Canon G11 vs Panasonic TS25

Canon PowerShot G11 front
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 front

Canon G11 vs Panasonic TS25 Key Specs

Canon G11
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 375g - 112 x 76 x 48mm
  • Revealed December 2009
  • Renewed by Canon G12
Panasonic TS25
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.9-5.7) lens
  • 144g - 104 x 58 x 20mm
  • Introduced January 2013
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-FT25
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Canon G11 vs Panasonic TS25 Overview

Here, we are evaluating the Canon G11 vs Panasonic TS25, one is a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Waterproof by manufacturers Canon and Panasonic. There exists a huge gap between the image resolutions of the G11 (10MP) and TS25 (16MP) and the G11 (1/1.7") and TS25 (1/2.3") offer different sensor measurements.

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The G11 was unveiled 4 years prior to the TS25 which is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before getting into a in-depth comparison, here is a concise summation of how the G11 matches up vs the TS25 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon G11 over the Panasonic TS25

 G11 TS25 
Focus manually More exact focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display size2.8"2.7"Larger display (+0.1")
Display resolution461k230kCrisper display (+231k dot)
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Reasons to pick Panasonic TS25 over the Canon G11

 TS25 G11 
IntroducedJanuary 2013December 2009Newer by 37 months

Common features in the Canon G11 and Panasonic TS25

 G11 TS25 
Touch friendly display No Touch friendly display

Canon G11 vs Panasonic TS25 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to travel with your camera frequently, you should factor its weight and proportions. The Canon G11 enjoys exterior dimensions of 112mm x 76mm x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") accompanied by a weight of 375 grams (0.83 lbs) whilst the Panasonic TS25 has measurements of 104mm x 58mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") and a weight of 144 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you use at that moment. The following is a front view scale comparison of the G11 compared to the TS25.

Canon G11 vs Panasonic TS25 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the G11 and TS25 is 83 and 95 respectively.

Canon G11 vs Panasonic TS25 top view buttons comparison

Canon G11 vs Panasonic TS25 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very hard to picture the contrast between sensor dimensions only by reading through specs. The image below will give you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the G11 and TS25.

As you can plainly see, the 2 cameras come with different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The G11 with its larger sensor is going to make achieving bokeh easier and the Panasonic TS25 will give greater detail having an extra 6MP. Greater resolution can also help you crop images a good deal more aggressively. The more aged G11 is going to be behind in sensor innovation.

Canon G11 vs Panasonic TS25 sensor size comparison

Canon G11 vs Panasonic TS25 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G11 vs Panasonic TS25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G11 Portrait photography info
Panasonic TS25 Portrait photography info
you can focus manually
high flash sync speed (1/2,000 seconds)
supports face detect focusing
saves RAW formats
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon G11 Street photography factors
Panasonic TS25 Street photography factors
screen articulates
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
more heavy than competitors (375g)
image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
lighter than others in class (144g)
no articulating screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon G11 Sports photography information
Panasonic TS25 Sports photography information
image stabilization (Optical)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
no phase detect AF
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
weather proof
max shutter speed is low (1/1,300s)
max frames per second very slow (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon G11 Travel photography factors
Panasonic TS25 Travel photography factors
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
reasonably wide (28mm)
no Timelapse function
more heavy than competitors (375 grams)
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
lighter than others in class (144g)
weather proof
MP count decent (16MP)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (25mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon G11 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic TS25 Landscape photography factors
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (2.8 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
no Timelapse function
reasonably wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
weather proof
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
small screen (2.7 inch)
lack of manual mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon G11 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic TS25 as a Vlogging camera
reasonably wide (28mm)
selfie friendly display
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focusing
slow max aperture (f2.8)
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
no microphone jack
more heavy than competitors (375g)
reasonably wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (144g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external microphone port
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Canon G11 vs Panasonic TS25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G11 and Panasonic TS25
 Canon PowerShot G11Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25
General Information
Make Canon Panasonic
Model type Canon PowerShot G11 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25
Also called as - Lumix DMC-FT25
Type Small Sensor Compact Waterproof
Revealed 2009-12-16 2013-01-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 4 -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 9 23
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/3.9-5.7
Macro focusing range 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 4.8 5.9
Screen type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.8 inches 2.7 inches
Screen resolution 461k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Screen tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (tunnel) None
Slowest shutter speed 15s 8s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/1300s
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 7.00 m 4.40 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/2000s -
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video format H.264 MPEG-4
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Wireless None None
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 375 gr (0.83 lb) 144 gr (0.32 lb)
Physical dimensions 112 x 76 x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") 104 x 58 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 47 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 20.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.1 not tested
DXO Low light rating 169 not tested
Battery life - 250 images
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-7L -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus card SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Price at launch $600 $180