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Panasonic DMC-FT25
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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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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Good Flash

One Panasonic DMC-FT25 owner who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good flash.

Good Video Capture

One person who reviewed it thought it was good for video recording. Techlife.net wrote “100-1,600, built-in flash, 720p (30fps) video, waterproof to 7m, shockproof to 1.5m, 144gThe FT25 is Panas” in their Panasonic DMC-FT25 review.

CCD Sensor Type

The Panasonic DMC-FT25 has a better sensor type than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a CCD sensor type, whereas most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to 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 amongst all waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-FT25.

The worst sensor type amongst similar types of digital camera is MOS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], and the Nikon 31[plb_1721874_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-FT25 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at include the TG-620[pl_383816_price], or the Stylus TG-2[pl_1721347_price] both from Olympus or the Nikon Coolpix AW120[plb_2173241_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-FT25 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DMC-FT25.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the TG-620[pl_383816_price], and the Stylus TG-2[pl_1721347_price] both from Olympus or the Polaroid IE090[plb_2957341_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Waterproof

The Panasonic DMC-FT25 is waterproof, as are most of the other waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Alternative waterproof digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the TG-620[pl_383816_price], or the Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS[pl_2611408_price] both from Olympus or the Fujifilm FinePix XP70[plb_2145009_price].

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Fairly High Megapixel

Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to the DMC-FT25 the megapixels range from 5MP to 21MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the Panasonic DMC-FT25 has one of the higher megapixels amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 16.1MP cameras currently available including the Panasonic DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price], or the Olympus OM-D E-M5[plb_1684827_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the WG-4[pl_2173526_price] (16.79MP), or the WG-4 GPS[pl_2626383_price] (16.79MP) both from Ricoh or the Fujifilm FinePix XP70[plb_2145009_price] (16.4MP) which is also higher rated.

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Has Four White Balances

The Panasonic DMC-FT25 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 higher still image resolution than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Panasonic 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.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution across all cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of camera the worst still image resolution is 480 x 480.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the DMC-FT25 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Light

Cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DMC-FT25 have weights of between 36g and 1.4kg. With a weight of only 125 grams, the Panasonic DMC-FT25 is quite light compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DMC-FT25.

There are a number of alternative 125g cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-TX30[plb_1621820_price].

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This digital camera has a Not available viewfinder type, which is the most frequently found viewfinder type on waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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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 the most frequently found light exposure correction on digital cameras of this type and age.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that are a similar age to it.

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TFT Display

The DMC-FT25 has a better display than most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago 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. The best display of all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DMC-FT25 is OLED and the worst is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

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

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16 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This camera received a rating of 60% from digital camera expert review site techlife.net. The digital camera expert review sites aren't convinced by this Panasonic camera.

Does Not Support Video Capability

The DMC-FT25 does not support video capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support video capability which you might also want to look at including the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price], or the Polaroid IE090[plb_2957341_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DMC-FT25 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], the Nikon AW130[plb_1147127_price], or the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-FT25 do not support Full HD video. The Panasonic DMC-FT25 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Fujifilm XP170[plb_1550644_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are not 3D. The DMC-FT25 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Nikon Coolpix AW110[plb_1721867_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DMC-FT25 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the DMC-FT25 also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the AW130[pl_1147127_price], or the Coolpix AW110[pl_1721867_price] both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 70D[plb_2128674_price].

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-FT25 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The optical zooms of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-FT25 range from 3x to 10x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus TG-2[plb_1721347_price].

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Panasonic DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] (4.6x), the Fujifilm FinePix XP70[plb_2145009_price] (5x), or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price] (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the DMC-FT25 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the display diagonals range from 1.8" to 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

Other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm XP170[plb_1550644_price], or the Nikon 31[plb_1721874_price].

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] (3" and higher rated), the Pentax WG-3[plb_1993993_price] (3" and higher rated), or the Canon EOS 70D[plb_2128674_price] (3" and higher rated).

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-FT25 is 2x and the biggest is 20x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-FT25 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the TG-620[pl_383816_price], and the Stylus Tough TG-630[pl_1666893_price] both from Olympus or the Nikon 31[plb_1721874_price] is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the IF045[pl_2235397_price] (5x), or the IS525[pl_2957342_price] (5x) both from Polaroid or the Ricoh WG-20[plb_2208228_price] (6.7x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

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

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The motion JPEG frame rates of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 25fps to 240fps. At only 25 frames per second, the Panasonic DMC-FT25 has a fairly low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DMC-FT25.

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Only Features One Light Metering

The number of light metering modes featured on the DMC-FT25 is more than most cameras of this type and age. The most commonly featured light metering is Spot, but this light metering is not featured on this camera. The light meterings Evaluative (Multi-pattern) are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max)s of digital cameras of this age and type range from 200 to 52,000. The DMC-FT25 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DMC-FT25.

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Very Small Extra/Smart Zoom

With an extra/Smart zoom of only 8 times zoom factor, the DMC-FT25 has one of the smaller extra/Smart zooms amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Cameras of this type and age have extra/Smart zooms of between 7.5x and 57x.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Panasonic DMC-FT25 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-FT25. Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to the DMC-FT25 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 150,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 520,000 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Panasonic DMC-FT25 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this age and type.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic DMC-FT25

Released Over Four Years Ago

This waterproof camera has been on the market for over four years.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many 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 cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the WG-20[pl_2208228_price], or the WG-4 GPS[pl_2626383_price] both from Ricoh or the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price].

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Kodak PlaySport[plb_2621744_price] (SD|SDHC and higher rated).

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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

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