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PanasonicLumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Silver)
 
4.6

(based on 102 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (93)
  • Good image quality (87)
  • Compact (81)
  • Zoom range/performance (73)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (70)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (17)
  • Short battery life (9)
  • Poor flash (5)
  • Lag / shutter delay (3)
  • Limited zoom (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (77)
  • Travel (66)
  • Landscape/scenery (64)
  • Low light (37)
  • Wildlife (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (46), Photo enthusiast (36), Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (73), Yes (27)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Useful, compact point&shoot

Many people use cell phone cameras for everyday snapshots, but I find that using the Lumix FH-25 as my carry-everywhere camera yields much more useful results. The Lumix, wrapped in a plastic...Read complete review

Many people use cell phone cameras for everyday snapshots, but I find that using the Lumix FH-25 as my carry-everywhere camera yields much more useful results. The Lumix, wrapped in a plastic baggie, fits easily into my pocket, still leaving room for other stuff. The controls are easy to manage -- easier than those on my Canon powershot (lost during a recent trip) for which the Lumix is a replacement.

Lens range is nice, though one needs to anchor the camera firmly to get decent results at the 8x (224mm) setting. The lens (Leica label) gives nice results, though I'd say that the Canon images appeared to be as good.

The door that provides battery access seems a bit flimsy, so I'm taking particular care not to stress it. Given that a second Panasonic battery costs about 1/3 the price of the camera, I wish that a generic battery were available.

When on specific assignment I use Nikon DSLR's with the usual assortment of lenses, but the Lumix is an excellent supplement for the many occasions when the Nikons are not along. On the whole, I'm quite satisfied with the Lumix FH-25

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Does NOT perform as a 16.1 MP

I purchased this point & shoot as a pocket camera to have with me 24 7. First impressions were not
up to expectations for a 16.1 MP. Resolution on auto settings are...Read complete review

I purchased this point & shoot as a pocket camera to have with me 24 7. First impressions were not
up to expectations for a 16.1 MP. Resolution on auto settings are poor when zooming in. Image stabalization poor. IF a tripod is used, results improve as do using program settings and features
for planned shots. Of course this dampens the P&S feature for candid unplanned snap shots. The price was right on sale. For what I wanted one would have to pay twice as much.

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5.0

MOM's Camera

By Tommy T

from Northeast US

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about Lumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Black):

    Up and running in no time. Pretty much just set it to Auto and it works great. My mom just wanted a point and shoot so I just set the controls and showed her the on and off...can't be more easy.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 9
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Great camera, wide angle /w zoom

    By Nick

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Black):

        Good value for money. 8x zoom with 28mm wide angle and a more shooting modes than I will ever need on a point-and-shoot....I got a SLR for that.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 9
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Nice camera!

        By No nickname

        from Ohio

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Lumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Black):

          Very light and compact. Many mode options, and takes good pictures so far. I just got it a couple of days ago. rating it only 4 stars because I haven't used it a lot yet.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Perfect, everything you want

          By Kelly

          from Westlake, OH

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Lumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Black):

            Small in size w/ a big screen, easy fuctionallity, great pictures and video.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Excellent Camera

            By Bud

            from Seoul, Korea

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Nice Body Color
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Portraits
              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about Lumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Black):

              Tremendous camera in this price range. If I want to be sure my colors and clarity are correct I use this Lumix camera. I have several P&S cameras and this camera is the one I use to be sure I get a quality shot.

              Night shots with tripod and timer are superb...try it.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 9
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Very nice for the cost

              By EOC_Jason

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Zoom
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Lumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Black):

                I was looking for a little pocket camera so I could take some nice pictures and video, but not have to schlep around my big DSLR and lenses. I was just wanting something in the $100 price range, and after doing tons of research I decided on this model even though it was a little more than I wanted to spend. The lower priced cameras seemed to have a lot of complaints of shutter lag, blur from no / poor IS, etc, etc... This camera has really exceeded my expectations for the price. I also like how it is easy to go between photos & videos without having to navigate menus. It seems Panasonic *just* upgraded models, and the newer model while a little cheaper doesn't have as good of a zoom range.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 9
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Good investment!

                By Sebo

                from Ohio

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Image Quality
                • Great Zoom
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Video

                  Comments about Lumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Black):

                  Easy to use, excellent price/quality ratio

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 8
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Great price for small camera

                  By Dan

                  from Toronto Canada

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Video

                    Comments about Lumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Black):

                    Very easy to use out of the box camera

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 9
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great optics and pretty fast transfer sp

                    By C to C

                    from Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Lumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Red):

                        We presently own two Panasonic cameras, a ZS 1 and a newer ZS10.. The new FH 25 was purchased to replace the older unit.. WOW what a difference new technology makes.. The optics of Leica lens, have always been pretty good, but combined with the better sensor and newer designed multiple arrray lens this is one good unit. Don't forget to purchase a higher speed memory card, the camera can handle it. The transfer speed is good.. The iA setting is pretty accurate. My wife likes the simplicity of the camera. She just leaves it on fully auto and has a great time with it.. Can not go to far wrong with this camera for the price!!

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 9
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Handy, fast, and takes great pictures.

                        By HE

                        from Madison, WI

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Nice Body Color
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Lumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Red):

                          This camera does everything I expected of it. I wanted a small and handy pocket camera to carry with me, but I also wanted some zoom capability. The FH25 has all that. Having had two previous Panasonic cameras I expected great pictures, and the FH25 did not disappoint.

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 10
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Sweet!

                          By kayakdoug

                          from Humboldt Co.

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Nice Body Color
                          • No Touch Screen
                          • Rechargeable Li Battery
                          • SD card internal memory
                          • Short Lag Time
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Lumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Red):

                            I have been looking for a point and shot for a while now. Years have gone by and my search has ended with this camera. My wife is using the movie feature for her podcast. I will list the things I was looking for below:

                            Small, pocket sized, light weight
                            Lens (It is fixed, so you had better like it)
                            Optical zoom
                            Accurate color
                            Easy to use shooting modes
                            Easy to set custom exposure settings including white balance
                            SD card
                            Rechargeable lithium battery
                            No touch screen
                            Less than $250
                            This camera has these features. If you want a touch screen, there is an upgrade of this camera with one. I certainly haven't used it much yet, but I am very happy so far. The only other thing I wanted was the ability to shoot in RAW format, but that was the trade-off I made. This camera cost me about $135. Dang, good job Panasonic!

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 9
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Easy to use and nice pictures

                            By Oscar

                            from new york

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Great Zoom
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Nice Body Color
                            • Short Lag Time
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Lumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Blue):

                              Very easy and very nice pictures.

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 10
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Nice camera for the price

                              By Jamie B

                              from Cincinnati

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                              • Lag / Shutter Delay

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about Lumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Blue):

                              I bought this camera for my parents to use on their upcoming vacation. It takes pretty good video and big enough pictures that they can blow up anything they might want to around an 8X10 size. It's pretty easy to navigate through the menu and is small enough that my mom can keep it in her purse while on the trip. I liked it enough that I'm thinking about buying one for myself for when I don't want to lug my DSLR around (birthday party, day at the park hiking, etc.)

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 9
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Nice Point 'N'Shoot for the money

                              By Melikou

                              from Pasadena, MD

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good Macro Capabilities

                              Cons

                              • None found as of yet

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Lumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Blue):

                              Purchased the DMC-FH25 for taking pictures for posting to on-line auctions and [@] as well as family quick shots. The other inexpensive digital camera we already had didn't have the Macro capabilities of this camer, and so far I have been very happy.No, it doesn't give the quality of a $750 SLR with a $400 Macro lens, but for what I'm using it for, it has done very well.Good price, easy to use menus and nice build quality.

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 7
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              GREAT CAMERA

                              By JD

                              from FLORIDA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • EASY TO USE AND SET UP
                              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Nice Body Color
                              • Short Lag Time
                              • Small / Compact
                              • Small compact

                              Cons

                              • IF PROFESSIONAL I GUESS I

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Lumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Black):

                              I AM SURPRISED HANNAH WOULD LOWER HER SELF TO BUY SUCH A POINT AND SHOOT CAMERA, THIS CAMERA IS EASY TO USE IF TIME IS TAKEN TO ""LEARN" HOW TO USE IT. THE PHOTO'S ARE SHARP IF IT IS WIDE ANGLE OR A VERY VERY LONG ZOOM.
                              THIS CAMERA SHOULD COST DOUBLE FROM WHAT MOST OF US PAID. I THANK YOU FOR SUCH A NICE EASY TO USE CAMERA THAT TAKES JUST GREAT PHOTO'S.
                              JD

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 8
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Is a very nice camera

                              By Fisheh

                              from Wis

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Nice Body Color
                              • Short Lag Time
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Lumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Blue):

                                Is great for those of us who want to just point and shoot. Takes very nice pictures.

                                • Ease of Operation:
                                • 10
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                I love this camera!

                                By aykattack

                                from aykattack

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Good in Low Light
                                • Great Zoom
                                • Nice Body Color
                                • Small / Compact

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Indoors/Low Light

                                  Comments about Lumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Blue):

                                  I am an online auction seller, and depend a great deal on my camera. This little camera is amazing! There are a lot of features in a small package. Love the sleek design, and the pictures are fantastic.

                                  • Ease of Operation:
                                  • 10
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Nice camera for the price

                                  By Sarah

                                  from Alabama

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                  • Good Image Quality
                                  • Nice Body Color
                                  • Small / Compact

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Lumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Red):

                                    Great on the go camera. Easy to use.

                                    • Ease of Operation:
                                    • 9
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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                                    5.0

                                    Mine is not red, but it is a DMC-FH25

                                    By tom

                                    from central Illinois

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                    • Good Image Quality
                                    • Good Image Stabilization
                                    • Good in Low Light
                                    • Great Zoom
                                    • Large Clear LCD
                                    • Nice Body Color
                                    • Short Lag Time
                                    • Small / Compact
                                    • True point shoot

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Travel
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Lumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Red):

                                      I am a fan of the lumix cameras, this one is no exception. Great automatic pictures,with no special settings. Very compact. I bought a type 10 video card and the lag time is much better, I don't know if it is the camera or the card, but it is much better than my old DMC-TZ5(with a type 4 card)

                                      • Ease of Operation:
                                      • 9
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes

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                                      5.0

                                      Nice Choice

                                      By Trabajador

                                      from Guatemala, Central America

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Good Image Quality
                                      • Good in Low Light
                                      • Nice Body Color

                                      Cons

                                      • Lag / Shutter Delay

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Sports/Action

                                      Comments about Lumix DMC-FH25 Digital Camera (Black):

                                      I always wish a device like this. It's nice and has a lot of advantages in front others brands.

                                      • Ease of Operation:
                                      • 8
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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