Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Announced Sep 19, 2016 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 480 mm (20×)
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Announced Sep 19, 2016

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (FZ2000 in some markets) is the company's video-centric superzoom camera. It features a 20MP 1"-type CMOS sensor, 24-480mm equiv. F2.8-4.5 lens, a 3" fully articulating LCD and large electronic viewfinder. The camera can shoot continuously at 7 fps with live view and continuous AF and uses Panasonic's impressive Depth from Defocus autofocus system. While the FZ2500 has a ton of features related to stills shooting, including a clever new Focus Stacking option, the 'focus' is on video. The camera can capture both DCI and UHD 4K video at both 30p and 24p. There's a full suite of capture tools available, ranging from zebra patterns to SMPTE color bars.

Quick specs
Body type SLR-like (bridge)
Max resolution 5472 x 3648
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
ISO Auto, 125-12800 (expands to 80-25600)
Focal length (equiv.) 24–480 mm
Max aperture F2.8–4.5
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 915 g (2.02 lb / 32.28 oz)
Dimensions 138 x 102 x 135 mm (5.42 x 4.01 x 5.3)
GPS None

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Our review

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500/FZ2000 is a well-designed enthusiast bridge camera focused on video, and it offers capture tools that you won't find on any other camera in its class. 4K video quality is excellent, though there's a substantial crop factor, essentially knocking out the wide end of the lens. Still image quality is decent, though it's hampered by a so-so lens and JPEG engine that could use a tune-up. If you're a videophile then it's a top choice. If not, there are cheaper options out there.

Good for: Video enthusiasts who want extensive controls, inputs, and outputs.

Not so good for: Those 'focused' mainly on still photography. There are better choices in this class for less money.

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