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. For those of you who loves shooting selfies, self or group photos, Panasonic FZ2500 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
screen. Another group of users who will take advantage of FZ2500's LCD screen is Vloggers.
FZ2500 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,360kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later. The magnification ratio of the viewfinder is 0.74x (35mm equivalent).
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic FZ2500 can shoot continuously at max speed of 12 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec
. FZ2500 also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/16000s
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
FZ2500 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Panasonic FZ2500 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 49 points to choose from. Panasonic FZ2500 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
Macro shooters will love Panasonic FZ2500's Focus Stacking feature. In this mode, FZ2500 automatically composites multiple shots taken at different focal positions using focus bracketing to create a single image with maximum depth of field.
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.
With Panasonic FZ2500, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 4096 x 2160 at 24p fps with bit rates up to 100 mbps 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.
4K Photo Mode
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 built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
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 FZ2500 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Panasonic FZ2500 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 350 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR-Like type cameras is 353 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.
Panasonic FZ2500 Features Compared to Main Competitors