Panasonic TS25 summary
Panasonic TS25 is Panasonic's Waterproof camera originally announced on January of 2013. The camera features a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4608 x 3456. The camera is known as "Lumix DMC-FT25" in other regions.
The TS25 is scored #50 out of 75 in Waterproof cameras & over-all #907 out of 1453 for digital cameras in our list. Please check our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.
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Panasonic TS25 family
The Panasonic TS25 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the detailed range underneath.
Panasonic TS25 Gallery
You can check the TS25 from different angles in the gallery here.
Panasonic TS25 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of good and bad points of the Panasonic TS25 based on factors which are often regarded as useful in a camera.
Panasonic TS25 Sensor specifications
The dimension of the sensor in the Panasonic TS25 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter might cause cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CCD sensor has 16MP and includes a native ISO range of 100 - 6400. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported which means that the user has less margin for error.
The picture underneath displays the TS25's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The TS25 sensor has a crop factor of 5.9 and is presented in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Panasonic TS25 dimensions
Panasonic TS25 weighs around 0.32 lbs (144 grams / 5.08 oz) & the measurement of the camera is 104mm x 58mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8"). The weight of average Waterproof camera is 195 grams so the Panasonic TS25 is less heavy when compared to various competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Underneath is a shot of the Panasonic TS25 next to a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will show you the button design on the TS25.
Panasonic TS25 Lens specifications
The TS25 includes an inbuilt lens featuring a focal range of 25-100mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which is not exceptional but it is going to be handy in a few cases.
At the widest 25mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f3.9 which is fairly slow and not great for low light conditions and you will find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You could also need to raise the ISO giving you noisy pictures. At the tele end, 100mm comes at f5.7 which is really slow and you would need to utilize slow shutter speeds.
Panasonic TS25 Connectivity
The TS25 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to send pictures and at times change camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Several applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external display. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Panasonic TS25 Video specifications
The highest possible video quality in the Panasonic TS25 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 format. 720p is terrible for today's requirements. You should aim for a minimum 1080p quality for decent video. The camera does not offer a microphone or headphone socket which means you have little control over the audio. It is perhaps best to look at an alternative model should you need good audio for your video clips.
Panasonic TS25 Weather Sealing
Panasonic TS25 comes with environment proofing which makes it a great selection for use during tricky locations. This is especially useful if you are not sure about the conditions you might encounter during outdoor photography.
Panasonic TS25 Display and Viewfinder
The Panasonic TS25 features a 2.7 inch fixed display supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder specifications for Panasonic TS25 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are pretty handy during sunny outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Panasonic TS25 Shutter specifications
Panasonic TS25 can shoot continuously at 1.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/1300 seconds.
Panasonic TS25 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Panasonic TS25 comes with only built in flash with no external flash support.
Panasonic TS25 Autofocusing specifications
Panasonic TS25 comes with just Contrast Detect Autofocus & does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker & exact when compared to Contrast Detect focusing.
The Sensor features 23 focus points to choose from. It also features Tracking Autofocus for moving objects. Panasonic TS25 lacks manual focus. Manual focus mode is useful during low light scenarios or you want to have more exact focus control.
Panasonic TS25 Battery life
The battery life in the Panasonic TS25 is built to last for 250 pictures as per the CIPA requirements making it on par with it's competitors. The average Waterproof camera battery life is 275. Olympus TG-4 offers the best (380) battery life within this category of cameras.
Here is a listing of Waterproof cameras with the best battery life:
Panasonic TS25 for various forms of photography
The following illustration displays a outline of the Panasonic TS25 for various forms of photography. To learn more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Panasonic TS25 Portrait photography information
The Panasonic TS25 has a score of 30 which is really bad, and means the camera is simply not suitable for portraits. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW files along with the option to use off-camera flash.
Panasonic TS25 Street photography features
Getting a above average points total of 67, the Panasonic TS25 is a respectable choice to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Panasonic TS25 Sports photography advice
A really bad sports photography points tally of 42 means the Panasonic TS25 is simply not suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera must have excellent focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Panasonic TS25 Travel photography details
Size is extremely important in selecting a travel camera. Over-all, the Panasonic TS25 gets a nice 71 for a travel camera which makes it a fine pick to purchase for your holidays.
Panasonic TS25 Landscape photography advice
If you're planning to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor is going to be image quality. The Panasonic TS25 at it's really bad rating of 42 as a landscape camera is simply not suitable in the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Panasonic TS25
A vlogging camera preferably should have a moving display, mic port and preferably IBIS. Considering all things, the Panasonic TS25 is simply not suitable as a vlog camera as it receives a really bad rating of 31.
Panasonic TS25 Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the TS25, here is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall into the category of Waterproof.
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