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.
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.
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.
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
|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||F2.8 - 4.5 / 9 diaphragm blades (F2.8 - 11.0 (W), F4.5 - 11.0 (T))|
|Focal length||f = 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))|
|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|
|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 image||JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, DPOF|
|Motion picture||MOV (Audio format LPCM), MP4 (Audio format LPCM / AAC 2ch), AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch)|
|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||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)|
|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 adjustment||High / Low|
|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|
|AF mode||Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint|
|AF mode||(Full area touch is available)|
|AF detective range||EV -4 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)|
|AF assist lamp||Yes|
|AF lock||Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)|
|Others||One 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|
|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)|
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)
|Still image||Auto / 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 picture||Auto / 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400|
|Motion picture||(Changeable to 1/3 EV step)|
|White balance||Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting 1, 2, 3, 4|
|White balance adjustment||Blue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias|
|Color temperature setting||2500 - 10000K in 100K|
|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|
|AE bracket||3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. ±3 EV, single/burst|
|Aperture Bracket||3, 5 or all positions in 1 EV step|
|Focus Bracket||1 to 999 images, focus steps can be set in 10 levels|
|Number of recordable images||More than 30 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed)|
|Number of recordable images||More 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 shutter||AFS: H: 12 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)|
|Mechanical shutter||AFC: H: 7 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)|
|Electronic shutter||AFS: H: 12 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)|
|Electronic shutter||AFC: 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 mode||4K Pre-Burst: 30 frames/sec, approx. 2 seconds|
|4K Photo mode ||(Depending on memory card size and battery power)|
|Marking function||Yes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)|
|Loop rec function||Yes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)|
|Shooting distance||0.5 - 13.2m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.0 - 7.9m (Tele / ISO Auto)|
|Flash mode||Auto, 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 adjustment||1/3EV step ±3EV|
|Flash synchronization||1st Curtain Sync., 2nd Curtain Sync.|
|Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation||Yes|
|Wireless control||Yes (When using DMW-FL200L / FL360L / FL580L (Optional))|
|Type||TFT LCD monitor with static touch control|
|Monitor size||Free-angle 3.0-inch (7.5cm) / 3:2 aspect / Wide viewing angle / AF coating|
|Pixels||Approx. 1,040k dots|
|Filed of view||Approx. 100%|
|Monitor adjustment||Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red-Green, Blue-Yellow|
|Photo style||Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom / Cinelike D / Cinelike V / V-Log L|
|Photo style||When Creative Video mode is selected. Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU1(Optional) is required.|
|Picture adjustment||Contrast, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Saturation, Hue, Color Tone, Filter Effect|
|Picture adjustment||Except for Monochrome mode. For Monochrome mode only.|
Creative Video Mode
|Exposure mode||Program AE/ Aperture-Priority / Sutter-Priority / Manual Exposure|
Variable frame rate
|59.94Hz||MOV/FHD/100Mbps/29.97p, MP4(LPCM)/FHD/100Mbps/29.97p:2fps, 15fps, 26fps, 28fps, 30fps, 32fps, 34fps, 45fps, 60fps, 75fps, 90fps, 96fps, 120fps|
|59.94Hz||MOV/FHD/100Mbps/23.98p, MP4(LPCM)/FHD/100Mbps/23.98p:2fps, 12fps, 20fps, 22fps, 24fps, 26fps, 28fps, 36fps, 48fps, 60fps, 72fps, 84fps, 96fps, 120fps|
|59.94Hz||AVCHD/FHD/24Mbps/29.97p:2fps, 15fps, 26fps, 28fps, 30fps, 32fps, 34fps, 45fps, 60fps|
|59.94Hz||AVCHD/FHD/24Mbps/23.98p:2fps, 12fps, 20fps, 22fps, 24fps, 26fps, 28fps, 36fps, 48fps, 60fps|
|50.00Hz||MOV/FHD/100Mbps/25.00p, MP4(LPCM)/FHD/100Mbps/25.00p:2fps, 12fps, 21fps, 23fps, 25fps, 27fps, 30fps, 37fps, 50fps, 62fps, 75fps, 96fps, 120fps|
|50.00Hz||AVCHD/FHD/24Mbps/25.00p:2fps, 12fps, 21fps, 23fps, 25fps, 27fps, 30fps, 37fps, 50fps|
|24.00Hz||MOV/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 level||31 steps|
|Luminance level||0-255 / 16-235 / 16-255|
|Time code||Count Up: Rec Run/Free Run selectable, Time Code Mode: Drop frame/Non-drop frame selectable (When system frequency [59.94Hz] is selected.)|
|SS/Gain operation||Shutter Duration/ISO / Angle/ISO / Shutter Duration/dB|
|Color bars / 1kHz test tone||Yes (SMPTE / EBU / ARIB) / Yes|
|Cinelike gamma||Cinelike D / Cinelike V|
|V-Log L||Yes, Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU1(Optional) is required.|
|Playback function||30-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
|Protection||Single / Multi|
|Erase||Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite|
|Direct Print||PictBridge compatible|
|Recording media||SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card|
|Recording media||(Compatible with UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)|
|USB||USB 2.0 Micro-B|
|Remote input||φ2.5mm for remote|
|External microphone input||φ3.5mm for external microphone|
|Headphone output||φ3.5mm for headphone|
|Microphone||Stereo, Wind-cut: OFF / Standard / High|
|Monitor-through||4:2:2 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-through||Information display ON/OFF (selectable)|
|Monitor-through||Automatic down-conversion (4K --> 1080p only)|
|Playback||microHDMI TypeD / VIERA Link, Audio: LPCM / Stereo|
|Playback||59.94Hz: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p|
|Playback||50.00Hz: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p|
|Playback||24.00Hz: Auto / C4K / 4K / 1080p|
|OSD language||Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Chinese (Traditional)|
|Battery||Li-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)|
|Weight||Approx. 966g / 2.13 lb (SD card, Battery, Body)|
|Weight||Approx. 915g / 2.02 lb (Body only)|
|Operating temperature||0oC to 40oC (32oF to 104oF)|
|Operating humidity||10%RH to 80％RH|
|Standard accessories||Battery Charger, Battery Pack, USB Cable, Lens Hood, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String, Hot Shoe Cover, Shoulder Strap|
|Standard accessories||The 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.|
|Resolution||3840 x 2160|