on 13 November 2010
As a cricket coach, this camera gives me so many options for recording action.
High speed (hence slow motion) video.
High speed burst photo.
Normal photography is also pretty good quality.
A 20x zoom as well!
Recording video at 240 fps using a bowling machine in a sports hall is perfect for breaking down technique.
The build quality of this camera feels pretty solid.
Easy to use. Pretty obvious for the basics. A dedicated button for "best shot" lets you choose a variety of pre-set modes for various situations.
Camera is too big for a shirt pocket, but fits easily in a coat pocket.
Since purchasing this camera, it has been my constant companion and although I bought it for sport use, it has re-ignited my love of photography.
You can choose between so many options and variations from fully automatic to manual exposure that you feel really in control.
The fh25 is probably not the best camera, best video camera or best slow motion camera. It is, however, probably the best all-rounder.
on 17 March 2011
Bought this camera purely for its high speed capability, so won't review it's photo quality. The resultant high speed images are good with reasonably resolution even indoors (for a high speed consumer level camera - some graininess is expected). You can you tube examples.
The camera itself feels nice to use - has a good weight and doesn't feel plasticky or flimsy in any way.
Beware variations in price - I have seen this camera priced here at 3 times it's retail price. Do compare offers.