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Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Panasonic FZ2500

Portability
55
Imaging
55
Features
82
Overall
65
Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 front
Portability
53
Imaging
54
Features
81
Overall
64

Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Panasonic FZ2500 Key Specs

Panasonic FZ1000 II
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Boost to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 25-400mm (F2.8-4.0) lens
  • 808g - 136 x 97 x 132mm
  • Released February 2019
  • Superseded the Panasonic FZ1000
Panasonic FZ2500
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Bump 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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Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Panasonic FZ2500 Overview

Below, we will be evaluating the Panasonic FZ1000 II versus Panasonic FZ2500, both Large Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are manufactured by Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the FZ1000 II (20MP) and the FZ2500 (20MP) is pretty well matched and they possess the exact same sensor dimensions (1").

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The FZ1000 II was brought out 2 years after the FZ2500 which is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before diving straight into a thorough comparison, below is a brief overview of how the FZ1000 II matches up vs the FZ2500 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ1000 II over the Panasonic FZ2500

 FZ1000 II FZ2500 
ReleasedFebruary 2019September 2016Newer by 30 months
Screen resolution1240k1040kCrisper screen (+200k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ2500 over the Panasonic FZ1000 II

 FZ2500 FZ1000 II 

Common features in the Panasonic FZ1000 II and Panasonic FZ2500

 FZ1000 II FZ2500 
Manual focus Very precise focusing
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen sizing
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Panasonic FZ2500 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to travel with your camera frequently, you are going to need to think about its weight and measurements. The Panasonic FZ1000 II features physical dimensions of 136mm x 97mm x 132mm (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2") with a weight of 808 grams (1.78 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).

Contrast the Panasonic FZ1000 II versus Panasonic FZ2500 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are utilising at that time. Following is the front view sizing comparison of the FZ1000 II vs the FZ2500.

Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Panasonic FZ2500 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the FZ1000 II and FZ2500 is 55 and 53 respectively.

Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Panasonic FZ2500 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Panasonic FZ2500 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is very difficult to imagine the contrast between sensor dimensions purely by checking specs. The image here will help provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the FZ1000 II and FZ2500.

All in all, both cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the identical megapixels therefore you can expect similar quality of files however you really should take the launch date of the products into consideration. The more recent FZ1000 II should have an edge when it comes to sensor tech.

Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Panasonic FZ2500 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Panasonic FZ2500 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Panasonic FZ2500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Panasonic FZ1000 II
Portrait photography with Panasonic FZ2500
73
you can focus manually
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
offers face detection focus
supports RAW formats
72
focusing manually
good resolution (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (1")
supports face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FZ1000 II Street photography features
Panasonic FZ2500 Street photography features
71
fully articulated screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good sensor size (1")
supports RAW formats
comes with focus by touch
70
screen articulates
built in image stabilization (Optical)
nice sensor size (1")
saves RAW formats
includes touch to focus
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FZ1000 II as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic FZ2500 as a Sports photography camera
70
excellent zoom range (25-400mm 16.0 x zoom)
silent mode (1/16,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (20MP)
good sensor size (1")
offers tracking autofocus
no phase detect auto focus
69
amazing zoom range (24-480mm 20.0 x zoom)
quiet shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (1")
supports tracking autofocus
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FZ1000 II as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic FZ2500 as a Travel photography camera
68
supports bluetooth
comes with focus by touch
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
reasonably wide (25mm)
long reach (400mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
66
includes touch to focus
good resolution (20MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
fairly wide (24mm)
very long reach (480mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FZ1000 II Landscape photography highlights
Panasonic FZ2500 Landscape photography highlights
66
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (25mm)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (20MP)
good sensor size (1")
supports RAW formats
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
65
focusing manually
fairly wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20MP)
nice sensor size (1")
saves RAW formats
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FZ1000 II as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic FZ2500 as a Vlogging camera
68
reasonably wide (25mm)
selfie friendly display
has touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focus
great video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
does have external mic support
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
67
fairly wide (24mm)
selfie friendly display
touchscreen enabled
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focusing
great video quality (4096 x 2160 resolution)
has external mic port
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Panasonic FZ2500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FZ1000 II and Panasonic FZ2500
 Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 IIPanasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500
Alternative name - Lumix DMC-FZ2000
Class Large Sensor Superzoom Large Sensor Superzoom
Released 2019-02-18 2016-09-19
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
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Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1" 1"
Sensor dimensions 13.2 x 8.8mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor area 116.2mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5472 x 3648 5472 x 3648
Maximum native ISO 12800 12800
Maximum boosted ISO 25600 25600
Minimum native ISO 125 125
RAW pictures
Minimum boosted ISO 80 80
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 49 49
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-400mm (16.0x) 24-480mm (20.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-4.0 f/2.8-4.5
Macro focusing range 3cm 3cm
Crop factor 2.7 2.7
Screen
Range of display Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 1,240 thousand dot 1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dot 2,360 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.74x 0.74x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Maximum quiet shutter speed 1/16000 seconds 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 12.0 frames/s 12.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 13.50 m (with Auto ISO) 13.20 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, 1st / 2nd Slow Sync. Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840x2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p) 1280x720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 4096 x 2060 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 4096x2160
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 808g (1.78 lbs) 915g (2.02 lbs)
Dimensions 136 x 97 x 132mm (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2") 138 x 102 x 135mm (5.4" x 4.0" x 5.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 70
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 23.0
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 12.6
DXO Low light rating not tested 538
Other
Battery life 350 shots 350 shots
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID DMW-BLC12PP DMW-BLC12
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 secs, 3 shots @ 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots 1 1
Price at launch $898 $998