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Panasonic LX7 vs Panasonic TS25

Portability
86
Imaging
35
Features
61
Overall
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 front
Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
28
Overall
35

Panasonic LX7 vs Panasonic TS25 Key Specs

Panasonic LX7
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400 (Boost to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-90mm (F1.4-2.3) lens
  • 298g - 111 x 68 x 46mm
  • Introduced October 2012
  • Succeeded the Panasonic LX5
  • Updated by Panasonic LX10
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
  • Additionally referred to as Lumix DMC-FT25
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Panasonic LX7 vs Panasonic TS25 Overview

In this article, we will be evaluating the Panasonic LX7 and Panasonic TS25, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Waterproof and they are both created by Panasonic. There is a sizable difference among the sensor resolutions of the LX7 (10MP) and TS25 (16MP) and the LX7 (1/1.7") and TS25 (1/2.3") enjoy totally different sensor size.

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The LX7 was announced 2 months earlier than the TS25 and they are of a similar age. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving straight into a in-depth comparison, below is a concise introduction of how the LX7 matches up versus the TS25 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic LX7 over the Panasonic TS25

 LX7 TS25 
Manual focus Dial exact focus
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution920k230kClearer screen (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS25 over the Panasonic LX7

 TS25 LX7 

Common features in the Panasonic LX7 and Panasonic TS25

 LX7 TS25 
IntroducedOctober 2012January 2013Same age
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch screen Absent Touch screen

Panasonic LX7 vs Panasonic TS25 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to travel with your camera regularly, you have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic LX7 has external measurements of 111mm x 68mm x 46mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.8") and a weight of 298 grams (0.66 lbs) whilst the Panasonic TS25 has dimensions of 104mm x 58mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") with a weight of 144 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you select during that time. Following is the front view measurements comparison of the LX7 against the TS25.

Panasonic LX7 vs Panasonic TS25 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the LX7 and TS25 is 86 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic LX7 vs Panasonic TS25 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic LX7 vs Panasonic TS25 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be tough to envision the difference in sensor dimensions simply by seeing specifications. The image here might offer you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the LX7 and TS25.

To sum up, both of those cameras enjoy different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The LX7 having a bigger sensor will make achieving shallow depth of field easier and the Panasonic TS25 will provide extra detail with its extra 6MP. Higher resolution will help you crop pictures far more aggressively.

Panasonic LX7 vs Panasonic TS25 sensor size comparison

Panasonic LX7 vs Panasonic TS25 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic LX7 vs Panasonic TS25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic LX7 Portrait photography details
Panasonic TS25 Portrait photography details
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focusing manually
comes with face detection autofocus
supports RAW formats
low resolution (10MP)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
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megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
external flash not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic LX7
Street photography with Panasonic TS25
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has image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
more heavy than competition (298 grams)
67
has image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
lighter than competition (144g)
no moving screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic LX7 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic TS25 as a Sports photography camera
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has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with tracking autofocus
good battery pack (330 per charge)
low resolution (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
lacks phase detect autofocus
42
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
weather proof
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,300 seconds)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic LX7
Travel photography with Panasonic TS25
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good battery pack (330 shots)
built-in flash
quite wide (24mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.4)
more heavy than competition (298 grams)
low resolution (10MP)
display is not selfie friendly
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lighter than competition (144g)
weather proof
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
rather wide (25mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic LX7 Landscape photography features
Panasonic TS25 Landscape photography features
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focusing manually
quite wide (24mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.4)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
good battery pack (330 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low resolution (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
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rather wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
weather proof
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
no manual control
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic LX7 Vlogging info
Panasonic TS25 Vlogging info
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quite wide (24mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.4)
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
display is not selfie friendly
no external microphone socket
more heavy than competition (298 grams)
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rather wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (144 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external microphone socket
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Panasonic LX7 vs Panasonic TS25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic LX7 and Panasonic TS25
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25
Also called - Lumix DMC-FT25
Category Small Sensor Compact Waterproof
Introduced 2012-10-15 2013-01-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Venus Engine -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 41.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 6400 6400
Highest boosted ISO 12800 -
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 23 23
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-90mm (3.8x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture f/1.4-2.3 f/3.9-5.7
Macro focusing distance 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 4.8 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 2.7 inch
Screen resolution 920k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen tech TFT Color LCD TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60s 8s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/1300s
Continuous shooting rate 11.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 8.50 m 4.40 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4
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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 298 grams (0.66 lbs) 144 grams (0.32 lbs)
Dimensions 111 x 68 x 46mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.8") 104 x 58 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 50 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 20.7 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.7 not tested
DXO Low light rating 147 not tested
Other
Battery life 330 shots 250 shots
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images)) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Launch pricing $400 $180