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Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX78

Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
31
Overall
33

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX78 Key Specs

Panasonic FS25
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 29-145mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 148g - 97 x 58 x 22mm
  • Launched January 2009
Panasonic FX78
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.5-5.9) lens
  • 142g - 100 x 55 x 21mm
  • Released January 2011
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FX77
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Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX78 Overview

Let's look a bit more in depth at the Panasonic FS25 versus Panasonic FX78, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both of them are created by Panasonic. The resolution of the FS25 (12MP) and the FX78 (12MP) is relatively close and they come with the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The FS25 was unveiled 24 months earlier than the FX78 which makes the cameras a generation away from each other. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go straight into a in-depth comparison, below is a quick synopsis of how the FS25 grades versus the FX78 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Panasonic FX78

 FS25 FX78 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FX78 over the Panasonic FS25

 FX78 FS25 
ReleasedJanuary 2011January 2009More modern by 24 months
Screen dimension3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Panasonic FS25 and Panasonic FX78

 FS25 FX78 
Focus manually No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX78 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to carry around your camera, you will have to take into account its weight and size. The Panasonic FS25 features outside measurements of 97mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FX78 has specifications of 100mm x 55mm x 21mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 142 grams (0.31 lbs).

Examine the Panasonic FS25 versus Panasonic FX78 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are working with during that time. The following is the front view over all size comparison of the FS25 against the FX78.

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX78 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the FS25 and FX78 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX78 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX78 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is hard to see the gap in sensor sizes just by viewing technical specs. The picture here should give you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the FS25 and FX78.

As you can tell, both cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the exact same megapixels and you should expect comparable quality of pictures although you will want to take the production date of the cameras into account. The more aged FS25 will be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX78 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX78 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX78 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic FX78 Portrait photography highlights
26
offers face detect autofocus
no manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
21
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Street photography information
Panasonic FX78 Street photography information
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FS25 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic FX78 as a Sports photography camera
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
max frames per second low (2.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
28
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers tracking focus
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,400s)
continuous shooting slow (4.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
low battery power (200 CIPA)
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Travel photography highlights
Panasonic FX78 Travel photography highlights
51
built-in flash
no Timelapse recording
sensor resolution low (12MP)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
wide angle not the best (29mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
56
built-in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
low battery power (200 per charge)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Landscape photography details
Panasonic FX78 Landscape photography details
32
nice screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (29mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
no Timelapse recording
36
pretty wide (24mm)
lovely big screen (3.5 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.5)
manual exposure not available
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
low battery power (200 shots)
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Vlogging factors
Panasonic FX78 Vlogging factors
28
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect autofocus
wide angle not the best (29mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
no microphone jack
33
pretty wide (24mm)
touch screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.5)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
lack of microphone socket
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Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX78 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FS25 and Panasonic FX78
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78
General Information
Make Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78
Alternative name - Lumix DMC-FX77
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2009-01-27 2011-01-25
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - Venus Engine FHD
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 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 1600 6400
Maximum boosted ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 11 11
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 29-145mm (5.0x) 24-120mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/2.5-5.9
Macro focus distance 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3.5 inches
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1400 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 2.0fps 4.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.30 m 5.60 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported 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), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
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 148 gr (0.33 pounds) 142 gr (0.31 pounds)
Dimensions 97 x 58 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") 100 x 55 x 21mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8")
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 life - 200 photos
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Launch price $230 $210