Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25
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17 June 2015
Summary: While it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the more expensive ZS20 (the omission of GPS being the most significant), the DMC-ZS15 produces better-looking images, while maintaining the robust performance, competitive feature set, and ease of use of its more costly sibling.
Pros: Very good photo quality, Packs a high quality 16X (24 - 384 mm) zoom lens into a small package, "Power OIS" image stabilization, with "active" mode for movies, 3-inch LCD offers good outdoor/low light visibility, Good selection of manual controls, Intelligent Auto mode does it all for you, includ...
Cons: Occasional highlight clipping, Redeye a problem; no removal tool in playback mode, Photos taken in artificial light tend to have a yellow/brown color cast, LCD seems a bit blurry (on my camera, at least), No RAW, manual focus, or WB bracketing support; smallest available aperture is F6.3, Buffer ...
Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25 is a sturdily built good quality travel camera. With its lens offering up a large 16x optical zoom it really is the sort of camera that you would put in your pocket on your next trip.
Summary: While the TZ25 is undeniably a stripped-back version of the TZ30, it’s still an admirable performer. Some of the tech that has been, namely GPS and touchscreen technology, may even be welcome for some, so while compromises have been made, the TZ25 still impresses as a value alternative.
Pros: Excellent image quality, impressive level of performance
Cons: Lack of touchscreen could put off some, lack of Raw capture
Summary: The Panasonic Lumic ZS15 / TZ25 marks a bit of a change in the strategy of Panasonic's high end pocket super-zoom range. Previously the top two models have shared the same optics, with feature differences to differentiate them in terms of price and performance.
Pros: 16x stabilised zoom in slim body., Versatile high speed continuous shooting., Excellent image quality., 1080i video with AVCHD encoding., In Camera USB battery charging.
Cons: Short burst limitation at 5 and 10fps., Record/play switch prevents mode switching with shutter release., Mono mic for audio recording.
Summary: The 16x travel zoom that's fast and fun to use
Pros: Big zoom range, Bright, colourful images, Manual controls, Fast focusing, Excellent stabilisation, The Panasonic TZ25's versatile zoom range, quick focus and creative shooting options are all excellent.
Cons: Unremarkable battery life, No raw capture, No high speed video, The battery life proved underwhelming during our tests, and USB recharging isn't for everyone. Having to physically switch between shooting and playback can be tiresome, too.
Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ25 is a camera where the good points easily out way any negative points. In fact it is very difficult to come up with any convincing reasons to avoid this camera, but there are plenty of reasons for buying it.
Excerpt: For each of the last four years, Panasonic has launched two Travel Zoom (TZ) cameras: a flagship model packed with all its latest gadgetry and a lower-priced cut-down version. This year, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 gains a 20x zoom, 50fps video recording and a touchscreen, but the TZ25 inherits some...
Excerpt: The TZ25 and its sibling, the TZ30 (with GPS, $450) is the latest small upgrade of Panasonic’s “travel” camera. It has a 12 megapixel sensor and a Leica-branded 24–384mm (film equivalent) zoom.
Conclusion: A formidable compact from Panasonic, then, but also a fairly pricey one. At £289 we can't help but think there is some other offerings which behave the same way and put less of a strain on the wallet. Those in the market for a high end compact however should definitely consider the TZ25.
Pros: Easy to use, great quality images and video, nice wide lens