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Olympus SP-620 UZ vs Panasonic FS25

Portability
78
Imaging
39
Features
36
Overall
37
Olympus SP-620 UZ front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Olympus SP-620 UZ vs Panasonic FS25 Key Specs

Olympus SP-620 UZ
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-525mm (F3.1-5.8) lens
  • 435g - 110 x 74 x 74mm
  • Released January 2012
  • Previous Model is Olympus SP-610UZ
Panasonic FS25
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • 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
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Olympus SP-620 UZ vs Panasonic FS25 Overview

Below, we are matching up the Olympus SP-620 UZ and Panasonic FS25, former being a Small Sensor Superzoom while the other is a Small Sensor Compact by competitors Olympus and Panasonic. There exists a sizable gap between the resolutions of the SP-620 UZ (16MP) and FS25 (12MP) but they come with the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The SP-620 UZ was revealed 2 years later than the FS25 and that is quite a significant difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving through a in depth comparison, below is a quick introduction of how the SP-620 UZ scores versus the FS25 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus SP-620 UZ over the Panasonic FS25

 SP-620 UZ FS25 
IntroducedJanuary 2012January 2009Fresher by 36 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Olympus SP-620 UZ

 FS25 SP-620 UZ 

Common features in the Olympus SP-620 UZ and Panasonic FS25

 SP-620 UZ FS25 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurements
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch display Lack of Touch display

Olympus SP-620 UZ vs Panasonic FS25 Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry your camera frequently, you need to factor in its weight and measurements. The Olympus SP-620 UZ has physical dimensions of 110mm x 74mm x 74mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 2.9") along with a weight of 435 grams (0.96 lbs) while the Panasonic FS25 has proportions of 97mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") with a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs).

Analyze the Olympus SP-620 UZ and Panasonic FS25 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are utilising at the time. Underneath is the front view measurements comparison of the SP-620 UZ and the FS25.

Olympus SP-620 UZ vs Panasonic FS25 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the SP-620 UZ and FS25 is 78 and 95 respectively.

Olympus SP-620 UZ vs Panasonic FS25 top view buttons comparison

Olympus SP-620 UZ vs Panasonic FS25 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its difficult to see the gap between sensor sizing only by reading through technical specs. The graphic here might provide you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the SP-620 UZ and FS25.

As you have seen, both cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but not the same MP. You can anticipate the Olympus SP-620 UZ to give you greater detail because of its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop photos much more aggressively. The fresher SP-620 UZ will have an edge when it comes to sensor tech.

Olympus SP-620 UZ vs Panasonic FS25 sensor size comparison

Olympus SP-620 UZ vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus SP-620 UZ vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus SP-620 UZ
Portrait photography with Panasonic FS25
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good MP (16 megapixels)
includes face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
26
has face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus SP-620 UZ Street photography details
Panasonic FS25 Street photography details
50
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus SP-620 UZ Sports photography information
Panasonic FS25 Sports photography information
48
long zoom range (25-525mm 21.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
very slow continuous shooting (2.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus SP-620 UZ Travel photography factors
Panasonic FS25 Travel photography factors
61
good MP (16MP)
has built in flash
fairly wide (25mm)
long zoom (525mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
does not have selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
51
built-in flash
missing Timelapse function
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (29mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus SP-620 UZ as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Landscape photography camera
41
fairly wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
manual mode not available
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse mode
32
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (29mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not available
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus SP-620 UZ
Vlogging with Panasonic FS25
28
fairly wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detection autofocus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not have selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone port
28
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focusing
wide angle not great (29mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
missing microphone jack
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Olympus SP-620 UZ vs Panasonic FS25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus SP-620 UZ and Panasonic FS25
 Olympus SP-620 UZPanasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
General Information
Brand Olympus Panasonic
Model Olympus SP-620 UZ Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Released 2012-01-10 2009-01-27
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic III+ -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 1600
Highest boosted ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points - 11
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-525mm (21.0x) 29-145mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.1-5.8 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech TFT Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 seconds 60 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/1500 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed - 2.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 6.00 m 5.30 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps) 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected 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 435 grams (0.96 pounds) 148 grams (0.33 pounds)
Dimensions 110 x 74 x 74mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 2.9") 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 4 x AA -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec, pet auto shutter) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots One One
Launch cost $199 $230