Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 Review

Overall 44
Imaging 9
Features 32
Size 87
Price 0

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP 1/2.33" CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (220 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 105 x 59 x 28 mm
  • Weight: 193 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced Panasonic ZS20.
  • Replaced by Panasonic ZS30.
  • Also known as Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 Summary

This review is devoted to Lumix DMC-ZS25 that Panasonic has first introduced to the public in Jan 07, 2013. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Initially, Panasonic developed this model to replace their older product ZS20 and, after some time, Panasonic has replaced this upgraded model with their most recent one ZS20.

In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #38 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 44/100 and it takes a rank of #482 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 Compared to other SuperZoom Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Viewfinder: No
  • Continuous Shooting: 10.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Number Of Focus Points: 23
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Superzoom Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Superzoom cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 has the following external dimensions 105 x 105 x 28 mm (41.34 x 23.23 x 11.02″) with the weight of 193 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 28mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 — 260 shots
Min: 120 shots
Average: 316 shots
Max: 600 shots

Thickness

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 — 28 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 66 mm
Max: 181 mm

Weight

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 — 193 g
Min: 136 g
Average: 387 g
Max: 1415 g

Unfortunately, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 Photo and Sensor Features

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 has the following ISO range 100 - 6400 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25. However, if you are looking specifically for a Compact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 features a 16.0 MP 1/2.33" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.33" sensor featured in Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25

LCD and ViewFinder

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 460k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 are its 10.0 fps max speed and 1/1200 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, Lumix DMC-ZS25 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect Lumix DMC-ZS25 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 provides a shooting life of 260, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 316 shots.

With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.

How Good is Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Lumix DMC-ZS25 to the average SuperZoom camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 29. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sensor

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 43. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (105 x 59 x 28 mm)
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/2.33"(6.08 x 4.56 mm) sensor

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 24. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 can be called a 24 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (10.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/1200s)
  • Smal Number of autofocus Points (23)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)
  • Small battery life (260 shots)
  • Small size (105 x 59 x 28 mm)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 29. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (193 g)
  • Small size (105 x 59 x 28 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 40. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 can be called a 40 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-ZS25
Announced Jan 07, 2013
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus No
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 3
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 460k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 15 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/1200 s
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 6.4
Flash Modes Auto, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External Flash No
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.33"
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.72 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4896 x 3672
Max Native ISO 6,400
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch Yes
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single No
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points 23
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (220 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 193 g
Physical Dimensions 105 x 59 x 28 mm
Battery Life 260 shots
Battery Type 260 shots
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1

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