Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Olympus TG-860, which was introduced in February 2015 is a Waterproof camera with a 16.0MP 1/2.3-inch sensor whereas Panasonic ZS60, which was introduced in January 2016 is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a 18.0MP 1/2.3-inch sensor. There is only 11 months difference between TG-860 and ZS60 so we are expecting this to be a fair comparison regarding age and technology level.
Fortunately, you can't go wrong with any of these cameras as we rank them amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Olympus TG-860 is ranked #10
out of 75 Waterproof cameras with an overall score of 50 whereas Panasonic ZS60 is ranked #7
out of 244 Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with an overall score of 61.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Olympus TG-860 and Panasonic ZS60 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Olympus TG-860 and Panasonic ZS60 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.