• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 3000.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic FZ2500 advantages over Nikon P1000

  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    134 mm vs 181 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    966g vs 1415g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    347k vs 230k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.4 fps vs 7.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.6 fps vs 7.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    35 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon P1000 advantages over Panasonic FZ2500

  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    3,000 mm vs 480 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    10 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

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 HDMI output 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

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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.

  • Record-breaking 24-3000mm optical zoom lens with surprisingly good optical performance; Good image quality at low ISOs; VR works well; Fast AF in good lighting; RAW image capture.

  • Tiny sensor struggles with low-light/high ISO image quality; Lens dims quickly as you zoom; Sluggish low-light AF; Underwhelming C-AF performance; Shallow buffer depth; Poor battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm HS50EXR

Panasonic FZ2500
Fujifilm HS50EXR
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Nikon P1000
Fujifilm HS50EXR
  • $997
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $339
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Panasonic FZ2500
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Nikon P1000
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $997
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Panasonic FZ2500
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1096
  • 1 inch
Nikon P1000
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $997
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1096
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon P900

Panasonic FZ2500
Nikon P900
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $597
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Nikon P1000
Nikon P900
  • $997
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
  • $597
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000 II

Panasonic FZ2500
Panasonic FZ1000 II
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon P1000
Panasonic FZ1000 II
  • $997
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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