Panasonic FH25 overview
Panasonic FH25 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially released on January of 2011. The camera houses a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456. It is also known as "Lumix DMC-FS35" in some markets.
The FH25 is positioned #125 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all around #958 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. You can try our Advanced camera search to find camera ratings based on your personalized criteria.
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Panasonic FH25 history
The Panasonic FH25 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the detailed range underneath.
Panasonic FH25 Gallery
You can see the FH25 from different angles in the gallery here.
Panasonic FH25 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of positives and negatives of the Panasonic FH25 based on criterias which are typically seen as essential in a digital camera.
Panasonic FH25 Sensor specifications
The Panasonic FH25 houses the Venus Engine VI processor chip. The sensor specification on the Panasonic FH25 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can easily lead to cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The CCD sensor boasts 16 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 100 to 6400. Sadly, RAW format is not saved which means that the user has less margin for error.
The picture underneath displays the FH25's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The FH25 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is highlighted in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic FH25 dimensions
Panasonic FH25 weighs 0.35 pounds (159g / 5.61 ounces) and features outer proportions of 99mm x 57mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g and the Panasonic FH25 is very similar as compared to other rivals.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Here is a shot of the Panasonic FH25 alongside a soft drink to help you to have a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will highlight the button design on the FH25.
Panasonic FH25 Lens specifications
The FH25 has got an inbuilt lens and a focal range of 28-224mm giving it a 8.0 x zoom which isn't exceptional however it would certainly be helpful in some scenarios.
At the widest 28mm, it offers an aperture of f3.3 which will be somewhat slow and not the best in low light situations and you may find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also have to raise the ISO setting giving you noisy photos. With the tele end, 224mm comes with f5.9 which is very slow and you may need to apply slower shutter speeds.
Panasonic FH25 Connectivity
The FH25 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras which include NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to send files and in some cases adjust settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Some applications even give a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external screen. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB port.
Panasonic FH25 Video specifications
The highest video quality on the Panasonic FH25 is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is awful by today's requirements. You really should target at least 1080p quality for video recording. The camera doesn't include a mic and headphone socket which means you get no control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to get a different model should you require good audio in your videos.
Panasonic FH25 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing for the Panasonic FH25 so you need to be cautious in wet and dusty conditions.
Panasonic FH25 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic FH25 is equipped with a 2.7 inch fixed display boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Panasonic FH25 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be very helpful during sunny outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.
Panasonic FH25 Shutter specifications
Panasonic FH25 continuous shooting rate is 4.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/1600 sec.
Panasonic FH25 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Panasonic FH25 includes only integrated flash with missing external flash ability.
Panasonic FH25 Autofocus specifications
Panasonic FH25 includes just Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster & accurate compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera supports Face detection making it helpful for people photography.
The AF system supports 11 focus points to choose from. It also boasts Tracking Autofocus for moving objects. Panasonic FH25 has no manual focus. Manual focus can be useful during low light situations or you want more accurate control on focusing.
Panasonic FH25 Battery life
The battery power for the Panasonic FH25 is built to last for 250 clicks as per the CIPA specifications which is similar to its rivals. The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the highest (470) battery life within this range of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the highest battery life:
Panasonic FH25 for specific forms of photography
The following chart displays a overview of the Panasonic FH25 for specific forms of photography. To read more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Panasonic FH25 Portrait photography advice
The Panasonic FH25 has a score of 35 which is really bad, and means the camera is not really good for portrait photos. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW photos and flexibility to use off-camera lighting.
Panasonic FH25 Street photography information
Getting a moderate points total of 57, the Panasonic FH25 is somewhat acceptable for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Panasonic FH25 Sports photography details
A really bad sports photography points total of 41 means the Panasonic FH25 is not really good for shooting sports. A camera needs to have very good autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Panasonic FH25 Travel photography details
Size is really crucial when picking a camera for travel. Over-all, the Panasonic FH25 gets a above average 65 as a travelling camera which is a respectable option to take with you on your trips.
Panasonic FH25 as a Landscape photography camera
When you are planning to pick a camera for landscape photography, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The Panasonic FH25 and it's really bad rating of 39 as a landscape camera is not really good among its competition.
Vlogging with Panasonic FH25
A vlogging camera should really offer a articulating screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Panasonic FH25 is not really good for vlogging as it gets a really bad score of 31.
Panasonic FH25 Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the FH25, below is a range of the highest scored cameras which fall in to the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The line graph here gives you a summary of the FH25 compared to it's top rated competitors listed above.
These are some more cameras you might check out as alternatives. To review a thorough comparison, simply click the "compare" link.