Clicky

Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS25

Portability
92
Imaging
36
Features
37
Overall
36
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 front
Portability
93
Imaging
40
Features
43
Overall
41

Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS25 Key Specs

Panasonic ZS15
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-384mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 208g - 105 x 58 x 33mm
  • Revealed June 2012
  • Also referred to as Lumix DMC-TZ25
  • Later Model is Panasonic ZS20
Panasonic ZS25
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-480mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 193g - 105 x 59 x 28mm
  • Released January 2013
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-TZ35
  • Earlier Model is Panasonic ZS20
  • Later Model is Panasonic ZS30
Japan-exclusive Leica Leitz Phone 3 features big sensor and new modes

Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS25 Overview

Here, we will be contrasting the Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS25, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both offered by Panasonic. There is a substantial difference among the resolutions of the ZS15 (12MP) and ZS25 (16MP) but both cameras posses the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

Body cameras now worn by bakery staff to deter stealing

The ZS15 was unveiled 6 months prior to the ZS25 which means that they are both of a similar age. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before diving right into a more detailed comparison, here is a quick summation of how the ZS15 grades versus the ZS25 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

Meta to Introduce 'AI-Generated' Labels for Media starting next month
	
	

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS15 over the Panasonic ZS25

 ZS15 ZS25 

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS25 over the Panasonic ZS15

 ZS25 ZS15 

Common features in the Panasonic ZS15 and Panasonic ZS25

 ZS15 ZS25 
ReleasedJune 2012January 2013Same age
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen size
Screen resolution460k460kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch screen Neither has Touch screen

Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS25 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to lug around your camera, you're going to have to take into account its weight and measurements. The Panasonic ZS15 has outer dimensions of 105mm x 58mm x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") having a weight of 208 grams (0.46 lbs) whilst the Panasonic ZS25 has proportions of 105mm x 59mm x 28mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") along with a weight of 193 grams (0.43 lbs).

See the Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS25 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you choose at that moment. Underneath is a front view scale comparison of the ZS15 versus the ZS25.

Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS25 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the ZS15 and ZS25 is 92 and 93 respectively.

Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS25 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS25 Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be tough to visualise the difference in sensor measurements merely by researching specifications. The photograph below will give you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the ZS15 and ZS25.

Plainly, both the cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit not the same megapixels. You can expect the Panasonic ZS25 to render greater detail having an extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop shots way more aggressively.

Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS25 sensor size comparison

Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS25 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photobucket discusses licensing 13 billion images with AI firms

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic ZS15 Portrait photography features
Panasonic ZS25 Portrait photography features
21
lack of manual focus
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
32
megapixel count decent (16MP)
no manual focus
external flash not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
Cutting-edge AI developed by Apple deciphers subtle nuances in pixels

Street Comparison

Panasonic ZS15 Street photography highlights
Panasonic ZS25 Street photography highlights
61
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors (208g)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
66
image stabilization (Optical)
includes touch focus
lighter than competition (193g)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
Sora from OpenAI releases its first ever music video

Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic ZS15
Sports photography with Panasonic ZS25
36
great zoom range (24-384mm 16.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking focus
max fps low (2.0 frames/s)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (260 shots)
does not have phase detect auto focus
45
long zoom range (24-480mm 20.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
low max shutter speed (1/1,200s)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
terrible battery pack (260 per charge)
does not have phase detect auto focus
Photography Glossary

Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic ZS15
Travel photography with Panasonic ZS25
61
lighter than competitors (208g)
has built in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
long zoom (384mm)
missing Time Lapse function
bad battery pack (260 per charge)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
69
lighter than competition (193g)
includes touch focus
megapixel count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
really wide (24mm)
very long zoom (480mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
terrible battery pack (260 shots)
does not have selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
Samsung Releases Faster Versions of EVO MicroSD Cards

Landscape Comparison

Panasonic ZS15 Landscape photography features
Panasonic ZS25 Landscape photography features
37
fairly wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
bad battery pack (260 shots)
missing Time Lapse function
43
really wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
terrible battery pack (260 CIPA)
lack of Time Lapse mode
YouTube trialing AI that fast-forwards to the best video segments

Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic ZS15 Vlogging features
Panasonic ZS25 Vlogging features
33
fairly wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competitors (208g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
missing mic socket
34
really wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competition (193 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not have selfie friendly screen
lack of external mic port
Supernova astonishes astronomers in ancient 12th century observations

Panasonic ZS15 vs Panasonic ZS25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic ZS15 and Panasonic ZS25
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25
General Information
Company Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25
Other name Lumix DMC-TZ25 Lumix DMC-TZ35
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2012-06-29 2013-01-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4896 x 3672
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 23 23
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-384mm (16.0x) 24-480mm (20.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.3-6.4
Macro focus range 3cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 460k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1200 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 2.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 6.40 m 6.40 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (220 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 208g (0.46 lbs) 193g (0.43 lbs)
Physical dimensions 105 x 58 x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") 105 x 59 x 28mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1")
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 260 photos 260 photos
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at release $279 $300