Panasonic Releases Epic New Super-Zoom: the LUMIX DMC-FZ2500

Panasonic has been building powerful super-zooms since the release of their 4-megapixel LUMIX DMC-FZ10 back in 2003. Their new FZ2500 (aka the LUMIX DMC-FZ2500) carries on the FZ-series tradition by offering top of the line features one would expect to find in a 2016 digicam, combined with an impressive 20x LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT optical zoom lens with a fast f/2.8 - 4.5 maximum aperture range, as well as a 5-axis Hybrid IS system to help keep those telephoto shots smooth, and free from blur caused by camera shake.

The FZ2500 also sports a 1.0", 20.1-megapixel Live MOS image sensor, which offers greater image quality when compared to your typical 20MP 1/2.3" sensor, thanks to its increased surface area that helps it gather more light information. On top of being able to capture beautiful still images with improved bokeh thanks to its 9 blade aperture diaphragm and fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, the FZ2500 can also capture UHD 4K video, as well as offering a 4K Burst option (at up to 30fps). They've included a high-resolution, eye-level OLED Live View Finder (reminiscent of the LVF found on their flagship ILC, the GH4), both headphone and mic jacks for an improved audio experience during video recording, full-res burst shooting at up to 12fps, and of course that awesome 20x fixed LEICA lens - which moves internally when zooming through the focal range, protruding no more than when initially powered up.

More details, including pricing and availability, can be found in our Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ2500 Preview.