Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera, 16.1 MP, 1/2.33" CCD Sensor, 4x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, 25-100mm DC Vario Lens, Black

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About Panasonic DMC-TS25

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Black) is a compact "tough" camera that can shoot both photos and HD video on land and underwater. A 16.1MP CCD sensor provides clear, well-defined images even in low light and a Lumix DC Vario lens offers focal lengths from wide-angle to telephoto at 25-100mm in 35mm format. An 8x Intelligent Zoom function offers even longer digital zoom reach when needed. 23-area Autofocus and Quick AF combine to provide fast and accurate autofocus.

HD 720p video is available with a dedicated button one-touch button. Shooting a still photo while shooting video is supported and MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) compensates for camera shake in photo and video, offering clear images in low light or when shooting telephoto. Intelligent Auto (iA) Mode is available for point and shoot capability with all assistive features engaged and Scene Mode provides predefined settings to shoot certain types of scenes (Sunset, Starry Sky, Night Scenery, etc.) with the ideal camera adjustments. The camera also can shoot up to 8 frames per second in High-speed Burst Mode, shoot time-lapse images and offers Creative Control Mode in both standard and panorama dimensions so you can add specialized effects to your photos.

A 2.7" TFT LCD screen with 230k-dot resolution and anti-reflective coating provides composition and playback viewing. The LCD features 11-step auto brightness adjustment for better viewing based on light conditions.

The "tough" features of the TS25 allow it to go pretty much anywhere your adventures take you. It is waterproof to a depth of 23' (7 m), shock proof from a drop height of 5' (1.5 m), freeze proof to a temperature of 14deg.F (-10deg.C) and dust and sand proof. When dirty, the camera can be easily washed off with water. The TS25 features Advanced Underwater Mode which compensates for the red colors often lost when shooting underwater providing more natural looking underwater images. The camera also contains a torch light when shooting video underwater or at night and it can be simply used as a flashlight when you are not shooting.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(5)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Compact (3),Easy to use (3),Fast / accurate auto-focus (3),Good image quality (3),Image stabilization (3),Large clear LCD (3),Nice body color (3)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (4),Travel (4),Family photos (3),Landscape/scenery (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (3)

Panasonic DMC-TS25 Features

  • A 16.1MP CCD Sensor offers high quality imaging even in low light conditions
  • A 4x wide-angle optical zoom lens provides 35mm focal length equivalents of 25-100mm which ranges from wide-angle to telephoto. This incorporates most shooting situations and a 8x Intelligent Zoom will reach even further if needed
  • Macro function is available at 3x digital zoom. The maximum aperture at the wide-angle end is f/3.9. The lens is designed from 11 elements in 10 groups and includes 5 aspherical lenses and 1 extra-low dispersion lens for sharp images and reduced aberrations
  • The TS25 is waterproof to a depth of 23' (7 m), shock proof from a drop height of 5' (1.5 m), freeze proof to a temperature of 14deg.F (-10deg.C) and dust proof to the IP6X standard
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 frames per second in the MP4 format is supported by the TS25. A dedicated button switches you immediately into video mode and both Intelligent Auto (iA) and MEGA Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S) is available for video
  • Composition and playback are viewed with a 2.7" TFT Screen LCD display with 230,000 pixel resolution. It provides 100% field of view and offers Power Monitor Mode, AUTO Power Monitor Mode and High Angle Mode
  • An anti-reflective coating is applied to the screen for easier viewing in direct sunlight and the Intelligent LCD function automatically adjusts the screen's brightness according to shooting conditions
  • MEGA O.I.S, in both photo and video modes, compensates the effects of handshake in both photo and video mode. This will provide you with clearer images in low light and when shooting at telephoto lengths
  • The TS25 shoots in four aspect ratios. Its native ratio is 4:3 with numerous resolution levels and it also captures in 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1
  • The new underwater red color reproduction feature allows you to capture the colors of the underwater world, as it is seen, eliminating dull, grey colors often associated with underwater pictures
  • Time lapse shooting is possible as is high-speed continuous shooting of up to 8 frames per second. At full resolution you can burst shoot at 1.3 frames per second. Flash Burst Shooting is also supported
  • The Creative Control/Retouch feature includes modes such as soft focus, toy effect and retro photo. The scene shooting modes provide offer predefined settings to make shooting certain types of scenes easier
  • A torch light is available to illuminate videos shot underwater or at night and it can also be used as a simple flashlight when not shooting video

Panasonic DMC-TS25 Specifications

Camera Effective Pixels
16.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter
1/2.33" CCD sensor / 16.6 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture
F3.9 - 5.7 / 2-step
(F3.9 / 9.0 (W), F5.7 / 13.0 (T))
Optical Zoom
4.0x
Focal Length
f = 4.5 - 18.0 mm (25 - 100 mm in 35 mm equiv.)
(29 - 108 mm in 35 mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
5.1x (4:3 / 10M), 7.2x (4:3 / 5M), 9.0x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom
8.0x
Lens
LUMIX DC VARIO
11 elements in 10 groups
(5 Aspherical Lenses / 9 Aspherical Surfaces / 1 ED Lens)
Optical Image Stabilizer
MEGA O.I.S. (On with Active Mode (only for Motion Picture) / Off)
Digital Zoom
4x (When Digital Zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)
Focusing Area
Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
Macro / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp
Yes (LED light in motion picture) (On / Off)
Focus
Normal / AF Macro / Macro Zoom, Quick AF (Always On), Continuous AF (only for motion picture), AF Tracking
AF Metering
Face / AF Tracking / 23-area / 1-area / Spot
Shutter Speed
Approx. 8 - 1/1,300 sec
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60sec
Recording File Format
Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif 2.3), DPOF
Motion Picture: MP4
Rec Mode
Intelligent Auto, Normal Picture, Creative Control, Sports, Snow, Beach&Surf, Advanced Underwater, Panorama Shot, Scene
Creative Control
Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, One Point Color
Still Image Scene Mode
Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Starry Sky, Glass Through
Continuous Shooting Mode
Full-resolution Image: 1.3 frames / sec
High-speed Burst: Approx. 8 frames / sec
(recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1)
Flash Burst
Motion Picture Recording: HD Video
1,280 x 720 pixels: MP4, 30fps (HD: 10Mbps)
Motion Picture Recording: STD Video
640 x 480 pixels (VGA): MP4, 30fps (4Mbps)
Continuous Recordable Time
MP4 with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 100 min
Actual Recordable Time
MP4 with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 50 min
Exposure
Auto (Program AE)
Exposure Compensation
1/3 EV step, ±2 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing
1/3 - 1 EV step, Max. ±1 EV, 3 frames
Light Metering
Intelligent Multiple
ISO Sensitivity
i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
High Sensitivity Mode (ISO1600 - 6400)
Still Image Recording (4:3 Aspect Ratio)
4,608 x 3,456 pixels (16M),
3,648 x 2,736 pixels (10M EZ),
2,560 x 1,920 pixels (5M EZ),
2,048 x 1,536 pixels (3M EZ),
1,280 x 960 pixels (1M EZ),
640 x 480 pixels (0.3M EZ)
Still Image Recording (3:2 Aspect Ratio)
4,608 x 3,072 pixels (14M)
Still Image Recording (16:9 Aspect )
4,608 x 2,592 pixels (12M)
Still Image Recording (1:1 Aspect Ratio)
3,456 x 3,456 pixels (12M)
White Balance
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set
Color Mode
Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Vivid (in normal), Happy (only in iA Mode)
Digital Red-Eye Correction
Yes
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture
Yes
Self Timer
2 sec / 10 sec
Playback Mode
All, Slide Show, Filtering Play (Picture Only, Video Only, Category Selection, Select Date, Favorites), Calendar
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback
12, 30 thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display
Yes
Set Favorites
Yes
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection
Yes / Yes
Retouch
Creative Retouch / Auto Retouch / Color Reproduction
Resize / Cropping
Yes / Yes
Copy / Text Stamp
Yes / Yes
Video Divide
Yes
PictBridge Support
Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
OSD Language
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Vietnamese
LCD
2.7" (6.7 cm) TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots)
Field of View: Approx. 100%
Auto Power Monitor Mode, Power Monitor Mode, High-angle Mode
Built-in Flash
Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.3 - 4.4 m (Wide / i.ISO), 1.0 - 3.0 m (Tele / i.ISO)
Recording Media
Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in Memory
Approx. 70 MB
Microphone / Speaker
Mono / Mono
Interface
AV Output, USB (AV / USB Multi)
Power
Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 680 mAh, 2.5 Wh)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Optional)
Battery Life (Approx.)
250 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Dimensions (WxHxD) (Approx.)
103.7x58.3x19.7mm (4.08x2.30x0.77")
Weight (Approx.)
125 g (4.40oz) without Battery and SD Memory Card
144 g (5.079oz) with Battery and SD Memory Card

Panasonic DMC-TS25 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
3.6

(based on 5 reviews)

62%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Reviewed by 5 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Do not buy this for your vacation!

By

from Riverside, CA  -  Pro Photographer

Bought this camera for snorkeling on our Hawaiian vacation. The camera worked great at first. Then it fogged up and the photos were horrible. Then the camera started malfunctioning. We left the camera open with the SD card and battery out, hoping that it would dehumidify, or 'dry' out. It didn't, until we got home from vacation. Lots of missed photo opportunities! Now it works, but we will never 'depend' on it again. Adorama will not accept returns on any underwater camera that has been 'underwater', and Panasonic states that 'fogging' is normal. This might be a good 'bad weather' camera for everyday use, but not for underwater use on a 'special' vacation. In our case a TOTAL WASTE of MONEY.

 
5.0

Wife loves it!!

By

from Sicily, italy  -  Photo Enthusiast

We needed a camera to take with us to the beach. We have an u/w setup for diving but we needed something low key so i decided to get this for me. Tough and shockproof!! Plus my wife wanted the panorama feature!!!

 
5.0

good camera

By

from USA  -  Photo Enthusiast

use it in environments I don't want to use my DSLR in. video in water is excellent.

 
2.0

Expensive for quality

By

from Lakewood  -  Casual Photographer

Purchased for outdoor water use and guess it wil serve the purpose, however picture quality could be more sharp and shutter lag a lot faster. Battery dies suprisngly quick. Order a spare battery with this camera. Buttons were small with poor feedback.

 
5.0

Fantastic buy! Great customer service!

By

from Destin, Fl  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have owned one of these cameras for the past 7 years. I lost one. Damaged another (and didn't buy the insurance) so now I own my third one! The one I just bought however, is a gift for my daughter. I love this camera for underwater and rainy day pics, etc that I just had to get one for her so she could take it to the pool and get great pics of my grand-daughter!!!!

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