The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 boasts exceptionally high performance in both photography and videography. The lens system consists of newly developed 20x optical zoom high-speed Leica DC Vario-Elmarit f/2.8-4.5 lens (35mm camera equivalent: 24-480mm) and built-in ND filters and it offers seamless iris control with a nine-blade aperture diaphragm and newly developed actuator. One of the most prominent advances is unlimited 4K video recording (Cinema 4K: 4096x2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840x2160 / up to 30 fps) in MOV/MP4. The Lumix FZ2500 is also capable of recording Full-HD videos with an ultrahigh bit rate of 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB) without any recording duration limit.

Brand: Panasonic
Product Code: DMC-FZ2500GA
R 19,595.00
Awaiting Stock
Free delivery
on this item

Recommended Accessories

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 a recording duration limit


Everything in the Right Place

A quick-stability grip minimises hand fatigue while well-placed front/rear dual dials enable quick control over shutter speedSHUTTER SPEEDAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Shutter speed is the length of time that a single frame is exposed for, more specifically how fast the shutter opens and closes to permit light entering the lens, to reach the sensor. A slow shutter speed means a longer exposure time useful for motion blur like the silky look of flowing water, whereas a fast shutter speed means a shorter exposure time useful for freezing the appearance of motion in images like a hummingbird in flight. It is measured in seconds starting at 1 second and halving our doubling in time. For example: 1/2s, 1/4s and 1/8s are all fractions of a second with 1/2s being the longest exposure time, 1/4s half of that and 1/8s another half etc. and apertureAPERTUREAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Aperture refers to an opening inside the lens, similar to the iris of your eye, that changes in diameter to control the amount of light that enters a camera. Aperture is expressed in f-stops: the lower the number, the larger the aperture, e.g. f/1.4 is larger than f/8. A larger (or wider) aperture allows more light to pass through the lens to the sensor (film) as a picture is taken, particularly useful in low-light conditions. A larger aperture also produces a shallower depth-of-field, and thus more background blur.. 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 contrastCONTRASTThe difference between areas of different brightness levels in a photograph: A high-contrast image has a greater difference between light and dark areas, whereas a low-contrast image has a narrow range of tones. Contrast is used to direct a viewer’s attention to a photographer’s subject either with colour contrast (bold versus duller colours) or tonal contrast (bright versus darker tones). ) for perfect framing in direct sunlight conditions. High 0.74X magnification (35mm camera equivalent) and a wide-viewing angle improve 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-megapixelPIXELThe shortening of 'picture element', a basic unit of programmable colour forming the dots that make up an image. Pixel size depends on a camera’s resolution, which is measured in megapixels (MP), meaning millions of pixels. The more pixels on a sensor, the smaller they have to be to fit. An image's number (or density) of pixels correlate to the amount of information and image holds. Cameras with more pixels on the sensor have a higher pixel density and thus more resolving power, able to capture smaller details with much more clarity and accuracy. Higher resolution images can be cropped more agressively and also produce better quality large prints. 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 colour 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.


MacroMACROProducing photographs that render extreme close-ups of extremely small subjects like insects, hence its popularity among nature photographers. It requires using a macro lens with a large reproduction (magnification) ratio of at least 1:1, which renders a subject larger than life size. Macro lenses are capable of focussing at extremely short distances (some as little as a few centimetres), allowing the photographer to get very close to the subject. Photography to 3cm

Stunning macro photos can be shot with a 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 colour 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 exposureEXPOSUREExposure is controlled by three elements: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Achieving the correct exposure is similar to collecting rain in a bucket, up to an optimum level. The rate of rainfall is out of your control (light), yet you can control these three factors: the bucket’s width (lens aperture), the duration you leave it in the rain (shutter speed), and how effective your bucket is in collecting rain (ISO). These three elements work together to control the amount of light per unit area, preventing underexposure (too dark) or overexposure (too bright), giving you a natural looking image. levels with 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 colour 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 synchronise 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.


Features

  • 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
  • CINE-LIKE Profiles; 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI Out
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity; 4K PHOTO
  • ISO ISO Exposure is controlled by three elements: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. The ISO speed determines how sensitive a camera's sensor is to incoming light. A higher ISO speed absorbs more light, resulting in a brighter exposure, however, a higher ISO also results in more digital noise in low-light conditions. Cameras with larger sensors (like full-frame cameras) typically have higher ISO speed capability and produce less digital noise at high ISO settings. Digital cameras include a control for adjusting ISO speed, some of which can be set to adjust automatically in combination with certain other exposure settings. ISO is indicated in numbers usually starting at 100 and going upward (200, 400, 800, 1600 etc.) doubling in sensitivity each time. Most cameras also indicate 3rd stop intervals (100, 125, 180, 200 etc.)25600 and 12 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Manual Control Ring & Built-In ND Filter

Camera

Megapixels
Actual: 20.9 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel
Sensor Size Type
1"
Sensor Type
MOS
Framerate
Up to 50 fps at 20 MP
ISO Range
Auto, 125 to 12800
(Extended: 80 to 25600)
Memory
1x SD/SDHC/SDXC
Fastest Shutter Speed
Mechanical Shutter
1/4000 sec
120 sec in Bulb Mode

Electronic Shutter
1/16000 sec
Longest Shutter Speed
Mechanical Shutter
60 sec
120 sec in Bulb Mode

Electronic Shutter
1 sec
Processor
Venus Engine
Video
AVCHD/MOV/MP4
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24p
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/24p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/24p/29.97p/59.94p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 25p/50p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50i/59.94i
HD (1280 x 720) at 25p/29.97p
File Formats
Image:
JPEG, RAW

Video:
MOV / MP4

Audio:
AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM
Built-in Flash
Yes
Built-in Lens Focal Length
8.8 to 176mm
(35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 480mm)
Built-in Lens Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 to 4.5
Weather Sealing
Not specified by manufacturer.

Write a review

Bad Good
(Minimum 25 characters)
(3 - 50 Characters)

Included

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 Digital Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh)
  • Battery Charger
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap String
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

If you want to know more about this product, we know that you’ll love these articles:

Related Products

Tags: Panasonic, Lumix
Compare Products
View your product comparison