• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic ZS25 advantages over Nikon W300

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $387
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    480 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Nikon W300 advantages over Panasonic ZS25

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Newer
    3 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic ZS20

Panasonic ZS25
Panasonic ZS20
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $162
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Nikon W300
Panasonic ZS20
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $162
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Panasonic ZS30

Panasonic ZS25
Panasonic ZS30
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon W300
Panasonic ZS30
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon S9500

Panasonic ZS25
Nikon S9500
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon W300
Nikon S9500
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon AW120

Panasonic ZS25
Nikon AW120
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture
Nikon W300
Nikon AW120
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon AW130

Panasonic ZS25
Nikon AW130
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture
Nikon W300
Nikon AW130
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
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