Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 Digital Camera

$1,599.00

  • 20.1MP 1″ High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmarit f/2.8-4.5 Lens
  • 24-480mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 0.74x 2.36m-Dot OLED Live View EVF
  • 3″ 1.04m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • DCI 4K Recording at 24.00 fps & 100 Mbps
  • CINELIKE Profiles; 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI Out
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity; 4K PHOTO
  • ISO 25600 and 12 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Manual Control Ring & Built-In ND Filter
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If there was ever a point-and-shoot that could do anything, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 Digital Camera comes close with an incredible mix of advanced photographic capabilities thanks to a 20.1MP 1″ High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and outstanding video specs which include DCI 4K format video at a true 24.00 fps. Benefitting all of these functions is a versatile Leica DC Vario-Elmarit f/2.8-4.5 lens with a far-reaching 20x optical zoom. This optic uses numerous specialized elements to guarantee sharp images and offers an outstanding 24-480mm equivalent zoom range. On top of this, the camera features a DSLR-like body design that is very ergonomic, including manual control rings, a 0.74x 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, and a 3.0″ 1.04m-dot free-angle touchscreen LCD.

Interestingly for a normally stills-focused camera, the FZ2500 boasts incredible video features, most notably DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) recording at 24.00 fps in addition to more conventional UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) and Full HD options. This capable camera also offers Panasonic’s CINELIKE D and CINELIKE V picture profiles for professional grading capabilities, and it can gain V-Log L through an optional upgrade. Along with this the camera has high bit rates of up to 200 Mbps using MP4 and MOV formats and it can output video over HDMI with a professional-quality 4:2:2 10-bit signal. Additionally, the FZ2500 has a built-in ND filter for selectable levels as well as no recording duration limit.

For stills, the FZ2500 is a very capable system thanks to the high-resolution 1″ sensor. This enables sensitivities up to ISO 25600 and continuous shooting rates of up to 50 fps with an electronic shutter and 12 fps with a mechanical shutter. Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity makes it easy to control and transfer photos to your mobile devices and a variety of 4K PHOTO modes leverage the power of 4K video to provide another method to capture fast action.

20.1MP 1" High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 20x Optical Zoom f/2.8-4.5 Lens
DCI 4K Video Recording
4K PHOTO Capabilities
Post Focus and Focus Stacking
5-Axis HYBRID Optical Image Stabilization+
Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
Other Camera Features
Pixels

Actual: 20.9 Megapixel Effective: 20.1 Megapixel

Sensor

1″ MOS

File Formats

Still Images: JPEG, RAW Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MOV, MP4 Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM

Max Resolution

20 MP: 5472 x 3648

Aspect Ratio

1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Image Stabilization

Optical & Digital, 5-Way

Color Spaces

sRGB, Adobe RGB

Lens

Leica DC Vario-Elmarit, 16 elements in 11 groups 5 Aspherical, 4 ED EFL: 8.8-176mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-480mm) Aperture: f/2.8 (W) – 4.5 (T) to f/11

Filter Thread

None

Zoom

Optical: 20x Digital: 4x Intelligent Zoom: 40x

Focus Range

Normal: 11.81″ (30 cm) – Infinity Telephoto: 39.37″ (100 cm) – Infinity Wide: (3 cm) – Infinity

ISO Sensitivity

Auto, 125-12800 (Extended Mode: Auto, 80-25600)

Shutter

Type: Mechanical Speed: 60 – 1/4000 second Type: Electronic Speed: 1 – 1/16000 second Type: Mechanical Speed: 120 seconds in Bulb Mode Type: Electronic Speed: 1/2 – 1/16000 second in Movie Mode

Exposure Metering

Center-weighted, Multi, Spot

Exposure Modes

Modes: Aperture Priority, Creative Control, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Panorama Shot, Program, Scene Modes, Shutter Priority Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)

White Balance Modes

Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4

Continuous Shooting

Up to 50 fps at 20 MP Up to 12 fps at 20 MP

Self Timer

2 Seconds, 10 Seconds

Remote Control

DMW-RSL1 (Optional)

Flash Modes

1st Curtain Sync Auto Auto/Red-eye Reduction Forced On Forced On/Red-eye Reduction Off Second-curtain Sync Slow Sync Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction

Built-in Flash

Yes

Maximum Effective Flash Range

Wide: 1.64 – 43.31′ (0.5 – 13.2 m) Telephoto: 3.28 – 25.92′ (1.0 – 7.9 m)

External Flash Connection

Hot Shoe

Built-in Memory

None

Memory Card Type

SD SDHC SDXC

Video Recording

Yes, NTSC

Resolution

4096 x 2160p: 24 fps 3840 x 2160p: 29.97 fps, 24 fps, 23.98 fps, 25 fps 1920 x 1080p: 59.94 fps, 29.97 fps, 24 fps, 23.98 fps 1920 x 1080p: 50 fps, 25 fps 1920 x 1080i: 59.94 fps, 50 fps 1280 x 720p: 29.97 fps, 25 fps

Audio Recording

Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo + Mono

Viewfinder Type

Electronic

Diopter Adjustment

– 4 to +4 m

Viewfinder Coverage

100%

Screen

3″ LCD Rear Touch Screen Swivel (1,040,000 pixels)

Screen Coverage

100%

Connectivity

HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB

Wi-Fi

Yes, 802.11b/g/n built-in

GPS

No

Operating/Storage Temperature

Operating 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) Humidity: 10 – 80%

Battery

1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1200 mAh

Dimensions (WxHxD)

5.4 x 4.0 x 5.3″ / 137.6 x 101.9 x 134.7 mm

Weight

34.07 oz / 966 g with battery and memory card

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