• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic FZ2500 advantages over Sony RX100 V

  • 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 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.74x vs 0.59x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Sony RX100 V advantages over Panasonic FZ2500

  • Less expensive
    $829 vs $998
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    1000 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 134 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    299g vs 966g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    23.8 fps vs 11.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    150 vs 100 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    24.1 fps vs 10.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    72 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
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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

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.

  • Pocket-friendly design; Unbelievably fast burst capture; Generous buffer depth, even for raw; Fast and confident autofocus; Very high resolution gives lots of detail in good light; High ISO noise levels much better than most pocket camera rivals; High-quality 4K video with uncompressed HDMI out; Super-fast High Frame Rate video

  • Very pricey for a compact camera; Still no touch screen; Slow buffer clearing; JPEGs can look over-processed at higher ISOs; Lens doesn't offer much telephoto reach; Battery life is very modest; 4K movies are limited to five minute clips

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Panasonic FZ2500
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Sony RX100 V
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $914
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Panasonic FZ2500
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1075
  • 1 inch
Sony RX100 V
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $914
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $1075
  • 1 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Sony RX100 IV

Panasonic FZ2500
Sony RX100 IV
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
Sony RX100 V
Sony RX100 IV
  • $914
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Newer
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony RX100 VA

Panasonic FZ2500
Sony RX100 VA
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1046
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
Sony RX100 V
Sony RX100 VA
  • $914
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $1046
  • 1 inch
  • Newer
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

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
Sony RX100 V
Panasonic FZ1000 II
  • $914
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
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