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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 4x MOS May 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Easy to use
Reasonably priced
Expert reviews are average
107 Reviews

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Reviews

Average User Reviews

LUMIX DMC-FT25 owners on average rated this camera 79 out of 100. Over 74% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 8,853 expert and user reviews (including 60 verified purchases), Panasonic has good ratings for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically within its waterproof cameras range compared to other brands.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, ljudochbild.se, tecnozoom.it and altomdata.dk the average expert rating of this Panasonic camera is 69 out of 100.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Display

Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The LUMIX DMC-FT25 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) amongst digital cameras of this age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera is 150,000 pixels, the highest is 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 480,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The LUMIX DMC-FT25 has a pretty average display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.7" screen cameras currently available including cheaper cameras such as the Fujifilm XP50.

If this Panasonic digital camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 does not support Wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 does not feature bluetooth.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Six owners who bought it mentioned that it had a good battery life. Mr.p.r wrote “The battery life was good”. Three years ago Mr. Simon Arnold mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The battery like is adequate in my opinion”. Stevieb wrote in their Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 review on Amazon.co.uk “When we get back I will provide a further update on things such as video quality, battery life and indeed, waterproofing”.


Lens System

Five Aspheric Elements

The LUMIX DMC-FT25 is a five aspheric element digital camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 25 millimeters, the LUMIX DMC-FT25 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera. Waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 35mm.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the LUMIX DMC-FT25 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the digital zooms range from 2x to 16x.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera range from 1 to 8.5, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. With a minimum aperture number of 3.9, the LUMIX DMC-FT25 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Average Optical Zoom

The LUMIX DMC-FT25 has a fairly average optical zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Panasonic camera have still image resolution(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 comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Camera

Features Calendar

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 features calendar. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also feature calendar.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The LUMIX DMC-FT25 does not have a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Fujifilm XP150.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 has a batteries included. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The LUMIX DMC-FT25 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The LUMIX DMC-FT25 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Design

Easy to Use

Eighteen customers agreed that this digital camera was easy to use. Mack said “Good pictures, easy to use and its waterproof which is a big bonus when dealing with farms, horses”. Kim wrote in his review of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 “Considering the price I have been wowed with the clarity and ease of use of this great sized camera”. Three years ago Martin S wrote on Amazon.co.uk “I already have a Lumix so was hoping this would be easy to use”.

Three people who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer said on Amazon.co.uk “What a great little camera! The menu for different settings is really easy to access”. One customer thought this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold.

One owner said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Decibelle mentioned “It's light, charges reasonably quickly and easy to set up”.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The LUMIX DMC-FT25 has a shock resistant. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have a shock resistant.

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Nice Design

Two customers who purchased the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 considered that it was good looking. Mr K Sheena rated the product 8 stars and he said on Amazon.co.uk “We also bought a Toshiba flash air memory card which meant we could see and transfer pictures to our smart phones and email them to people pretty easily”.

One person who bought it thought it was rough. Cazzyb gave the product a rating of 7 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “This worry was unfounded as it coped well with some rough treatment and took very good photos including good videos of The Bellagio water fountains Las Vegas”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good case. Decibelle mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “It leaked immediately upon immersion (literally just under the surface), despite me being really careful to shut the casing and lock it” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-four owners who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Mrs Jo Smales mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “On my return my parents were impressed by the quality of picture, size of camera” in her review of this digital camera and rated the product 7 stars. Paul gave it a score of 7 stars and he said on Amazon.co.uk “Picture quality id great for the price you pay.”. Maq rated the product 6 stars and mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The picture quality was good” in their Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 review.

Waterproof

The LUMIX DMC-FT25 is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other waterproof digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm XP50 which is cheaper; or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is waterproof then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm XP150.

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Dustproof

The LUMIX DMC-FT25 is dustproof, as are most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Robust

Twenty-six owners who bought it considered that it was good at resisting water ingress. Ephotozine.com wrote “The Panasonic Lumix FT25 is a compact and reasonably stylish waterproof digital camera with a good depth rating of 7metres” in their Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Mr. Simon Arnold he mentioned three years ago “I would strongly recommend reading the underwater instructions first” in his Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 review. Mr. Simon Arnold also mentioned “The camera is waterproof despite some of the claims to the contrary” in his review.

Eight owners who purchased it thought it was strong and durable. Thomas J Syson wrote in his review of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 on Amazon.co.uk “It also survived a big off while snowboarding in the apls in January, don't get me wrong this is not as rugged as a go pro”. Catherine Steven-Fountain said on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “I deliberately bought it as it is shockproof and water and sand proof”. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon.co.uk “First time owning a ruggedised camera and bloody glad I bought it” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who bought this digital camera concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Daniel Pike said in his review of this digital camera “This has destroyed the camera and it now just displays a white screen, requesting that I insert the SD Card again” .

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Fujifilm XP50 which is cheaper; or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 which has better reviews.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Fujifilm XP150.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The LUMIX DMC-FT25 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support video recording.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner reckoned that it was noisy.

Features Voice Recording

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The LUMIX DMC-FT25 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six owners said that this digital camera was compact. Michael Maginn said three years ago “Was also pleased at how compact the camera is”. Tim W. said in his review of this digital camera two years ago “This camera takes brilliant pictures the sport and panoramic modes are really brilliant and for a waterproof camera it looks just like and ordinary compact unit”. Steve Day rated this digital camera 7 stars and he wrote “Easy to operate, small and compact”.

One owner who bought it reckoned that it was lightweight. Cazzyb mentioned three years ago “Thought it was a bit lightweight and plastic when received”.

One person thought this digital camera was a good body shape. Amazon Customer said in their Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 review on Amazon.co.uk “Basically just make sure the seal and body are clean when you shut the case” and rated it 6 stars.

One owner concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Country Boy said on Amazon.co.uk “Bought this for a summer holiday as didn't want to take a bulky camera away” in their review of this digital camera.

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Very Light

The LUMIX DMC-FT25 is quite light (only 125 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The lightest digital camera of a similar type and age to this camera is 36g , the heaviest is 1.4kg, and the average weight is 230g.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm XP50 (155g) which is also cheaper.

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Support

Good Support

Seven people who reviewed the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 considered that it had good technical guidance. Pugwash mentioned “The key instructions are to make sure that the door seal for the battery”. Martin S said on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “The real instructions are on disk”. Wez said in their review of this digital camera “Got sand etc on it and simply washed as per instructions” and scored this digital camera 6 stars.


Features

Good Technical Features

Six people who reviewed it thought it had good features. Mr. Simon Arnold mentioned in his review of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 on Amazon.co.uk “This is a great holiday camera, packed full of useful features”. Pugwash wrote on Amazon.co.uk “It had enough features for my needs”. Roger W. gave it a score of 7 stars and he wrote on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “I have been very impressed with the features this small camera offers”.


Good Video Capture

Seventeen customers said that it was good for video recording. Michael Maginn said on Amazon.co.uk “Pictures and video great, just dont use it for longer than one”. Michael David Battams said on Amazon.co.uk “Fantastic camera, good photos in water and on land, also very good video camera”. Wez mentioned “Pictures & movies great quality” in their review of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three customers agreed that this digital camera had a good screen. Stevieb mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The best part is the crystal clear LCD screen” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Pictures

Fifty-one customers reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Mr. Simon Arnold wrote “The images are excellent & comparable to my DSLR, which was barely used this holiday” and scored it 8 stars. Three years ago Pugwash said “The main ones being its claim to be waterproof to 7m/23 feet and 16 mp sensitivity to give reasonable pictures” in their review of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25. Mr K Sheena scored this digital camera 7 stars and he said on Amazon.co.uk “The pictures are bright and full of colour” in his review of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25.

One owner who bought it wrote that it was able to produce clear pictures. One customer reckoned that it had a good picture resolution.

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Good Quality Lens

Three people who reviewed it considered that it had a good zoom. Skippy gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “The zoom operates itself too easily if using gloves”. A J Kerton mentioned on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “Just wish the zoom was a little better” in their review of this digital camera. Keith scored it 4 stars and he said in his review of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25 three years ago “I'm actually delighted with it- obviously its more basic than a high end camera, has limited optical zoom and a fairly low resolution rear screen”.

One owner who purchased it reckoned that it had a good lens. L. Anderson wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The following day the inside of the lens missed over entirely” in their review of this digital camera.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the LUMIX DMC-FT25 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

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

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