• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 20.0x zoom 24mm - 480mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 18.0x zoom 25mm - 450mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Panasonic ZS25 over Pentax RZ18

  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Newer
    19 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Longer shutter
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 0 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Pentax RZ18 over Panasonic ZS25

  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

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The Competition

Compared to Canon SX260 HS

Panasonic ZS25
Canon SX260 HS
  • $209
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • 60p
  • More pixels
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus
Pentax RZ18
Canon SX260 HS
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • 1080p

Compared to Nikon S800c

Panasonic ZS25
Nikon S800c
  • $209
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Pentax RZ18
Nikon S800c
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Manual focus
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Panasonic ZS30

Panasonic ZS25
Panasonic ZS30
  • $209
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Pentax RZ18
Panasonic ZS30
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Nikon S9500

Panasonic ZS25
Nikon S9500
  • $209
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
Pentax RZ18
Nikon S9500
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon SX280 HS

Panasonic ZS25
Canon SX280 HS
  • $209
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • Longer shutter
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Wi-Fi
Pentax RZ18
Canon SX280 HS
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • $237
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Wi-Fi
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