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Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX580

Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
29
Overall
32

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX580 Key Specs

Panasonic FS25
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Push to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 29-145mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 148g - 97 x 58 x 22mm
  • Announced January 2009
Panasonic FX580
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-125mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 167g - 95 x 57 x 22mm
  • Launched January 2009
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FX550
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Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX580 Overview

Here, we are comparing the Panasonic FS25 and Panasonic FX580, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both are produced by Panasonic. The image resolution of the FS25 (12MP) and the FX580 (12MP) is fairly comparable and both cameras have the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The FS25 was launched about the same time to the FX580 so they are of a similar age. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before getting right into a in depth comparison, here is a short introduction of how the FS25 scores against the FX580 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Panasonic FX580

 FS25 FX580 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FX580 over the Panasonic FS25

 FX580 FS25 

Common features in the Panasonic FS25 and Panasonic FX580

 FS25 FX580 
LaunchedJanuary 2009January 2009Same age
Manual focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display dimensions
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch display Lacking Touch display

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX580 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to travel with your camera, you will have to factor its weight and proportions. The Panasonic FS25 offers exterior dimensions of 97mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") along with a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs) and the Panasonic FX580 has measurements of 95mm x 57mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") with a weight of 167 grams (0.37 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have attached during that time. Here is a front view dimension comparison of the FS25 compared to the FX580.

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX580 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the FS25 and FX580 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX580 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX580 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's tough to see the contrast in sensor dimensions just by seeing specifications. The picture below will offer you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the FS25 and FX580.

To sum up, each of the cameras feature the identical sensor size and the same exact MP so you can expect comparable quality of images though you have to factor the launch date of the cameras into account.

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX580 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX580 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX580 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FS25 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FX580 as a Portrait photography camera
26
supports face detect focus
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
26
features face detect focus
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
low MP (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Street photography highlights
Panasonic FX580 Street photography highlights
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FS25 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic FX580 as a Sports photography camera
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
max fps low (2.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
27
built in image stabilization (Optical)
max fps low (2.0 frames per second)
low MP (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Travel photography info
Panasonic FX580 Travel photography info
51
has built in flash
does not have Time Lapse recording
MP count low (12 megapixels)
does not contain selfie friendly display
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
58
built-in flash
relatively wide (25mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
low MP (12 megapixels)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FS25 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FX580 as a Landscape photography camera
32
pretty good screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
lack of manual exposure
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
does not have Time Lapse recording
37
relatively wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
lack of manual exposure
low MP (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Vlogging details
Panasonic FX580 Vlogging details
28
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focus
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not contain selfie friendly display
video res low (640 x 480 pixels)
does not have mic jack
31
relatively wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focus
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have microphone socket
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Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX580 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FS25 and Panasonic FX580
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580
General Information
Company Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580
Otherwise known as - Lumix DMC-FX550
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 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 measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Max boosted ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 11 11
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 29-145mm (5.0x) 25-125mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus distance 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 2.0 frames/s 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.30 m 6.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 148g (0.33 lbs) 167g (0.37 lbs)
Physical dimensions 97 x 58 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") 95 x 57 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" 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
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Price at launch $230 $499