Sony RX10 III looks a solid camera for sports and wildlife photography, but at the same time you can’t ignore Lumix FZ2500, which has maximum numbers of AF points. Let’s see the specifications difference of the two cameras in detail…
Sony RX10 III
|Megapixel||20 megapixels||20 Megapixel CMOS Sensor|
|Sensor size||1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)||1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)|
|Low pass filter||No||No|
|Image processor||Venus Engine||Bionz X|
|Image Stabilization||Optical (Hybrid 5-axis available in movie mode )||Optical|
|AF system||Contrast Detect||Contrast Detect|
|AF Points||49 AF points||25 AF points|
|ISO||Auto, 125 – 12800 (expands to 64-25600)||Auto, 125-12800 (expands to 80-25600)|
|Shutter Min/ mix||30-1/16000||30-1/32000|
|Continuous shooting speed||12fps||14 fps|
|Video||DCI 4K Recording @24 fps||4K @ 30fps|
|Display||3″ 1.04m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen LCD||3.0″ 1.228m-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine LCD|
|Viewfinder||Electronic (100%)||Electronic (100%)|
|Battery life||350||420 shots|
|Dimensions||138 x 102 x 135 mm||133 x 94 x 127 mm|
|Weight||915 g||1051 g|
Panasonic FZ2500 vs. Sony RX10 III
Both the two cameras have similar AF system, ISO range, sensor sizes and the resolution as well, which means that their major specifications are just the mirror of each other. However, Panasonic FZ2500 carries 49 AF points, which clearly means that you can capture the shot of desire subjects accurately without putting much effort. On the other hand, Sony RX10 III has 25 AF points. More the AF numbers more AF screen will be covered in camera.
Image stabilization– When recording HD movies the 5-Axis HYBRID Optical Image Stabilization of FZ2500 will compensate for the loss caused due to camera shake as a result crisp and blur-Free images are surely possible. On the other hand, this Vibration reduction mechanism has been omitted from Sony RX10 III.
Shutter speed– Sports photographers must love the faster shutter speed and the continuous shooting drive of Sony RX10 III. Faster shutter speed captures the fast moving subject without effort and unobtrusively gives you the sharp and blur-free images, whereas 14 fps of continuous drive captures the movements of rapidly moving subjects. Shutter speed as well as continuous shooting speed both of FZ2500 is comparatively lesser than Sony RX10 III.
Shots– Sony offers you to take around 420 shots at a time, whereas Panasonic FZ2500 allows you to take 350 shots.
Verdict- Sony RX10 III, a large-aperture 24-600 mm F2.4-4 optical 25x zoom lens and 13.2 x 8.8 mm (1.0-type) stacked CMOS sensor captures the beautiful image of the subjects, even when shot in extreme close-up.