• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25mm - 100mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 26mm - 130mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Panasonic TS25 over Sony TX30

  • Longer exposure
    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
  • More lens zoom
    5.0x vs 4.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More dots on screen
    1229k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 1.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

User reviews

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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 Panasonic TS20

Panasonic TS25
Panasonic TS20
  • $153
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Newer
  • Longer exposure
  • $190
  • 1/2.33 inch
Sony TX30
Panasonic TS20
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
  • $190
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Sony TX200V

Panasonic TS25
Sony TX200V
  • $153
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Newer
  • Longer exposure
  • $363
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Touchscreen
Sony TX30
Sony TX200V
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $363
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Shoots 1080p video

Compared to Sony TX20

Panasonic TS25
Sony TX20
  • $153
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Newer
  • Longer exposure
  • $370
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More dots on screen
Sony TX30
Sony TX20
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
  • $370
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Sony TF1

Panasonic TS25
Sony TF1
  • $153
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Longer exposure
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More dots on screen
Sony TX30
Sony TF1
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Touchscreen
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Panasonic TS30

Panasonic TS25
Panasonic TS30
  • $153
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • $169
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Newer
Sony TX30
Panasonic TS30
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
  • $169
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Newer
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
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