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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500
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Reviews
9 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Features
Good Features
65
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
63
Value for Money
Good
79
Age
2 Years Old
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
Reviews indicate that this digital camera has an outstanding zoom, it's able to produce good images and outstanding for video recording. It's a multi award winning but 3 year old 966g digital camera, great for wildlife photography. It has an optical zoom of, a minimum aperture number of and a sensor size of 20.1MP and does not have an image stabiliser.
Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product Techradar Recommended DP Review Silver photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice
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With outstanding reviews but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 number 41 across all digital cameras and number 108 in best selling cameras.

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Reviews
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Features
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Value for Money
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Why Has it Scored 76?

customers report that it has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 82%. This digital camera has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from Digitaltrends.com plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" from Photoreview.com.au.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Panasonic digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The Lumix DMC-FZ2500 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
High megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Heavy

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What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography. It is also good for landscape photography.
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Average Review Score

4.2 stars (9 reviews)

44%

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Silver Award

It's received a Silver Award from DP Review.
Silver from DP Review

Recommended Award

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 has received a Recommended Award from Techradar.
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2 Further Awards

It's received an Award from expert review sites Digitaltrends.com and photoreview.com.au.
Recommended Product from Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice from photoreview.com.au

What Are People Saying About the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500?

Picture Quality
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Some People Thought This Digital Camera Was Not Fairly Priced
  • ... Excellent image and video quality. No weather sealing is a shame. Almost double the price of the F 1000. Lens not the longest nor brightest in class.
    Techradar 19 Jan 2017
  • ... with noise only obvious at high ISO speeds. The absence of an electronic viewfinder is perplexing at this price.
    Steve's Digicams 18 Sep 2016
  • One Person Thought This Digital Camera Was Solidly Made
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    One Customer Thought This Digital Camera Did Not Have a Good Battery Life
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    Some Customers Thought it Was Not a Good Size

    Two people thought that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 was heavy and bulky.

  • ... capture controls. Bu. Image quality hampered by mediocre lens. Heavy noise reduction in JPEGs. Yellows have greenish tint which affects skin tones. Substantial ...
    DP Review 17 Jan 2017
  • ... video quality and features. Noisy shutter and zoom. Short battery life. A bit heavy.
    Digitaltrends.com 8 Feb 2017
  • Some People Thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 Was Well Designed

    Two people thought that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 was ergonomic.

  • ... substantial crop factor...Good image quality, especially in Raw. Very wellbuilt body with large grip. Impressive continuous AF and subject tracking performance. ...
    DP Review 17 Jan 2017
  • ... images. Superb 4K video toolset. In-camera ND filter. Ample buffer. Solid ergonomics. Sharp EVF and vari-angle touch display. 1-inch sensor with 20x zoom ...
    PC Mag 13 Jan 2017
  • Two People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Two people thought that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 had good controls.

  • ... allows for smooth and quiet focusing. Excellent 4K video quality. Numerous video capture controls. Bu. Image quality hampered by mediocre lens. Heavy noise ...
    DP Review 17 Jan 2017
  • ... users...20x zoom with excellent macro. Useful post-focus feature. DSLR-like control scheme. Commendable image quality. Excellent video quality and features. ...
    Digitaltrends.com 8 Feb 2017
  • Three People Thought it Has Useful Technical Features

    Three people thought that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 had very good features.

  • ... are shopping for a capable bridge camera, the FZ2500 should be highly considered for its excellent feature list and image quality.•Leonard Goh is a photography ...
    straitstimes.com 18 Jan 2017
  • ... package, extremely useful zoom range, excellent image stabilisation, useful video features. Weird view through viewfinder. Great all-in-one package, extremely ...
    gadgetguy.com.au 20 Feb 2017
  • ... to swap lenses. For many users...20x zoom with excellent macro. Useful post-focus feature. DSLR-like control scheme. Commendable image quality. Excellent ...
    Digitaltrends.com 8 Feb 2017
  • Some People Thought This Digital Camera Did Not Have an Acceptable Noise Level

    Two people thought that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 was noisy.

  • ... capture controls. Bu. Image quality hampered by mediocre lens. Heavy noise reduction in JPEGs. Yellows have greenish tint which affects skin tones. Substantial ...
    DP Review 17 Jan 2017
  • ... scheme. Commendable image quality. Excellent video quality and features. Noisy shutter and zoom. Short battery life. A bit heavy.
    Digitaltrends.com 8 Feb 2017
  • 7 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Had a Lens That Was Good

    Several people thought that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 had an outstanding zoom, had a good image stabiliser and autofocus.

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    Has a Superb Zoom
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... you can with this camera.But this one...Great allinone package, extremely useful zoom range, excellent image stabilisation, useful video features. Weird ...
    gadgetguy.com.au 20 Feb 2017
  • ... Impressive continuous AF and subject tracking performance. Internal zoom lens allows for smooth and quiet focusing. Excellent 4K video quality. Numerous ...
    DP Review 17 Jan 2017
  • ... unique features, without having to swap lenses. For many users...20x zoom with excellent macro. Useful post-focus feature. DSLR-like control scheme. Commendable ...
    Digitaltrends.com 8 Feb 2017
  • ... buffer. Solid ergonomics. Sharp EVF and vari-angle touch display. 1-inch sensor with 20x zoom lens. High-speed 4K Photo capture. Bottom Line. The Panasonic ...
    PC Mag 13 Jan 2017
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    Has a Good Image Stabiliser
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Autofocus
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Some Owners Thought it Did Not Have a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Two people thought that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 had a bad viewfinder.

  • ... range, excellent image stabilisation, useful video features. Weird view through viewfinder. Great all-in-one package, extremely useful zoom range, excellent ...
    gadgetguy.com.au 20 Feb 2017
  • ... with noise only obvious at high ISO speeds. The absence of an electronic viewfinder is perplexing at this price.
    Steve's Digicams 18 Sep 2016
  • 8 Out of 10 People Thought it Took Good Quality Pictures

    Several people thought that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 was able to produce good images, had a good image sensor and picture resolution.

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    Able to Produce Good Images
    12 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 camera. In just about every circumstance you can probably take a slightly better photo, viewed technically, with a careful ...
    gadgetguy.com.au 20 Feb 2017
  • ... focus stacking for sharp macr... Yes, if you're looking for an all-in-one DSLR-like camera that's deft at both photos and videos. The FZ2500 offers versatility ...
    Digitaltrends.com 8 Feb 2017
  • ... with a 20x zoom lens and a 20MP image sensor (13.2 x 8.8 mm). It offers full manual image control and a lot of additional features like “4K Photo” ...
    shutterbug.com 13 Dec 2016
  • ... performer...Super, fast AF system. Great image stabilisation system. Excellent image and video quality. No weather sealing is a shame. Almost double the ...
    Techradar 19 Jan 2017
  • View All Reviews About Image
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Picture Resolution
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Customers Thought This Digital Camera Was Good for Video Capture

    Seven people thought that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 was excellent for video recording.

  • ... capture tools that you won't find on any other camera in its class. 4K video quality is excellent, though there's a substantial crop factor...Good image ...
    DP Review 17 Jan 2017
  • ... 1-inch bridge camera with a 20x zoom l... The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 camera has true pro-grade video features, but its 20x lens doesn't perform consistently ...
    PC Mag 13 Jan 2017
  • ... fast AF system. Great image stabilisation system. Excellent image and video quality. No weather sealing is a shame. Almost double the price of the F 1000. ...
    Techradar 19 Jan 2017
  • ... package, extremely useful zoom range, excellent image stabilisation, useful video features. Weird view through viewfinder. Great all-in-one package, extremely ...
    gadgetguy.com.au 20 Feb 2017
  • One Person Thought it Did Not Have a Good Flash
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    One Person Thought it Takes Good Landscape Photos
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    High megapixels
    Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
    Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
    Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
    Wide range of closest focusing distances depending on lens used
    Wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
    Heavy

    What the Reviews Say

    Some people thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 was well designed
    Two people thought it was easy to use
    Three people thought it has useful technical features
    7 out of 10 owners thought it had a lens that was good
    8 out of 10 people thought it took good quality pictures
    The vast majority of customers thought this digital camera was good for video capture
    Some customers thought it was not a good size
    Some people thought this digital camera did not have an acceptable noise level
    Some owners thought it did not have a good screen or viewfinder
    High Megapixels

    The Lumix DMC-FZ2500's sensor megapixels of 20.1MP is higher than 83% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP.

    What does "megapixels" mean? Less Edit
    Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

    What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit
    Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

    What does "minimum aperture number" mean? Less Edit
    Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabiliser depends on the lens being used.

    What is an image stabiliser? Less Edit
    Heavy

    The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500's weight of 966g is very heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 3% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 300g.

    What does "weight" mean? Less Edit
    Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

    This Panasonic camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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    Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    What the Reviews Say

    Some people thought this digital camera was not fairly priced
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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 Release Date

    November 2016

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 Specification

    Key Features
    Optical Zoom
    Weight
    Camera Type
    Megapixels

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    panasonic dmcfz2500c, panasonic dmcfz2500b

    Barcodes

     00840014193349,  00840014193356,  00885170290945

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