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Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX48

Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX48 Key Specs

Panasonic FS25
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Boost to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 29-145mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 148g - 97 x 58 x 22mm
  • Released January 2009
Panasonic FX48
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 25-125mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 150g - 95 x 53 x 22mm
  • Introduced January 2009
  • Other Name is Lumix DMC-FX40
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Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX48 Overview

Following is a detailed overview of the Panasonic FS25 versus Panasonic FX48, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both are offered by Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the FS25 (12MP) and the FX48 (12MP) is relatively similar and both cameras provide the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The FS25 was brought out about the same time to the FX48 and they are of a similar age. Both the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before going straight to a comprehensive comparison, here is a short synopsis of how the FS25 grades versus the FX48 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Panasonic FX48

 FS25 FX48 
Screen size3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")

Reasons to pick Panasonic FX48 over the Panasonic FS25

 FX48 FS25 

Common features in the Panasonic FS25 and Panasonic FX48

 FS25 FX48 
IntroducedJanuary 2009January 2009Similar age
Manual focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither has Touch friendly screen

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX48 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to carry around your camera, you need to consider its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic FS25 has external measurements of 97mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") with a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs) and the Panasonic FX48 has dimensions of 95mm x 53mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") with a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs).

Analyze the Panasonic FS25 versus Panasonic FX48 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Underneath is a front view over all size comparison of the FS25 vs the FX48.

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX48 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the FS25 and FX48 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX48 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX48 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it's difficult to picture the gap between sensor sizes merely by reviewing specs. The image below will offer you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the FS25 and FX48.

All in all, each of these cameras come with the identical sensor size and the same exact resolution and you can expect similar quality of pictures however you would want to factor the age of the products into consideration.

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX48 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX48 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX48 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FS25 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FX48 as a Portrait photography camera
26
has face detection focus
no manual focus
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
27
offers face detect autofocus
no manual focus
cannot use external flash
low MP (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Street photography info
Panasonic FX48 Street photography info
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Sports photography factors
Panasonic FX48 Sports photography factors
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
max frames per second low (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic FS25
Travel photography with Panasonic FX48
51
flash built-in
missing Timelapse mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
does not contain selfie friendly display
wide angle not good (29mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
58
has built in flash
fairly wide (25mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
low MP (12MP)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Landscape photography information
Panasonic FX48 Landscape photography information
32
nice screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (29mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
no manual exposure
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
missing Timelapse mode
33
fairly wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.5 inch)
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Vlogging info
Panasonic FX48 Vlogging info
28
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focus
wide angle not good (29mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
does not contain selfie friendly display
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
missing external microphone port
31
fairly wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect autofocus
slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of mic support
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Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX48 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FS25 and Panasonic FX48
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48
General Information
Company Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48
Alternate name - Lumix DMC-FX40
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2009-01-27 2009-01-27
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Max boosted ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 11 11
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 29-145mm (5.0x) 25-125mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focusing distance 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 2.5 inch
Resolution of display 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/3000s
Continuous shooting rate 2.0fps 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 5.30 m 6.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 848 x 480 (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 640x480 640x480
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 148g (0.33 lb) 150g (0.33 lb)
Physical dimensions 97 x 58 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") 95 x 53 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Price at launch $230 $325