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Panasonic FZ2500 vs FZ1000 vs Sony RX10 III

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Panasonic unveiled the FZ2500, a bridge camera replaces the FZ1000. Here is a quick Panasonic FZ2500 vs FZ1000 vs Sony RX10 III comparison.

The Lumix DMC-FZ2500 comes with a 20-megapixel 1-inch-type sensor and outstanding video recording in a DCI 4K format video at a true 24.00 fps. Powered by a Venus Engine, the bridge camera offers Depth from Defocus technology. It also supports 4K Photo mode, and comes packed with Focus Stacking.

The Sony RX10 III bridge camera uses the same 1-inch 20.1-million-pixel stacked sensor as well as 4K/UHD video. The dust and moisture resistant camera offers an XGA OLED EVF with 2.36 million dots, as well as a tilting LCD.

Specifications comparison of the Panasonic FZ2500 vs FZ1000 vs Sony RX10 III cameras


You can see the Panasonic FZ2500 vs FZ1000 vs Sony RX10 III specs comparison table below. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Panasonic FZ2500 Panasonic FZ1000 Sony RX10 III
Sensor 20MP 1″ BSI-CMOS 20MP 1″ BSI-CMOS 20MP 1″ Stacked CMOS
Lens focal range 24-480mm equiv. 25-400mm equiv. 24-600mm equiv.
Lens max aperture F2.8-4.5 F2.8-4.0 F2.4-4.0
ND filter Variable No No
ISO range (expanded) 80-25600 80-25600 64-25600
Top shutter speed
1/4000 sec, 1/16000 sec 1/4000 sec, 1/16000 sec 1/2000 sec, 1/32000 sec
LCD size/type 3″ 1.04M-dot fully articulating 3″ 921k-dot fully articulating 3″ 1.3M-dot tilting
LCD touchscreen Yes Yes No
EVF resolution/type 2.36M-dot OLED 2.36M-dot OLED 2.36M-dot OLED
EVF magnification 0.74x 0.7x 0.7x
Top burst speed (S-AF) 12 fps 12 fps 14 fps
4K video capture Cine/UHD 4K @ 30p/24p UHD 4K @ 30p/24p UHD 4K @ 30p/24p
High speed video 120 fps @ 1920 x 1080 120 fps @ 1920 x 1080 960 fps @ 800 x 270
480 fps @ 1136 x 384
240 fps @ 1824 x 1026
120 fps @ 1920 x 1080
Top bitrates 4K: 100MBps
Full HD: 200Mbps
4K: 100Mbps
Full HD: 28Mbps
4K: 100Mbps
Full HD: 50Mbps
Flat profile V-Log L ($99 extra) No S-Log2
Live HDMI output 4:2:2, 10-bit 4:2:2, 8-bit 4:2:2, 8-bit
Mic/phone jacks Yes / Yes Yes / No Yes / Yes
Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes
Battery life (CIPA) 350 shots 360 shots 420 shots
Dimensions 138 x 102 x 135 mm 137 x 99 x 131 mm 133 x 94 x 127 mm
Weight (CIPA) 966 g 831 g 1095 g
MSRP $1,199 $799 $1,599


Compared to its predecessor, the FZ2500 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.

As a verdict the FZ2500 comes out on top. The camera offers improved video features. Even the RX10 III does have a faster lens with long focal range the camera costs $400 more than the FZ2500.

Hope you find the Panasonic FZ2500 vs FZ1000 vs Sony RX10 III comparison table useful. We’ll pass more information about these bridge camera.