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NEW! LUMIX FZ2500 Digital Camera, 20.1 Megapixel, 1-inch Sensor, 4K Video, 20X LEICA VARIO-ELMART F2.8-4.5

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DMC-FZ2500
Features
  • 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
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Features

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.

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    • PANORAMA SHOT
    • CREATIVE CONTROL
    • OTHER FUNCTIONS
  • IMAGE SENSOR
    • Sensor size
    • Total pixels
    • Camera effective pixels
    • Color filter
  • LENS
    • Aperture
    • Optical zoom
    • Focal length
    • Focal length
    • Focal length
    • Focal length
    • Focal length
    • Focal length
    • Focal length
    • Focal length
    • Focal length
    • Focal length
    • Focal length
    • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
    • Intelligent Zoom
    • Lens
    • Lens
    • Lens
    • Changing of zoom speed
    • Optical image stabilizer
    • Optical image stabilizer
    • Digital zoom
    • Zoom in motion picture
    • Built-in ND filter
  • RECORDING SYSTEM
    • System frequency
    • Aspect ratio
    • Image quality
    • Color Space
    • Continuous recordable time (Motion picture) (*1)
    • Actual recordable time (Motion picture) (*1)
    • Recording file format
    • Still image
    • Motion picture
    • File size(Pixels)
    • Still Image
    • Still Image
    • Still Image
    • Still Image
    • Motion picture (*1)
    • MOV 59.94Hz
    • MOV 59.94Hz
    • MOV 59.94Hz
    • MOV 59.94Hz
    • MOV 59.94Hz
    • MOV 50.00Hz
    • MOV 50.00Hz
    • MOV 50.00Hz
    • MOV 24.00Hz
    • MOV 24.00Hz
    • MOV 24.00Hz
    • MP4 59.94Hz
    • MP4 59.94Hz
    • MP4 59.94Hz
    • MP4 59.94Hz
    • MP4 59.94Hz
    • MP4 59.94Hz
    • MP4 59.94Hz
    • MP4 59.94Hz
    • MP4 50.00Hz
    • MP4 50.00Hz
    • MP4 50.00Hz
    • MP4 50.00Hz
    • MP4 50.00Hz
    • MP4 50.00Hz
    • MP4 24.00Hz
    • MP4 24.00Hz
    • MP4 24.00Hz
    • AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD 59.94Hz
    • AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD 59.94Hz
    • AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD 59.94Hz
    • AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD 59.94Hz
    • AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD 50.00Hz
    • AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD 50.00Hz
    • AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD 50.00Hz
  • WiFi FUNCTION
    • WiFi
    • NFC
    • QR Code Connection
    • Password-less connection
  • VIEWFINDER
    • Type
    • Field of view
    • Magnification
    • Eye point
    • Diopter adjustment
    • Eye sensor
    • Eye sensor adjustment
  • FOCUS
    • Focusing area
    • Focusing area
    • Focus mode
    • DFD technology
    • Post Focus
    • Focus Stacking
    • AF mode
    • AF mode
    • AF detective range
    • AF assist lamp
    • AF lock
    • Others
  • EXPOSURE CONTROL
    • Light metering mode
    • Exposure mode
    • Exposure compensation
    • AE lock
    • ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)
    • Still image
    • Still image
    • Motion picture
    • Motion picture
  • WHITE BALANCE
    • White balance
    • White balance adjustment
    • Color temperature setting
  • SHUTTER
    • Self timer
    • Remote control
    • Shutter speed (Approx.)
    • Still image
    • Still image
    • Motion picture
    • Motion picture
  • BRACKET
    • AE bracket
    • Aperture Bracket
    • Focus Bracket
  • BURST SHOOTING
    • Number of recordable images
    • Number of recordable images
    • Number of recordable images
    • Burst speed (Approx.)
    • Mechanical shutter
    • Mechanical shutter
    • Electronic shutter
    • Electronic shutter
    • Electronic shutter
  • 4K PHOTO MODE
    • 4K Photo mode (*1)
    • 4K Photo mode (*1)
    • 4K Photo mode (*1)
    • 4K Photo mode (*1)
    • Exif information
    • Marking function
    • Loop rec function
  • FLASH
    • Shooting distance
    • Flash mode
    • Flash output adjustment
    • Flash synchronization
    • Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation
    • Wireless control
  • REAR MONITOR
    • Type
    • Monitor size
    • Pixels
    • Filed of view
    • Monitor adjustment
  • PHOTO STYLE
    • Photo style
    • Photo style
    • Picture adjustment
    • Picture adjustment
  • CREATIVE VIDEO MODE
    • Exposure mode
    • Dolly zoom
    • Variable frame rate
    • 59.94Hz
    • 59.94Hz
    • 59.94Hz
    • 59.94Hz
    • 50.00Hz
    • 50.00Hz
    • 24.00Hz
  • MOTION PICTURE FUNCTION
    • Master pedestal level
    • Luminance level
    • Synchro scan
    • Time code
    • SS/Gain operation
    • Color bars / 1kHz test tone
    • Cinelike gamma
    • V-Log L
  • PLAYBACK
    • Playback function
  • IMAGE PROTECTION / ERASE
    • Protection
    • Erase
  • PRINT
    • Direct Print
  • INTERFACE
    • Recording media
    • Recording media
    • USB
    • Audio video output
    • Remote input
    • External microphone input
    • Headphone output
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
    • HDMI (*2)
    • Monitor-through
    • Monitor-through
    • Monitor-through
    • Playback
    • Playback
    • Playback
    • Playback
  • LANGUAGE
    • OSD language
  • GENERAL
    • POWER
    • Battery
    • Battery life (CIPA standard) (*3)
    • DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight
    • Weight
    • OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
    • Operating temperature
    • Operating humidity
    • STANDARD ACCESSORIES
    • Software
    • http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/d_pfs99pe.html (For Windows)
    • ・ The software to process RAW file on computer is not bundled with DMC-FZ2500. To do this, SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download at Ichikawa Soft Laboratory's website using computer connected to the Internet.
    • http://www.isl.co.jp/SILKYPIX/english/p/ (For Windows / Mac)
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    • Standard accessories
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Reviews

DMC-FZ2500 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needs 60/i 200mMOV/MP4 at least 60i/100m MOV/MP4 Gr8 camera for the money. Where it falls down is.......no 60i with a 100 or 200 megabit rate in MP4 or MOV wrapper. I appreciate the AVCHD 60i but the bit rate is a slim 17 megs. Owners of Ninja Blades would really see the difference with 60i/ 200m or at least 60i/100m in Pro Res or DNXHD. A firm ware update would fix this in short order and your customer base would really explode!
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Camera to own Unbelievable quality of photos and 4K video the Leica lens is super sharp and having a 2.8 helps alot
Date published: 2016-12-11
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  • How long should my battery last?
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