Features & Controls

By

panisonic_fs25_lens.jpg

The Lumix DMC-FS25 features a  LEICA DC Vario-Elmar 5x optical zoom lens  that is equivalent to a 29-145mm zoom on a 35mm camera. It has a maximum aperture of F3.3 - 5.9 (wide-telephoto). The lens is constructed from 7 elements in 6 groups (3 Aspherical Lenses / 4 Aspherical surfaces). When powered down the lens retracts into the camera's body and is protected by a built-in cover.

Shaky hands is the one of the biggest causes of blurry shots. LUMIX cameras help solve this problem with advanced MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) technology. A built-in gyro-sensor detects any hand-shake and a signal is relayed to a high precision control circuit built into the Venus Engine IV, which instantly calculates the compensation needed. A linear motor then shifts the O.I.S. lens as necessary to guide incoming light from the image straight to the CCD. Panasonic's highly evolved Venus Engine HD makes this process even faster and more accurate. This helps extend the MEGA O.I.S. correction range more than 3 steps below (slower than) the shutter speed that is generally considered to be the limit for handheld shooting.

The TTL contrast-detection auto focus system has selectable Normal, Macro, Tracking and Quick AF modes. It also features an AF-assist lamp for low light situations. The normal focus range is:

  • Normal: Wide 50cm/ Tele 100cm - infinity
  • Macro / Intelligent AUTO: Wide 10cm / Tele 100cm - infinity 



panisonic_fs25_flash.jpg

The built in flash offers Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On and Flash Off modes. Flash range is 11.8 in. - 17.4 ft. / 0.3 - 5.3m (Wide/ISO Auto), 3.3 - 9.8 ft. / 1.0 - 3.0m (Tele/ISO Auto).



panisonic_fs25_controls_top.jpg

On top of the camera you will find the power switch, shutter release with the zoom control coupled around it and the intelligent Auto button.



panisonic_fs25_back.jpg

A 3-inch, 230K dot LCD screen is used to frame and view your images, as well as navigate the camera's menus. In Auto Power LCD mode, the screen will adjust itself to make sure it is easily visible in any lighting conditions.



panisonic_fs25_controls_back.jpg

Controls on the back: At the top right is the Play / Record switch. Below that is the Mode button, which chooses the desired exposure mode. Next are the Display and Menu/Set buttons. The MENU/Set button calls up and dismisses the menu system as well as accepts menu selections. The DISPLAY button toggles the amount of overlay information shown on the LCD. The 4-way selector in Record mode toggles the flash mode when pressed "Right." When pressed "Up" it adjusts exposure compensation, "Left" to activate the Self-timer and press "Down" to enable Marco focus mode. In Playback mode the 4-way selector is used to select images and in both record and play is used to navigate the menu screens. The Q.MENU button gives you access to the shortcut menu in record mode, and acts as the image delete option in playback mode.



panisonic_fs25_io.jpg

A  combination I/O port handles both the standard-definition Audio/Video output as well us USB (2.0 high-speed) connectivity, using the supplied cables.The DMC-FS25 is also PictBridge compatible, so you can print directly from the camera when plugged into any PictBrdge compatible photo printer.

















panisonic_fs25_sd.jpg

Still images and movie clips are stored on 50MB of internal flash memory or removable SD, SDHC, or MMC memory cards. Panasonic claims when using MMC type media, you can only capture Still images. Shown here with a fast and spacious OCZ Class 6 4GB SDHC card.


Approx. Storage capacities


panisonic_fs25_storage_1.gif
panisonic_fs25_storage_2.gif

panisonic_fs25_storage_3.gif




panisonic_fs25_battery.jpg

The DMC-FS25 is powered by a proprietary 3.6v 940mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery. Panasonic claims that a fully charged pack will provide enough power for up to 330 frames or  165 minutes of continuous recording time (using CIPA standard testing methods).


Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.

Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
Related Product Description Price
Fujifilm FinePix S4000 14 MP Digital Camera with Fujinon 30x Super Wide Angle Optical Zoom Accessory Saver 4GB NiMH Battery/Rapid Charger Bundle Fujifilm FinePix S4000 14 MP Digital Camera with Fujinon 30x Super Wide Angle Optical Zoom Accessory Saver 4GB NiMH Battery/Rapid Charger Bundle $399.95
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS 16.1 MP Wi-Fi Enabled CMOS Digital Camera with 5x Zoom 24mm Wide-Angle Lens with 1080p Full HD Video and 3.2-Inch Touch Panel LCD (Silver) Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS 16.1 MP Wi-Fi Enabled CMOS Digital Camera with 5x Zoom 24mm Wide-Angle Lens with 1080p Full HD Video and 3.2-Inch Touch Panel LCD (Silver) $249.00
Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant Lens (Red) + 52mm UV Filter + DavisMAX MicroFiber Cloth DavisMAX Bundle Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant Lens (Red) + 52mm UV Filter + DavisMAX MicroFiber Cloth DavisMAX Bundle $173.09
Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant Lens (Pink) + 52mm UV Filter + DavisMAX MicroFiber Cloth DavisMAX Bundle Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant Lens (Pink) + 52mm UV Filter + DavisMAX MicroFiber Cloth DavisMAX Bundle $173.09
Panasonic Lumix digital camera SZ3 10x optical white DMC-SZ3-W Panasonic Lumix digital camera SZ3 10x optical white DMC-SZ3-W $172.92
Complete Deluxe Starter Kit + 2 DMW-BCK7 Batteries + AC/DC Turbo Charger with Travel Adapter for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25 DMC-FH27 DMC-FP5 DMC-FP7 DMC-FS16 DMC-FS18 DMC-FS22 DMC-FS35 DMC-FS37 DMC-S1 DMC-S2 DMC-S3 DMC-SZ1 DMC-SZ5 DMC-SZ7 DMC-TS20 DMC-TS25 Digital Camera Complete Deluxe Starter Kit + 2 DMW-BCK7 Batteries + AC/DC Turbo Charger with Travel Adapter for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25 DMC-FH27 DMC-FP5 DMC-FP7 DMC-FS16 DMC-FS18 DMC-FS22 DMC-FS35 DMC-FS37 DMC-S1 DMC-S2 DMC-S3 DMC-SZ1 DMC-SZ5 DMC-SZ7 DMC-TS20 DMC-TS25 Digital Camera $100.00
Replacement Battery for Panasonic works with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15, DMC-FS25, DMC-FS7, DMC-FT3, DMC-TS1, DMC-TS3 Replacement Battery for Panasonic works with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15, DMC-FS25, DMC-FS7, DMC-FT3, DMC-TS1, DMC-TS3 $39.95