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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the screen and portability. The lens and zoom also get good opinions, but there are mixed views on the focus and price.

performance, zoom, lens, portability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic FZ2000 review: Feature-packed, but the lens lets the side down

 

An upmarket bridge camera stuffed with advanced videography features, but the lens lets it down

Packed with advanced features for video ; Lots of physical controls ; Fast performance

Lens focus is a little soft ; A big investment for a single-lens camera

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Apr, 2017

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Amy Davies (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000

 

The Panasonic FZ2000 is a bridge camera, but perhaps not in a form you'd expect. It's designed to be an all-in-one solution for those who don't want the hassle and expense of carrying around multiple different lenses.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic DMC-FZ2500 advanced compact camera

 

Photokina News - Panasonic Lumix FZ2500 ultrazoom camera : Panasonic introduce new Lumix compact digital camera DMC-FZ2500 that boasts exceptionally high performance in both photography and videography. The newly developed 20x optical zoom Leica DC...

With its exceptionally high video performance, the Lumix FZ2500 defies comparison with any conventional compact cameras, satisfying even prosumers and advanced amateurs. The Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ2500 (FZ2000 outside the USA) will be available in...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 and DMC-LX10

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC LX10 and FZ2500 compact cameras : Upcoming Monday, just one day before Photokina 2016 kicks off Panasonic will unveil two powerful point-and-shoot cameras, the DMC-LX10 (LX15 in Asia / Europe) and the DMC-FZ2500 (FZ2000 in Asia /...

A bit larger and a bit longer, Panasonic is introducing a second advanced compact camera, the FZ2500. This camera utilizes the same 20.1MP 1" MOS sensor as the LX10, but optimizes video performance with the inclusion of DCI 4K video recording and a...

Sep, 2016

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 (FZ2500) Expert Review

 

Read our full review of the new Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 - Panasonic's premium ultra-zoom designed to be the ultimate 4K video / photo hybrid camera.

The Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 offers a 20 megapixel 1inch CMOS sensor, and a new 20x optical zoom lens, with a bright f/2.8 aperture at the wide-angle end of the lens. The camera has a great 3inch tilting touch-screen, as well as a large, bright,...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500

 

The Panasonic Lumix FZ2500 is an outstanding super-zoom digicam, sporting the power and performance that you would expect from a mid-level DSLR. Add to it its versatility and you have an awesome all-in-one camera for both stills and video. Read more in...

iAuto and Program shooting mode are accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Outstanding overall image quality ; Versatile 20x optical zoom is ready for every situation ; 5-axis Image...

Tracking AF did struggle at times with our swimming shots ; High price tag for an all-in-one digicam ; ND filter controls on Lens ; Very large camera body

The Panasonic Lumix FZ2500 is an outstanding super-zoom digicam, sporting the power and performance that you would expect from a mid-level DSLR. Add to it its versatility and you have an awesome all-in-one camera for both stills and video. Read more in...

Mar, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Hillary Grigonis (digitaltrends.com)

Panasonic Lumix FZ2500 review

 

Panasonic's FZ2500 delivers features and image quality close to DSLR, without the need to swap lenses.

Feb, 2017

Essential

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 Review

 

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ2000 (also known as the Panasonic FZ2500) is a super-zoom camera featuring a 20x zoom lens equivalent to a focal range of 24-480mm, 20.1 megapixel 1-inch MOS sensor, 3-inch 1040K-pixel rotating LCD touchscreen, 2,359k OLED...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 builds on the previous FZ1000 model and turns it into a mini-GH4, offering almost all of that camera's video capabilities in a convenient super-zoom format. If you want a non-interchangeable lens camera that will cover...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic FZ2500 Review

 

Combining a 20.1-megapixel sensor with a 24-480mm equivalent built-in zoom lens, the Panasonic FZ2500 offers solid imaging performance. The camera can also record 4K video at up to 30 frames per second and offers Panasonic's excellent 4K Photo...

Rugged camera body with many physical controls; Generally excellent image quality & high ISO performance for its class; Versatile zoom lens; Fast and accurate autofocus; Unlimited 4K video recording; Fast full-res burst mode with generous buffers

Continuous autofocus performance struggles at telephoto end; Slow buffer clearing (no UHS-II support); Lens produces soft corners at most focal lengths

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Mar, 2017

Recommended

Expert review by: Ken McMahon (cameralabs.com)

Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 / FZ2500 review

 

The Panasonic Lumix FZ2000, or FZ2500 as it's called in North America, is a high-end DSLR-styled super-zoom camera with a 20x / 24-480mm range, 1inch 20 Megapixel sensor, large EVF, fully-articulated touchscreen and a wealth of pro movie options...

20x lens range with internal zooming ; Built-in 2, 4 and 6 stop ND filter ; 5-speed smooth, stable, slow zooming ; Articulated touch-screen ; C4k or UHD movies, unlimited recording (within battery / card) ; Mic and headphone jacks. HDMI with 10 bit...

Poor battery life and can't be charged in-camera over USB ; No weather sealing ; 4k movies and 4k Photo employ a fairly tight crop ; Results not as crisp as Sony RX10 III

The Lumix FZ2000 / FZ2500 is Panasonic's flagship super-zoom, or if you prefer the term, 'bridge camera'. It's an update to the still available Lumix FZ1000 and like that model is based around a 1 inch sensor for better quality than the tiny sensors in...

Nov, 2016
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery level indicator: Yes
Battery life (CIPA standard):350
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Brightness adjustment: Yes
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.1
Camera playback:single image, slide show
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Multi-shot: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Playback modes:Next, Pause, Previous, Zoom
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Close-up (macro), Night, Panorama, Spotlight, Sunset
Self-timer:2,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Program
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Shade

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display diagonal (metric):7.5
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Second display: No
Touchscreen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash Modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):1 - 7.9
Flash range (wide):0.5 - 13.2

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Normal focusing range (tele):0.3
Normal focusing range (wide):0.3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Extra/Smart zoom:40
Focal length range (f-f):8.8 - 176
Lens structure (elements/groups):16/11
Maximum aperture number:4.5
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):76
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.6
Number of aspheric elements:8
Number of diaphragm blades:9
Optical Zoom:20

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):80
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Cables included:AC, USB
Hand strap: Yes
Wrist strap included: Yes

Picture Quality

Image formats supported:JPEG XR, RAW
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:5472 x 3648
Megapixel:20.1
Sensor Type:MOS
Still image resolution(s):4864x3648, 3456x2592, 2432x1824, 5472x3648, 3888x2592, 2736x1824, 5472x3080, 3840x2160, 1920x1080, 3648x3648, 2592x2592, 1824x1824
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:20.9

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
PictBridge: Yes
USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/16000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MOV, MP4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.5
Height :10.2
Weight:915
Weight (including battery):966
Width:13.8