• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1440.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon B700 advantages over Panasonic FZ2500

  • Less expensive
    $447 vs $1094
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,440 mm vs 480 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Lighter weight
    565g vs 966g
    Lighter weight
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Panasonic FZ2500 advantages over Nikon B700

  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    11 months vs 18 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    347k vs 230k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Rugged camera body with many physical controls; Generally excellent image quality & high ISO performance for its class; Versatile zoom lens; Fast and accurate autofocus; Unlimited 4K video recording; Fast full-res burst mode with generous buffers.

  • Continuous autofocus performance struggles at telephoto end; Slow buffer clearing (no UHS-II support); Lens produces soft corners at most focal lengths.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon P600

Nikon B700
Nikon P600
  • $447
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
  • $345
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher extended ISO
Panasonic FZ2500
Nikon P600
  • $1163
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $345
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Nikon B700
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $447
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic FZ2500
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $1163
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Nikon B700
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $447
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic FZ2500
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1163
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch

Compared to Nikon P610

Nikon B700
Nikon P610
  • $447
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher extended ISO
Panasonic FZ2500
Nikon P610
  • $1163
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Canon SX540 HS

Nikon B700
Canon SX540 HS
  • $447
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
Panasonic FZ2500
Canon SX540 HS
  • $1163
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
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