Are you looking for the best camera to suit your needs? Due to a wide range of options, making a wise and weighted decision can be rather challenging. Which specs to keep in mind? What are the key pros and cons of each model? This comparison should give some helpful hints!
In this review, we are going to provide a detailed evaluation and comparison of two different camera models that fall into the same category - Waterproof. Although these cameras are from the same category, they were introduced by different brands - Fujifilm and Panasonic. Models we are reviewing in this article have different types of sensors, Thus, Fujifilm FinePix XP130 is equipped with a 16.0 MP BSI-CMOS sensor. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25, on the contrary, features CCD sensor with a resolution of 16.0 MP.
To get started, let’s take a look at some of the key features of Fujifilm FinePix XP130 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 and, after this, we can go on to our detailed comparison of these models.
Fujifilm FinePix XP130 Key Features:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 Key Features:
Fujifilm FinePix XP130 substituted Fujifilm XP120.
|Wireless Connectivity||Built-In vs No||Better connectivity|
|Bluetooth||Yes vs No||Connect your camera to other devices via Bluetooth|
|Timelapse Recording||Yes vs No||Creative shooting|
|Sensor Area||28.07 mm2 vs 27.72 mm2||1.2% larger pixel area|
|Continuous Shooting||10 fps vs Yes fps||9 fps faster|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 vs 1/1300||Faster shutter speed|
|AutoFocus Face Detection||Yes vs No||Very handy for portraits|
|Screen Size||3″ vs 2.7″||0.3" larger screen|
|Screen Resolution||920k dots vs 230k dots||75% higher resolution screen|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720||Higher Resolution Video|
|Battery Life||250 shots vs 240 shots||10 more frames with a single charge|
|Weight||144 g vs 207 g||63 g lighter|
|Built-In Flash||Yes | Yes||External flash available|
|Image Stabilization||Yes | Yes||Built-in stabilization|
|Environmental Sealing||Yes | Yes||Shoot at tough conditions|
|Touch Screen||No | No||No touch screen|
|Screen Resolution||920k dots | 230k dots||Small screen resolution|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type | Fixed Type||No flexible viewing angles|
|Viewfinder||No | No||No ViewFinder|
|Raw Support||No | No||Doesn's support RAW format|
|Sensor Resolution||16.0 MP | 16.0 MP||Small sensor resolution|
|Microphone Port||No | No||No microphone port|
|Headphone Port||No | No||No headphone port|
|External Flash Shoe||No | No||No Flash Shoe|
|Bracketing||No | No||No AE bracketing|
|Battery Life||240 shots | 250 shots||Low battery life|
Before heading straight to the technical characteristics of each model, let’s start with comparing their physical specs. Let’s start with looking at the physical difference of the two products. Below are images that clearly show the sizes of Fujifilm FinePix XP130 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 from the front view.
Now, let’s go on and see how the reviewed models are different or similar by the top view.
After looking at these images, you should get a clear idea of each model’s dimensions and how they are different from each other. However, we are not going to stop there. The next characteristic worth looking at is the weight. Of course, not every photographer is concerned about the weight, for example, it wouldn't be a decisive point for those who shoot in a studio. However, it is still an important factor because if you happen to go on a long photo session or just love having the camera with you wherever you go, you want to be sure that the chosen model isn't too heavy.
Speaking of weight, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 is a lighter option of these two, as it weights 63g less than the Fujifilm FinePix XP130. This difference, in fact, can become a significant disadvantage for the photographers, who prefer to have their cameras with them wherever they go.
Sensor is, without a doubt, the most significant element of every digital camera. Its type, size, and resolution are the factors that define the quality of future shots. Thus, it is barely possible to pick a suitable camera without looking at these specs.
Are Fujifilm FinePix XP130 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 any different in terms of sensor type?
Take a look below to find the comparison of Fujifilm FinePix XP130 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 by the size of their sensors.
One more distinctive feature of compared models is the sensor size. Fujifilm FinePix XP130 has a sensor area 1.0x bigger compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25. What does it mean? This basically means that if you these cameras them with the same aperture and focal length, the first model will give you more control in terms of the blurry background and depth of field.
If you are interested in photography or has made a career in this field, you should know that different types of shooting actually require different camera characteristics. While one model can produce outstanding portraits, at the same time, it can be terrible for shooting landscapes, and so on. Thus, before you purchase a specific camera, it is vital to decide, which type of shooting you do most often and consider an option that suits it the most.
This section of our comparison is devoted to the performance of Fujifilm FinePix XP130 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 in different fields of photography. Here we are going to look at the five main areas and evaluate how well each of the reviewed models performs in them. This will help you choose an option that suits your needs the most depending on your interest in one or several of these fields.
|Photography Type||Fujifilm FinePix XP130||Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25|
Hopefully, our detailed overview of these models has helped you consider all the main specs, pros and cons of each cameras. Maybe, after reading this comparison, some of you have already decided which option to opt for depending on your needs and preferences. However, if you are still wondering which option is a better choice, Fujifilm FinePix XP130 or Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25, below you can see what scores each of them received in five different aspects. To wrap up, we have used our unique Decision Algorithm that assesses different camera models upon 63 different factors including their price, and, if possible, DxO Mark scores. This algorithm allows us to make our verdict more consistent and objective.
What is our final verdict? Based on our comparison and the final scores of Fujifilm FinePix XP130 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 here is what we can say in conclusion:
According all the factors that we considered in the process of comparing these two cameras, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 deserves a higher Total Score than the Fujifilm FinePix XP130. Thus, if you are choosing between these options, we would recommend you to choose the first model over the other one.
For better understanding of each model’s technical characteristics, find the detailed comparison below:
|Fujifilm FinePix XP130||Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25|
|Model||FinePix XP130||Lumix DMC-TS25|
|Announced||Jan 24, 2018||Jan 07, 2013|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.17 x 4.55 mm||6.08 x 4.56 mm|
|Sensor Area||28.07 mm2||27.72 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||16.0 MP||16.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4608 x 3456||4608 x 3456|
|Max Native ISO||3,200||6,400|
|Max Boosted ISO||6,400||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||100||100|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||9||5|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a||23|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a||n/a|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||920k dots||230k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||4 s||8 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 s||1/1300 s|
|Continuous Shooting||10.0 fps||1.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro||Auto, Red-eye, Slow Syncro|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM||1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080||1280 x 720|
|USB||USB 2.0||USB 2.0|
|Weight||207 g||144 g|
|Physical Dimensions||110 x 71 x 28 mm||104 x 58 x 20 mm|
|Battery Life||240 shots||250 shots|
|Battery Type||Battery Pack||Battery Pack|
|Storage Type||Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card||SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal|