Panasonic FZ2500 bridge camera officially announced

Panasonic FZ2500 has been introduced at the Photokina 2016 event. The bridge camera replaces the FZ1000 and will also be named FZ2000 in some markets.

The new bridge camera comes with a 20-megapixel 1-inch-type sensor and a Venus Engine. Panasonic FZ2500 records 4K videos at 30fps, offers Depth from Defocus technology, supports 4K Photo mode, and comes packed with Focus Stacking.

Compared to its predecessor, the new camera features a new 20x optical zoom lens. The Leica DC Vario-Elmarit optic offers a full-frame equivalent of 24-480mm and a maximum aperture of f/2.8-4.5. The Panasonic FZ2500 will ship in November for $1199.

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Panasonic FZ2500 – The Ultimate Hybrid Compact Digital Camera with Large, 1-inch MOS Sensor

Panasonic FZ2500 bridge camera officially announced

Inside you’ll find Panasonic’s usual image stabilization system, plus something video shooters will appreciate: a variable ND filter with -2EV, -4EV and -6EV options. The 3″ LCD is fully articulating and is touch-enabled, and the OLED electronic viewfinder has an impressive magnification of 0.74x.

Key Features

  • 20MP 1″-type BSI-CMOS sensor
  • 24-480mm equiv. F2.8-4.5 lens
  • Depth from Defocus AF
  • Large electronic viewfinder
  • Fully articulating LCD
  • Built-in variable ND filter
  • 4K video capture (DCI/UHD)
  • 10-bit, 4:2:2 output over HDMI

Panasonic FZ2500 can capture both DCI and UHD 4K video at 30p and 24p at a bit rate of 100Mbps. Full HD goes up to 60p at a bit rate of 200Mbps using ALL-Intra compression. The FZ2500 also offers a variable frame rate for both slow and fast motion video. Two other ‘big deals’ include 10-bit 4:2:2 video output over HDMI (or 8-bit for internal recording) and optional V-Log L support (a $99 extra.) The camera has both mic and headphone jacks and supports Panasonic’s shotgun mics and video lamps.