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post #31 of 40
how would you compare the zs30 to the ts5 as far as lowlight videos go? the ts5 is pretty bad, even worse then my sony tx100
post #32 of 40
Clips in this thread show the ZS30 as a capable video camera. Similar is the ZS25. It is missing a few features, primarily wi-fi and a touch screen, but the video specifications are the same.

Costco is featuring the ZS25 "on line only" for $200 for a few days.

http://www.costco.com/.product.100038762.html?&EMID=B2C_2013_1023_889_CouponOffers

A nice case and SD card are included.

My wife bought one at a higher price and likes it a lot.

Bill
post #33 of 40
zs19 is $179 on woot
post #34 of 40
Their are other difference between the ZS30 and ZS25. The ZS30 can shoot in 60p while the ZS25 is only limited to 30p since the chip can only output 30 frames per second. Plus, with the ZS30 you can use the top video mode until theirs no more space in the memory card while on the ZS30, you're able to shoot until it hits 4GB. You can shoot longer than 4GB if you choose the lower AVCHD mode on the ZS25 though but still a big tradeoff. Basically when it comes to video, it's a bit different. Plus, the stabilizer on the ZS30 is better as well. The ZS25 has a standard Power OIS while on the ZS30, It has a 5 axis stabilizer.
Edited by Paulo Teixeira - 10/24/13 at 5:59pm
post #35 of 40
Thread Starter 
The ZS30 and the Zs25 are different in many ways. This link compares, spec by spec:

http://snapsort.com/compare/Panasonic-Lumix-ZS25-vs-Panasonic-Lumix-ZS30/specs

Among the differences:

1. Screen resolution: zs30 has twice the resolution.

2.18 megapixels versus 16, completely different sensor (not just more pixels).

3.The ZS30 has touch screen the Zs25 does not. This is huge difference in capability.

4.gps versus no gps.

5. The ZS30 has the new hybrid OIS, the zs25 does not.

Another document: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2yXyc6dYyqeMDZlUW8tNlNGUlU/edit?pli=1
post #36 of 40
post #37 of 40
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Originally Posted by bsprague View Post

Clips in this thread show the ZS30 as a capable video camera. Similar is the ZS25. It is missing a few features, primarily wi-fi and a touch screen, but the video specifications are the same.

Costco is featuring the ZS25 "on line only" for $200 for a few days.

http://www.costco.com/.product.100038762.html?&EMID=B2C_2013_1023_889_CouponOffers

A nice case and SD card are included.

My wife bought one at a higher price and likes it a lot.

Bill

IMO, that's a very big bang for the buck. Thanks for posting the link.
post #38 of 40
I am humble by my mistake! My wife's camera is not nearly as good as she or I thought it was!
post #39 of 40
I'm a bit surprised that the ZS30 haven't gone done in price much but with Black Friday and the holidays approaching, who knows, maybe some people will get lucky and get it for as little as $300 especially knowing that new models will come out early next year. Still, Panasonic is probably selling almost as much as they can make since both colors are sold out at Amazon and only 1 color is available at B&H.
post #40 of 40
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Originally Posted by bsprague View Post

I am humble by my mistake! My wife's camera is not nearly as good as she or I thought it was!
The specifications I was using came from dpreview. It does show a difference in the sensors, but it seemed minor to me. The video specifications are listed as the same for the ZS25 and ZS30. It says both will do 60p, but that appears to be incorrect.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/01/07/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-ZS30-TZ40-and-DMC-ZS25-TZ35
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