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Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FS25

Portability
80
Imaging
39
Features
73
Overall
52
Fujifilm X30 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FS25 Key Specs

Fujifilm X30
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 2/3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.0-2.8) lens
  • 423g - 119 x 72 x 60mm
  • Introduced August 2014
  • Replaced the Fujifilm X20
Panasonic FS25
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 29-145mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 148g - 97 x 58 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2009
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Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FS25 Overview

Following is a comprehensive assessment of the Fujifilm X30 and Panasonic FS25, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm X30 (12MP) and the FS25 (12MP) is pretty close but the Fujifilm X30 (2/3") and FS25 (1/2.3") use different sensor dimensions.

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The Fujifilm X30 was introduced 5 years after the FS25 which is a fairly significant gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting in to a complete comparison, below is a brief view of how the Fujifilm X30 scores vs the FS25 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X30 over the Panasonic FS25

 Fujifilm X30 FS25 
RevealedAugust 2014January 2009More modern by 68 months
Manual focus Very precise focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution920k230kSharper screen (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Fujifilm X30

 FS25 Fujifilm X30 

Common features in the Fujifilm X30 and Panasonic FS25

 Fujifilm X30 FS25 
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen sizing
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lack of Touch friendly screen

Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FS25 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to carry around your camera frequently, you should consider its weight and volume. The Fujifilm X30 offers exterior dimensions of 119mm x 72mm x 60mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 2.4") accompanied by a weight of 423 grams (0.93 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FS25 has sizing of 97mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs).

Examine the Fujifilm X30 and Panasonic FS25 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have attached at that time. The following is the front view physical size comparison of the Fujifilm X30 and the FS25.

Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FS25 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm X30 and FS25 is 80 and 95 respectively.

Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FS25 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FS25 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is hard to imagine the gap in sensor sizes purely by researching specs. The pic below might offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm X30 and FS25.

As you can plainly see, both of the cameras have got the exact same megapixel count albeit different sensor sizes. The Fujifilm X30 provides the bigger sensor which is going to make achieving bokeh easier. The fresher Fujifilm X30 provides an edge when it comes to sensor tech.

Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FS25 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Portrait photography info
Panasonic FS25 Portrait photography info
47
manual focus
supports face detection autofocus
delivers RAW files
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is small (2/3")
26
offers face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Street photography info
Panasonic FS25 Street photography info
64
tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
sensor is small (2/3")
heavier than competition (423 grams)
57
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X30 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Sports photography camera
52
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking autofocus
good battery life (470 CIPA)
comes with phase detect autofocus
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is small (2/3")
25
image stabilization (Optical)
max fps very slow (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Travel photography advice
Panasonic FS25 Travel photography advice
62
good battery life (470 per charge)
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
heavier than competition (423 grams)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
51
built-in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse function
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (29mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Landscape photography info
Panasonic FS25 Landscape photography info
58
manual focus
quite wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
good sized screen (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
good battery life (470 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (2/3")
32
decent sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (29mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not available
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X30 Vlogging factors
Panasonic FS25 Vlogging factors
34
quite wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does have external mic support
display isn't selfie friendly
heavier than competition (423g)
28
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focusing
wide angle not great (29mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have mic jack
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Fujifilm X30 vs Panasonic FS25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X30 and Panasonic FS25
 Fujifilm X30Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Panasonic
Model Fujifilm X30 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2014-08-26 2009-01-27
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor EXR Processor II -
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS II CCD
Sensor size 2/3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 8.8 x 6.6mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 58.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 12800 1600
Highest boosted ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 49 11
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-112mm (4.0x) 29-145mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.0-2.8 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 4.1 5.9
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 920k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.65x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 12.0 frames per second 2.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 7.00 m 5.30 m
Flash modes Auto, forced flash, slow synchro, commander, suppressed flash Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p/50p/30p/25/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/50p/30p/25/24p), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 423 gr (0.93 lbs) 148 gr (0.33 lbs)
Dimensions 119 x 72 x 60mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 2.4") 97 x 58 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 470 pictures -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery model NP-95 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at launch $499 $230