• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 4.0x zoom 25mm - 100mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 5.0x zoom 26mm - 130mm (35mm equiv.)

Advantages

Panasonic TS25 over Sony TX30

  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Sony TX30 over Panasonic TS25

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Lens zoom ratio
    5.0x vs 4.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Review Excerpt

  • Good image and video quality for a compact waterproof camera; Stylish, pocketable design; Improved ruggedness; Speedy performance including 10 fps continuous shooting at full resolution.

  • Touchscreen unusable and unviewable while submerged; Slim, slick design makes it unwieldy to hold (and difficult to hang onto!) underwater; Poor battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Sony WX80

Panasonic TS25
Sony WX80
  • $151
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • $151
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wider aperture
Sony TX30
Sony WX80
  • $234
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Manual focus
  • $151
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Sony TF1

Panasonic TS25
Sony TF1
  • $151
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Faster shutter
Sony TX30
Sony TF1
  • $234
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Touchscreen
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Sony W710

Panasonic TS25
Sony W710
  • $151
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer shutter
  • $165
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wider aperture
Sony TX30
Sony W710
  • $234
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $165
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Fujifilm JX680

Panasonic TS25
Fujifilm JX680
  • $151
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer shutter
  • $88
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
Sony TX30
Fujifilm JX680
  • $234
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $88
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Ricoh WG-20

Panasonic TS25
Ricoh WG-20
  • $151
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • Longer shutter
  • $247
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Manual focus
Sony TX30
Ricoh WG-20
  • $234
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $247
  • 1/2.3 inch
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