Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Panasonic ZS60, which was introduced in January 2016 is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a 18.0MP 1/2.3-inch sensor whereas Olympus TG-860, which was introduced in February 2015 is a Waterproof camera with a 16.0MP 1/2.3-inch sensor. There is only 11 months difference between ZS60 and TG-860 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. Panasonic ZS60 is ranked #7
out of 244 Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with an overall score of 61 whereas Olympus TG-860 is ranked #10
out of 75 Waterproof cameras with an overall score of 50.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Panasonic ZS60 and Olympus TG-860 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Panasonic ZS60 and Olympus TG-860 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.