Casio EX-FH25 vs Panasonic FZ2500

Casio Exilim EX-FH25 front
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 front

Casio EX-FH25 vs Panasonic FZ2500 Key Specs

Casio EX-FH25
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-520mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 524g - 122 x 81 x 83mm
  • Introduced July 2010
Panasonic FZ2500
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Raise to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • 24-480mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 915g - 138 x 102 x 135mm
  • Released September 2016
  • Additionally referred to as Lumix DMC-FZ2000
  • Previous Model is Panasonic FZ1000
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Casio EX-FH25 vs Panasonic FZ2500 Overview

Lets look much closer at the Casio EX-FH25 vs Panasonic FZ2500, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Large Sensor Superzoom by manufacturers Casio and Panasonic. There is a sizable difference between the sensor resolutions of the EX-FH25 (10MP) and FZ2500 (20MP) and the EX-FH25 (1/2.3") and FZ2500 (1") enjoy totally different sensor size.

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The EX-FH25 was announced 7 years earlier than the FZ2500 which is quite a significant difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before we go through a comprehensive comparison, below is a quick synopsis of how the EX-FH25 matches up against the FZ2500 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FH25 over the Panasonic FZ2500

 EX-FH25 FZ2500 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ2500 over the Casio EX-FH25

 FZ2500 EX-FH25 
ReleasedSeptember 2016July 2010Newer by 75 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution1040k230kClearer screen (+810k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Casio EX-FH25 and Panasonic FZ2500

 EX-FH25 FZ2500 
Focus manually Dial accurate focus
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen size

Casio EX-FH25 vs Panasonic FZ2500 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to travel with your camera frequently, you need to factor in its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-FH25 has exterior measurements of 122mm x 81mm x 83mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 3.3") and a weight of 524 grams (1.16 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FZ2500 has proportions of 138mm x 102mm x 135mm (5.4" x 4.0" x 5.3") accompanied by a weight of 915 grams (2.02 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you have chosen at that moment. The following is the front view measurements comparison of the EX-FH25 compared to the FZ2500.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Panasonic FZ2500 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the EX-FH25 and FZ2500 is 69 and 53 respectively.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Panasonic FZ2500 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FH25 vs Panasonic FZ2500 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is hard to visualise the difference between sensor dimensions simply by going over specifications. The picture here might give you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-FH25 and FZ2500.

To sum up, each of these cameras offer different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The EX-FH25 using its tinier sensor will make achieving shallow depth of field tougher and the Panasonic FZ2500 will deliver more detail with its extra 10 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop shots a little more aggressively. The more aged EX-FH25 is going to be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Panasonic FZ2500 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FH25 vs Panasonic FZ2500 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FH25 vs Panasonic FZ2500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Portrait photography advice
Panasonic FZ2500 Portrait photography advice
has manual focus
supports RAW files
cannot use external flash
MP count low (10 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (20MP)
good sensor size (1")
provides face detect focus
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Street photography highlights
Panasonic FZ2500 Street photography highlights
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW files
no moving screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
more heavy than competition in class (524 grams)
screen can move to multiple angles
has image stabilization (Optical)
good sensor size (1")
saves RAW files
offers focus by touch
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Casio EX-FH25
Sports photography with Panasonic FZ2500
incredible zoom range (26-520mm 20.0 x zoom)
high max frames per second (40.0 frames per second)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count low (10MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
long zoom range (24-480mm 20.0 x zoom)
silent mode (1/16,000s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
good sensor size (1")
provides tracking focus
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Travel photography features
Panasonic FZ2500 Travel photography features
flash built-in
reasonably wide (26mm)
very long zoom (520mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition in class (524 grams)
MP count low (10MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
offers focus by touch
megapixel count decent (20MP)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
reasonably wide (24mm)
very long zoom (480mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Landscape photography information
Panasonic FZ2500 Landscape photography information
has manual focus
reasonably wide (26mm)
screen size is good (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
MP count low (10 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of Timelapse recording
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
good sensor size (1")
saves RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Vlogging factors
Panasonic FZ2500 Vlogging factors
reasonably wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of microphone support
more heavy than competition in class (524g)
reasonably wide (24mm)
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen functionality
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
high res video (4096 x 2160 pxls)
includes mic jack
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Casio EX-FH25 vs Panasonic FZ2500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FH25 and Panasonic FZ2500
 Casio Exilim EX-FH25Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500
General Information
Company Casio Panasonic
Model Casio Exilim EX-FH25 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500
Also Known as - Lumix DMC-FZ2000
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Large Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2010-07-06 2016-09-19
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Venus Engine
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3648 x 2736 5472 x 3648
Highest native ISO 3200 12800
Highest boosted ISO - 25600
Lowest native ISO 100 125
RAW format
Lowest boosted ISO - 80
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points - 49
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-520mm (20.0x) 24-480mm (20.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/2.8-4.5
Macro focus distance 1cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 2.7
Screen type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,360 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.74x
Slowest shutter speed 30s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Maximum silent shutter speed - 1/16000s
Continuous shooting speed 40.0fps 12.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.30 m 13.20 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
WB bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (120, 30fps), 448 x 336 (30, 120, 240 fps), 224 x 168 (420 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps) 4096 x 2060 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution 640x480 4096x2160
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 524g (1.16 lb) 915g (2.02 lb)
Dimensions 122 x 81 x 83mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 3.3") 138 x 102 x 135mm (5.4" x 4.0" x 5.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 70
DXO Color Depth score not tested 23.0
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 12.6
DXO Low light score not tested 538
Battery life - 350 images
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery model 4 x AA DMW-BLC12
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple) Yes (2 or 10 secs, 3 shots @ 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots 1 1
Launch cost $450 $998