Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25 is another interesting camera which was released by Panasonic earlier this year. This is an ultra zoom camera which has a compact nature. Its little brother ZS20 won much appreciation among the public, and this new camera comes with certain improvisations. The main feature of the new camera is its 12.1 MP sensor that can deliver much more picture quality. However this camera models doesn’t impress us much in many aspects.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 features a 16X zoom lens offering good zooming options just like the ZS10. It offers a focal range of 24 - 384 mm. This camera doesn’t include GPS functionality which is seen in most of the other Panasonic models. It has not included a touch screen LCD, and the screen size is 3inch. There are no options for stereo sound recording or shooting high speed movies.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 has a storage capacity of 70 MB in built memory. The battery life of this Panasonic camera is quite good that can support up to 260 shots. It is made possible by DMW-BCG10 lithium-ion battery. It facilitates even options like in-camera battery charging. The camera measures 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.3 in and weighs 185 g and fits comfortably in small cases which makes it quite handy to store and travel with.
- 12.1 megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor
- 16x optical zoom (24mm wide angle)
- Power Optical Image Stabilisation
- 3inch screen, 460k dots
- Full HD Video,
- Light speed AF 0.1 sec
- 10fps burst shooting
- Miniature mode
- HDR shooting
- In camera panoramic
- 3cm Macro mode
The package comes with an AC-to-USB adapter, Wrist strap, manual and also an USB cable. Users will be offered a CD-ROM including a PhotoFunStudio 8.0 Advanced Edition and also a LoiLoScope trial. This Windows-only software is quite good in handling basic tasks. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 can be purchased at a justifiable price tag of around Rs. 15,000/-. This Panasonic camera is designed with a black frame appearance.