- 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
- Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FZ2000
- Old Model is Panasonic FZ1000
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Panasonic FZ2500 summary
Panasonic FZ2500 is Panasonic's Large Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially revealed on September of 2016. The camera houses a 20MP, BSI-CMOS 1" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 5472 x 3648. It is also known as "Lumix DMC-FZ2000" in certain regions.
Panasonic introduced this model as a way to replace the older Panasonic FZ1000 (Read Full Comparison)
The FZ2500 comes in at #4 out of 9 in Large Sensor Superzoom cameras and over all #246 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. Please use our Advanced camera search to find camera ratings based on your personalized factors.
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Panasonic FZ2500 history
The Panasonic FZ2500 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the detailed range underneath.
FZ2500 vs FZ1000 II25-400mm
FZ2500 vs FZ100025-400mm
Panasonic FZ2500 Gallery
You can check the FZ2500 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Panasonic FZ2500 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of good and bad points of the Panasonic FZ2500 based on things which are often regarded as necessary in a digital camera.
Panasonic FZ2500 Sensor specifications
The Panasonic FZ2500 features the Venus Engine chip. The sensor spec on the Panasonic FZ2500 is 13.2mm x 8.8mm (1"). The 116 mm² sensor can capture 5472 x 3648 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter can easily lead to cropping.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 20MP and delivers a standard ISO range of 125 to 12800. This ISO can also be increased electronically to 80 to 25600. RAW files are supported so the user has wider margin for error.
The graphic underneath displays the FZ2500's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The FZ2500 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.7 and is shown in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic FZ2500 dimensions
Panasonic FZ2500 weighs in at 2.02 lb (915g or 32.28 ounces) and the measurement of the camera is 138mm x 102mm x 135mm (5.4" x 4.0" x 5.3"). The weight of average Large Sensor Superzoom camera is 874g and the Panasonic FZ2500 is similar in comparison with various competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Underneath is a picture of the Panasonic FZ2500 besides a soft drink to help you to have a sense of its scale.
The top view under will illustrate the button design on the FZ2500.
Panasonic FZ2500 Lens specifications
The FZ2500 has got an inbuilt lens featuring a focal range of 24-480mm giving it a 20.0 x zoom which is amazing and is going to enable you to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 24mm, it will have an aperture of f2.8 making it somewhat slow and not ideal in low light occasions and you will likely struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You might also need to raise the ISO giving you noisy images. On the tele end, 480mm is excellent zoom and comes with f4.5 which is really slow and you may need to apply slower shutter speeds.
Panasonic FZ2500 Connectivity
The FZ2500 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that consist of NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy images and usually alter settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Many applications even stream a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external display. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Panasonic FZ2500 Video specifications
The highest possible video quality on the Panasonic FZ2500 is 4096 x 2160 and it can shoot in MPEG-4, AVCHD and H.264 file format. 2160p will provide an excellent quality for video recording. You can easily crop to 1080p to get improved results. Be wary of the massive file sizes and ensure you have got decent SD cards that have fast write speeds. The body does come with both headphone and mic socket making it very valuable while recording audio.
Panasonic FZ2500 Weather Sealing
Panasonic FZ2500 does not include environment sealing so wet conditions could ruin the camera.
Panasonic FZ2500 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic FZ2500 is equipped with a 3" fully articulated screen supporting a resolution of 1,040k dots.
The screen is selfie friendly to shoot self portraits and group shots if necessary. Moreover the screen is touch friendly so you can easily adjust focus points and change settings with your fingers.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Panasonic FZ2500 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 2,360k dots
- Coverage 100 percent
- Magnification 0.74x
Viewfinders can be pretty beneficial for sunny outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.
Panasonic FZ2500 Shutter specifications
Panasonic FZ2500 continuous shooting rate is 12.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s. The camera also features silent electronic shutter of 1/16000s. Beware that the electronic shutter may result in "rolling shutter" in certain situations.
Panasonic FZ2500 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Panasonic FZ2500 boasts both in-built flash and external flash support.
Panasonic FZ2500 Autofocusing specifications
Panasonic FZ2500 boasts just Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and accurate when compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera supports Face detection making it helpful for portrait photography.
The AF system supports 49 focus points to choose from. Panasonic FZ2500 has touch to focus. You can use your fingers to change focus points. It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for moving things. Panasonic FZ2500 includes manual focus if needed for low light or you want to have more precise focus control.
Panasonic FZ2500 Battery life
The battery life (DMW-BLC12) in the Panasonic FZ2500 is built to last for 350 shots as per the CIPA specifications making it about average when compared to its competition. The average Large Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 373. Sony RX10 III has got the best (420) battery life for this range of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Large Sensor Superzoom cameras that have the best battery life:
FZ2500 vs RX10 III420 yesyesno
FZ2500 vs RX10420 yesyesno
FZ2500 vs RX10 IV400 yesyesyes
FZ2500 vs RX10 II400 yesyesno
FZ2500 vs FZ1000360 yesyesno
Panasonic FZ2500 for various categories of photography
The following chart displays a outline of the Panasonic FZ2500 for various categories of photography. To learn more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Panasonic FZ2500 Portrait photography information
The Panasonic FZ2500 has a score of 72 which is above average, and means the camera is a good pick for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support and option to work with external lighting.
Panasonic FZ2500 Street photography highlights
With a above average points tally of 70, the Panasonic FZ2500 is a fine fit for street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Panasonic FZ2500 Sports photography highlights
A very good sports photography points tally of 69 suggests the Panasonic FZ2500 is a respectable choice for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have excellent focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Panasonic FZ2500
Portability is really crucial when getting a camera for travel. All things considered, the Panasonic FZ2500 gets a very good 66 as a travel camera which is a fine pick to purchase for your travels.
Panasonic FZ2500 Landscape photography features
When you are planning to choose a camera for landscape photographs, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The Panasonic FZ2500 at it's very good rating of 65 as a landscape camera is a very decent option among it's competition.
Panasonic FZ2500 Vlogging details
A vlogging camera should come with a articulating display screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Considering everything, the Panasonic FZ2500 is a good fit for vlogging as it comes to a nice score of 67.
Panasonic FZ2500 Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the FZ2500, here is a list of the top rated cameras which fall under the family of Large Sensor Superzoom.
The diagram followed below gives you an overview of the FZ2500 vs it's top scored rivals suggested previously.
Here are a few more cameras you might look at as alternatives. To see a extensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.