Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 16.1 MP Compact Digital Camera with 40x Intelligent Zoom (Black)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 16.1 MP Compact Digital Camera with 40x Intelligent Zoom (Black)

The compact, versatile lens system is the hallmark of LUMIX ZS series and now this lens system is totally redeveloped for the DMC-ZS25 in both optical and mechanical design. The DMC-ZS25 boasts 24mm ultra wide angle 20x optical zoom LEICA DC lens. Adoption of ultra-thin lens for its optical system makes the unit’s overall length short to fit in the slim body. It is also an advanced photographic tool for recording not only great photos but also beautiful full HD 1,920 x 1,080 videos in AVCHD (MPEG-4 / H.264) format / MP4 format. Venus Engine FHD Intelligent Noise Reduction System for outstanding clearness at any sensitivity in both photos & videos shot Intelligent HDR (High Dynamic Range) in the iA Mode 1920 x 1080 Full HD Video in AVCHD Format / MP4 Format POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Active Mode iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode New shooting functions such as Creative Panorama and Creative Control / Creative Retouch 3D Photo Mode producing 3D image in the camera Easy Manual Control and Custom ModeSpecifications Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter – 1/2.3-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / 17.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter Effective Pixels – 16.1 Megapixels Lens – LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR, 20x Optical Zoom Focal Length – f = 4.3 – 86.0mm (24 – 480mm in 35mm equiv.) Optical Image Stabilizer – POWER O.I.S. LCD – 3.0-inch TFT LCD Display (460K dots), 100% Field of View File Format – Still Image – JPEG (DCF/Exif 2.3) / 3D Image – MPO / Motion Image – AVCHD, MP4 File Size – Still up to 4320 x 3000 (4 – 3); Movie up to FHD 1920 x 1080 60i in AVCHD & HD 1280 x 720 30pfs in MP4 ISO Sensitivity – 100 – 3200, High 1600-6400 Storage Media – 90MB Internal Memory; SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card Microphone/Speaker – Mono / Mono Flash – Built-in Interface – HDMI (mini HDMI), AV Output, USB (AV/USB Multi) Power – Li-ion Battery Pack 3.6V,

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Stefan G "Digiman" says:

Fast Camera and incredible video capability I just got this camera in time for the first nice weather weekend on the East Coast and we went to NYC with the family for a nice day in Central Park.I purchases a ZS10 2 years ago and skipped last year’s model to buy the ZS25 this year.It is a very fast camera from start up time to auto focus time and shutter release. I can’t even tell the difference in speed compared to my DSLR (5 yrs old)Lumix is known for superior lens quality – I read an article that they have a very close working relationship with Leica which speaks for itself. So I wasn’t surprised at the image quality – even at max zoom. BTW keep in mind this is a 24 mm to 480 mm lens – meaning that 24 mm is a nice wide angle – comes in handy for indoor and nice group shots.The reason I sound so exciting is the video capability of this camera. We went to a school concert the other night and I took some incredible videos of our little girl on stage. Just make sure you switch the recoding mode to MP4 – the default setting is on AVCHD the compression mode that no computer can read!The videos I took were great – not too noisy even though it was real dark.I am very pleased and feel this is a great little camera that is compact but gives you lots of shooting options.

Amazon Purchaser says:

Returned for a Sony Sad, but true – I’ve owned numerous smaller Panasonic Lumix cameras. The smaller, pocket-size versions all work well and last about 2-3 years before they go bad. By that time the technology changes anyway, so it’s not a big deal for me to think about replacing them with the latest version.They have always been well-made, and delivered excellent quality pictures. Expected the same for this one.Tried it for over a week, but was just not loving it. The build quality of the Lumix DMC-XS25 was not as good as it should be. They seemed to have replaced some parts with more plastic than in past models, and the quality of the pictures was not perfect either. Disappointing, as I have loved all my other Panasonic cameras and recommended them to others. I still like the smaller versions they offer, but this one did not deliver.It felt like it was going to break, and the photos at 16 MP didn’t seem as crisp and sharp as you’d think they should be.Instead, ended up paying less than $100 more for the Sony DSC-HX20V, which seemed like more of an investment but looking back I cannot imagine NOT doing it. The Sony is head and shoulders above this Panasonic. The only downside in comparison is that it’s not as fast as the Panasonic (i.e., when you are trying to take pictures in rapid succession the Panasonic is much faster, as the Sony evaluates each photo as it’s taken and corrects it electronically).I still like Panasonic, but for this specific camera it’s just not up-to-par.

A. Bose says:

Best pocket camera on the market. I have used the older model DMC-TZ5 for several years and love it. Previously I have owned Sony, Nikon and Canon pocket digital cameras and ended up giving them away. Lumix is by far the best. I wanted to upgrade to this DMC-ZS25 for more MP and the extended Zoom. This is an excellent camera for trips and vacations. It is small, light, compact and fits in your pocket. If you do not want to carry bulky DSLR’s and still get lots of functions this is a good choice.The only issue I have is Panasonic did away with the external battery charger. Now the battery has to be in the camera to charge. A USB cable and an external plug is provided. I do not like this system. Should something go wrong you will never be able to charge the battery. This has happened to the SONY DSC P1 a camera I purchased in 2001 for $799.00.Panasonic DE-A65B battery charger adapter will work with this battery, DMW-BCG10PP. Since the spare batteries are sold on Amazon by third party vendors with many negative reviews I decided to purchase the spare battery and charger from Adorama.Another minor issue I have is the microphone is mono and not stereo. This was not a deal breaker because the camera is great and Amazon had it at a reasonable price with quick shipping.If you plan on keeping the camera for a while I would strongly recommend purchasing the battery charger adapter while they are still being made. It is actually a spare part for a different older model.


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