• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 20.0x zoom 24mm - 480mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 20.0x zoom 25mm - 500mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Panasonic ZS25 over Canon SX280 HS

  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer shutter
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Canon SX280 HS over Panasonic ZS25

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.33 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic ZS30

Panasonic ZS25
Panasonic ZS30
  • $209
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic ZS30
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Fujifilm F900EXR

Panasonic ZS25
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $209
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • $243
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • Wi-Fi
Canon SX280 HS
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Manual focus
  • $243
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon S9700

Panasonic ZS25
Nikon S9700
  • $209
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Canon SX280 HS
Nikon S9700
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Canon SX700 HS

Panasonic ZS25
Canon SX700 HS
  • $209
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Canon SX280 HS
Canon SX700 HS
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • GPS
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Nikon S810c

Panasonic ZS25
Nikon S810c
  • $209
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 60p
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Canon SX280 HS
Nikon S810c
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Bigger pixels
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • External Mic
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