• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic FZ2500 advantages over Sony RX10 IV

  • Less expensive
    $998 vs $1698
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Sony RX10 IV advantages over Panasonic FZ2500

  • Slower slow-motion
    1000 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.4 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • 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
    600 mm vs 480 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Higher-res screen
    480k vs 347k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    23.8 fps vs 11.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    217 vs 100 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    24.2 fps vs 10.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    112 vs 35 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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 GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos

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 Panasonic FZ1000

Panasonic FZ2500
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Sony RX10 IV
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Panasonic FZ2500
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
Sony RX10 IV
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony RX10 II

Panasonic FZ2500
Sony RX10 II
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1098
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Fast startup
Sony RX10 IV
Sony RX10 II
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $1098
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Canon G3X

Panasonic FZ2500
Canon G3X
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Sony RX10 IV
Canon G3X
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Sony RX10 III

Panasonic FZ2500
Sony RX10 III
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
Sony RX10 IV
Sony RX10 III
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
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