• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony RX10 II advantages over Panasonic FZ2500

  • Slower slow-motion
    1000 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Fast startup
    ~1.70 vs 2.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Thinner
    102 mm vs 134 mm
    Thinner
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.2 fps vs 11.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Panasonic FZ2500 advantages over Sony RX10 II

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • More telephoto lens reach
    480 mm vs 200 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    11 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 44 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.6 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

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
  • 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.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Both provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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

  • Excellent build quality; Superb viewfinder; Excellent image and video quality for its class; Bright and versatile zoom lens; Very fast autofocus; Great burst performance and depth; Incredible slow-motion capabilities; Really intuitive Wi-Fi image transfer; Good battery life.

  • Expensive compared to its nearest competitors; Less zoom reach than rivals; Soft in corners wide-open; Slow buffer clearing; Small rear control dial has poor tactile feedback; Long delay to render each high frame-rate movie; No tilt/swivel or touch on the LCD panel.

  • 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

Sony RX10 II
Sony RX10
  • $1165
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
Panasonic FZ2500
Sony RX10
  • $1163
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Sony RX10 II
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $1165
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Top deck display
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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)

Sony RX10 II
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1165
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure
Panasonic FZ2500
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1163
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch

Compared to Canon G3X

Sony RX10 II
Canon G3X
  • $1165
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic FZ2500
Canon G3X
  • $1163
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Sony RX10 III

Sony RX10 II
Sony RX10 III
  • $1165
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1331
  • 1 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach
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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