Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25
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22 October 2012
Conclusion: Overall, the Panasonic TZ25 is a fast performer with lots of genuinely useful features, and it's capable of producing smooth, attractive images. It represents very good value, giving both the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS and the Samsung WB750 a run for their money.
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. The sheer number of scene and art filters that can be applied to your images will keep those who like to tinker happy but the ability to just flick it onto auto and fire off a well exposed and sharp image will appeal to almost anyone shopping in this category.
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: 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, including scene selection, face detection, blur reduction, shadow brightening, and smart sharpening, Robust performance, especially focusing and shot-to-shot speeds, Tons of scene m...
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 fills quickly in burst mode, Monaural sound recording, Slow internal battery charging system, Flimsy door over memory card/battery compartment; can't access memory card while ...
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. But retaining the 16x optical zoom of its predecessor and opting for a 12.1
Megapixel CMOS sensor makes the ZS15 / TZ25 a very different model from both last year's ZS8 / TZ18, not to mention the 2012 flagship...
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.
Lumix DMC-TZ25 review: A compact, all-purpose camera with a big zoom and a high-quality sensor
Good Gear Guide.au
23 July 2012
Summary: Panasonic's Lumix DMC-TZ25 is a compact camera that can be used for all types of photography. It has a long lens, a good sensor and it can capture very clear, well defined and vibrant images. It could use some improvements in its design, such as a less glossy screen, for example, but overall, it's worth considering if you're after a versatile compact.
Pros: Image quality, Zoom, Versatile
Cons: Playback switch, Reflective screen can be hard to see in bright conditions
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. You do get a lot of features packed into the small sized body, but for me the main attraction is that is offers good all round quality.