LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic FZ2500 has a Fully Articulated 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
FZ2500 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder.
The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,360kdots and coverage of 100%.
Panasonic FZ2500 can shoot continuously at max speed of 12.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec . FZ2500 has a built-in flash, and you can also mount your external flashes too.
Panasonic FZ2500 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 49 points to choose from.
Panasonic FZ2500 has a special Post Focus mode which uses its 4K video and focus bracketing features together to shoot and stack a burst of images into a single image which you can change the focus point on the LCD screen after it is taken. Although the resulting image has only 8 MP resolution, the flexibility this feature gives to the shooter is unmatched.
4K Photo Mode
With Panasonic FZ2500, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 4096 x 2160 at 24p fps and save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and H.264 formats. This means that Panasonic FZ2500 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.FZ2500 has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker. Panasonic FZ2500 also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Panasonic FZ2500 a very suitable camera high quality videography.
Utilizing its 4K Video recording abilities in a creative way, Panasonic FZ2500 sports a 4K Photo Mode where you can capture 8 MP photos from 4K videos.
Using a software such as Adobe Lightroom on your PC or in-camera function, you can review the 4K video frame by frame and extract the image that you like the most.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic FZ2500 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our FZ2500. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic FZ2500 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 350 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 310 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Sony RX10 III with its 420shots is the model with longest battery life among Large Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic FZ2500 vs Sony RX10 III or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Panasonic FZ2500 is $1,094.89