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Panasonic® LUMIX FZ2500 20.1MP Digital Camera-DMC-FZ2500

Model #: DMC-FZ2500
247728
Panasonic Electronics
At a Glance

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.

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Pro Video Quality

With the LUMIX FZ2500 4K evolves with the variety of practical functions video enthusiasts and professionals want:

  • Cinema 4K: 4096 x 2160 / 24 fps
  • QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 / up to 30 fps) video recording in MOV / MP4
  • Ultra-high bitrate Full HD video recording at 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) / 100 Mbps (IPB) without recording duration limit

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.

Macro Photography to 3cm

Stunning macro photos can be shot with minimum focusing distance of 3cm for flowers, insects and more.

Convenient Lens Barrel Controls

A dual-ring control system enables focusing and zooming. ND filter and three Fn lens barrel buttons offer smooth, convenient video operation. WB color temperature settings and slow and quick zoom settings can be assigned to the Fn buttons.

Built-in ND Filter

The lens barrel's quick access to ND filters which are essential for creative video shooting to maintain exposure levels with a fixed shutter speed or an open aperture in high brightness.

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.

Adjust Focus After Shooting

The unique Focus Stacking function enables you to adjust the focus after shooting by layering and combining multiple images in-camera. Great for macro shots.

Live Output via HDMI

Real-time HDMI output (4:2:2/8 bit or 4:2:2/10 bit) to an external monitor is possible via an optional micro HDMI cable. A feature highly prized by professional video producers.

CINELIKE D and V Gamma

“CINELIKE D” and “CINELIKE V” video for rich, cinema-like gradation.

Optional V-Log L Upgrading

An optional Upgrade Software Key (sold separately) enables log video recording (V-Log L) with exceptional flexibility, as well as a wider dynamic range for color grading in the post-production process. It boasts a log characteristic with 12 stops, and the same characteristic curve and LUT (Look Up Table) can be used in common.

Video based GUI

Set the GUI to reflect the technical language of video for Shutter Duration/ISO, Angle/ISO, or Shutter Duration/dB.

Time Code

An SMPTE-compliant Time Code in either Rec Run or Free Run count-up method makes it easy to synchronize multiple video footage or sound sources in the post-production workflow. Drop Frame or Non-Drop Frame is also selectable in the 59.94Hz or 23.98Hz setting.

Global Video Formats

Built-in global video formats and bit rates are provided in four recording formats: AVCHD and MP4, or MP4 (LPCM) and MOV for editing ease. Bit rates up to 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB), with no recording duration limit.

System frequencies: 59.94 Hz (NTSC), 50.00 Hz (PAL), or 24.00 Hz (CINEMA)

Microphone And Headphone Terminals

A variety of connection terminals are available: 3.5mm microphone jack, 3.5mm headphone jacks, and 2.5mm jack for remote control.

And with the DMW-MS2 Stereo Shotgun Microphone (sold separately), you can switch these settings on the camera menu: Stereo, Lens Auto, Shotgun, Super Shotgun and Manual.

Slow / Quick Motion

The VFR (Variable Frame Rate) lets you record videos with slow or quick motion, such as 120 fps / 5X in 24p playback, all in Full HD. The slow/quick motion function also lets you switch between 1/2X slow and 2X quick motion in a single video while recording.

Dolly Zoom

This technique zooms only the background, without changing the subject's size. A technique often used to express feelings, such as confusion, distress or surprise.

Product Highlights

  • The ideal hybrid camera choice for the advanced 4K video enthusiast and photography enthusiast alike.
  • Large 1-inch 20.1 Megapixel sensor and bright 20X LEICA VARIO-ELMART F2.8-4.5 lens.
  • 4K Ultra HD video recording plus exclusive LUMIX 4K PHOTO and 4K Post Focus and internal Focus Stacking modes.
  • “CINELIKE D” and “CINELIKE V” for cinema-like gradation, time code, live HDMI output (4:2:2/8 bit or 4:2:2/10 bit), and lens ND filter controls.
  • Optional V-Log L upgradability for purchase, and an out of the box unlimited recording duration.
  • Recording formats of MP4 (LPCM) and MOV, and bit rates extended up to 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps
Specifications

Image Sensor

Sensor size1-inch High Sensitivity MOS sensor
Total pixels20.9 megapixels
Camera effective pixels20.1 megapixels
Color filterPrimary color filter

Lens

ApertureF2.8 - 4.5 / 9 diaphragm blades (F2.8 - 11.0 (W), F4.5 - 11.0 (T))
Optical zoom20x
Focal lengthf = 8.8 - 176mm
Focal length(26 - 520mm in 35mm equiv. in 4:3)
Focal length(24 - 480mm in 35mm equiv. in 3:2)
Focal length(25 - 500mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9)
Focal length(31 - 620mm in 35mm equiv. in 1:1)
Focal length(36 - 720mm in 35mm equiv. in 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 4K PHOTO recording)
Focal length(38 - 760mm in 35mm equiv. in 1:1 4K PHOTO recording)
Focal length(25 - 500mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. Off / Level Shot function Off)
Focal length(27 - 540mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. On / Level Shot function Off)
Focal length(30 - 600mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. On / Level Shot function On)
Focal length(36 - 720mm in 35mm equiv. in 4K video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)28.1x (3:2 / 10M (M)), 40x (3:2 / 5M (S))
Intelligent Zoom40x
LensLEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT
Lens16 elements in 11 groups
Lens(5 aspherical lenses (8 aspherical surfaces) / 4 ED lenses / 1 UHR lens)
Changing of zoom speed5-speed zoom
Optical image stabilizer5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.
Optical image stabilizer5-Axis compensation works in video recording except for 4K video, variable frame rate video or dolly zoom video recording.
Digital zoomMax. 4x (When digital zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)
Zoom in motion pictureYes
Built-in ND filter1/4, 1/16, 1/64, Auto

Recording System

System frequency59.94Hz, 50.00Hz, 24.00Hz
Aspect ratio4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image qualityRAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
Color SpacesRGB, 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)

File Size(Pixels)

Still Image[4:3] 4864x3648(L) / 3456x2592(M) / 2432x1824(S)
Still Image[3:2] 5472x3648(L) / 3888x2592(M) / 2736x1824(S)
Still Image[16:9] 5472x3080(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S)
Still Image[1:1] 3648x3648(L) / 2592x2592(M) / 1824x1824(S)

WiFi Function

WiFiIEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
QR Code ConnectionYes
Password-less connectionYes (ON / OFF selectable)

ViewFinder

TypeOLED Live View Finder (2,360k dots)
Field of viewApprox. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 2.18x / 0.74x (35mm camera equiv. in 4:3)
Eye pointApprox. 20 mm from eyepiece lens
Diopter adjustment-4.0 - +4.0 (dpt)
Eye sensorYes
Eye sensor adjustmentHigh / Low

Focus

Focusing areaNormal: Wide 30 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
Focusing areaAF Macro / MF / Intelligent Auto / Motion picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
Focus modeAF / AF Macro / Macro Zoom Each available with AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
DFD technologyYes
Post FocusYes
Focus StackingYes
AF modeFace/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint
AF mode(Full area touch is available)
AF detective rangeEV -4 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
AF assist lampYes
AF lockYes (AF/AE LOCK button)
OthersOne Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, AF Sensitivity, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter, Low Light AF, Starlight AF

Exposure Control

Light metering modeMultiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure modeProgram AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure compensation1/3 EV step ±5EV (±3EV for motion picture)
AE lockYes (AF/AE LOCK button)

ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)

Still imageAuto / Intelligent ISO / 80* / 100* / 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 Extended ISO
Still image(Changeable to 1/3 EV step) (ISO Auto in M mode)
Motion pictureAuto / 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400
Motion picture(Changeable to 1/3 EV step)

White Balance

White balanceAuto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting 1, 2, 3, 4
White balance adjustmentBlue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias
Color temperature setting2500 - 10000K in 100K

Shutter

Self timer10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec
Remote controlRemote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)

Shutter speed (Approx.)

Still imageMechanical shutter type: 1/4,000 - 60, Bulb (Max. 2 minutes)
Still imageElectronic shutter type: 1/16,000 - 1
Motion picture59.94Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/30, 50.00Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/25, 24.00Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/24 (When using Synchro Scan)
Motion pictureCreative Video M mode / MF mode: 1/16,000 - 1/2

Bracket

AE bracket3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. ±3 EV, single/burst
Aperture Bracket3, 5 or all positions in 1 EV step
Focus Bracket1 to 999 images, focus steps can be set in 10 levels

Burst Shooting

Number of recordable imagesMore than 30 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed)
Number of recordable imagesMore than 100 images (when there are no RAW files)
Number of recordable images(Depending on memory card type, aspect, picture size and compression)

Burst speed (Approx.)

Mechanical shutterAFS: H: 12 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Mechanical shutterAFC: H: 7 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Electronic shutterAFS: H: 12 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Electronic shutterAFC: H: 7 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)

4K Photo Mode

4K Photo mode 4K Burst: 30 frames/sec
4K Photo mode 4K Burst (S/S): 30 frames/sec
4K Photo mode4K Pre-Burst: 30 frames/sec, approx. 2 seconds
4K Photo mode (Depending on memory card size and battery power)
Exif informationYes
Marking functionYes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)
Loop rec functionYes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)

Flash

Shooting distance0.5 - 13.2m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.0 - 7.9m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Flash modeAuto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off For iA, iA+ only.
Flash output adjustment1/3EV step ±3EV
Flash synchronization1st Curtain Sync., 2nd Curtain Sync.
Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensationYes
Wireless controlYes (When using DMW-FL200L / FL360L / FL580L (Optional))

Rear Monitor

TypeTFT LCD monitor with static touch control
Monitor sizeFree-angle 3.0-inch (7.5cm) / 3:2 aspect / Wide viewing angle / AF coating
PixelsApprox. 1,040k dots
Filed of viewApprox. 100%
Monitor adjustmentBrightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red-Green, Blue-Yellow

Photo Style

Photo styleStandard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom / Cinelike D / Cinelike V / V-Log L
Photo styleWhen Creative Video mode is selected. Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU1(Optional) is required.
Picture adjustmentContrast, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Saturation, Hue, Color Tone, Filter Effect
Picture adjustmentExcept for Monochrome mode. For Monochrome mode only.

Creative Video Mode

Exposure modeProgram AE/ Aperture-Priority / Sutter-Priority / Manual Exposure
Dolly zoomYes

Variable frame rate

59.94HzMOV/FHD/100Mbps/29.97p, MP4(LPCM)/FHD/100Mbps/29.97p:2fps, 15fps, 26fps, 28fps, 30fps, 32fps, 34fps, 45fps, 60fps, 75fps, 90fps, 96fps, 120fps
59.94HzMOV/FHD/100Mbps/23.98p, MP4(LPCM)/FHD/100Mbps/23.98p:2fps, 12fps, 20fps, 22fps, 24fps, 26fps, 28fps, 36fps, 48fps, 60fps, 72fps, 84fps, 96fps, 120fps
59.94HzAVCHD/FHD/24Mbps/29.97p:2fps, 15fps, 26fps, 28fps, 30fps, 32fps, 34fps, 45fps, 60fps
59.94HzAVCHD/FHD/24Mbps/23.98p:2fps, 12fps, 20fps, 22fps, 24fps, 26fps, 28fps, 36fps, 48fps, 60fps
50.00HzMOV/FHD/100Mbps/25.00p, MP4(LPCM)/FHD/100Mbps/25.00p:2fps, 12fps, 21fps, 23fps, 25fps, 27fps, 30fps, 37fps, 50fps, 62fps, 75fps, 96fps, 120fps
50.00HzAVCHD/FHD/24Mbps/25.00p:2fps, 12fps, 21fps, 23fps, 25fps, 27fps, 30fps, 37fps, 50fps
24.00HzMOV/FHD/100Mbps/24.00p, MP4(LPCM)/FHD/100Mbps/24.00p:2fps, 12fps, 20fps, 22fps, 24fps, 26fps, 28fps, 36fps, 48fps, 60fps, 72fps, 84fps, 96fps, 120fps

Motion Picture Function

Master pedestal level31 steps
Luminance level0-255 / 16-235 / 16-255
Synchro scanYes
Time codeCount Up: Rec Run/Free Run selectable, Time Code Mode: Drop frame/Non-drop frame selectable (When system frequency [59.94Hz] is selected.)
SS/Gain operationShutter Duration/ISO / Angle/ISO / Shutter Duration/dB
Color bars / 1kHz test toneYes (SMPTE / EBU / ARIB) / Yes
Cinelike gammaCinelike D / Cinelike V
V-Log LYes, Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU1(Optional) is required.

Playback

Playback function30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max. 16x), Slideshow (All / Picture Only / Video Only), Playback Mode (Normal / Picture Only / Video Only), Location Logging, RAW Processing, 4K PHOTO Bulk Saving, Light Composition, Clear Retouch, Title Edit, Text Stamp, Video Divide, Time Lapse Video, Stop Motion Video, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Rotation Display, Favorite, Print Set, Protect, Face Recognition Edit, Picture Sort, Delete Confirmation

Image Protection / Erase

ProtectionSingle / Multi
EraseSingle / Multi / All / Except Favorite

Print

Direct PrintPictBridge compatible

Interface

Recording mediaSD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Recording media(Compatible with UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
USBUSB 2.0 Micro-B
Remote inputf2.5mm for remote
External microphone inputf3.5mm for external microphone
Headphone outputf3.5mm for headphone
MicrophoneStereo, Wind-cut: OFF / Standard / High
SpeakerMonaural

HDMI

Monitor-through4:2:2 8-bit / 4:2:2 10-bit (When 4:2:2 10-bit mode is selected, it is not possible to record motion picture or still picture on the SD memory card in the camera unit.)
Monitor-throughInformation display ON/OFF (selectable)
Monitor-throughAutomatic down-conversion (4K --> 1080p only)
PlaybackmicroHDMI TypeD / VIERA Link, Audio: LPCM / Stereo
Playback59.94Hz: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p
Playback50.00Hz: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p
Playback24.00Hz: Auto / C4K / 4K / 1080p

Language

OSD languageJapanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Chinese (Traditional)

Power

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

Dimensions / Weights

Dimensions (W x H x D)137.6 x 101.9 x 134.7 mm / 5.42 x 4.01 x 5.30 inch (excluding protrusions)
WeightApprox. 966g / 2.13 lb (SD card, Battery, Body)
WeightApprox. 915g / 2.02 lb (Body only)

Operating Environment

Operating temperature0oC to 40oC (32oF to 104oF)
Operating humidity10%RH to 80%RH

Standard Accessories

Standard accessoriesBattery Charger, Battery Pack, USB Cable, Lens Hood, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String, Hot Shoe Cover, Shoulder Strap
Standard accessoriesThe DMC-FZ2500 Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet.

Misc. Specs

Product Weight1.0000
Depth (in.)5.30
Width (in.)5.42
Height (in.)4.01
Megapixels (Total)20.9
Digital Zoom4x
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