- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- 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
- Released January 2009
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Panasonic FS25 summary
Panasonic FS25 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially launched on January of 2009. It has got a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The FS25 ranks at #189 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and overall #1126 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. You should try our Smart camera finder to find camera listings based on your customized criteria.
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Panasonic FS25 history
The Panasonic FS25 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the complete range below.
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Panasonic FS25 Gallery
You can see the FS25 from various angles in the gallery here.
Panasonic FS25 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of advantages and drawbacks of the Panasonic FS25 based on aspects that are oftentimes considered necessary in a digital camera.
Panasonic FS25 Sensor specifications
The specification of the sensor in the Panasonic FS25 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter can easily lead to cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and provides a standard ISO range of 80 - 1600. This ISO can also be extended digitally to a high of 6400. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved so you have less margin for error.
The image below shows the FS25's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The FS25 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is highlighted in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic FS25 dimensions
Panasonic FS25 weighs in at 0.33 pounds (148 grams / 5.22 ounces) and the sizing of the camera is 97mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Panasonic FS25 is less heavy when compared with various competitors.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The following is a photo of the Panasonic FS25 besides a soda to help you have a feel for its scale.
The top view here will show you the button layout on the FS25.
Panasonic FS25 Lens specifications
The FS25 has a fixed lens providing a focal range of 29-145mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which might not be huge nevertheless it will definitely be invaluable in certain cases.
At the widest 29mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.3 and that's rather slow and not good in low light events and you will probably find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You will likely also need to up the ISO which results in noisy images. On the tele end, 145mm comes with f5.9 making it very sluggish and you may need to apply slower shutter speeds.
Panasonic FS25 Connectivity
The FS25 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras which include NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily send files and oftentimes alter camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.
Some applications even provide a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external screen. Almost all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.
Panasonic FS25 Video specifications
The max video resolution in the Panasonic FS25 is 640 x 480 and it can capture in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is awful by today's standards. You should really strive for at least FUll HD resolution for video. The camera does not have a mic and / or headphone port so you get no control over your sound. It is probably best to purchase a different camera in case you require better sound in your videos.
Panasonic FS25 Weather Sealing
Panasonic FS25 does not include environment proofing so wet conditions can easily damage the camera.
Panasonic FS25 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic FS25 has got a 3 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The View Finder details regarding Panasonic FS25 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be very helpful for bright outdoor situations which will make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Panasonic FS25 Shutter specifications
Panasonic FS25 has the ability to shoot continuously at 2.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Panasonic FS25 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Panasonic FS25 boasts only inbuilt flash with no external flash support.
Panasonic FS25 Autofocus specifications
Panasonic FS25 boasts just Contrast Based Autofocus and lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & exact when compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has got Face detection which can be valuable for portraits.
The Sensor has got 11 focus points to select from. Panasonic FS25 has not got manual focusing. Manual focusing mode is useful for low light conditions or you want to have more exact depth of field control.
Panasonic FS25 Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the maximum (470) battery life for this group of cameras.
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Panasonic FS25 for different kinds of photography
The following graph shows a summary of the Panasonic FS25 for different kinds of photography. To check out more, have a look at the specific section below.
Panasonic FS25 Portrait photography features
The Panasonic FS25 receives a rating of 26 which is low, meaning that it is not really suitable to use for portrait photography. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support and potential to use external lighting.
Street photography with Panasonic FS25
Coming in at a modest points tally of 57, the Panasonic FS25 is relatively suited for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Panasonic FS25 Sports photography information
A low sports photography rating of 25 means the Panasonic FS25 is not really suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera must have excellent tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Panasonic FS25 Travel photography details
Weight is pretty crucial when buying a travel camera. Over-all, the Panasonic FS25 gets a decent 51 as a travelling camera which is fairly suited to buy for your holidays.
Panasonic FS25 as a Landscape photography camera
If you find yourself planning to buy a camera for landscape photographs, the most vital aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Panasonic FS25 with it's low score of 32 as a landscape camera is not really suitable within the current market.
Panasonic FS25 Vlogging factors
A vlogging camera should come with a articulating display screen, mic port and if possible IBIS. Considering every thing, the Panasonic FS25 is not really suitable as a vlog camera as it comes to a low score of 28.
Panasonic FS25 Alternatives
If you need replacements to the FS25, here is a selection of the highest placed cameras that fall under the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph followed below shows you an overview of the FS25 versus it's highest rated competitors mentioned above.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may have a look at as alternative options. To check out a extensive comparison, click the "compare" link.