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Panasonic DMC-FT25 Digital Camera

16.1MP 4x Feb 2013
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
- Quad Proof Rugged Design - Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, Dustproof - Time Lapse Shot And Video Creation - Red Color Reproduction For Beautiful Underwater Shots - Creative Panorama For... More
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16 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Panasonic has good average ratings for its waterproof cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Normal Focusing Range (tele)

The normal focusing range (tele)s of cameras of this spec and age range from 0.1m to 1.5m, and the average normal focusing range (tele) is 0.77m. With a normal focusing range (tele) of 1 meter, the Panasonic DMC-FT25 has one of the bigger normal focusing range (tele)s amongst cameras of this age.

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CCD Sensor Type

The Panasonic DMC-FT25 has a CCD sensor type which is better than most digital cameras of this type and age. Most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago 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 camera's sensor type (CCD) is actually the best sensor type amongst all cameras of this age and spec.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst sensor type is MOS.

Other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to consider include the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-FT25 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DMC-FT25.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Kodak PlaySport[plb_2621744_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DMC-FT25 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus TG-2[plb_1721347_price] is also worth considering.

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Waterproof

The DMC-FT25 is waterproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DMC-FT25 also are waterproof.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other waterproof cameras currently available including the Kodak PlaySport[plb_2621744_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-FT25 is 5MP and the highest is 19MP. The DMC-FT25 has one of the higher megapixels (16.1 megapixels) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

Other 16.1MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Panasonic DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the WG-4[pl_2173526_price] (16.79MP and higher rated), or the WG-4 GPS[pl_2626383_price] (16.79MP and higher rated) both from Ricoh.

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Has Four White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DMC-FT25 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DMC-FT25. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight" and "Fluorescent L" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DMC-FT25 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1280 x 960, 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072.

This camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is in fact the best still image resolution across all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DMC-FT25.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The Panasonic DMC-FT25 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Panasonic digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-FT25. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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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 the most frequently found maximum image resolution on waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 4.5mm and the longest is 35mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 25 millimeters, the DMC-FT25 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At 8 seconds, the DMC-FT25 has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-FT25. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of cameras of this type and age is 0.03s, the longest is 60s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 9.2s.

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TFT Display

The Panasonic DMC-FT25 has a TFT display which is better than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-FT25 the display ranges from LCD (worst) to OLED (best).

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

The DMC-FT25 does not support video capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not support video capability.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support video capability including the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Nikon AW130[plb_1147127_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FT25 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Panasonic DMC-FT25 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], the Nikon AW130[plb_1147127_price], or the Olympus Stylus TG-2[plb_1721347_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the DMC-FT25 does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DMC-FT25 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-FT25 also do not support wi-Fi.

Other cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Nikon AW130[plb_1147127_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DMC-FT25, the DMC-FT25 is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the optical zooms range from 3x to 10x. With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-FT25 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 4x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus TG-2[plb_1721347_price].

If this Panasonic camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] (4.6x and higher rated), or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price] (5x and higher rated).

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the DMC-FT25 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DMC-FT25. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 1.8" to 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 3".

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S8200[plb_1656150_price].

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] (3"), or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The Panasonic DMC-FT25 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DMC-FT25 the digital zooms range from 2x to 20x, and the average digital zoom is 5.9x.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], and the Nikon AW130[plb_1147127_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the IS525[pl_2957342_price] (5x), or the IF045[pl_2235397_price] (5x) both from Polaroid.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

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

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The lowest motion JPEG frame rate of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago is 25fps and the highest is 240fps. At only 25 frames per second, the DMC-FT25 has a fairly low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras of this age and type is 200, the highest is 52,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 6,900. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600, the DMC-FT25 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the DMC-FT25.

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Very Small Extra/Smart Zoom

The extra/Smart zooms of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-FT25 range from 7.5x to 57x, and the average extra/Smart zoom is 15x. With an extra/Smart zoom of only 8 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-FT25 has one of the smaller extra/Smart zooms amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-FT25 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 460 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 490,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the DMC-FT25 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The DMC-FT25 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.9) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture number of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DMC-FT25 is 2 and the largest is 8.5.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic DMC-FT25

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Panasonic camera was released over four years ago.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a comparable age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Rollei Sportsline 80[plb_2757819_price] (MMC|SD|SDHC).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 125 grams, the DMC-FT25 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DMC-FT25.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 125g digital cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-TX30[plb_1621820_price] which has better reviews.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Rollei Sportsline 60[plb_1682733_price] (98g).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Dustproof
Shock Resistant
Freezeproof
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Image Editing
Camera File System
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmcft25, dmcft25e, dmcft25ep, dmcft25ega, dmcft25egw, dmcft25egr, panasonic dmcft25, panasonic dmcft25e, panasonic dmcft25eb, panasonic dmcft25ebw, panasonic dmcft25ebk, panasonic dmcft25eba, panasonic dmcft25ebr
Barcodes 00502523274727, 05025232724710, 05025232724727, 05025232724734, 05025232724741, 05025232724758, 05025232724765, 05025232724772, 05025232724789, 05025232724802, 05025232724826, 05025232724833, 05025232724840, 05025232724857, 05025232724864, 05053973011295

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