Panasonic FZ2500 vs. Sony RX10 III

lumix-fz2500-vs-sony-rx10Sony 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…

Features/ Models

 Panasonic FZ2500

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
Optical Zoom 20X 25X
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%)
Hot shoe Yes No
Wireless Yes Yes
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.

1 comment to Panasonic FZ2500 vs. Sony RX10 III

  • James D

    The Sony is $1598.00, the Panasonic is $1197.99, is it worth $400.00 for the Sony. You could buy a full frame DSLR for less than the Sony, something to think about!

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