Panasonic FZ2500 vs Samsung WB2200F

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 front
Samsung WB2200F front

Panasonic FZ2500 vs Samsung WB2200F Key Specs

Panasonic FZ2500
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Push 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
  • Succeeded the Panasonic FZ1000
Samsung WB2200F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 20-1200mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 708g - 119 x 122 x 99mm
  • Released January 2014
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Panasonic FZ2500 vs Samsung WB2200F Overview

On this page, we will be comparing the Panasonic FZ2500 vs Samsung WB2200F, one is a Large Sensor Superzoom and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by companies Panasonic and Samsung. There exists a significant gap between the sensor resolutions of the FZ2500 (20MP) and WB2200F (16MP) and the FZ2500 (1") and WB2200F (1/2.3") offer totally different sensor sizing.

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The FZ2500 was launched 2 years after the WB2200F which is quite a sizable gap as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras have the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before we go into a thorough comparison, here is a concise view of how the FZ2500 grades versus the WB2200F with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ2500 over the Samsung WB2200F

 FZ2500 WB2200F 
ReleasedSeptember 2016January 2014Newer by 33 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution1040k460kCrisper screen (+580k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Samsung WB2200F over the Panasonic FZ2500

 WB2200F FZ2500 

Common features in the Panasonic FZ2500 and Samsung WB2200F

 FZ2500 WB2200F 
Manual focus More accurate focusing
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen measurement

Panasonic FZ2500 vs Samsung WB2200F Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to travel with your camera, you will have to think about its weight and size. The Panasonic FZ2500 has outer dimensions of 138mm x 102mm x 135mm (5.4" x 4.0" x 5.3") accompanied by a weight of 915 grams (2.02 lbs) whilst the Samsung WB2200F has specifications of 119mm x 122mm x 99mm (4.7" x 4.8" x 3.9") along with a weight of 708 grams (1.56 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are utilising at the time. The following is a front view physical size comparison of the FZ2500 compared to the WB2200F.

Panasonic FZ2500 vs Samsung WB2200F size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the FZ2500 and WB2200F is 53 and 59 respectively.

Panasonic FZ2500 vs Samsung WB2200F top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FZ2500 vs Samsung WB2200F Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very tough to visualise the gap between sensor dimensions just by reviewing specs. The pic underneath will help give you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the FZ2500 and WB2200F.

All in all, both the cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The FZ2500 because of its bigger sensor will make getting shallower depth of field less difficult and the Panasonic FZ2500 will offer more detail utilizing its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop pictures more aggressively. The fresher FZ2500 will have an edge in sensor innovation.

Panasonic FZ2500 vs Samsung WB2200F sensor size comparison

Panasonic FZ2500 vs Samsung WB2200F Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FZ2500 vs Samsung WB2200F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FZ2500 Portrait photography highlights
Samsung WB2200F Portrait photography highlights
you can focus manually
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
supports face detect autofocus
supports RAW files
focusing manually
decent MP (16 megapixels)
includes face detection autofocus
can't use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic FZ2500
Street photography with Samsung WB2200F
screen can move to multiple angles
image stabilization (Optical)
good sensor size (1")
supports RAW files
features touch focus
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
heavier than others (708g)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FZ2500 Sports photography advice
Samsung WB2200F Sports photography advice
great zoom range (24-480mm 20.0 x zoom)
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20MP)
good sensor size (1")
supports tracking focus
lacks phase detect autofocus
long zoom range (20-1200mm 60.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FZ2500 as a Travel photography camera
Samsung WB2200F as a Travel photography camera
features touch focus
good megapixels (20MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
relatively wide (24mm)
very long zoom (480mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
rather wide (20mm)
very long zoom (1200mm)
no Time Lapse function
heavier than others (708 grams)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FZ2500 Landscape photography info
Samsung WB2200F Landscape photography info
you can focus manually
relatively wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
supports RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
focusing manually
rather wide (20mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FZ2500 as a Vlogging camera
Samsung WB2200F as a Vlogging camera
relatively wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect autofocus
video res high (4096 x 2160 resolution)
comes with microphone socket
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
rather wide (20mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection autofocus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
no external mic socket
heavier than others (708 grams)
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Panasonic FZ2500 vs Samsung WB2200F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FZ2500 and Samsung WB2200F
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500Samsung WB2200F
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Samsung
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 Samsung WB2200F
Also called Lumix DMC-FZ2000 -
Category Large Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2016-09-19 2014-01-07
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by Venus Engine -
Sensor size 1" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 13.2 x 8.8mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 116.2mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 5472 x 3648 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 12800 6400
Max enhanced ISO 25600 -
Lowest native ISO 125 80
RAW format
Lowest enhanced ISO 80 -
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 49 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-480mm (20.0x) 20-1200mm (60.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus distance 3cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 2.7 5.8
Screen type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 1,040 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Screen technology - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots 200 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.74x -
Minimum shutter speed 60 seconds 1/8 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Fastest silent shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shutter rate 12.0 frames per sec 8.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 13.20 m (at Auto ISO) 6.00 m (ISO Auto)
Flash options Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash Off, Red-eye fix
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 4096 x 2060 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920x1080(30fps), 1280x720(30fps), 640x480(30fps), QVGA(30fps, 30s, Streaming) * High Speed : 360fps(176x128), 240fps(384x288)
Max video resolution 4096x2160 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
Wireless Built-In Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 915 grams (2.02 lbs) 708 grams (1.56 lbs)
Physical dimensions 138 x 102 x 135mm (5.4" x 4.0" x 5.3") 119 x 122 x 99mm (4.7" x 4.8" x 3.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 70 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 23.0 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 12.6 not tested
DXO Low light score 538 not tested
Battery life 350 images -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Battery model DMW-BLC12 BP-1410
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, 3 shots @ 10 sec) -
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD, SDHC, SCXC
Card slots One One
Launch price $998 $599