As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Panasonic Lumix ZS25 is also often compared to pro digicams and compacts. The Panasonic Lumix ZS25's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix ZS35 and the Lumix ZS30) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and the Cyber-shot DSC-WX300)

Competitor classes

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS25 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 1.3"), is slightly lighter (193 g vs 240 g) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35
1 year newer
$374

Significant advantages of the ZS35 (vs the ZS25)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the ZS35 (vs the ZS25)

  • Much larger: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Thicker: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Heavier: 240 g vs 193 g

common strengths of the ZS35 and ZS25

  • Very small: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 240 g vs 193 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
similar age
$396

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the ZS25)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (vs the ZS25)

  • Shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the ZS30 and ZS25

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Very light: 198 g vs 193 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the ZS25)

  • More zoom: 30x vs 20x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the ZS25)

  • Much larger: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 243 g vs 193 g
  • Thicker: 1.3" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and ZS25

  • Very small: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 243 g vs 193 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
3 years newer
$368

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the ZS25)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • More zoom: 30x vs 20x
  • Much longer battery life: 390 shots vs 260 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the ZS25)

  • Much larger: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.4" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 245 g vs 193 g

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and ZS25

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 193 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix ZS19

Panasonic Lumix ZS19
1 year older

Significant advantages of the ZS19 (vs the ZS25)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the ZS19 (vs the ZS25)

  • Shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the ZS19 and ZS25

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 206 g vs 193 g

Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
1 year older

Significant advantages of the ZS15 (vs the ZS25)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the ZS15 (vs the ZS25)

  • Much larger: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)

common strengths of the ZS15 and ZS25

  • Very small: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Very light: 208 g vs 193 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS25 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is newer (january 2013 vs september 2012) and is slightly lighter (193 g vs 352 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 922k dots), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
3 months older

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the ZS25)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the ZS25)

  • None found

common strengths of the G15 and ZS25

  • None found

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS
3 months older

Significant advantages of the XZ-2 iHS (vs the ZS25)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-2 iHS (vs the ZS25)

  • None found

common strengths of the XZ-2 iHS and ZS25

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic ZS25 compared to compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (20x vs 5x), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is much larger (compact (105×59×28 mm) vs super compact (95×59×21 mm)), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9"), is slightly heavier (193 g vs 146 g) and is slightly more expensive ($429.90 vs $99.95).

Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS
4 years older

Significant advantages of the Z1485 IS (vs the ZS25)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Z1485 IS (vs the ZS25)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much larger: Compact (90×64×39 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the Z1485 IS and ZS25

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 194 g vs 193 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX78 (vs the ZS25)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (99×56×20 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX78 (vs the ZS25)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Shoots slower: 3.7 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-FX78 and ZS25

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Very small: Super compact (99×56×20 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
1 year newer
$100

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the ZS25)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 120 g vs 193 g
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the ZS25)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Shoots significantly slower: 1 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and ZS25

  • Very small: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 120 g vs 193 g

Casio Exilim EX-ZS30

Casio Exilim EX-ZS30
similar age

Significant advantages of the EX-ZS30 (vs the ZS25)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Lighter: 146 g vs 193 g

Significant disadvantages of the EX-ZS30 (vs the ZS25)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the EX-ZS30 and ZS25

  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 146 g vs 193 g

Samsung L830

Samsung L830
5 years older

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the ZS25)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×59×21 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the ZS25)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the L830 and ZS25

  • Very small: Super compact (95×59×21 mm) vs Compact (105×59×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 183 g vs 193 g