Panasonic LUMIX FZ2500 20.1MP 4K Digital Camera


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Panasonic LUMIX FZ2500 20.1MP 4K Digital Camera

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Panasonic LUMIX FZ2500 20.1MP 4K Digital Camera

The Panasonic LUMIX FZ2500 offers a hybrid mix of photo and 4K video capture features that make up its backbone. The FZ2500 is built around a large 1-inch 20.1 Megapixel sensor and bright 20X Leica Vario-Elmart f/2.8-4.5 lens. Traditional photo enthusiast benefit from all this 4K video prowess because Panasonic’s 4K technology has changed photography for the better with new creative tools like 4K Photo, Focus Stacking, and Focus Stacking built-in.

Unmissable Moments with 4K Photo

Panasonic 4K technology lets you turn video into photography with 4K Photo. Simply play back a 4K video sequence recorded at the blistering speed of 30fps to select your single best image for truly unmissable moments.

Everything in the Right Place

A quick-stability grip minimizes hand fatigue while well-placed front/rear dual dials enable quick control over shutter speed and aperture. Plus, a supporting button, lever and switch layout provide intuitive, comfortable control for both photo and video shooting.

0.74x Large OLED Live View Finder

The OLED Live View Finder (2,360k-dot) provides exceptional visibility (10,000:1 contrast) for perfect framing in direct sunlight conditions. High 0.74X magnification (35mm camera equivalent) and a wide-viewing angle improves overall visibility. A tilt/swivel rear touch feature-enabled monitor adds the freedom to capture unusual perspectives. Just touch to immediately set focus or release the shutter.

Large 1-Inch 20.1 MP Sensor

The large 1-inch 20.1-megapixel 4K High Sensitivity MOS Sensor provides impressive details even at high ISOs (ISO12800 / Extended ISO25600), which enables impressive defocus with a shallow depth of field.

The Venus Engine

The LUMIX FZ2500 Venus Engine enables the high-quality image captures and high-speed signal processing required for 4K video recording, while sensitivity, gradation performance, resolution and color reproduction are dramatically improved.

20x Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens

A bright LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens (F/2.8-4.5) resists blurring, while its angle of view extends from 24mm wide-angle to 20X optical zoom. This lens meets Leica's stringent standards in the MTF value and in the suppression of ghosts and flaring.

Hybrid Photo / Video Lens

An internal guide-pole mechanism provides smooth, stable zooming, and dramatically suppresses image shift. A galvanometer-drive iris used in professional video cameras smoothly catches up with sudden changes in brightness to assure smooth, seamless iris control, even when zooming.

Ultra High Speed DFD Focusing

DFD (Depth From Defocus) instantly calculates the distance to the subject to achieve ultra-fast focus lock even at 7 fps burst shooting with AFC or 12 fps burst shooting with AFS.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ2500 Digital Camera

Image Sensor

  • Sensor size: 1-inch High Sensitivity MOS sensor
  • Total pixels: 20.9 megapixels
  • Camera effective pixels: 20.1 megapixels
  • Color filter: Primary color filter


  • Aperture: f/2.8 - 4.5 / 9 diaphragm blades (F2.8 - 11.0 (W), F4.5 - 11.0 (T))
  • Optical zoom: 20x
  • Focal length: f = 8.8 - 176mm
  • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ): 28.1x (3:2 / 10M (M)), 40x (3:2 / 5M (S))
  • Intelligent Zoom: 40x
  • Lens: Leica DC Vario-Elmarit
  • Lens: 16 elements in 11 groups
  • Lens: (5 aspherical lenses (8 aspherical surfaces) / 4 ED lenses / 1 UHR lens)
  • Changing of zoom speed 5-speed zoom
  • Optical image stabilizer: 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +
  • Optical image stabilizer: 5-Axis compensation works in video recording except for 4K video, variable frame rate video or dolly zoom video recording.
  • Digital zoom: Max. 4x (When digital zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)
  • Zoom in motion picture: Yes
  • Built-in ND filter: 1/4, 1/16, 1/64, Auto

Recording System

  • System frequency: 59.94Hz, 50.00Hz, 24.00Hz
  • Aspect ratio: 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
  • Image quality: RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
  • Color Space: sRGB, AdobeRGB
  • Continuous recordable time (Motion picture): AVCHD [FHD/60i] [FHD/50i]: Approx. 115 min (rear monitor), 105 min (LVF)
  • Actual recordable time (Motion picture): AVCHD [FHD/60i] [FHD/50i]: Approx. 60 min (rear monitor), 55 min (LVF)

Recording File Format

  • Still imageJPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, DPOF
  • Motion pictureMOV (Audio format LPCM), MP4 (Audio format LPCM / AAC 2ch), AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch


  • Type: OLED Live View Finder (2,360k dots)
  • Field of view: Approx. 100%
  • Magnification: Approx. 2.18x / 0.74x (35mm camera equiv. in 4:3)
  • Eye point: Approx. 20 mm from eyepiece lens
  • Diopter adjustment: -4.0 - +4.0 (dpt)
  • Eye sensor: Yes
  • Eye sensor adjustment: High / Low

Exposure Control

  • Light metering mode: Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
  • Exposure mode: Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
  • Exposure compensation: 1/3 EV step ±5EV (±3EV for motion picture)
  • AE lock: Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)


  • Focusing area: Normal: Wide 30 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
  • Focusing area: AF Macro / MF / Intelligent Auto / Motion picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
  • Focus mode: AF / AF Macro / Macro Zoom * Each available with AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
  • DFD technology: Yes
  • Post Focus: Yes
  • Focus Stacking: Yes
  • AF mode: Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint
  • AF detective range: EV -4 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
  • AF assist lamp: Yes
  • AF lock: Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)


  • Self timer: 10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec
  • Remote control: Remote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
  • Shutter speed (Approx.)
  • Still image: Mechanical shutter type: 1/4,000 - 60, Bulb (Max. 2 minutes)
  • Still image: Electronic shutter type: 1/16,000 - 1
  • Motion picture 59.94Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/30, 50.00Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/25, 24.00Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/24 (When using Synchro Scan)
  • Motion picture: Creative Video M mode / MF mode: 1/16,000 - 1/2

Wi-Fi Functionality

  • WiFi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
  • QR Code Connection: Yes
  • Password-less connection: Yes (ON/OFF selectable)


  • Battery: Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh, 8.7Wh) (included)
  • Battery life (CIPA standard): Approx. 350 images (rear monitor), 270 images (LVF)

Dimensions and Weight

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 5.42 x 4.01 x 5.30-inches (excluding protrusions)
  • Weight - Approx.; 2.13 pounds (with SD card and Battery); Approx. 2.02 pounds (Body only)

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