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PanasonicLumix DMC-TS25 Digital Camera (Red)
 
4.1

(based on 58 reviews)

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    (25)

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    (22)

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    (7)

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    (2)

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    (2)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (47)
  • Compact (39)
  • Good image quality (34)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (30)
  • Nice body color (23)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (11)
  • Limited zoom (9)
  • Poor image quality (6)
  • Lag / shutter delay (5)
  • Short battery life (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (32)
  • Family photos (24)
  • Sports/action (19)
  • Landscape/scenery (18)
  • Video (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (23), Photo enthusiast (20), Semi-pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45), Yes (10)

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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4.0

Decent camera for beach and water

By the traveler

from Portland, ME

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Great Resolution
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • No Viewfinder
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Travel

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

Purchased camera for a trip to the Caribbean knowing we would be near the sand and in the water. Wanted something that could take the abuse, offer ease of use, small, lightweight, and provide decent quality pictures.

Pictures taken underwater came out well especially for the price range of this camera - not National Geographic quality but much more superior to disposable cameras. I could not see the LCD display at times and had to use the shape/shadows to frame the picture and hope for the best. Also had to remember to allow the camera to focus before fully pushing the button down. I got some great shots and video.

I was impressed and pleased with the pictures above water as well - very clear,crisp and good color. Loved panoramic option. Still need to test out other options. Camera does not handle sun glare very well though. I own an SLR but this camera will be more practical when a lightweight, no worry type of trip is planned. Overall, camera proved its worth and easy to use.

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5.0

Good

By The Dad

from Waterbury, CT

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light

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

    Purchased for my 6 year old daughter. Easy to use, separate buttons for pictures vs. video. Good camera for its price range.

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    • Yes

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    4.0

    Good Product

    By Rosie

    from Berkeley, CA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          This camera is great for taking casual photos but if you want super high quality pictures this is not for you.

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          • Yes

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          2.0

          A Beginners Camera

          By trishgreg

          from Tarpon Springs, FL

          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Lag / Shutter Delay
          • Limited Zoom
          • No Viewfinder
          • Poor Image Quality
          • Poor Image Stabilization
          • Poor in Low Light

          Best Uses

          • Travel
          • Video

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

          I liked that this was a small camera that I could carry in my purse, and it had more features than my iPhone. However, I found that my pictures were not sharp and that was the killer. Also the manual was online and very hard to read with the small icons. I like to take the instruction books and sit down with my camera and go through the book and try out all the features as I read about them. I could not do this with this online book. Therefore, I could not figure out how to use some of the features. I suppose this could be a good basic camera for a beginner, to use just the basic features on the camera.

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          3.0

          Ok for the price

          By Rmd

          from Texas

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

          Average quality at best. I had an issue with the memory card getting stuck. Video quality below average but on par for the money.

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          4.0

          So far lives up to it's expectations

          By Todd

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Lag / Shutter Delay

          Best Uses

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

            In Hawaii now and have used it in the rain, in the ocean underwater and of course in dry weather. All have been good for a point and shoot. Battery could last longer but does last the whole day on a full charge.

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            • No

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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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                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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                          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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                          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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                              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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                              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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