• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 400.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic FZ1000 advantages over Panasonic FZ2500

  • Less expensive
    $698 vs $1094
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Fast startup
    ~1.20 vs 2.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones

Panasonic FZ2500 advantages over Panasonic FZ1000

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • More telephoto lens reach
    480 mm vs 400 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Newer
    11 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.4 fps vs 9.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.6 fps vs 9.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    35 vs 11 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

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.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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

  • Extremely compact compared to interchangeable-lens camera with similar lenses; Comfortable grip and controls; Bright, far-reaching 16x zoom lens; Excellent electronic viewfinder; Versatile tilt/swivel LCD; Excellent performance; Great image quality

  • Body materials feel a bit plasticky; Connector compartment door is fiddly; Limited raw buffer depth; Battery life below average for class; No built-in neutral density filter

  • 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 Sony RX10

Panasonic FZ1000
Sony RX10
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Top deck display
  • Integrated ND filter
Panasonic FZ2500
Sony RX10
  • $1163
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Panasonic FZ1000
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Panasonic FZ2500
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1163
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch

Compared to Sony RX10 II

Panasonic FZ1000
Sony RX10 II
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1131
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Top deck display
Panasonic FZ2500
Sony RX10 II
  • $1163
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1131
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon G3X

Panasonic FZ1000
Canon G3X
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic FZ2500
Canon G3X
  • $1163
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Sony RX10 III

Panasonic FZ1000
Sony RX10 III
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1331
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
Panasonic FZ2500
Sony RX10 III
  • $1163
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1331
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
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