• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 29.00mm - 145.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic DMC-FS25S advantages over Nikon S3700

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.53 vs 1.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 330 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.7 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon S3700 advantages over Panasonic DMC-FS25S

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    200 mm vs 145 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    7 years vs 13 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    6 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

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

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FS15

Panasonic DMC-FS25S
Panasonic DMC-FS15
  • $175
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • $200
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
Nikon S3700
Panasonic DMC-FS15
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $200
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony DSC-W290

Panasonic DMC-FS25S
Sony DSC-W290
  • $175
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Nikon S3700
Sony DSC-W290
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Samsung SL820

Panasonic DMC-FS25S
Samsung SL820
  • $175
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 60p video
Nikon S3700
Samsung SL820
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • HDMI out

Compared to Nikon S3600

Panasonic DMC-FS25S
Nikon S3600
  • $175
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $97
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
Nikon S3700
Nikon S3600
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $97
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon A300

Panasonic DMC-FS25S
Nikon A300
  • $175
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $137
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Nikon S3700
Nikon A300
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $137
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
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