As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) is also often compared to travel zooms, mirrorless, pro digicams, boutiques, entry-level DSLRs and pro DSLRs. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)'s top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-FZ1000 II and the Lumix DMC-FZ1000) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) compared to other super zoom competitors include: it slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a touch screen and is newer (september 2016 vs september 2014).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 1,228k dots).

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II

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2 years newer
$898

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ1000 II (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ1000 II (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ1000 II and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Have touch screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
6 years older
$496 - $498

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/16000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • No touch screen
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20.9 MP vs 20 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
1 year older
$382 - $398

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/16000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Have touch screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 350 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
5 months older
$1,398

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Significantly longer battery life: 420 shots vs 350 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)

Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)
2 years older
$995 - $1,195

Significant advantages of the V-Lux (Typ 114) (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the V-Lux (Typ 114) (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the V-Lux (Typ 114) and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G3 X
1 year older
$530 - $849

Significant advantages of the G3 X (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm) vs Large (138×102×135 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the G3 X (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the G3 X and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Have touch screens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.8 MP), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a screen which flips out and has a slightly larger sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is much larger (large (138×102×135 mm) vs mid size (102×58×43 mm)), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), has slightly fewer focus points (49 vs 315) and is older (september 2016 vs february 2018).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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1 year newer
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Large (138×102×135 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 5.3"
  • Much lighter: 242 g vs 915 g

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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1 year newer
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much smaller: Mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs Large (138×102×135 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.6" vs 5.3"
  • Much lighter: 299 g vs 915 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200)

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much smaller: Mid size (111×66×45 mm) vs Large (138×102×135 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.8" vs 5.3"
  • Significantly lighter: 340 g vs 915 g

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

Leica C-Lux

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1 year newer
$999 - $1,050

Significant advantages of the C-Lux (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much smaller: Mid size (113×67×46 mm) vs Large (138×102×135 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.8" vs 5.3"
  • Significantly lighter: 340 g vs 915 g

Significant disadvantages of the C-Lux (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the C-Lux and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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1 year newer
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much smaller: Mid size (102×58×43 mm) vs Large (138×102×135 mm)
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots significantly faster: 24 fps vs 12 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 350 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
5 years older
$450

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Large (138×102×135 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 5.3"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, has an external mic jack, is newer (september 2016 vs july 2015) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), much smaller viewfinder (0.27x vs 0.67x), has a slightly smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 25.1x16.7mm), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and is much larger (large (138×102×135 mm) vs prosumer size (133×78×63 mm)).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85
similar age
$695 - $698 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-G85 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (128×89×74 mm) vs Large (138×102×135 mm)
  • Much thinner: 2.9" vs 5.3"

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-G85 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-G85 and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
1 year older
$1,276 (body only)
$1,174 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX8 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.74x vs 0.27x
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX8 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the DMC-GX8 and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
1 year older
$998 (body only)
$1,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7 II (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.27x
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 7 II (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No touch screen
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 7 II and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Have external mic jacks

Samsung NX300M

Samsung NX300M
2 years older
$2,060 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300M (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much larger screen: 3.3" vs 3"
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the NX300M (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 768k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the NX300M and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
3 months newer
$1,498 (body only)
$1,925 - $2,198 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GH5 and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80
5 months older
$493 (body only)
$616 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.27x
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Mid size (122×71×44 mm) vs Large (138×102×135 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DMC-GX80 and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (20x vs 2.9x), much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a touch screen, has an external mic jack and has a significantly longer battery life (350 shots vs 220 shots).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much larger (large (138×102×135 mm) vs compact (102×58×41 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (12 fps vs 24 fps) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
2 years older
$510 - $748

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Large (138×102×135 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.6" vs 5.3"
  • Much lighter: 290 g vs 915 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA

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1 year newer
$998

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Large (138×102×135 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.6" vs 5.3"
  • Much lighter: 299 g vs 915 g

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 350 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Flip-out screens

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (20x vs 3.1x), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 12.7 MP), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 5.2 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.7), is much larger (large (138×102×135 mm) vs mid size (115×66×55 mm)), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.27x vs 0.67x), is thicker (5.3" vs 2.2") and is much heavier (915 g vs 393 g).

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
2 years older
$699

Significant advantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much smaller: Standard size (116×74×66 mm) vs Large (138×102×135 mm)
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Much thinner: 2.6" vs 5.3"

Significant disadvantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5.2 fps vs 12 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Incredible zoom: 5x vs 20x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
2 years older
$538 - $598

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much smaller: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Large (138×102×135 mm)
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2.8
  • Much thinner: 2.2" vs 5.3"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 20x
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 20x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 6 fps), has a screen which flips out and is newer (september 2016 vs march 2015).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 1,228k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.27x vs 0.59x), takes much lower resolution photos (20 MP vs 24 MP) and has a much smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
similar age
$468 - $597 (body only)
$500 - $647 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.27x
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Large (138×102×135 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the D5600 and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
3 years older
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.27x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 12 fps
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D7100 and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Lots of focus points: 51 vs 49
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year older
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.27x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 12 fps
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D7200 and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Lots of focus points: 51 vs 49
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
7 months older
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.27x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 12 fps
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the EOS 80D and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 12 fps
  • Have touch screens

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 6 fps), has a screen which flips out and is newer (september 2016 vs february 2012).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), much smaller viewfinder (0.27x vs 0.71x), takes slightly lower resolution photos (20 MP vs 24.3 MP), has a much smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs full frame 36x24mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism).

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
2 years older
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.27x
  • Much thinner: 3.1" vs 5.3"

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Shoots much slower: 6.5 fps vs 12 fps
  • No touch screen
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the D750 and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • Flip-out screens
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
4 years older
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.27x
  • Much thinner: 3" vs 5.3"

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000))

  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 12 fps
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

  • None found