Panasonic ZS25 summary
Panasonic ZS25 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially announced on January of 2013. The camera comes with a 16MP, CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4896 x 3672. The camera is also known as "Lumix DMC-TZ35" in other markets.
Panasonic brought out this model in an effort to update the earlier Panasonic ZS20 (Read Full Comparison) and then brought out the updated Panasonic ZS30 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to replace this model.
The ZS25 comes in at #126 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over all #655 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our list. You should try out our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your custom requirements.
Below is a diagram of various factors used in the rating system.
Panasonic ZS25 history
The Panasonic ZS25 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the detailed range underneath.
Panasonic ZS25 Gallery
You can see the ZS25 from various angles in the gallery below.
Panasonic ZS25 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of advantages and disadvantages of the Panasonic ZS25 based on features which are often considered useful in a digital camera.
Panasonic ZS25 Sensor info
The size of the sensor in the Panasonic ZS25 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4896 x 3672 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter may lead to cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 100 - 6400. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported so the user has less margin for error.
The graphic underneath displays the ZS25's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The ZS25 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is highlighted in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic ZS25 dimensions
Panasonic ZS25 weighs 0.43 pounds (193g or 6.81 ounces) and the over all size of the camera is 105mm x 59mm x 28mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g so the Panasonic ZS25 is less heavy compared with various rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Underneath is a picture of the Panasonic ZS25 beside a soda to help you to have a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will provide the button design on the ZS25.
Panasonic ZS25 Lens info
The ZS25 has an inbuilt lens and a focal range of 24-480mm giving it a 20.0 x zoom which is perfect and is going to make it easier to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 24mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.3 and that is somewhat slow and not good in low light conditions and you might find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also need to boost the ISO resulting in noisy images. On the tele end, 480mm is brilliant zoom and comes with f6.4 which is fairly slow and you will need to go with slower shutter speeds.
Panasonic ZS25 Connectivity
The ZS25 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can copy images and usually adjust settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.
Several applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Panasonic ZS25 Video info
The max video quality in the Panasonic ZS25 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and AVCHD file format. 1080p quality gives you an excellent balance between video quality vs file sizes but 1080p isn't going to give you much room to crop. The camera does not have a mic or headphone socket so you get no control over your audio. It is perhaps best to take a look at an alternative model if you need better audio in your videos.
Panasonic ZS25 Weather Sealing
Panasonic ZS25 does not include environment sealing so damp conditions can affect the camera.
Panasonic ZS25 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic ZS25 comes with a 3" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 460k dots.
Unfortunately the display screen isn't a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder specs regarding Panasonic ZS25 are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tough to view, viewfinders are particularly valuable.
Panasonic ZS25 Shutter info
Panasonic ZS25 can shoot continuously at 10.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1200 sec.
Panasonic ZS25 Flash and Hot shoe info
Panasonic ZS25 has got only built in flash without external flash support.
Panasonic ZS25 Autofocusing info
Panasonic ZS25 has got just Contrast Detect AF and is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and exact compared with Contrast Detect focusing.
The AF system comes with 23 focus points to choose from. Panasonic ZS25 has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to change focus points. It also has Tracking AF for moving objects. Panasonic ZS25 has no manual focus. Manual focus ability is useful during low light scenarios or you need to have more precise control on focusing.
Panasonic ZS25 Battery life
The battery pack in the Panasonic ZS25 is made to last for 260 images according to the CIPA measurements making it less as compared with its competition. The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the maximum (600) battery life within this range of cameras.
Underneath is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the strongest battery life:
Panasonic ZS25 for various forms of photography
The following chart displays a summary of the Panasonic ZS25 for various forms of photography. To read more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Panasonic ZS25 as a Portrait photography camera
The Panasonic ZS25 gets a points tally of 32 which is terrible, meaning that it is not acceptable for portrait photography. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW files along with the ability to work with off-camera flash.
Panasonic ZS25 Street photography features
Getting a above average points total of 66, the Panasonic ZS25 is a very decent pick for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Panasonic ZS25 as a Sports photography camera
A terrible sports photography points total of 45 suggests the Panasonic ZS25 is not acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera should have good focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Panasonic ZS25 as a Travel photography camera
Weight is really crucial when picking a travel camera. Over-all, the Panasonic ZS25 gets a very good 69 as a travelling camera which is a fine pick for your trips.
Panasonic ZS25 Landscape photography highlights
When you're looking to pick a camera for landscape photographs, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Panasonic ZS25 with it's terrible rating of 43 as a landscape camera is not acceptable within the current market.
Panasonic ZS25 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging should come with a articulating screen, mic port and preferably IBIS. Considering everything, the Panasonic ZS25 is not acceptable as a vlog camera as it comes to a terrible score of 34.
Panasonic ZS25 Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the ZS25, here is a number of the top placed cameras that fall under the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The graph underneath will give you a summary of the ZS25 compared to it's highest scored rivals listed above.
Here are a few more cameras you may see as alternatives. To see a detailed comparison, just click on the "compare" link.