The following video presents [NEW] Introducing LUMIX FZ2000/FZ2500 Video Performance I:
“Panasonic is introducing new LUMIX compact digital camera DMC-FZ2000/FZ2500 that boasts exceptionally high performance in both photography and videography. The lens system consists of newly developed 20x optical zoom high-speed F2.8-4.5 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens(35mm camera equivalent: 24-480mm) and built-in ND filters and it offers seamless iris control with a nine-blade aperture diaphragm and newly developed actuator. One of the most prominent advances is unlimited 4K video recording (Cinema 4K: 4096×2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840×2160 / up to 30 fps) in MOV/MP4. The LUMIX FZ2000/FZ2500 is also capable of recording Full-HD videos with an ultrahigh bit rate of 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB) without any recording duration limit“
PANASONIC CANADA ANNOUNCES THE LUMIX DMC-FZ2500
The Ultimate Hybrid Compact Digital Camera with Large, 1-inch MOS Sensor Achieves Unprecedented Performance in Both Photography and Videography
MISSISSAUGA, ON (September 19, 2016) – At Photokina 2016, Panasonic Canada announced the LUMIX DMC-FZ2500, the newest addition to its compact digital camera line, boasting exceptionally high-performance in both photography and videography. The DMC-FZ2500 will be available to the Canadian market in November 2016 for an MSRP of $2,599.99.
The newly developed 20x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens serves as the eye of the camera to achieve excellent detail. An inner zoom structure dramatically enhances the stability of the lens to offer smooth zooming much like a professional camcorder. By combining the built-in ND filters, 4 setting modes are available with direct switch operation: -2EV(1/4), -4EV(1/16), -6EV(1/64) and AUTO*1. Users can record videos while keeping the exposure level the same with a fixed shutter speed or with a fully open aperture even in high brightness. Seamless iris control with a nine-blade aperture diaphragm and new galvanometer-type actuator is also equipped.
The new LUMIX DMC-FZ2500 evolves beyond the limitation of conventional compact cameras by providing outstanding video recording capabilities. One of the most prominent advances is unlimited 4K video recording (Cinema 4K: 4096×2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840×2160 / up to 30 fps) in MOV/MP4. The LUMIX DMC-FZ2500 is also capable of recording Full-HD videos with an ultra- high bit rate of 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB) without any recording duration limit. Users can freely choose the format from MOV, MP4, AVCHD Progressive and AVCHD at a variety of frame rates according to the application. The LUMIX DMC- FZ2500 is also capable of live image output to the external monitor via an optional micro HDMI cable, simultaneously while recording video. For more unique video expression, VFR (Variable Frame Rate), Slow & Quick motion, and Dolly Zoom are also available as well as a variety of practical functions required for professional video recording.
The large, 1-inch 20.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor lets the user capture clear images with minimum noise, even when shooting at a high ISO. The Venus Engine features multiple noise reduction systems to achieve high- colour reproduction and high-image quality with natural, true-to-life detail.
The LUMIX DMC-FZ2500 packs a host of advanced functions and technologies that let users capture the unmissable moments. The Contrast AF System features DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology and excels in both speed and accuracy by exchanging digital signals between the camera and the lens at maximum 240 fps, resulting in ultrafast auto focusing of approximately 0.09 sec*2. The burst shooting performance is also improved to achieve 12 fps (AFS) / 7 fps (AFC), for up to a maximum of 100 (JPEG) / 30 (RAW) images. Taking advantage of 4K technology, users can capture fleeting photo opportunities at 30 fps to save as a 4K photo.
In addition to the Post Focus function, newly integrated Focus Stacking allows users to adjust the depth of field after shooting by simply selecting the focusing area.
The LUMIX DMC-FZ2500 features an OLED LVF (Live View Finder) with 2360K- dot equivalent high resolution with approximately2.18x / 0.74x (35mm camera equivalent in 4:3) magnification capability. The large, free-angle 3.0-inch approximately1040K-dot touch-control monitor with approximately 100 per cent field of view makes shooting easier at either a high or low angle.
Wi-Fi® connectivity lets users connect the camera to smartphone or tablet to expand the flexibility in shooting, storing, and sharing images.
With its exceptionally high-video performance, the new LUMIX DMC-FZ2500 defies comparison with any other conventional compact cameras on the market, satisfying prosumers and hobbyists, alike.
- 3.5 mm Microphone Jack / 3.5 mm Headphone Jack
- SD Card Compatibility and Side SD Card Slot
- Easy Wireless Connectivity via Wi-Fi® with Smartphones
- Optional accessories:
- A variety of optional accessories are available for the new LUMIX DMC-FZ2500, including an External Flash (DMW-FL580L / DMW-FL360L / DMW-FL200L), Stereo Shotgun Microphone (DMW-MS2), LED Video Light (VW-LED1), and Remote Shutter (DMW-RSL1). The 67mm diameter of the PL Filter (DMW-LPL67) and MC Protector (DMW-LMCH67) are also offered for more creative freedom.
*1 Works for still image recording
*2 At wide-end, AFS, 1-Area AF, Live View mode 60fps, based on the CIPA standard.
•The “AVCHD” is a high definition (HD) digital video recording / playback format jointly established by Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.
• “AVCHD Progressive”, “AVCHD”, the “AVCHD Progressive” Logo and the “AVCHD” Logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.
•Android and Google Play are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc.
• IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.
•All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective corporations.
•This unit is compatible with both SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards. You can only use SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards on devices that are compatible with them. You cannot use SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards on devices that are only compatible with SD Memory Cards. (When using an SDHC/SDXC Memory Card on another device, be sure to read the operating instructions for that device.)
•SDHC Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards can be used only in equipment that is compatible with their respective formats.
•If the computer being used does not support SDXC Memory Cards, a message prompting you to format may appear. (Doing so will cause recorded images to be erased so do not choose to format.) If the card is not recognized, please refer to the below support site.
http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html[Open New Window] •Some accessories are not available in some countries.
•The use of recorded or printed materials that are protected by copyright for any purpose other than personal enjoyment is prohibited, as it would infringe upon the rights of the copyright holder.
•Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
A subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Panasonic Canada Inc. provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions to meet consumer, business and industrial needs. Consumers seeking more information on the company’s products can visit Panasonic’s home page at www.panasonic.com.
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