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

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Differences

Panasonic ZS25 advantages over Canon SX280 HS

  • Longer battery life
    260 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Canon SX280 HS advantages 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

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S9100

Panasonic ZS25
Nikon S9100
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • Newer
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More dots on screen
Canon SX280 HS
Nikon S9100
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Canon SX260 HS

Panasonic ZS25
Canon SX260 HS
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • GPS
Canon SX280 HS
Canon SX260 HS
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wi-Fi
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Panasonic ZS19

Panasonic ZS25
Panasonic ZS19
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $245
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer exposure
Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic ZS19
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wi-Fi
  • $245
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Panasonic ZS30

Panasonic ZS25
Panasonic ZS30
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $284
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Canon SX280 HS
Panasonic ZS30
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $284
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Nikon S9500

Panasonic ZS25
Nikon S9500
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
Canon SX280 HS
Nikon S9500
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • More pixels
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