasonic’s powerful new travel zoom camera combines 30x Zoom with 4K performance
Las Vegas, NV (January 5, 2016) –Panasonic has today unveiled a new addition to its travel zoom range, the LUMIX DMC-ZS60. The camera’s small and sturdy build means it fits easily into a pocket, and at less than 11 ounces it won’t weigh you down on your next adventure.
The new ZS model manages to pack outstanding performance and a host of practical features into its lightweight chassis. An 18M sensor is ideal for taking high quality photos in all conditions, and 4K capability means that your favorite travel memories can be recorded in stunning detail. What’s more, the LUMIX DMC-ZS60 also 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 18M 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 color that remains accurate to the composition you saw through the lens.
The LUMIX DMC-ZS60’s outstanding optical capability is underpinned by a high-end LEICA lens with 30x Zoom (24-720mm), for performance that far outweighs its compact body. The camera allows you to get closer to the action, without disturbing the subject – perfect for pictures and videos of wildlife, or more natural shots of friends and family.
Capture those perfect moments in stunning 4KUHD
The LUMIX DMC-ZS60’s 4K video capability enables you to record and relive all those special moments in the very highest quality. With four times the resolution of Full HD, videos reproduce the breathtaking color and detail of every scene, an experience second only to being there in person. The camera offers smooth, high quality video recording in 4K 3840×2160 at 30 fps in MP4, as well as high-resolution Full HD 1920×1080 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 you to extract an 8-megapixel still from 4K video (30fps) with amazing precision. The feature provides the perfect solution for capturing those fleeting moments, whether it’s timing 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 you to select the focal point of your 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, you simply select the precise area you want to focus on – for example your 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’ll 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 you to concentrate on lining up the prefect shot. Similarly, a 3.0-inch 1040k-dot touch screen makes navigating menus and selecting your preferred setting incredibly quick and easy, even in bright sunlight.
Share your memories
Once you’ve selected your favorite holiday snaps on the LUMIX DMC-ZS60, you can share them with friends and family with the press of a button. Simply connect to a smartphone or tablet to share your pictures on social media, attach them to an email or view remotely on a bigger screen.
- 0.2-inch 1,166k-dot Electronic View Finder
- 1/2.3” High Sensitivity MOS
- 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