• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm X10 advantages over Panasonic FZ2500

  • Less expensive
    $339 vs $998
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Thinner
    56 mm vs 134 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    361g vs 966g
    Lighter weight

Panasonic FZ2500 advantages over Fujifilm X10

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 2/3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    480 mm vs 112 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 270 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 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
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/1000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    2 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Less shutter lag
    0.10 vs 0.33 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.4 fps vs 6.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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 HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

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

  • Really solid body littered with external controls feels like a camera should; Very bright zoom lens; Clever EXR modes; Raw support.

  • White orb problem; EV dial difficult to turn; Below average battery life; Shallow buffers; Occasional demosaicing errors.

  • 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 Fujifilm X20

Fujifilm X10
Fujifilm X20
  • $619
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic FZ2500
Fujifilm X20
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Pentax WG-3 GPS

Fujifilm X10
Pentax WG-3 GPS
  • $619
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Panasonic FZ2500
Pentax WG-3 GPS
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Fujifilm X10
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $619
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic FZ2500
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X10
Fujifilm X30
  • $619
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic FZ2500
Fujifilm X30
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Fujifilm X10
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $619
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic FZ2500
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
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