Fz2500: How is it as a camcorder replacement?

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Cameranoobie Senior Member • Posts: 2,728
Fz2500: How is it as a camcorder replacement?

I am down to two choices, the Sony AX53 for $999CDN (open box at Best Buy) or the Panasonic FZ2500 for $1500CDN.

It will be used for video only.

I love the price of the AX53 more but I had the FZ1000 back then and absolutely loved the video quality out of that thing.

FZ2500 has a bigger sensor so it should be able to handle low light better and give shallower DOF. I want all the manual controls that the AX53 lacks. I plan on running a Rode hotshoe mic off of it.

Does the FZ2500 suffer from the zoom barrel noise that the FZ1000 had?

How is the AF on the FZ2500 compared to G85? I wonder if it will be as fast as a camcorder.

 Cameranoobie's gear list:Cameranoobie's gear list
Sony RX10 IV Nikon D5500 Nikon D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Tokina AT-X Pro 11-16mm f/2.8 DX +14 more
Panasonic FZ1000 Panasonic FZ2500 Panasonic G85
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