The DMC-TZ25 incorporates a 16x optical zoom LEICA DC lens from 24mm ultra wide-angle (35mm camera equivalent: 24-384mm), featuring Nano Surface Coating technology that minimizes ghosts and flaring. The 16x optical zoom increases its power to 32x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom. This is an extensive zoom function using digital zoom with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology.
The 12.1-megapixel MOS sensor boasts high speed signal output and high sensitivity image recording for making many advanced features possible. This enables the camera to record 10 fps in full resolution, and full HD video. The excellent S/N ratio of MOS sensor and the Intelligent Noise Reduction system in the Venus Engine makes both photos and videos shot at any sensitivity levels from low to high with outstanding clearness. The DMC-TZ25 also boasts approx.0.1 sec Light Speed AF that helps catching even the most fleeting photo opportunities.
The DMC-TZ25 is capable of recording full HD 1920 × 1080 videos in AVCHD / MP4 format. The AVCHD format excels in the compatibility with AV equipment like HDTVs or Blu-ray DiscTM players. The MP4 format has high compatibility with computers. A separate button lets you instantly start recording video without the need of extra settings. The 16x optical zoom, iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode and Creative Control are available in video recording. Videos also come with the high-quality sound system of Dolby® Digital Creator.
The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) boasts double repression power compared to the MEGA O.I.S.. It is particularly effective for a low-frequency vibration, which is physically generated when pressing the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed. You get bright photos without blurring even from handheld shooting at slow shutter speeds. The Active Mode effectively suppresses blur in video recording especially at wide-angle while walking or playing with children.
The Creative Control comprehends 10 filters: Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, High Dynamic, Dynamic Monochrome, Toy Effect, Soft Focus and Miniature Effect. In the Miniature Effect, the video is played back in 10x fast-forwarding making it more comical to watch. With the Creative Retouch, you can add different effect by applying one of 6 filters even in playback mode. The Panorama Shot Mode makes it is possible to shoot horizontal / vertical panoramic images. The 3D Photo Mode produces a 3D image in the camera.