If you want a video camera with a photography feature, the FZ 2000/2500 is the one you’ll like. Video enthusiast and Vloggers will find this camera a delight to work with. Please note that in some countries this is called FZ 2000 while in others it is FZ 2500 but they are the same.
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Pro You can change frame rates while filming
When you’re shooting a video, you can change it to slow motion while continually filming. So you can shoot both slow motion and normal mode in one video clip.
Pro You can set the shutter to fire with a half press button
Minimizes camera shaking, because you can trigger the shutter with a slight press and take pictures quicker. This is great when shooting unpredictable subjects like birds or during sporting events.
Pro Powerful zoom
The FZ2000/FZ2500 has 20x built-in optical zoom lens.
Pro It takes excellent quality videos
With its 4K cinema mode, you can shoot cinema like scenes, because the large video frame format will make your videos appear wider. Moreover, there is no longer a 30 minute 4K video limit. This was an issue in the previous model.
Pro Video and photo settings are separately saved
It saves and keep video and photo preferred settings separate. Great when going back and forth between video and photo modes
Pro You can customize the settings while looking at the Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)
The camera settings are visible in the EVF so you'll no longer have to take your eye off when operating the buttons and you can focus more on your object and how it would look after the shot.
Pro It has touch screen auto focus
You can easily direct which part of the screen you want your camera to focus and this works even when you are looking through the Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)
Pro It has built-in Neutral Density (ND) Filters
ND Filters help to tone down bright areas, making it very convenient when working under such conditions. Choosing which filter to use is quick and easy.
Pro Takes superb time lapse videos especially during sunrise and sunset
You can set the 2, 4 or 6-stop Neutral Density (ND) filters to tone done down sun glares at different times of the day so you'll have a more balanced video. This is all built-in which is great for Vlog clips.
Con The lens cap is loose
You can easily knock the camera lens protector off with very little effort.
Con This is a bulky camera
When you turn it on, the lens will automatically extend from the camera and stay that way, making it bigger and longer than it already is.
Weighing almost a kilo, this camera is not for someone who wants to travel light.
If you are on a budget, this camera is pricey.
Con The input and output jacks are placed where your lcd screen folds out
When cables are attached to your camera, they gets in the way, making it hard when you’re doing selfies or just looking at the LCD.