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Sony α7S II (2015)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (2016)
See Top Ranked Mirrorless Cameras

Sony α7S Mirrorless Cameras (2015) vs Panasonic Lumix FZ__00 series Cameras (2016)

Analysis:

We couldn't find enough data on either option to be able to come to any reliable conclusions. We strongly suggest that you take a look at some other Mirrorless Cameras instead.

While the Sony α7S II (2015) wasn't able to make it to the very top of any roundups from sources that perform quality hands-on testing, it still got featured in a large number of them. Photography Blog, The Phoblographer, Techradar, 4k.com, DXOMARK, TrustedReviews, PCmag, Digital Camera World, camerajabber.com, and Digital Photography Review have all deemed it worthy of a place on their respective shortlists.

Moving on to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (2016): it was unable to reach the very top of any roundups from sources that conduct reliable and unbiased testing. Nonetheless, it still managed to impress reviewers from a number of such sites, like Expert Reviews, Photography Blog, TrustedReviews, Techradar, DXOMARK, PCmag, Digital Camera World, Digital Photography Review, and Wirecutter (NYTimes), enough for them to include them on those lists.

For a direct Sony α7S II (2015) vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (2016) comparison, we took a look at sources that tested both and found that the Sony α7S II (2015) got reviewed better by Techradar, DXOMARK, and PCmag, whereas the reviewers at TrustedReviews preferred the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (2016). Reviewers at Photography Blog and Digitaltrends haven't shown a preference for either.

We also took a look at which sources liked these two products the most. We found that the Sony α7S II (2015) received its best, 10, rating from Photography Blog, while the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (2016) got its highest score of 10 from Photography Blog.

Finally, we also compared their review scores to the rest of their competition - the Sony α7S II (2015) earned an average review score of 9.0 out of 10 points and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (2016) received an average of 8.0, compared to the 7.9 average of Mirrorless Cameras in general.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
Photography Blog
DXOMARK
The Phoblographer
PCmag
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Techradar
4k.com
TrustedReviews
camerajabber.com
Digital Photography Review
Tech. Specs Comparison
Sony α7S II (2015)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (2016)
Sensor
Full-frame
1” CMOS
Sensor Resolution
12.2 (MP)
20.1 (MP)
Stabilization
Sensor-shift
-
Video
  • 1280 × 720 @ 30fps
  • 1920 × 1080 @ 30fps
  • 1920 × 1080 @ 60fps
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24fps
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Higher than average expert review score
Has average expert review score
Recommended by trusted experts
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #3 out of 10
in “The 10 best 4K cameras in UAE for 2019” 
Last updated: 9 Apr 2019
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #6 out of 10
in “Best 4K camera 2020: the 10 top cameras for shooting movies” 
Last updated: 26 Nov 2019
Digital Photography Review
Trusted Source
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best cameras for video” 
Last updated: 7 May 2020
TrustedReviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best Sony Alpha 2019: Which mirrorless Sony camera should you buy?” 
Last updated: 26 Sep 2019
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best full-frame mirrorless camera 2020: the top choices for advanced photographers” 
Last updated: 4 May 2020
Recommended by trusted experts
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “The 10 best bridge cameras in UAE for 2018” 
Last updated: 30 Jan 2018
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The best bridge camera for all-round travel shooting
in “Best travel camera 2019: The best snappers for your holidays to suit every budget” 
Last updated: 6 Aug 2019
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The best bridge camera for great stills and 4K video
in “Best bridge camera 2019: The best big zoom cameras from £167” 
Last updated: 7 Jan 2019
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #7 out of 10
in “The 10 best compact cameras in the UAE for 2019” 
Last updated: 24 Jun 2019
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #9 out of 10
in “The 10 best digital cameras in the UAE for 2019” 
Last updated: 20 Jun 2019
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Superzoom Camera” 
Last updated: 6 Feb 2020
Digital Photography Review
Trusted Source
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best enthusiast long zoom cameras in 2020” 
Last updated: 2 Mar 2020
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best bridge camera 2020: 9 cameras that pack huge zoom lenses” 
Last updated: 18 May 2020

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