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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 Digital Camera

16.1MP 4x Feb 2013
Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25

21 Reasons For

Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 102 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 79%.

Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Panasonic waterproof cameras have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all digital cameras produced by Panasonic.

Good Flash

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 owner mentioned that the product had a good flash.

Good Video Capture

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 reviewer who reviewed it said that it was good for video recording. Last year expert review site Techlife.net said “100-1,600, built-in flash, 720p (30fps) video, waterproof to 7m, shockproof to 1.5m, 144gThe FT25 is Panas” in their review nonetheless they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Robust

One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good at resisting water ingress.

Nice Design

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 reviewer who bought the product considered that it was good looking.

Good Size

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 reviewer who purchased it mentioned that it was compact. Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 “The Panasonic Lumix FT25 is a compact and reasonably stylish waterproof digital camera with a good depth rating of 7metres” .

CCD Sensor Type

The Lumix DMC-FT25 has a CCD sensor type which is better than most waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a MOS sensor type. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

This digital camera's sensor type (CCD) is actually the best sensor type across all cameras of this age and type.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst sensor type is MOS.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Lumix DMC-FT25 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabiliser to this camera and we think the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix XP150[plb_1678754_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix XP50[plb_1505416_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 has a built-in flash. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT25 also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix XP150[plb_1678754_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix XP50[plb_1505416_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-FT25 is waterproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT25 also are waterproof.

We compared all the other waterproof digital cameras to this camera and we think the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix XP150[plb_1678754_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix XP50[plb_1505416_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of cameras of this age and type is 5MP and the highest is 23MP. The Lumix DMC-FT25 has a quite high megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The Lumix DMC-FT25 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Panasonic camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FT25. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The Lumix DMC-FT25 has a greater number of photo effects than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The photo effects "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 1280 x 960, 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution is in fact the best still image resolution across all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FT25.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution is the worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Very Light

Across all the waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT25 the weights range from 36g to 1.4kg, and the average weight is 260g. The Lumix DMC-FT25 is quite light (only 125 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix XP50[plb_1505416_price] (155g and cheaper).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Digital cameras of this age and type have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.03s and 60s. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds (8 seconds) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Lumix DMC-FT25 is more than most waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT25.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Short

Waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT25 have heights of between 17mm and 650mm, and the average height is 80mm. The Lumix DMC-FT25 is one of the shorter waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 58.3 millimeters) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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14 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Panasonic digital camera is 67% based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, altomdata.dk, tecnozoom.it and ljudochbild.se.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Lumix DMC-FT25 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FT25 do support Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider include the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix XP150[plb_1678754_price]; or the Fujifilm FinePix XP50[plb_1505416_price].

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT25, the Lumix DMC-FT25 does not support video recording.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support video recording including the Fujifilm FinePix XP150[plb_1678754_price]; or the Fujifilm FinePix XP50[plb_1505416_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FT25 do not have a GPS. The Lumix DMC-FT25 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Fujifilm FinePix XP150[plb_1678754_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT25 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FT25, the Lumix DMC-FT25 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The Lumix DMC-FT25 has a quite small optical zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The average optical zoom of waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT25 is 4.8x, and the optical zooms range from 3x to 14x.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago is 1.8" and the largest is 3.3". At only 2.7 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-FT25.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available including a cheaper camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix XP50[plb_1505416_price] or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix XP150[plb_1678754_price].

If this camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Lumix DMC-FT25 has a greater number of flash modes than most waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-FT25. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The JPEG frame rates of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-FT25 range from 25fps to 60fps. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 has one of the lowest JPEG frame rates (only 25 frames per second) amongst cameras of this age.

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Only Features One Light Metering Mode

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most commonly featured light metering mode is Spot, but this light metering mode is not featured on this camera. The light metering modes Evaluative (Multi-pattern) are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution

With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the display resolutions range from 150,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 540,000 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Lumix DMC-FT25 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FT25.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FT25 the minimum apertures range from 2 to 8.5. With a minimum aperture of 3.9, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 has a quite large minimum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FT25.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over three years.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to look at include a cheaper digital camera such as the FinePix XP50[pl_1505416_price], or the FinePix XP50[pl_1505416_price] both from Fujifilm or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the FinePix XP150[pl_1678754_price], or the FinePix XP150[pl_1678754_price] both from Fujifilm or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price].

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FT25 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The Lumix DMC-FT25 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than a 1/2.3"" camera, which is the most common optical sensor size.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Dust-Resistant
Shock Resistant Case
Freezeproof
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(10)
19 August 2014

If you're after a tough, waterproof camera and have at least £200/$300 to spend, you'll be spoilt for choice. It's much tougher to find a tough camera for less money, but Panasonic has come to... Read more…

15 January 2014

The Panasonic Lumix FT25 is a compact and reasonably stylish waterproof digital camera with a good depth rating of 7metres. It includes a 25mm wide angle 4x optical zoom lens and optical image...

13 December 2013

Mange af livets mest spændende øjeblikke sker ikke, når du står med det store spejlreflekskamera forsvarligt sat op på et stativ under kontrollerede forhold, men når du er ude på usikker... Read more…

1 August 2013

Hvis du vil have et lille, robust kamera, og prisen er meget vigtig, så kan FT25 være det rigtige. Du kan tabe det fra båden og fiske det op, uden at det går i stykker. Det kan dog ske, at...

18 April 2013

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 to idealny przyk?ad aparatu na wakacje. Kieszonkowa forma oraz wytrzyma?a, uszczelniona obudowa czyni? z niego dobrego towarzysza pla?owiczów, wycieczkowiczów, a nawet... Read more…

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User Reviews

(95)
Reviewed 16 April 2013 by StevieB

Got one of these today (albeit from Argos at £22 cheaper)to take on our holiday to Egypt in a couple of weeks' time. First impressions are good. Feels a bit lighter in the hand than one might... Read more…

Reviewed 12 July 2013 by Thomas J Syson

Well to start with I would just like to say I put my cameras through there paces , I have a go pro hd , go pro hd 2 , go pro hd 3 black, vio pov hd and many other normal cameras including other... Read more…

Reviewed 29 November 2013 by DeciBelle
(Verified Purchase)

I ordered this camera for taking on holiday, and was pleased with the quick delivery time. It's light, charges reasonably quickly and easy to set up. As with most cameras it doesn't come with an... Read more…

Reviewed 7 October 2013 by Bob A
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera from Amazon to take with me on a trip to California where I would be mountain biking through hot dusty terrain, surfing, snorkeling and playing on the beach with my family.... Read more…

Reviewed 7 September 2013 by Samuel L Horridge
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic pictures, Don't panic if the lens mists, just leave side panel open for 10 mins. Would have give 5 but had the camera freeze on the Lumix splash screen that didn't allow me to switch... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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