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Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX90

Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 front
Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
34
Overall
35

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX90 Key Specs

Panasonic FS25
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Expand 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
Panasonic FX90
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.5-5.9) lens
  • 149g - 102 x 56 x 22mm
  • Released August 2011
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Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX90 Overview

Its time to take a deeper look at the Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX90, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both are sold by Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the FS25 (12MP) and the FX90 (12MP) is fairly similar and they possess the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The FS25 was manufactured 3 years before the FX90 and that is quite a serious difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before going through a detailed comparison, below is a concise introduction of how the FS25 grades vs the FX90 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Panasonic FX90

 FS25 FX90 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FX90 over the Panasonic FS25

 FX90 FS25 
ReleasedAugust 2011January 2009More recent by 31 months
Display resolution460k230kSharper display (+230k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Panasonic FS25 and Panasonic FX90

 FS25 FX90 
Focus manually No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurements
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX90 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to lug around your camera, you need to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic FS25 enjoys exterior dimensions 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 FX90 has dimensions of 102mm x 56mm x 22mm (4.0" x 2.2" x 0.9") and a weight of 149 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have at the time. Following is the front view measurements comparison of the FS25 versus the FX90.

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX90 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the FS25 and FX90 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX90 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX90 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's hard to picture the contrast between sensor measurements simply by reading specifications. The visual underneath will give you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the FS25 and FX90.

Plainly, both of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the exact same megapixels so you can expect similar quality of photos however you may want to factor the launch date of the products into consideration. The older FS25 is going to be behind in sensor tech.

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX90 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX90 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX90 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Portrait photography advice
Panasonic FX90 Portrait photography advice
26
features face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
low resolution (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
21
no manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Street photography features
Panasonic FX90 Street photography features
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has touch focus
screen is fixed
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Sports photography factors
Panasonic FX90 Sports photography factors
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
max frames per second low (2.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
low resolution (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
30
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking autofocus
low fps (4.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
low resolution (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
bad battery power (200 shots)
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic FS25
Travel photography with Panasonic FX90
51
has built in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
low resolution (12MP)
does not posses selfie friendly display
wide angle not the best (29mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
60
has touch focus
has built in flash
quite wide (24mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
bad battery power (200 CIPA)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic FS25
Landscape photography with Panasonic FX90
32
screen is a good size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (29mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
lack of manual exposure
low resolution (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
36
quite wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.5)
no manual control
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
bad battery power (200 CIPA)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Vlogging info
Panasonic FX90 Vlogging info
28
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focusing
wide angle not the best (29mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
does not posses selfie friendly display
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have mic support
34
quite wide (24mm)
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.5)
display is not selfie friendly
doesn't have external microphone support
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Panasonic FS25 vs Panasonic FX90 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FS25 and Panasonic FX90
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2009-01-27 2011-08-26
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 area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 1600 6400
Max boosted ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 11 23
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 29-145mm (5.0x) 24-120mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/2.5-5.9
Macro focusing range 5cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 230k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 2.0fps 4.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 5.30 m 5.90 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
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) 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
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 lbs) 149g (0.33 lbs)
Dimensions 97 x 58 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") 102 x 56 x 22mm (4.0" x 2.2" 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
Battery life - 200 shots
Battery style - 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
Price at launch $230 $227