Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 (Lumix DMC-TZ25)

Announced Jan 31, 2012 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 384 mm (16×)
dpreview conclusion

While it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the more expensive ZS20 (the omission of GPS being the most significant), the DMC-ZS15 produces better-looking images, while maintaining the robust performance, competitive feature set, and ease of use of its more costly sibling.

Good for

Travelers who want an inexpensive travel zoom that produces good photos and videos and are willing to give up the "frills" found on more expensive models.

Not so good for

Movie enthusiasts, manual control lovers, and folks who want a camera on the bleeding edge of technology.

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By: Paul Nuttall, What Digital Camera (Jun 26, 2012)

While the TZ25 is undeniably a stripped-back version of the TZ30, it’s still an admirable performer. Some of the tech that has been, namely GPS and touchscreen technology, may even be welcome for some, so while compromises have been made, the TZ25 still impresses as a value alternative.

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DCRP Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Apr 7, 2012)

The DMC-ZS15 offers a nice zoom lens in a compact body, along with robust performance, very good photo quality, tons of features, and Full HD video recording. And, with an average price in the $260 range, it's also a pretty good bargain. For those who were considering the DMC-ZS20 but were turned off by its image quality, I think the ZS15 is well worth sacrificing the 20X zoom, GPS, and...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 (Lumix DMC-TZ25) review

Putting the comparisons to one side, the Lumix ZS15 / TZ25 has a lot to offer with a 16x stabilised optical zoom, a 12.1 Megapixel sensor that produces excellent image quality and good high ISO performance, 1080i HD video with AVCHD encoding, and a range of shooting modes that go all the way from fully manual to Intelligent Auto including versatile high speed continuous shooting and fun...

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