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Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX700

Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
44
Overall
39

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX700 Key Specs

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
  • Revealed January 2009
Panasonic FX700
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.2-5.9) lens
  • 176g - 104 x 56 x 25mm
  • Announced July 2010
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Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX700 Overview

Following is a comprehensive assessment of the Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX700, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both created by Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the FS25 (12MP) and the FX700 (14MP) is relatively similar and both cameras have the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The FS25 was brought out 18 months earlier than the FX700 which makes them a generation away from each other. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before getting into a in-depth comparison, here is a quick overview of how the FS25 grades versus the FX700 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Panasonic FX700

 FS25 FX700 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FX700 over the Panasonic FS25

 FX700 FS25 
AnnouncedJuly 2010January 2009More modern by 18 months
Manual focus More accurate focusing
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Panasonic FS25 and Panasonic FX700

 FS25 FX700 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen size
Screen resolution230k230kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX700 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry around your camera regularly, you'll need to factor its weight and measurements. The Panasonic FS25 offers outer 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 FX700 has proportions of 104mm x 56mm x 25mm (4.1" x 2.2" x 1.0") with a weight of 176 grams (0.39 lbs).

Analyze the Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX700 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are employing at that time. Following is a front view proportions comparison of the FS25 against the FX700.

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX700 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the FS25 and FX700 is 95 and 94 respectively.

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX700 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX700 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its tough to imagine the difference between sensor sizes simply by reviewing specifications. The image here might provide you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the FS25 and FX700.

Plainly, the two cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different resolution. You can count on the Panasonic FX700 to offer extra detail having its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will also let you crop pictures way more aggressively. The more aged FS25 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX700 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX700 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX700 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FS25 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FX700 as a Portrait photography camera
26
offers face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
38
manual focus
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
cannot use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic FS25
Street photography with Panasonic FX700
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
57
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Sports photography details
Panasonic FX700 Sports photography details
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
very slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
43
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Travel photography advice
Panasonic FX700 Travel photography advice
51
has built in flash
does not have Timelapse mode
low megapixels (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (29mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
65
megapixel count good (14MP)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
no Time Lapse mode
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FS25 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FX700 as a Landscape photography camera
32
screen size is decent (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (29mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not available
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
does not have Timelapse mode
49
manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.2)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Vlogging factors
Panasonic FX700 Vlogging factors
28
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focus
wide angle not the best (29mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
does not have microphone jack
33
quite wide (24mm)
has touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow max aperture (f2.2)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
no external mic socket
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Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX700 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FS25 and Panasonic FX700
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700
General Information
Company Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2009-01-27 2010-07-21
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - Venus Engine FHD
Sensor type CCD CMOS
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 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 1600 6400
Highest boosted ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 11 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 29-145mm (5.0x) 24-120mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/2.2-5.9
Macro focusing range 5cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type 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 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 5.30 m 7.40 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG AVCHD
Mic 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
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 148 grams (0.33 lb) 176 grams (0.39 lb)
Physical dimensions 97 x 58 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") 104 x 56 x 25mm (4.1" x 2.2" x 1.0")
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 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal
Card slots One One
Retail pricing $230 $399