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Panasonic L1 vs Panasonic TS25

Portability
65
Imaging
42
Features
38
Overall
40
Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 front
Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
28
Overall
35

Panasonic L1 vs Panasonic TS25 Key Specs

Panasonic L1
(Full Review)
  • 7MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 606g - 146 x 87 x 77mm
  • Revealed April 2007
Panasonic TS25
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.9-5.7) lens
  • 144g - 104 x 58 x 20mm
  • Introduced January 2013
  • Also referred to as Lumix DMC-FT25
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Panasonic L1 vs Panasonic TS25 Overview

Let's take a closer look at the Panasonic L1 vs Panasonic TS25, one is a Advanced DSLR and the latter is a Waterproof and both of them are sold by Panasonic. There exists a significant gap among the image resolutions of the L1 (7MP) and TS25 (16MP) and the L1 (Four Thirds) and TS25 (1/2.3") boast totally different sensor size.

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The L1 was released 6 years earlier than the TS25 which is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras feature different body design with the Panasonic L1 being a Mid-size SLR camera and the Panasonic TS25 being a Compact camera.

Before diving into a full comparison, here is a short summary of how the L1 scores against the TS25 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic L1 over the Panasonic TS25

 L1 TS25 
Manually focus More exact focusing

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS25 over the Panasonic L1

 TS25 L1 
IntroducedJanuary 2013April 2007More modern by 69 months
Screen size2.7"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution230k207kCrisper screen (+23k dot)

Common features in the Panasonic L1 and Panasonic TS25

 L1 TS25 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch screen Neither provides Touch screen

Panasonic L1 vs Panasonic TS25 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to carry around your camera frequently, you will want to factor in its weight and volume. The Panasonic L1 provides physical dimensions of 146mm x 87mm x 77mm (5.7" x 3.4" x 3.0") having a weight of 606 grams (1.34 lbs) whilst the Panasonic TS25 has sizing of 104mm x 58mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") and a weight of 144 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are utilising at the time. The following is a front view overall size comparison of the L1 vs the TS25.

Panasonic L1 vs Panasonic TS25 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the L1 and TS25 is 65 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic L1 vs Panasonic TS25 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic L1 vs Panasonic TS25 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its difficult to envision the difference in sensor sizes just by seeing specifications. The image here should give you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the L1 and TS25.

To sum up, both of those cameras feature different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The L1 due to its bigger sensor will make getting shallow DOF less difficult and the Panasonic TS25 will show more detail as a result of its extra 9MP. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop shots way more aggressively. The more aged L1 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor innovation.

Panasonic L1 vs Panasonic TS25 sensor size comparison

Panasonic L1 vs Panasonic TS25 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic L1 vs Panasonic TS25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic L1 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic TS25 Portrait photography highlights
55
has manual focus
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
MP count low (7 megapixels)
30
resolution is good (16MP)
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic L1 Street photography highlights
Panasonic TS25 Street photography highlights
58
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
lighter than others (606g)
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
67
has image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
lighter than average in class (144g)
no moving screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic L1 Sports photography info
Panasonic TS25 Sports photography info
41
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
has phase detect autofocus
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
MP count low (7 megapixels)
42
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
offers tracking focus
environment sealing
low max shutter speed (1/1,300 seconds)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic L1 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic TS25 as a Travel photography camera
50
lighter than others (606g)
flash built-in
missing Time Lapse function
MP count low (7MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
71
lighter than average in class (144 grams)
environment sealing
resolution is good (16MP)
flash built-in
quite wide (25mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
does not posses selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic L1 Landscape photography information
Panasonic TS25 Landscape photography information
48
has manual focus
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
screen is somewhat small (2.5")
no image stabilization
MP count low (7MP)
missing Time Lapse function
42
quite wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
environment sealing
lack of manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
small screen (2.7")
manual mode not available
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic L1 Vlogging factors
Panasonic TS25 Vlogging factors
9
no video shooting
31
quite wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (144g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
does not posses selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have mic support
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Panasonic L1 vs Panasonic TS25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic L1 and Panasonic TS25
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25
General Information
Company Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25
Other name - Lumix DMC-FT25
Category Advanced DSLR Waterproof
Revealed 2007-04-11 2013-01-07
Physical type Mid-size SLR Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 7 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3136 x 2352 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 6400
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 3 23
Lens
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens focal range - 25-100mm (4.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/3.9-5.7
Macro focus range - 5cm
Total lenses 45 -
Focal length multiplier 2.1 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.5 inches 2.7 inches
Display resolution 207 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) None
Viewfinder coverage 95% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.46x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60s 8s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/1300s
Continuous shutter rate 3.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 13.00 m 4.40 m
Flash options Auto, Red-Eye Auto, On, Red-Eye On, Red-Eye Slow Sync, Off, Slow Sync (1&2) Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/160s -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions - 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution None 1280x720
Video file format - MPEG-4
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
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 606g (1.34 lb) 144g (0.32 lb)
Physical dimensions 146 x 87 x 77mm (5.7" x 3.4" x 3.0") 104 x 58 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 - 250 photos
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/MMC card SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Pricing at release $1,500 $180