Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25

Last Updated (02 July’12):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25 is a 12.1-Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor Digital Camera with 16x Optical Zoom. It features 24-383mm LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens, 60i AVCHD & 30p MP4 HD Video recording, Panorama & Intelligent HDR Modes, POWER O.I.S. Optical Image Stabilization, 3D Photo Mode, and 3.0-inch Intelligent LCD Monitor. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.13 x 2.27 x 1.31″ / 10.49 x 5.77 x 3.33 cm and weight 6.53oz / 185g.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25 Reviews

Photographyblog reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25 and writes;
“The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25 dealt very well with chromatic aberrations, with limited purple fringing effects appearing only in high contrast situations. The built-in flash worked well indoors, with no red-eye and adequate exposure. The night photograph was excellent, with the maximum shutter speed of 15 seconds allowing you to capture plenty of light.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Ephotozine reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25 and writes;
“The Panasonic Lumix TZ25 is a good update to last years model, the TZ18, with a 12 megapixel sensor, it produces lower noise, and has good image quality for a compact camera. Focus speed is excellent as is continuous shooting and the camera has a number of options for fast continuous shooting. Focus is quick even when using the full 16x optical zoom which makes this camera all the more appealing.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Cameralabs reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25 and writes;
“the Lumix ZS15 / TZ25 has a lot to offer with a 16x stabilised optical zoom, a 12.1 Megapixel sensor that produces excellent image quality and good high ISO performance, 1080i HD video with AVCHD encoding, and a range of shooting modes that go all the way from fully manual to Intelligent Auto including versatile high speed continuous shooting and fun creative modes plus panoramic and 3D capture.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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User Opinions

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25 User Reviews

Review: Panasonic Lumix ZS15 12.1 MP 16x Digital Camera Vs. Canon SX230 HS
“The Canon Powershot SX230, with its 14x optical zoom range, has produced some very good images for me. There are situations where the 14x zoom just isn’t enough, like the above image of turkeys shot from the far side of a clover field. For extended zoom range without additional bulk or great cost, the new Panasonic ZS-15 has the potential to fill the bill.” – By Randal P. Wakeman
Rating: ★★★★★

Great travel camera
“On a recent class reunion, we snapped off 550+ photos without a hitch. The quality was crisp and clear, and the ZS15 was exceedingly responsive in outdoor or indoor environments. Did not use the video functions, however, in a short test, the video worked just fine.” – By UT
Rating: ★★★★★

Upgraded from the FH-5, very pleased
“In fact, the ZS-15 allows you to get 40% closer on macro shots than the FH-5, and they look fantastic. I still take my photos in the 16:9 aspect ratio, and with the quality setting on ‘fine’ I can get 1834 photos on my 8gb card, compared to 1485 on the FH-5.” – By Nicodimus
Rating: ★★★★★

An absolute winner and quality product!
“This P&S sports a distortion-free 24mm wide angle with an amazingly sharp 383mm zoom. The auto-focus is very responsive and works as one would hope. Image stabilization is accomplished through the lens and works well when shooting video, especially at long focal lengths.” – By Spicerpro
Rating: ★★★★★

Amazing for its size and price!
“Video quality is also amazing. Here again, the image stabilizer makes most hand-held shots look like they were shot on a tripod. Although AVCHD looks great on my TV, it’s too difficult to deal with on the computer, so I’m going to stick with the MP4 setting. It’s great to have a choice, though.” – By Ranger “J”
Rating: ★★★★★

High quality “pocket camera.”
“It has enough megapixels (12.1)to make 11×14 or 11×17 prints, the size I usually print, as well as a long enough telephoto, 16x zoom. I don’t really need the GPS and 3D capabilities of the ZS20. I like to take portraits of my friends’ dogs on our walk in the morning. The prints I’ve given them have turned out beautifully–excellent color and very sharp. I would recommend this camera to anyone.” – By L. Gregory “Linda”
Rating: ★★★★★

Amazing Zoom… Perfect for the Novice
“I really like this camera and its super ability to zoom in past the optical range and still take some awesome pictures. It has a quick shutter speed, and the rest of the features are great. I haven’t found anything I don’t like about it. Great camera for the price, especially when on sale!” – By Christopher Smith
Rating: ★★★★★

zs-15 camera
“This is my third Panasonic camera with the longest optical zoom. I have been happy with all of them but this now is a gem. I am not interested in having the camera tell me where I am and the 16x optical is more than adequate. A perfect camera for travel and home and family also’” – By jJOHN
Rating: ★★★★★

Finally, a camera that does what I need it to
“I want a sturdy, easy to operate camera that takes consistent quality photos and this one does. I mostly take still photos of my kids, grandkids, scenery, our pets and livestock. Recent photos in marginal light, from the outdoor stadium seating at a high school graduation were amazing. Almost as if I were right on the field.” – By azsheepster
Rating: ★★★★★

Best of the Lumix Series
“I set C2-1 to the night image mode which allows for in-camera processing of four images to reduce the noise of the high gain on the sensor. You will be amazed at the images you can take with this feature.” – By ImageMD
Rating: ★★★★★

The ZS15 is an excellent camera
“The photos are crisp and well exposed and it doesn’t have the not needed GPS or touch screen. I highly recommend the ZS15.” – By Traveler
Rating: ★★★★★

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Samples

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25 Sample Photos

- Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25 Sample Photos @ Amazon.com

- Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25 Sample Photos @ Flickr.com

- Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25 Sample Photos @ Photographyblog.com

- Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25 Sample Photos @ Ephotozine.com

- Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25 Sample Photos @ Cameralabs.com

Manual

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25 User Manual (PDF)

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Features

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25 Features

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25 comes with a powerful 16x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-384mm) which allows you capture closer images with detail result, it is also available in video recording. Featuring an Intelligent Resolution technology, this camera is able to extend the the 16x optical zoom to 32x equivalent that brings you 2x closer to your subject than the original optical zoom with minimum deterioration of image quality. While the 24mm Ultra Wide-angle Lens provides a wider range of composition possibilities with approx. 213% larger viewing space compared to that of 35mm camera.

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This camera also has a POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) which automatically compensates the blur effects that caused by camera shake when pressing the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed. It lets you get bright and clear images even when you are shooting in low light situations. In addition, with 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor that offers high-speed signal output and high-sensitivity image recording, this camera allows you shooting images up to ISO3200 in full resolution.

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Moreover, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25 also allows you to record Full HD 1920 x 1080 60p videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4) format or (30p in MP4). There are Venus Engine and Intelligent Noise Reduction System which enable this camera to record extremely clear video details, even when subjects are moving quickly.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25 Features Highlights:

+ 12.1Mp High Sensitivity MOS Sensor

+ 3.0-inch Intelligent LCD Monitor

+ 24-383mm LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens

+ 16x Optical Zoom

+ 60i AVCHD & 30p MP4 HD Video Capture

+ Monaural Microphone

+ 32x Intelligent Zoom

+ Panorama & Intelligent HDR Modes

+ POWER O.I.S. Optical Image Stabilization

+ 3D Photo Mode


See also: Digital Camera | Panasonic | Point & Shoot Cameras





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