The Panasonic TZ25 is a compact camera that features a 16x optical zoom LEICA DC Lens. This is undoubtedly the main feature of this point and shoot compact camera. With this lens, one can get up close to a subject using the zoom as it features a focal length of 24 - 384mm. The camera also comes equipped with image stabilization technology. With this one can expect blur free images in shots that feature 16x zoom.
Display does well in sunlight
The camera has a 12.1 megapixel MOS sensor that can record images at a resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. This should be ideal for those who are casual photographers as they can click images crisply in most lighting conditions as MOS sensors offer better quality images in low lighting conditions. The MOS sensor size found here is 1/2.3-inches and this is the common sensor size for almost all compact point and shoot cameras.
Panasonic maintains a uniformity with their interface and one who is familiar with the their line up of cameras will find this easy to use. However, a first time Panasonic camera user will also find accessing the different options easy if they play around with the camera for a little while. There is no real learning curve required here but to be adept with it, one will need to play around with it before dismissing it. Panasonic's made the UI very simple to use and it's designed keeping a variety of audiences in mind which can range from casual photographers to those interested in playing around with the settings while shooting. Panasonic has added PASM modes in the camera allowing one to adjust the semi manual and manual shooting settings such as program mode, aperture priority, shutter priority and manual mode. Apart from this, there is a 3D shooting mode as well, allowing one to capture 3D images from the camera and view the image on a compatible 3D TV. The picture cannot be viewed on the camera display itself to review the image shot.
The 16x optical zoom lens
For those interested in artistic photography, Panasonic has added a range of artistic filters such as retro, high key, low key, sepia and a range of others. In addition to these filters, there are a variety of scene modes such as portrait, scenery, panorama, sports, pet, and many more. These can be handy while capturing images easily by merely adjusting to the various scene. The camera can record videos in AVCHD 1080i, which can be ideal for viewing on a TV or in MP4 at a resolution of 1080p which is more suitable for viewing on a PC. While recording in MP4, the camera can record in full HD at 25fps. This is not as great as their competition who have launched cameras that can record at 1080p at 30fps, although they come at a higher price as well. The previous generation model recorded videos at 720p, so this is definitely a step up.
The camera can record media on an SD, SDHC or SDXC card that can be used with this compact travel zoom. The Lumix DMC-TZ35 has a lot of features that can keep one satisfied for the foreseeable future.