Reviews and Problems with Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS25
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Value for money 8
Ease of use 8
Overall quality 8
Badly designed case
3 November 2013
Summary: The camera's fine I'm sure; haven't had it long, but the FIRST thing we noticed as we took it out of the box was that the case had no belt strap. Good way to lose your camera sooner or later, nevermind the inconvenience of having to hold something all the time. There's also no side opening to allow charging while the camera's in the case. Unacceptable. We'll need to find a replacement or have a shoe repair guy modify this one.
Summary: Bought to replace a DMC-TZ3 that had vertical lines in the image view and prints. Looked okay on camera screen. Panasonic said it's out of warranty. Liked size and style so I bought this ZS25 to replace. Then I ordered a new sensor for the old one and fixed myself for about $20. Hope this one doesn't have the same problem as many of the older ones.
Pros: small easy to use.
Cons: panasonic doesn't back known product defects.
Summary: I was deciding between the ZS25 and the Canon SX280HS. I felt that the Canon had better picture quality but the battery life issue during video was a deal breaker. I decided to go with the ZS25 and I am impressed with it so far. Pros - Compact size. Perfect for traveling especially with the ability to charge the battery in the camera. - Leica lens - Very good picture quality with natural looking colors - 20x optical zoom is impressive.
Summary: I was looking for a quality, fixed lens super zoom camera. I tried a Nikon but was very disappointed.Too much plastic and too big. I did my homework and purchased the ZS25 (did not need the bells, etc. of the ZS30). This little camera is very sturdy, and reminds me of the LX3 (the finest fixed lens, point and shoot compact ever made!) The menu is logical and very easy to master. The picture quality is excellent, and I simply love the feel of the camera.
Summary: Takes good wide angle photos which is why I purchased it. I like the small size and I especially like the fact that the battery is charged by plugging the camera into the computer. I always felt that using rechargeable AA batteries in my Cannon was a pain as they didn't seem to hold a charge. The camera would be perfect if it had a viewfinder.
Summary: I bought this camera as a replacement for an older Panasonic Lumix that took a swim in the toilet (yuk...). I should have reviewed this camera a little better before my purchase though. There is nothing wrong with this camera, it just that the older camera had a few features that made using it a little easier to use. For instance, the ON/OFF button on this camera is small and recessed into the body. Not as convenient as a slide switch.
Summary: I bought this camera for my wife as the last stepping stone from a point and shoot to a DSLR. I was pretty concerned about battery life given the reviews here and pre-emptively ordered a set of spare batteries and charger. I may never need them. We've taken 200+ pictures of all varieties and video and the battery is still going strong. I wouldn't worry too much about the rechargeable internal only battery unless you plan on shooting several hundred photos daily.
Summary: I like this camera, and there's a good chance I'd buy it again. I bought one of its predecessor models about four years ago, and it still works, while a newer and more capable Sony died after a year. But I can't say that I love it. Some have said nice things about its video quality, but in a side-by-side comparison with the IPhone 5 (importing video from both into Final Cut Pro) the IPhone 5 produces noticeably better video (of course, without the benefit of the ZS25's...