Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25 Review

4.5
March 26, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Metrics

Dimensions (W x H x D) 104.9 x 57.6 x 33.4 mm / (4.13 x 2.27 x 1.31 inch)
Weight Approx. 185g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.41 lb) / Approx. 208g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.46 lb)

Optics

Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.3-type High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / 12.8 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F3.3 - 5.9/ Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F3.3 - 6.3 (W) / F5.9 - 6.3 (T))
Optical Zoom 16x
Focal Length f=4.3 - 68.8mm (24 - 384mm in 35mm equiv.) / (27 - 432mm in 35mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 19.6x (4:3 / 8M), 25.0x (4:3 / 5M), 31.3x (under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 32x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR / 12 elements in 10 groups / (3 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical surfaces / 1 ED Lens)
2-Speed Zoom Yes
Optical Image Stabilizer Power O.I.S. (On with Active Mode(only for motion picture) / Off)
Digital Zoom 4x
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO/ motion picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Normal, AF Macro, Zoom Macro / Quick AF On/Off(On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF(only for motion picture) / AF Tracking
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot
Shutter Speed approx. 15 - 1/4000 sec

Recording

File Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3) / 3D Image: MPO / Motion picture: AVCHD, MP4
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, C1, C2, 3D Photo, SCN, Creative Control
Creative Control mode Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, High Dynamic, Toy Effect, Miniature, Soft Focus
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama Shot, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Hand Held Night Shot, HDR, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, Underwater
Continuous Shooting Mode Full- Resolution Image: 10 frames/sec Max. 4 images / with AF Tracking: 5 frames/sec, 2 frames/sec Max.100 images / Intelligent Burst Shooting / High- speed Burst: approx. 40 frames/sec (recorded in 3M) / approx. 60 frames/sec (recorded in 2.5M)
Motion Picture Recording (*2) [HD Video] 1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 25p) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 50p (SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 25p) / 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) / [STD Video] 640 x 480 pixels, 25 fps (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4)
AVCHD (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 85 min (FSH), 100 min (SH)
MP4 (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 85 min (FHD)
AVCHD (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 40 min (FSH), 50 min (SH)
MP4 (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 40 min (FHD)
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 -1EV step, Max +/-1EV, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
Still Picture Recording [1:1] 2992x2992 (9M) / 2448x2448 (6M EZ) / 1920x1920 (3.5M EZ) / 1536x1536 (2.5M EZ) / 480x480 (0.2M EZ) / [4:3] 4000x3000 (12M) / 3264x2448 (8M EZ) / 2560x1920 (5M EZ)/ 2048X1536 (3M EZ) / 1600x1200 (2M EZ) / 640x480 (0.3M EZ) / [3:2] 4000x2672 (10.5M) / 3264x2176 (7M EZ) / 2560x1712 (4.5M EZ)/ 2048x1360 (2.5M EZ) / 640x424 (0.3M EZ) / [16:9] 4000x2248 (9M) / 3264x1840 (6M EZ) / 2560x1440 (3.5M EZ) / 1920x1080 (2M EZ) / 640x360 (0.2M EZ)
Image Quality Fine / Standard (3D mode: MPO Fine / MPO Standard )
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set / White Balance Adjustment
Color Mode / Color Effect / My color Color Mode : Standard, Black&White, Sepia, Vivid (in P / A / S / M mode), Happy (only in iA mode)
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec

Playback

Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback?Picture Only, Video Only, 3D, Travel, Category, Favorites), Calendar Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
Show Histogram Yes
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / No
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

Setup

OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Netherlandic, Turkish, Portuguese, Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Greek

Others

LCD Monitor 7.5cm(3.0") TFT LCD Display (460K dots) / Field of View : approx. 100% / AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode, High Angle mode
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, / 0.6 - 6.4m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.5m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory Approx. 70MB
Microphone / Speaker Mono / Mono
Interface miniHDMI, AV Output (PAL/NTSC), USB2.0 High speed
Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 895mAh) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Included, connect with USB cable, playback only)
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.0 Advanced Edition / Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories Battery Pack, AC adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM

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