LUMIX FZ2500 packs DSLR-style photo and video into a compact camera

The LUMIX DMC-FZ2500 is the ultimate 4K hybrid; a digital compact camera that delivers unrivalled photo and video shooting versatility in a single package. With its powerful 20x optical zoom LEICA lens, a 1-inch 20.1 megapixel MOS sensor, Cinema 4K pro video capabilities and 4K Photo modes, the FZ2500 will delight the most demanding enthusiasts. Discerning photographers will also appreciate design features such as the high-magnification OLED Live View Finder and the intuitive layout of key controls.

Newly developed photo/video hybrid lens


The FZ2500’s 20x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens* delivers impressive optical performance for both photos and videos. To achieve the highly sophisticated zoom design, we’ve incorporated technology used in professional camcorders to ensure smooth and stable zooming, improved focus tracking and seamless transition between apertures. For flexible exposure control, the FZ2500 features built-in ND filters with four settings that can be adjusted via a switch on the lens barrel. These filters are essential for creative videography, allowing you to shoot video at a fixed shutter speed or in very bright conditions with a maximum open aperture. For still photography, the filters enable beautiful bokeh effects and slow-shutter shooting even under clear skies.
*35mm camera equivalent 24-480mm

Pro-quality 4K and Full HD video creation


The camera’s breathtaking video capabilities include recording 4K video in Cinema 4K resolution (4096 x 2160), at 24fps or 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) at up to 30fps in MOV/MP4; and Full HD at an ultra-high bit rate of 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB) with no limit on recording duration . Videos can be recorded in the MOV, MP4 and AVCHD file formats and professionals who travel and work in different countries can switch recording frequencies between 50Hz, 60Hz and 24Hz. The LUMIX FZ2500 camera also provides live image output to an external monitor in up to 4:2:2/10-bit via an optional micro HDMI cable.

Creative cinematic video effects


The FZ2500 offers a suite of professional video effects. VFR (variable frame rate) recording lets you produce creative and expressive videos using techniques such as overcranking for slow-motion and undercranking for quick-motion, all in Full HD. Slow or Quick motion is operated at a press of a button, with 50% slow motion (120 fps) or 200% quick motion (30 fps) while recording at 60 fps. Dolly Zoom offers the classic unsettling dramatic effect of pulling the camera angle away from the subject while the lens zooms in or vice versa. Time Lapse/Stop Motion Animation video is available in-camera. The FZ2500 is even compatible with the DMC-GH4’s V-Log L video recording software upgrade. When purchased, this offers exceptional flexibility as well as a wider dynamic range for color grading in the post-production process.

4K Photo and Post Focus feature suite


The latest suite of LUMIX 4K Photo and Post Focus capabilities are easily accessed direct from the FZ2500’s drive dial. 4K Pre-Burst mode shoots 30 frames per second before and after the shutter is released to capture the defining shot, while ‘Batch Save’ stores an entire Burst sequence of up to 150 frames at just one press of a button. Post Focus now includes Focus Stacking, which allows you to refocus your shot after you’ve taken it, or combine focus points to achieve complete foreground to background focus.

2360K-dot OLED live view finder


Ensuring precise focus, the OLED Live View Finder (2360K-dot) has an increased magnification of 0.74x*, while the high-speed OLED technology delivers a time lag of less than 0.01 sec and an exceptional 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Plus, the 3-inch 1040K-dot touch-control rear monitor has a versatile tilting swivel design, giving you the freedom to find unusual perspectives.
*35mm camera equivalent

Intuitive design and control layout


The LUMIX FZ2500 combines a sleek, strong exterior design with intuitive controls. The well-defined grip provides a stable hold with minimum fatigue. For quick operation, the lens barrel includes focus and zoom rings, three customisable Fn buttons and easy access to the four ND filter modes. Shutter speed and aperture can be set using either the front or rear dial. The SD Card slot is conveniently located at the side of the camera for access when it is tripod-mounted.

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