Panasonic TS25

 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 front
 
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.9-5.7) lens
  • 144g - 104 x 58 x 20mm
  • Revealed January 2013
  • Other Name is Lumix DMC-FT25
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
Portability
95
Imaging
41
Features
28
Overall
35

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 74 in Waterproof cameras & over-all #902 out of 1428 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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Below is a graph of various factors used in the rating system.

Panasonic TS25 family

The Panasonic TS25 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the detailed range underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TS30 front thumbnailPanasonic TS30
TS25 vs TS30
25-100mm
F3.9-5.7
16MP1/2.3"2015
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TS6 front thumbnailPanasonic TS6
TS25 vs TS6
28-128mm
F3.3-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2015
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TS5 front thumbnailPanasonic TS5
TS25 vs TS5
28-128mm
F3.3-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TS25 front thumbnailPanasonic TS2525-100mm
F3.9-5.7
16MP1/2.3"2013
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TS20 front thumbnailPanasonic TS20
TS25 vs TS20
25-100mm
F3.9-5.7
16MP1/2.3"2012
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TS4 front thumbnailPanasonic TS4
TS25 vs TS4
28-128mm
F3.3-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2012
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TS3 front thumbnailPanasonic TS3
TS25 vs TS3
28-128mm
F3.3-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TS2 front thumbnailPanasonic TS2
TS25 vs TS2
28-128mm
F3.3-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TS10 front thumbnailPanasonic TS10
TS25 vs TS10
35-140mm
F3.5-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TS1 front thumbnailPanasonic TS1
TS25 vs TS1
28-128mm
F3.3-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009

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.

above average minimum ISO (100)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with tracking autofocus
environment proof
good zoom range (25-100mm 4.0 x zoom)
has built in flash
lighter than competition in class (144g)
MP count good (16MP)
quite wide (25mm)
display isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have external mic socket
doesn't have HDMI socket
doesn't have headphone socket
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
does not have phase detect auto focus
does not have RAW support
external flash not possible
fixed screen
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low resolution screen (230 thousand dots)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,300 seconds)
no aperture priority
no manual exposure
no shutter priority mode
screen is small (2.7 inch)
slow at full zoom (f5.7)
slow fps (1.0 frames per second)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
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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.

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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.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 sensor size 400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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 196 grams so the Panasonic TS25 is less heavy when compared to various competitors.

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Underneath is a shot of the Panasonic TS25 next to a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its scale.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 dimensions scale

The top view just below will show you the button design on the TS25.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 screen and viewfinder Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone

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.

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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.

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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 274. 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 31 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.

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sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
external flash not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format

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.

400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
has image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
lighter than competition (144g)
fixed screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files

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.

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has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
environment proofing
max shutter speed is low (1/1,300 seconds)
max frames per second low (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus

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.

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lighter than others in class (144 grams)
environment sealing
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
has built in flash
rather wide (25mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)

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.

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pretty wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
weather proof
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
small screen (2.7 inch)
lack of manual exposure
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
does not have Timelapse recording

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.

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rather wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (144 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external mic port

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.

The line graph listed below will give you an overview of the TS25 compared to it's highest ranking rivals shown earlier.

There are more cameras you may view as alternatives. To go through a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Panasonic
Model
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25
Otherwise known as
Lumix DMC-FT25
Category
Waterproof
Revealed
2013-01-07
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area
27.7mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW pictures
Max native ISO
6400
Lowest native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points
23
Lens
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
25-100mm (4.0x)
Maximum aperture
f/3.9-5.7
Macro focus distance
5cm
Focal length multiplier
5.9
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
2.7 inch
Resolution of display
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display technology
TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Minimum shutter speed
8 seconds
Fastest shutter speed
1/1300 seconds
Continuous shutter rate
1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
4.40 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
1280x720
Video format
MPEG-4
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
144 gr (0.32 lb)
Dimensions
104 x 58 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8")
Other
Battery life
250 photos
Battery type
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots
Single
Cost at release
$180