Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25
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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: 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.
Summary: • Advanced features are quickly accessible • Small, fits in pocket • Large clear bright display • Defaults work well • Controls are simple and intuitive • Full HD Video Recording in AVCHD / MP4 Format • 10 fps Burst Shooting in Full Resolution and 0.1 sec Light Speed AF • 16x Powerful Optical Zoom...
Pros: Advanced features are quickly accessible , Small, fits in pocket , Large clear bright display , Defaults work well , Controls are simple and intuitive , Full HD Video Recording in AVCHD / MP4 Format , 10 fps Burst Shooting in Full Resolution and 0.1 sec Light Speed AF , 16x Powerful Optical Zoom ...
Cons: No GPS , Does not have a touchscreen , Price is higher compared to other digital cameras falling under its segment
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
Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix TZ25 (AKA DMC-ZS15 in the USA) is the latest pocket zoom from Panasonic and features a wide angle 16x optical zoom lens, optical image stabilisation and a 12 megapixel Live MOS sensor for high speed shooting.
Pros: Full resolution 10fps continuous shooting, Extremely quick focus, Great macro performance, Full HD video, Good image quality, Lots of zoom, Compact metal body, In camera HDR