Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 Digital Camera

SKU: 885170290945  MFR:DMC-FZ2500
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Item Description

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.

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.

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.

The Unique Focus

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

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.

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.

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 & Headphone

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.


Marking function
Yes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)
Field of view
Approx. 100%
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
28.1x (3:2 / 10M (M)), 40x (3:2 / 5M (S))
Changing of zoom speed
5-speed zoom
AF mode
Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint 
(Full area touch is available)
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
Remote control
Remote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
Audio video output
AF detective range
EV -4 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
Number of recordable images
More than 30 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed) 
More than 80 images (when there are no RAW files) 
(Depending on memory card type, aspect, picture size and compression)
Flash output adjustment
1/3EV step 3EV
Luminance level
0-255 / 16-235 / 16-255
Synchro scan
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.)
Color bars / 1kHz test tone
Yes (SMPTE / EBU / ARIB) / Yes
V-Log L
Yes *Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU1(Optional) is required.
Other Functions
Level Gauge, Real-time Histogram, Guide Lines (3 patterns), Center Marker (Still image / motion picture), Highlight display (Still image / motion picture), Zebra Pattern (Still image / motion picture)
Remote input
2.5mm for remote
System frequency
59.94Hz, 50.00Hz, 24.00Hz
Continuous recordable time (Motion pictu
AVCHD [FHD/60i] [FHD/50i]: Approx. 115 min (rear monitor), 105 min (LVF)
Yes (Standard / Wide)
SS/Gain operation
Shutter Duration/ISO / Angle/ISO / Shutter Duration/dB
16 elements in 11 groups 
(5 aspherical lenses (8 aspherical surfaces) / 4 ED lenses / 1 UHR lens)
Digital zoom
Max. 4x (When digital zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)
AF lock
Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
Shutter speed Motiom 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) 
Creative Video M mode / MF mode: 1/16,000 - 1/2
Shooting distance
0.5 - 13.2m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.0 - 7.9m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Approx. 1,040k dots
Monitor adjustment
Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red-Green, Blue-Yellow
Recording media
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card(Compatible with UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Intelligent Zoom
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)
AVCHD [FHD/60i] [FHD/50i]: Approx. 60 min (rear monitor), 55 min (LVF)
Monitor size
Free-angle 7.5cm (3.0-inch) / 3:2 aspect / Wide viewing angle / AF coating
HDMI - Playback
microHDMI TypeD / VIERA Link, Audio: LPCM / Stereo 
59.94Hz: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p 
50.00Hz: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p 
24.00Hz: Auto / C4K / 4K / 1080p
Stereo, Wind-cut: OFF / Standard / High
Battery life (CIPA standard)
Approx. 350 images (rear monitor), 270 images (LVF)
QR code connection
Focusing area
Normal: Wide 30 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity 
AF Macro / MF / Intelligent Auto / Motion picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
Exposure mode
Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
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.
Wireless control
Yes (When using DMW-FL200L / FL360L / FL580L (Optional))
Creative Control
Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Rough Monochrome* / Silky Monochrome* / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus* / Fantasy / Star Filter* / One Point Color / Sunshine* *Photo only.
Optical zoom
Recording file format Still image
JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, DPOF
DFD technology
4K PHOTO mode
4K Burst: 30 frames/sec 
4K Burst (S/S): 30 frames/sec 
4K Pre-Burst: 30 frames/sec, approx. 2 seconds 
(Depending on memory card size and battery power)
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 Erase
Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
Built-in ND filter
1/4, 1/16, 1/64, Auto
Image quality
RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
File size (Pixels) Still Image
[4:3] 4864x3648(L) / 3456x2592(M) / 2432x1824(S) 

[3:2] 5472x3648(L) / 3888x2592(M) / 2736x1824(S) 

[16:9] 5472x3080(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) 

[1:1] 3648x3648(L) / 2592x2592(M) / 1824x1824(S)
Eye point
Approx. 20 mm from eyepiece lens
Self timer
10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec
Sensor size
1-type High Sensitivity MOS sensor
Optical image stabilizer
5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +* 
* 5-Axis compensation works in video recording except for 4K video, variable frame rate video or dolly zoom video recording.
Diopter adjustment
-4.0 - +4.0 (dpt)
Yes (Standard / Wide)
Color temperature setting
2500 - 10000K in 100K
AE bracket
3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. 3 EV, single/burst
Exif information
Master pedestal level
31 steps
Headphone output
3.5mm for headphone
Dimensions (WxHxD)
5.42 x 4.01 x 5.30" (137.6 x 101.9 x 134.7mm) excluding protrusions
Recording file format Motion picture
MOV (Audio format LPCM), MP4 (Audio format LPCM / AAC 2ch), AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch)
Eye sensor adjustment
High / Low
Focus mode
AF / AF Macro / Macro Zoom * Each available with AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
Light metering mode
Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Burst speed (Approx.)
AFS: H: 12 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frame s/sec (with Live View) 
AFC: H: 7 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames /sec (with Live View)
Loop rec function
Yes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)
USB 2.0 Micro-B
External microphone input
3.5mm for external microphone
Camera effective pixels
20.1 megapixels
F2.8 - 4.5 / 9 diaphragm blades (F2.8 - 11.0 (W), F4.5 - 11.0 (T))
File size (Pixels) Motion Picture
[4K] 3840x2160
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensiti
Auto / Intelligent ISO / 80* / 100* / 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600* * Extended ISO 
(Changeable to 1/3 EV step) (ISO Auto in M mode)
Flash synchronization
1st Curtain Sync., 2nd Curtain Sync.
Total pixels
20.9 megapixels
Color filter
Primary color filter
Zoom in motion picture
Color space
sRGB, AdobeRGB
Field of view
Approx. 100%
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
Photo style
Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom / Cinelike D* / Cinelike V / V-Log L
Exposure mode
Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Dolly zoom
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh, 8.7Wh) (included)
Focal length
f = 8.8 - 176mm 
(26 - 520mm in 35mm equiv. in 4:3) 
(24 - 480mm in 35mm equiv. in 3:2) 
(25 - 500mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9) 
(31 - 620mm in 35mm equiv. in 1:1) 
(36 - 720mm in 35mm equiv. in 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 4K PHOTO recording) 
(38 - 760mm in 35mm equiv. in 1:1 4K PHOTO recording)
IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
Approx. 2.18x / 0.74x (35mm camera equiv. in 4:3)
Eye sensor
Focus Stacking
Exposure compensation
1/3 EV step 5EV ( 3EV for motion picture)
AE lock
Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
Shutter speed Still image
Mechanical shutter type: 1/4,000 - 60, Bulb (Max. 2 minutes) 
Electronic shutter type: 1/16,000 - 1
Synchronization for flash dimming and ex
TFT LCD monitor with static touch control
HDMI - 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.) 
Information display ON/OFF (selectable) 
Automatic down-conversion (4K --> 1080p only)
Password-less connection
Yes (ON / OFF selectable)
TFT LCD monitor with static touch control
Post Focus
AF assist lamp
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
Picture adjustment
Contrast, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Saturation*, Hue, Color Tone**, Filter Effect** 
*Except for Monochrome mode. 
**For Monochrome mode only.
Cinelike gamma
Cinelike D / Cinelike V
Direct print
PictBridge compatible
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image Protection
Single / Multi
Approx. 2.13 lbs (966g) Including SD card, Battery, Body 
Approx. 2.02 lbs (915g) Body only


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