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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the image quality and screen are on the whole positive. The portability and value for money also get good comments, but the color and exposure get less positive views. Reviews are divided on the low light performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 Review

 

Panasonic has released yet another ultra-compact model for 2009, with the introduction of the new Lumix DMC-FS25. This 12-megapixel camera replaces the 10-megapixel DMC-FS20 from last year, offering several upgrades. The FS25 features a LEICA DC...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25

 

Offering a wide-angle Leica lens, very good image quality, a big LCD, and excellent battery life, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 is a great, well-rounded pocket cam. It does cost a shade more than the competition (the suggested retail price is $250), but...

29mm wide-angle Leica lens ; Great picture quality and battery life

Mini-joystick navigation is finicky ; Buttons are a bit small

The Lumix DMC-FS25 serves up a wide-angle lens, fun features, a huge LCD screen, and great battery life for the price.

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Panasonic DMC-FS25 First Impressions Digital Camera Review

 

Panasonic's DMC-FS25 is an entry level 12.1-megapixel point-and-shoot with a 5x zoom lens and 3-inch LCD. The camera looks professional, if a bit generic. The simple design might make it a good pick for beginners, especially with the very accessible...

Panasonic's DMC-FS25 is in most regards a standard 12.1-megapixel point-and-shoot, though the lens is a bit more generous than some at 5x zoom and the LCD is a full 3-inch display. Priced at $249.95, it lacks the manual controls that appeal to more...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 is the new range-topping model in Panasonic's FS line of compact digital cameras, designed to be a more affordable version of the popular FX series. The Panasonic FS25 has a 5x wide-angle zoom lens equivalent to a versatile...

Despite the recent economic turmoil and increases in photography equipment prices, the Panasonic FS25 is the same price at launch as the previous FS20 model (at least at the time of writing). Therefore it again represents great value, offering many of...

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Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 digital camera

 

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FS25 is a compact travel-sized camera that was released at the beginning of this year. It has a 12MP sensor, 5x optical zoom, and a 3-inch LCD, making it competitive with upper-tier point-and-shoot modes from companies like Canon,...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25

 

Released in January 2009, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 is a 12.1 megapixel slim compact with a 5x optical zoom. It sits at the top of Panasonic's FS range, designed to be more affordable than it's FX range. The FS25 replaces the FS20, launched exactly...

Stylish good looks ; Responsive zoom with wide angle ; Variable brightness LCD ; Lots of Scene modes

Switch for play instead of button ; Flimsy battery cover ; Face detection poor in low light ; Some gimmicky scene modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 is a stylish, slim compact that looks good, feels comfortable to hold and produces good quality images. Its 5x optical zoom includes wide-angle coverage and is well suited to general purpose photography from group shots to...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix FS25 is squarely positioned for the beginner, equipped with advanced auto shooting and exposure modes.

Easy to use ; Stylish and sleek ; Good for travel

Unpredictable results ; AF too slow ; Poor at high ISO

But let's call the FS25 what it is: a beginner camera that offers little in the way of control over output. While you can sometimes pull an excellent image out of this camera, more often then not you will get an image that will make you scratch your...

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Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 camera

 

Offering a wide-angle Leica lens, very good image quality, a big LCD, and excellent battery life, Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FS25 is a great well-rounded pocket camera.

Rather than having to dive into the menus to choose this mode, Panasonic put a dedicated Intelligent Auto button right next to the shutter button to turn it on very easily. It’s a very handy feature, a great idea to have that mode easily accessible,...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25

 

I bought this camera for use with my family. I typically use an DSLR but it recently broke. I went hunting for a good budget camera that would suit my families needs of portability and ease of use but wouldn't be as big of a hit in the wallet as a DSLR...

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 12MP Digital Camera with 5x MEGA Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3 inch LCD (Black)Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 12MP Digital Camera with 5x MEGA Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3 inch LCD (Gold)Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 12MP Digital Camera with 5x MEGA Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3 inch LCD (Silver)

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Product Specifications

Press the iA button, aim, and shoot. With the FS25, taking great photos is that easy. iA mode activates six detection and correction functions - including Tracking AF, which locks on and follows your subject - so you get beautiful, clear shots. Mega O.I.S. helps prevent blurring when the camera shakes; Intelligent ISO Control helps prevent blur caused by subject motion; Intelligent Scene Selector selects the optimal scene mode for the situation; Intelligent Exposure adjusts the brightness of dark areas in the image; Face Detection AF/AE helps deliver clear portraits; Tracking AF locks the focus onto your moving subject. The 29mm wide-angle lens captures a wider area than a standard 35mm lens. Add the superior rendering performance of the Leica DC lens, 5x optical zoom power, and a zoom macro function that lets you get within 0.03 foot of your subject, and the FS25 is fully equipped to capture a wide variety of beautiful, expressive shots.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:2.1in
Weight:4.4oz
Width:3.8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aerial photo / Baby1 / Baby2 / Beach / Candle / Film grain / Fireworks / Flash-burst / Food / Hi-speed burst / High sensitivity / Night portrait / Night scene / Party/indoor / Pet / Pin hole / Portrait mode / Scenery / Self-portrait / Snow / Soft skin / Sports mode / Starry sky / Sunset

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:DMC-FS25K/DMC-FS25N/DMC-FS25S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Lumix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.3-5.9
Max Focal Length:26mm
Min Focal Length:5.2mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Champagne gold/Silver
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:12.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (MEGA O.I.S.)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MJPEG / QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):6400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto / ISO auto (1600-6400)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cool / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid / Warm
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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