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PanasonicLumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Red)
 
4.2

(based on 52 reviews)

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    (19)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (43)
  • Compact (36)
  • Good image quality (33)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (29)
  • Nice body color (23)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (9)
  • Limited zoom (8)
  • Poor image quality (5)
  • Short battery life (4)
  • Lag / shutter delay (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (30)
  • Family photos (23)
  • Sports/action (19)
  • Landscape/scenery (18)
  • Video (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (21), Photo enthusiast (19), Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (42), Yes (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Bang for the buck!

I bought this with the intent of casual use and pictures of the kids at play. We took it to Aquatica and I took some photos of the kids in and under the water. ...Read complete review

I bought this with the intent of casual use and pictures of the kids at play. We took it to Aquatica and I took some photos of the kids in and under the water. Perfect. I even gave it to my 7 year old daughter who took photo after photo under water and swimming. Not a hitch! She managed to kill the battery having so much fun with it. Brought it back home, charged it up, and it turned right on.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Do not buy this piece of junk

Bought this camera specifically for a vacation to the Bahamas (Atlantis resort) and the view finder was fogged up the entire trip. The manual states that if the fogging issue happens it is...Read complete review

Bought this camera specifically for a vacation to the Bahamas (Atlantis resort) and the view finder was fogged up the entire trip. The manual states that if the fogging issue happens it is not an issue with the camera but with the humidity of your environment. Then why would anyone buy this camera?? Also the camera stopped taking pictures on the 2nd day with it being stuck some sort of ERROR about chosing PC or PICBRIDGE to transfer pics. I didn't want to transfer pics!! I had over 2000 pictures left on my SD card to take. What a nightmare!! Good thing I brought 2 of my other cameras with me, my Canon SX40 Powershot and my CanonElph 300 HS which worked great but they are not water proof so any shots in the pools or water park just were not happening since the Lumix failed. Do not buy this camera even if its on sale and sounds like a good deal.. I was convinced by the AWESOME write-ups an expect opinions that this was the perfect camera but they are just lies. Now I'm stuck with an unreliable camera. Probably just give it to my 9 year old daughter to have fun with. Also the battery life between charges was poor, had to recharge twice on the 1st day. The only thing good I can say about this is I like the look of the camera, shame is stinks.

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5.0

Great Lightweight camera

By Jbug

from St. Louis, Mo

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
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Red):

    Used this camera while backpacking in Iceland and Canada. With a group of seven, and it took by far the most beautiful, clear pictures. Bought a couple more for the kids.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Compact with great features & Results

    By Autumnrose

    from Nashua, NH

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • 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
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Blue):

      This camera fits easily into an on-the-go itinerary.Rain or shine, city streest or on the beach. No need to worry about messing up the camera. Tons of features that were rapidly easy to grasp and use to your best advantage. I had to pick this camera up when my previous one suddenly "died" barely 10 days before a major trip lasting over two weeks to a place I hadn't been before and may not get back to. It pulled through like a champ and gave me little frustration in learning something completely new while on a fast paced itinerary. I was able to savor the experiences while capturing the views I wanted to take away with me. It performed its job flawlessly! I managed to capture some incredible photos. Some better than my spouses typical 35 MM full featured camera. Before picking this up I had been anticipating getting another camera that could be taken underwater for snorkelling. Now I don't need to as this one does what I need and is even better than the one I didn't want to give up after using it for 10 years. SO glad I turned to B&H in my "mini-crisis".

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      • No

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      3.0

      Works well

      By Rich Ard

      from Houston, Texas

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Red):

        Bought camera for my wife. She's happy so far.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        simple but hard working.

        By Artist at Large

        from Teaneck, NJ

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Nice Body Color
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Limited Zoom

        Best Uses

        • Child's Camera

        Comments about Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Blue):

        I bought this to use with my students so they may shoot their stop action animation images. It worked hard for two days and the shots all look great. The limited zoom is not a factor since i keep the camera close to the set. Luckily we did not try out the water proof ablities this time. Since i work in a pottery studio dustproof and waterproof are an added bonus. I am considering a couple more so I may keep the FZ-47 out of harms way. One more note they shot 1750 shots I changed the battery twice. I bought an extra battery. It definitly does what I need it to do.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Quality Digital Waterproof Camera

        By LPS Collector

        from Johnson City, TN

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Blue):

          This camera was purchased for our daughter for her 12th birthday. She uses is to produce videos of our dog and, of course take pictures. She will be taking it on vacation to the beach to take some underwater pictures.

          It is of excellent build quality and has advanced features like panoramic picture mode that takes multiple pictures and merges them into one panoramic view. It also has several filters for editing the pictures.

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          • Yes

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          4.0

          Great for kayaker

          By Mike

          from South Salem, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Black):

                Small, simple and capable - but above all waterproof. Use with a floatation strap. Easy to use with one hand and kayak gloves o,

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                • No

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                4.0

                Lumix DMC is waterproof

                By bill a tar

                from Elk Grove, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Limited Zoom
                • Short Battery Life
                • Suggest A Backup Battery

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Travel

                Comments about Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Blue):

                Used the Lumix on a river rafting trip. It took reasonably good pixs and videos ... a waterproof camera was essential!
                The shutter was awkwardly placed for me, which caused me to miss a number of shots.
                Water droplets on the lens caused problems with sun flare.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Works great for underwater shots

                By Mike

                from Evanston, IL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Great underwater
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Limited Zoom

                Best Uses

                • Snapshots
                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Blue):

                Takes great pictures and movies underwater and on dry land. Not super great pictures, but a great value for the money. I got this camera partly for underwater shots and for my kids to do their stop-motion stuff, and it worked just fine for that. Unfortunately, mine croaked at about 10 months old, with no evident signs of trauma- just stopped taking pitcures, tough it would display old ones. I sent it in to Panasonic and they replaced it immediately, no questions asked.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Happy with the camera

                By joeb

                from oconmowoc wi

                Comments about Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Blue):

                We bought the camera for a trip to florida. It takes a great underwater pictures.

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                5.0

                Great Underwater Camera

                By Ruth

                from Florida

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Underwater

                  Comments about Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Red):

                  We purchased this camera specifically for underwater use. At the first opportunity we tried it out and were very impressed. The pictures were very clear and the video was amazing! We haven't really noticed anything about the camera that we don't like! Also received very fast ship time from B & H which was an added bonus.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great camera for the price

                  By Photographyteacher

                  from Watertown, NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Red):

                    For the price it's a great little camera. It takes good pictures, small, easy to use. I haven't had it in the water yet but will soon fine out. Don't like the zoom controls on the back of the camera, wish they were on top.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Disappointed in Some Features

                    By Luv2Photo

                    from Londonderry, NH

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Zoom

                    Cons

                    • Camera Handling

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Red):

                    Use this camera for pool, beach, canoeing, horseback riding, when it's raining, when it's snowing, or, as you can see, for any active thing my family does. This camera is good for any and all those things. I never have to worry about damaging the camera due to water, snow, or when it's dropped.Internally, the camera is very good. Great pictures! Great videos! So, on to what's disappointing... all around handling the camera while doing our activities. I have relied on the DMC-TS2 version of this camera for years! Slightly larger, but my go-to action camera - in a car, boat, snowshoes, horse, etc.1. This newer version is smaller and thinner, yes. But I have the smallest hand in my family, and it's almost too small. My hand has actually cramped trying to hold on to it after several pictures. (See comment on strap.) 2. I'm a righty, and there's no good way to hold it without pushing on the other buttons.3. I cannot operate all the buttons with 1 hand (to zoom, change settings, etc.)while I'm doing my activity, which is what I need to do when horseback riding. (It's not advisable to do the "Look, Ma, no hands" thing!) Lumix needs to put the zoom button back up on top to make 1 handed operation possible.4. I like the older hand strap that I could tighten so that I never had to worry about the camera falling. With this, I have to hold on to it. (Ergo, the cramping comment.)5. My older camera came with a gel casing that was probably more peace of mind. But I liked that it protected the camera, the battery/card compartement from opening.6. I realize that this camera does more than my older one. But I bought this for our adventures. And it's slower between pictures. I've missed passing wildlife, birds, etc., as the camera stores my previous picture.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great little camera

                    By Beginner

                    from St Louis, MO

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Lag / Shutter Delay

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Black):

                      I've used this camera during my Hawaii vacation. It was used to take underwater pictures while snorkeling. The pictures look nice.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      A good little workhorse

                      By Phillipe Des Bois

                      from Vermont

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • No Viewfinder

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Blue):

                      Used indoors and outdoors on recent 4 day backcountry ski trip. Captured the trip well in stills and video. Builtin image retouch was valuable in making pictures more interesting.

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Great pictures, poor audio

                      By mwc745

                      from Colorado

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Poor Audio On Video

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Black):

                      Takes great still photos and video Is good. However the audio on videos is inaudible.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great Camera

                      By Dmoney

                      from The U

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Great Zoom

                      Cons

                      • No Viewfinder

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Black):

                      Great and easy camera to use

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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      It works as advertised

                      By Bob

                      from Charleston, SC

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Short Battery Life

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Blue):

                      Took the camera on a family cruise & it was used for both group photos and an underwater snorkeling session by the grandchildren. It is important to be careful to follow the directions re: underwater use and observe the depth limitations, but doing so yielded quite satisfactory pix. If you take shortcuts, like opening the camera to access the card or battery after use underwater, you may have a problem if you do not follow the special directions for cleaning.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Nice Camera

                      By Alice

                      from Detroit, MI

                      Comments about Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Black):

                      Nice size, slim. Photos are good, not the best available but I don't expect them to be since I did not purchase the best camera available. For the price, I am very happy with it. It looks sleek and I love the black. I wish it had a viewfinder but I can do without one. I like the many different scene settings. The panoramic is really fun to use. Works well under water. I have not had any problems with it so far

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                      4.0

                      waterproof so far

                      By Tim

                      from Naples, FL

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Nice Body Color
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Sports/Action

                        Comments about Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Red):

                        Purchased for my teenage daughter. She loves it. She has used it under fresh and salt water and it is still working just fine.

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                        • Yes

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                        2.0

                        It works, but not good

                        By BL

                        from Johnson City, TN

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • Poor Image Quality
                        • Poor Image Stabilization

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Lumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Blue):

                          I works, but image quality is not good (IQ is much lower than my expectation because I mainly use Nikon D800. So it may be OK for some people). It got fogged easily, so you must open the door and put it under the sun for 10-20 minutes to remove the fog. Moreover, the dynamic range is not good and you cannot shoot in RAW.

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                          • No

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