A common fault; dust comes in around the lens zoom barrel & gets on sensor.
9 September 2014
Summary: Great 20x zoom point and shoot camera. Excellent pictures. Easy to use. Apparent design flaw allows dust to get on to cameras internal sensor. Shows as small 2-3mm dark spot on screen and on photos. I purchased this and two other very similar Lumix models recently. Two of the three had dust on the sensor and had to be disassembled to blow/brush the dust off the sensors and back of the lens. Once reassembled seem to work perfectly. Great cameras; small design flaw.
Summary: Wanting a little more zoom but not wanting to spend much money, I bought this camera to supplement my Panasonic ZS7 which has 12x zoom The ZS7 has served me well, but I wanted the extra reach and the "through glass" setting. Before writing this review, I took hundreds of photos using all of the settings. Picture quality is good, though not spectacular, mostly the equal of the ZS7.
Summary: Really enjoying this camera! I got this as an alternative to my "clunky" camera because I wanted something simple, easy and portable. It is all of those things. It fits in most pockets and it is pretty straight forward to use. The battery life seems pretty good. I do have a hard time seeing what I am shooting in bright light.
Summary: I picked this camera up when it was an Amazon Gold Box deal for under $110. I've owed previous Panasonic Lumix point and shoot and found them to be great little outdoor cameras that captured great colors in sunlight, but were less than impressive indoors - even with flash. The DMC-ZS25 is that upgrade I've been waiting for that finally captures great color indoors. However, there some slight drawbacks.
Summary: Great value for a camera with almost the latest technology (good zoom and stabilizer; just no gps or wifi, but hey, what you want is just good pictures). 16 GB SD card and case are a great bonus.
Summary: I have several better cameras, but this little gem, which I bought here refurbished for very little money, is a terrific "carry everywhere" camera. The camera, extra battery, and charging cable fit easily in a small Lowepro bag and the image quality is quite close to my Panasonic FZ-200 and considerably better than my earlier "carry everywhere" camera, a Casio that had 1/3 the zoom range.
Summary: This little camera takes very good photos. My complaint is with the unreliable focusing meter. Even when the camera beeps when the sensor is focused, many photos come out very blurry instead. This has annoyed me more than once in the six weeks I have had this camera. I'm also not thrilled with the proprietary cable needed to charge/upload photos. Sharpness drastically declines when using the zoom. I rarely use flash, so I can get around 200 photos per battery charge.