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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25 review
|DATE REVIEWED: 30th May 2012||Add Camera To Comparison Chart|
|Camera Type||Compact||Shutter Speeds||15 - 1 sec|
|RRP||£290||ISO Range||100 - 6400|
|Megapixels||12.1||Focal Length||24 - 384mm|
|Weight||185g||Aperture||f3.3 - 5.9|
|Dimensions||105 x 58 x 33mm (WxHxD)||Focus Distance||3cm - inf|
|LCD Size||3 inches||Zoom (Opt)||16x|
|Zoom (Dig)||32x||Storage||SD / SDXC / SDHC|
|Max Resolution||4000 x 3000||Battery Type||Li-Ion|
The Panasonic Lumix TZ25 is the latest in a long line of successful compact cameras. Loaded with practical functions, there is something for the beginner right through to the enthusiast photographer.
The camera is traditional by design, favouring a boxy shape with a slightly curved grip for easy handheld shooting, and all the buttons are clearly labelled. It’s recommended to start off using the straightforward Intelligent Auto mode first if you’re new to photography, as this selects all the appropriate settings for your shot.
As confidence grows, there are fully manual controls on the mode dial as well as some fantastic scene modes to explore. You can even experiment with image tones by turning the dial to the paintbrush icon.
Users will also find a conveniently placed movie button on the top plate, which starts recording high definition video clips with one press. It’s easy to access, so you can be sure you wont miss the action as it unfolds.
Practically speaking, the TZ25 offers you everything you need to capture great shots in every situation. It has a Burst mode of ten frames per second, which means you can take super-speedy shots of sports events or fast-moving subjects like children or pets. Combine this with a fantastic 16x optical zoom and the TZ25 looks like a very worthy family camera. We also love the bright three-inch screen, which enables you to view your images in playback, even in the midday sun.
Image quality is very impressive, producing well-balanced and colourful photos. On overcast days there is a slight tendency to overexpose images, but this is easily controlled using the Exposure Compensation button found on the back of the camera.
All in all, the TZ25 is a great package, with features that appeal to all photographic genres. It will be a well-loved addition to any family outing.
This is quite an expensive compact, but it provides everything you need to help produce great shots and progress with your photography skills over time
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Rosie’s big passion is travel photography, with a love of capturing different cultures on camera, from scenery and landscapes through to people and food. She studied photography at college and hopes one day find time to submit her images to the Royal Photographic Society for accreditation.
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|Average Camera Rating||3.4|
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