• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500
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Predecessor:   Panasonic FZ1000
FZ1000 vs FZ2500
Successor: Sony RX10 IV
RX10 III vs RX10 IV
 
General
Model Number: RX10 III FZ2500
Alternate Model Number(s): DSC-RX10M3 FZ2000, FZH1
Camera Format: EVF EVF
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $1500.00 $1199.99
Street Price: $1,398.00 $897.99
Date Available: 2016-05-18 2016-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 38.6 oz (1,095 g)
includes batteries
34.1 oz (966 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.2 x 3.7 x 5.0 in.
(133 x 94 x 127 mm)
5.4 x 4.0 x 5.3 in.
(138 x 102 x 135 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor RS  
Effective Megapixels: 20.1 20.1
Sensor Format: 1 inch 1 inch
Sensor size: 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.41 microns 2.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.7x 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 70  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.1  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.6  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 472  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
4864 x 3648 (17.7 MP, 4:3),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, Other),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2720 x 1528 (4.2 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other)
5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
4864 x 3648 (17.7 MP, 4:3),
3456 x 2592 (9.0 MP, 4:3),
2432 x 1824 (4.4 MP, 4:3),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
2592 x 2592 (6.7 MP, 1:1),
1824 x 1824 (3.3 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 14.2 11.4
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p/​60p/​60i/​50p/​50i/​24p)
1280x720 (30p/​25p)
1824x1026 (250p/​240p)
1676x566 (500p/​480p/​250p/​240p)
1136x384 (1000p/​960p/​500p/​480p)
800x270 (1000p/​960p)
4096x2160 (24p)
3840x2160 (30p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​50p/​50i/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p/​25p)
1920x1080 (2p/​12p/​20p/​22p/​24p/​26p/​28p/​36p/​48p/​60p/​72p/​84p/​96p/​120p)
Movie File Format: XAVC S 4K / XAVC S HD / AVCHD Ver.2.0 / MP4; with LPCM (2ch) / Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio MOV (Audio format LPCM), MP4 (Audio format LPCM / AAC 2ch), AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch)
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*, 18 elements in 13 groups (6 aspheric elements, including AA lens; 7 ED glass elements, 1 Super ED glass element) LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT; 16 elements in 11 groups with 5 aspherical (8 aspherical surfaces), 4 ED, 1 UHR elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 600mm 24 - 480mm
Focal Length (actual): 8.8 - 220mm 8.8 - 176mm
Zoom Ratio: 25.00x 20.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.4 (W) / f/4 (T) - f/16; 9-blade iris diaphragm f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.5 (tele) - f/11; 9 blade diaphragm; 2 built-in ND filters (1/4, 1/16, 1/64, Auto)
Integrated ND Filter: No Yes
Normal Focus Range: 3 cm to Infinity
1.2 in to Infinity
30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   3 cm to Infinity
1.2 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: 72.0mm 67.0mm
Thread Type: n/a On lens
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Wide, Center, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Expanded Flexble Spot, Lock on AF (Wide/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot) Contrast Detect with DFD: Face/Eye Detection, Tracking, 49-area, Custom Multi, 1-area (flexible / scalable), Pinpoint; (Full area touch is available)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Fixed EVF: 0.39-inch, 2359K-dot XGA OLED, 100% coverage, 0.7x magnification, 4 dual-sided aspheric lenses, 33 degree view angle, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter, eyepoint 23mm from eyepiece, 21.5mm from eyepiece frame (CIPA standard), eye sensor EVF: 0.39-inch 2.36M-dot XGA OLED, Field of View: Approx. 100%, Magnification: Approx. 2.18x / 0.74x (35mm equiv.), 20mm eyepoint, -4.0 to +4.0 diopter adjustment, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: 2,359,296 dots (786,432 pixels) 2,359,296 dots (786,432 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.70x 0.74x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.26x 2.18x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px) 1,040,000 dots (346,700 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No Yes
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom:   16.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 125
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 100 - 12800 with ISO 64 and 80 low extensions, up to 25600 with Multi Frame NR Auto, iISO, 80*, 100*, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600* (* Extended ISO); Changeable to 1/3 EV step
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm, Cool, Day, Daylight), Flash, Color Temp/Filter, Custom Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1/2/3/4, Color Temperature (2-axis adjustable)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/32000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot Intelligent Multiple, Center-Weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene Modes: Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Panorama; HFR Mode; Picture Effects: Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High- key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration; Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto / Level), Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto exposure difference, Exposure difference level (1.0 - 6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step) Scene: Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Handheld Night Shot, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome, Panorama; Creative Control: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine (22 filters)
Self Timer: 2, 5, 10; 3 or 5 shots after 2, 5, 10; Smile seconds 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Off; (Wireless supported via external flash only; internal flash does not support Wireless mode.) Auto, Auto/Red- eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red- eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red- eye Reduction, Forced Off; Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: Approx. 1.0m to 10.8m (3.28 ft. to 35.43 ft.) (W) / Approx. 1.0m to 6.5m (3.28 ft. to 21.33 ft.) (T) Auto ISO: 0.3 - 13.2m (Wide), 1.0 - 7.9m (Tele)
Max Flash Sync:   1/4000s with mechanical shutter; flash not supported with electronic shutter
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Multi Interface Hot Shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: XAVC S 4K / XAVC S HD / AVCHD Ver.2.0 / MP4; with LPCM (2ch) / Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio MOV (Audio format LPCM), MP4 (Audio format LPCM / AAC 2ch), AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired or Wi-Fi Wi-Fi, optional wired
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type D) with 4K support, Multi-terminal Micro USB port supports optional wired remote, External mic and headphone jacks Micro-B USB 2.0, Micro-HDMI (Type D) with Viera Link, 2.5mm remote jack, 3.5mm external mic jack, 3.5mm external headphone jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3 0.45
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): <0.3 0.68
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 14.2 11.4
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 44 100
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 8.0 10.6
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 29 35
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 8.0 10.7
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 25 32
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.20 seconds 0.10 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.22 seconds 0.10 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.101 seconds 0.129 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.28 seconds 0.45 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.024 seconds 0.039 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.1 seconds 2.3 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.0 seconds 0.7 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.7 seconds 4.7 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 420 shots 350 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 370 shots 270 shots
Battery Life, Video: 65 minutes  
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2v 1200mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes No
Software
Included Software: Capture One Express (for Sony) free download None; PHOTOfunSTUDIO and SILKYPIX Developer Studio available for download.
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: