Inputs and Outputs Notes
The DMC-FH25 records
images and movies onto its internal memory (approximately 70 MB), or on SD Memory Cards, SDHC,
and SDXC cards. The camera is compatible with
SD cards from 8 MB to 2 GB, SDHC
cards from 4 GB to 32 GB, and SDXC cards from 48 GB to 64 GB. Pictures may be
copied between the memory card and the built-in memory, if desired.
Lens: This camera is equipped with a Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens. Its
5-40mm focal length is
equivalent to 28mm to 224mm in 35mm film photography. The focusing distance is
1.64' (19.68") to infinity (Wide), 6.56' to infinity (Tele), and as close as 2" in Macro
Extended Optical/Digital Zoom: The 28-224mm focal length of
the lens gives it an optical zoom of 8x. The camera's
extended optical zoom can increase the zoom up to 18x, depending upon the
picture size. In addition, the Intelligent Zoom is approximately 1.3x the
optical or extended optical zoom, and the digital zoom
extends the focal length of the optical, extended optical, or intelligent zoom by another 4x.
Image Sensor: For optimal image quality, the camera uses a
1/2.33" CCD image sensor with approximately
16.6-million total pixels and 16.1-million effective pixels.
Image Recording Format:
The camera records still images in JPEG in 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9 aspect
ratio. The camera can also record HD and SD movies in QuickTime Motion JPEG in 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio. You can choose from the following resolutions for still images and
- Still Images:
- 4:3 Aspect Ratio:
- 4608 x 3456 (16M)
- 3648 x 2736 (10M)
- 2560 x 1920 (5M)
- 2048 x 1536 (3M)
- 640 x 480 (0.3M)
- 3:2 Aspect Ratio:
- 16:9 Aspect Ratio:
- HD: 1280 x 720 @ 24 fps (16:9)
- VGA: 640 x 480 @ 30 fps (4:3)
- QVGA: 320 x 240 @ 30 fps (4:3)
Mega Optical Image Stabilizer:
Mega O.I.S. technology helps solve the problem of unintentional hand movement
that can result in blurry images, particularly with telephoto shots. The
built-in Venus Engine VI controls the shifting of the blur-stopping lens for
higher accuracy and correction effect. Mega O.I.S can be turned on or off
manually, or is set to On in certain shooting modes.
Battery: The FH25 is powered by the NCA-YN101G rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
(3.6 volts/660 mAh). A fully charged battery gives you approximately 125 minutes of
recording time, or about 250 images. Playback time
using the LCD monitor is approximately 200 minutes. The battery takes
approximately 115 minutes to fully charge with the supplied DE-A91B battery
charger. The optional DMW-BCK7PP battery can be used as a spare or replacement
Optional AC Adapter/DC Coupler: If you wish to operate the
camera using ordinary household current, you will need the optional DMW-AC5PP AC
adapter, along with the DMW-DCC10 DC coupler. The AC adapter cannot
be used alone, as the DC Coupler provides a plug-in jack for the AC adapter. This is helpful if
you have the camera connected to your computer or printer for a long time, or
playing back photos in a slide show.
LCD Monitor: The DMC-FH25 has a 2.7" TFT color
LCD monitor featuring approximately 230,000 dots. It has approximately 100%
field of view.
Flash: The FH25 has a built-in flash with a range of
approximately 1.97' to 19' in Wide Angle, and 3.28' to 10.4' in Telephoto. Available flash modes
- Auto: The flash is automatically activated when the recording
conditions make it necessary.
- Auto/Red-eye Reduction: A pre-flash is activated before the main
flash to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
- Forced Flash On: The flash is activated every time regardless of
the recording conditions.
- Forced Flash On/Red-eye Reduction: The flash is activated every
time with a pre-flash to reduce red-eye effect.
- Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction: Same as Slow Sync, but with
pre-flash to reduce red-eye effect.
- Forced Flash Off: Flash is not activated regardless of the
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial and the
menu, the FH25 allows
you to choose from the following shooting modes:
- Intelligent Auto Mode: Optimum settings are made
automatically. The camera identifies the scene and sets one of the
following: i-Portrait, i-Scenery, i-Macro, i-Night Portrait, i-Night Scenery, or
- Normal: The camera allows you to make your own settings
for zoom, flash, picture brightness, close-ups, or coloring.
- My Scene: You can save the most frequently used
scene mode under "My Scene".
- Scene Mode: allows you to select from different scene modes
using the menu. Available Scene Modes include:
- Portrait: allows you
to make the subject stand out from an unfocused background and adjust
the exposure and the hue to achieve a healthy complexion on the subject
- Soft Skin: use for taking pictures of people outdoors
during the daytime; enables the texture of their skin to appear even softer
than with Portrait mode
- Transform: changes the appearance of the subject to
improve skin appearance
- Self Portrait: setting for taking pictures of yourself
- Scenery: allows you to
take a picture of a wide landscape
- Panorama Assist: You can take pictures with
connections suitable for creating panorama images
- Sports: allows you to
take pictures of a fast moving subject or sports scenes
- Night Portrait: The subject can be recorded with brightness in real life by
using the flash and the slow shutter speed; use of a tripod recommended
- Night Scenery: for taking vivid pictures of a landscape
at night; use of a tripod recommended
- Food: for taking pictures of food with a natural hue without
being affected by the ambient light in restaurants, etc.
- Party: allows you to
take a picture in a dim room (e.g. a wedding reception, a party, a
banquet in a bar, etc.) clearly. The shutter speed or the exposure is
automatically adjusted according to the brightness of the room.
- Candlelight: brings out the atmosphere of a candlelit
- Baby1/Baby2: two selectable settings for taking pictures of a
baby; you can use text stamp to show baby's name, birthday, or age
- Pet: for photographing your pet; you can use text stamp
to show pet's name or age
- Sunset: for taking pictures of a sunset (red colors
- High Sensitivity: prevents blurring of subject in dark,
- Hi-speed Burst: takes pictures of rapid movement or a
decisive moment. Burst speed is approximately 4.4 pictures per second, up to
15 total pictures recordable to the built-in memory or 15-100 to a
- Flash Burst: enables continuous recording in dim
locations. Picture size is set to 3M (4:3), 2.5M (3:2) or 2M (16:9);
maximum number of pictures: 5.
- Starry Sky: takes clear pictures of starry skies or
dark subjects (shutter speed can be set to 15, 30, or 60 seconds)
- Fireworks: takes clear pictures of fireworks in the
- Beach: brings out the clear blues of the sky and sea
without darkening subject
- Snow: brings out the natural color of snow in ski slope
and mountain scenes
- Aerial Photo: takes pictures of the view from aircraft
- Pin Hole: Picture is taken darker and with soft
focus around the subjects
- Film Grain: produces black and white pictures with
- High Dynamic: Records pictures with bright and dark
regions of the scene expressed with suitable brightness when looking
into the sun, at night, or in similar circumstances.
- Photo Frame: superimposes a frame over the image
- Motion Picture Mode: for taking motion pictures in HD
Self Timer: The self timer is
useful when you want to include yourself in the picture when recording still
images. The delay time for single shots can be set to 10 seconds or 2 seconds.
You can also use the self timer in Burst mode to take 3 pictures after the delay
and in Flash Burst mode to take 5 pictures.
Exposure Compensation: If you
are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may need to
correct the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too dark. You can set
the adjustments from -2 to +2 in 1/3-step increments.
Burst Mode: Pictures are taken continuously while the
shutter button is pressed. In Normal Burst mode, approximately 1.4 pictures per
second are taken, up to the remaining capacity of the built-in memory or memory
White Balance: You can choose
from the following white balance modes:
- Auto: automatically
adjusts the white balance
- Outdoor, Clear Sky: for recording
outdoors on a bright day
- Outdoor, Cloudy Sky: for recording
outdoors under a cloudy sky
- Outdoor, Shade: for recording outdoors in the shade
- Incandescent: for recording
under incandescent lighting
- Set Manually: sets the white balance manually on a
ISO sensitivity represents the sensitivity to light in values. If you set the
ISO sensitivity higher, the camera becomes more suitable for recording in dark
places. In the Intelligent ISO setting,
the camera will automatically set the optimal ISO sensitivity, in a range up to
1600, according to the movement of the subject and the surrounding brightness.
In the Preset ISO mode, you can select 100, 200, 400, 800, or 1600.
The camera measures
the most suitable exposure by judging the allocation of brightness on the
whole screen automatically.
Color Modes: You can use these modes to make your pictures
softer or sharper, or change the colors for a special effect. Some color modes
are only available when shooting in the Intelligent Auto Mode or Normal Picture
Mode. Available color modes include Standard, Happy, Natural, Vivid, B/W, Sepia,
Cool, and Warm.
Auto Focus Mode:
You can choose one of the following AF modes:
- Face Detection: Camera automatically detects a person's face,
adjusting the exposure and focus to fit the face, regardless of what portion
of the picture it is in. (maximum of 15 areas)
- AF Tracking: Focus can be adjusted to a specified subject, and follow
the subject even if it moves.
- 11-area Focusing: Up to 11 points for each AF area can
be focused. This is effective when the subject isn't in the center of the
- 1-area Focusing: Camera
focuses on the subject in AF area on the center of the screen. Position and
size of AF area can be changed.
Still Image Playback: You can manually display images one at
a time, 12 at a time, or 30 images at a time.
Playback Methods: There are four possible methods of playing
back recorded pictures:
- Normal Play: All the images are played back one-by-one.
- Slide Show: Images can be played back in slide show fashion.
You can set the duration between images at 1 sec, 2 sec, 3 sec, or 5 sec. You
can also set on or off the repeat mode, music, and audio.
- Filtering Play: Images are sorted into categories and
played back. You can search images by Scene Mode, such as Portrait, Scenery,
or Night Scenery, then play back the images in each category.
- Calendar Playback: You can display pictures by recording
date using the calendar playback function. If there are multiple pictures with
the same recording date, the first picture recorded on that date is displayed.
Playback Zoom: You can view the picture at the original size, or
enlarge the picture to 2x, 4x, 8x, or 16x. Using the arrow buttons, you can move
the position of the zoomed picture in the monitor.
Auto Review: After an image
is recorded, it will appear in the LCD screen for a preset number of seconds
for reviewing. Auto Review lets you choose one of the following settings: Off, 1
second, 2 seconds, or Hold.
This function is useful if you want to reduce the file size of the picture in
cases when it needs to be attached to an e-mail or uploaded to a website. Once
an image is resized, you can choose to keep the original image. You can set up
to 50 pictures to be resized at one time.
Cropping Pictures: This function lets you trim unnecessary
parts of the recorded picture. Motion pictures and pictures with text stamps cannot be trimmed.
Auto Power Off: The camera is
automatically turned off if it has not been used for a predetermined amount of
time. The amount of time can be set to 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or 10
Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is the standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge
compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints,
regardless of brand.
LUMIX Image Uploader: You can set up pictures and videos to
be uploaded to image sharing sites, such as Facebook (photos only) and YouTube
(videos only). Once you have selected the pictures or videos, the built-in LUMIX
Image Uploader will automatically upload your files. This can be performed when
connecting the camera to your PC, or by copying the upload tool to the memory
card and inserting the card into your PC.
This proprietary jack allows you to connect the camera to your computer or a
printer using the supplied USB cable. You can also connect the camera to a TV or
other A/V device using the supplied audio/video cable.
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0 (Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7):
software allows you to acquire pictures to the PC, and categorize the
acquired pictures by their recording date or the model name of the camera used. You can also resize pictures and
Operating Environment for PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0:
- PC: IBM PC/AT compatible having Intel Pentium III 500 MHz or
higher (XP), Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or higher (Vista), Intel Pentium
III 1 GHz or higher (Win 7)
- Windows XP (32-bit): Professional or Home Editions (SP2/SP3)
- Windows Vista (32-bit): Home Basic (SP1/SP2), Home Premium (SP1/SP2),
Business (SP1/SP2), Ultimate (SP1/SP2)
- Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit): Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional,
- Display: High color 16-bit or more (32-bit or more
recommended). Desktop resolution of 1024 x 768 or more (1280 x 1024
pixels or more recommended)
- Graphics Card: DirectX 9.0c for XP, DirectX 10 for
Vista or Win 7; DirectDraw Overlay support PCI Express x 16 is
recommended. Video memory of 256 MB or more recommended. Direct 3D
- RAM: 512 MB or more if using
Windows XP or Vista, 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) or more for Windows 7
- Free Hard Disk Space: Ultra DMA-100 or higher;
450MB or more for installing software
- Necessary Software:
- DirectX 9.0c for XP; DirectX 10 for Vista and Windows 7
- .NET framework 4.0
- SQL Server Compact 3.5
- Internet Explorer 6.0 or more
- QuickTime Player 7.6.5 or more
- Other Requirements: CD-ROM drive (required for
installation), Compatible drive and media required for DVD writing,
Windows-compatible sound device, USB Port, Mouse or other pointing
Super LoiLoScope (30 day full trial version): Super
LoiLoScope is a video editing software that draws out the full power of your PC.
You can use your music, picture and video files to create videos to share with
your friends and family by burning it to a DVD, uploading it to websites, or
simply share with your friends via email. Note: This will only
install a shortcut to the trial version download site.
Operating Environment for Super LoiLoScope:
- OS: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP3 or
- SD Videos: Intel ATOM 1.6 GHz or better, Intel
Pentium 4 2 GHz or better
- HD Quality Videos: Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz or
- SD Videos: Graphics card compatible with PixelShader 2.0 or
later; NVIDIA GeForce 6000 series or better; ATI Radeon 9600 or better;
Intel 945 or better
- HD Quality Videos: Graphics card that support H.264
decoder; NVIDIA GeForce 8000 series or better (excluding
8800GTX, 8300); ATI Radeon HD2000 series or later (excluding 2900);
Intel G45 or better
- RAM: 1 GB or more for SD Videos; 2 GB or more for HD
- Free Hard Disk Space: 1 GB or more for installing software
- Drive: A compatible drive and media are required for CD/DVD
- Sound: Windows-compatible sound device (Windows Vista or Windows
7 or higher is compatible with 5.1ch audio playback)
- Interface: USB port (Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)); various memory cards
and readout devices, IEEE 1394 terminal
- Other Requirements: Mouse or equivalent pointing
device; Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5sp1 must be installed on your PC.
QuickTime (Windows XP/Vista/7): This software allows you to
playback still pictures with audio and motion pictures (QuickTime Motion JPEG
format) recorded on a digital camera.
- Included as standard in Macintosh OSs.
- For Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000, download "QuickTime 6.5.2 for Windows" from
the Apple website (URL included in manual) and install
- Purchase Apple QuickTime Pro recommended for editing movies created with
USB-connectible Environment: Compatible OS include:
- Windows Millennium Edition
- Windows 2000 Professional
- Windows XP Home Edition, Professional
- Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate
- Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate
- Mac OS 9.2.2
- Mac OS X (10.1 to 10.6)
Estimated Still Image Capacity: The number of recordable pictures:
|Picture Size ||Built-in Memory |
|Memory Card |
|2 GB ||4 GB ||16 GB |
4608 x 3456
|11 ||300 ||600 ||2450 |
2560 x 1920
|26 ||650 ||1300 ||5300 |
640 x 480
|410 ||10050 ||19940 ||81340 |
Estimated Moving Image Capacity: The available recording
|Recording Quality ||Built-in Memory |
|Memory Card |
|2 GB ||4 GB ||16 GB |
1280 x 720
|--- ||10 min 10 sec ||20 min 30 sec ||1 hr 23 min |
640 x 480
|--- ||21 min 40 sec ||43 min 10 sec ||2 hrs 56 min |
320 x 240
|2 min 30 sec ||1 hr 2 min ||2 hrs 4 min ||8 hrs 28 min |