Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25
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jlchen, DP Review
3 October 2013
Excerpt: I have used this small compact camera for 6 months now. My version is the ZS15, and can be purchased very cheaply in HK and the China market. I paid just over $200 with a 8G SD card and a small camera bag with it. I am very happy with the results of this camera and I bring it to all my recent trips whenever I don't have the space or energy for my full frame DSLR & lenses.
Excerpt: A great small superzoom camera. Very versatile(25-384mm)& sharp lens, good macro mode at wide angle & full telephoto, great image stabilization, full manual control(no raw), excellent movie mode, nice natural(not over saturated)color, & very easy to use. This little camera really surprised me with it's sharp lens & excellent image quality. Much better than I expected for a small sensor with a huge all in one lens.
Excerpt: Great fun owning this camera. Consistent quality photos. Nice 10x zoom. Big screen for a little point and shoot. I've out grown this camera but would highly recommend this (or more recent models) for anyone looking for a compact quality P-N-S.
Excerpt: I bought this camera sight unseen; there were no reviews nor photos, but I had a trip to Florida fast approaching, and all I had was my T3i - way too big for a whole day at an amusement park. Pickings were sparse, the Canon SX260 wasn't released, I really disliked the SX230 in my hand. The Panasonic ZS10 was available, but it took a beating in the reviews for image quality and noise; not what I wanted to hear; it was also way too expensive.
Summary: Fast start, pretty good pictures on auto mode. overall, a pretty nice compact when I do not want to carry my SLR. It has trouble focusing when shooting video using the zoom, hence 4 stars. This does not happen when using my panasonic compact TZ8.
Summary: I didn't want to carry a bag or lots of equipment and yet wanted to be proud of my resultant photos. I'm pleased to say this camera performs everything I have asked of it. I like the various alternatives and especially the 3d landscape photos. Of course the Leica lens is superb.
Summary: If you don't need the GPS, touchscreen and slightly faster MOS sensor of the TZ30, the TZ25 is good value for money, particularly if the cash back promotion is available. Images It copes very well with most situations outdoors and indoors. The Intelligent Automatic setting brought out the shadow and the highlights of the water in a flooded field but still captured a wisp of grey cloud against a lighter grey sky and the green of the grass.
Excerpt: Panasonic TZ25 gets the balance between menu-based controls and physical buttons and dials just right. The camera is comfortable to hold, despite only having a small grip lined with a shiny inlay and a remarkably ineffective dotted thumb rest. All the controls fall easily to hand, too.
Summary: Megapixels are not everything.For good reason in the market place it seems that compact cameras are fitted with sensors that do not match those of DSLRs. So you have a camera that has a fair lens, 12 MP but image quality that is only average with odd "noise" when cropped or enlarged.I have a 5year old 4MP compact which produces images which are as good, with better colour rendition.Generally though this is a good camera with a good zoom range and an effective image...