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Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic FS25

Portability
89
Imaging
35
Features
29
Overall
32
Kodak EasyShare Z950 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic FS25 Key Specs

Kodak Z950
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Push to 3200)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-350mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 243g - 110 x 67 x 36mm
  • Launched June 2010
Panasonic FS25
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 29-145mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 148g - 97 x 58 x 22mm
  • Introduced January 2009
Photography Glossary

Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic FS25 Overview

Its time to look more closely at the Kodak Z950 versus Panasonic FS25, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by competitors Kodak and Panasonic. The image resolution of the Z950 (12MP) and the FS25 (12MP) is relatively close and both cameras offer the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The Z950 was manufactured 17 months later than the FS25 which makes them a generation apart from each other. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving into a full comparison, here is a brief introduction of how the Z950 scores versus the FS25 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Kodak Z950 over the Panasonic FS25

 Z950 FS25 
IntroducedJune 2010January 2009Fresher by 17 months
Focus manually Dial exact focusing

Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Kodak Z950

 FS25 Z950 

Common features in the Kodak Z950 and Panasonic FS25

 Z950 FS25 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen sizing
Screen resolution230k230kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch screen Neither has Touch screen

Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic FS25 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry your camera often, you'll need to consider its weight and measurements. The Kodak Z950 has outer measurements of 110mm x 67mm x 36mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.4") having a weight of 243 grams (0.54 lbs) while the Panasonic FS25 has proportions of 97mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") along with a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are working with during that time. Underneath is a front view measurements comparison of the Z950 versus the FS25.

Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic FS25 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the Z950 and FS25 is 89 and 95 respectively.

Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic FS25 top view buttons comparison

Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic FS25 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be tough to see the difference in sensor sizing just by viewing specifications. The graphic underneath might provide you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the Z950 and FS25.

Plainly, the two cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the exact same resolution and you can expect comparable quality of images however you need to take the launch date of the cameras into account. The newer Z950 is going to have an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic FS25 sensor size comparison

Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and ViewFinder

Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Kodak Z950
Portrait photography with Panasonic FS25
29
manual focus
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
26
comes with face detect focus
manual focus not available
no manual mode
external flash not possible
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Kodak Z950 Street photography features
Panasonic FS25 Street photography features
52
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
more heavy than average in class (243g)
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Kodak Z950 Sports photography information
Panasonic FS25 Sports photography information
27
has image stabilization (Optical)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,250 seconds)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
max frames per second low (2.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
low resolution (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Kodak Z950 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Travel photography camera
52
built-in flash
great zoom (350mm)
no Timelapse function
more heavy than average in class (243g)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
51
flash built-in
doesn't have Timelapse mode
low resolution (12 megapixels)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
wide angle not great (29mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Kodak Z950 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Landscape photography camera
37
manual focus
decent sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
no Timelapse function
32
good sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (29mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
no manual mode
low resolution (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Kodak Z950 Vlogging info
Panasonic FS25 Vlogging info
24
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
no microphone support
more heavy than average in class (243g)
28
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focus
wide angle not great (29mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have microphone port
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Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic FS25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Kodak Z950 and Panasonic FS25
 Kodak EasyShare Z950Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
General Information
Brand Kodak Panasonic
Model Kodak EasyShare Z950 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2010-06-16 2009-01-27
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Max boosted ISO 3200 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points - 11
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 35-350mm (10.0x) 29-145mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/3.5-4.8 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range 6cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1/8 seconds 60 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/1250 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed - 2.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.40 m 5.30 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None 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 243g (0.54 lbs) 148g (0.33 lbs)
Physical dimensions 110 x 67 x 36mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.4") 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 model KLIC-7003 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots One One
Retail pricing $250 $230