I decided this camera is so good it deserves its own blog post.
- 20MP 1″-type BSI-CMOS sensor
- 24-480mm equiv. F2.8-4.5 lens
- Depth from Defocus AF
- Large electronic viewfinder
- Fully articulating LCD
- Built-in variable ND filter
- 4K video capture (DCI/UHD)
- 10-bit, 4:2:2 output over HDMI
- Headphone socket
Just noticed the new position for the SD card slot…a lot better.
A host of other exciting features
- 3.5mm Microphone Jack / 3.5mm Headphone Jack
The 3.5mm microphone jack is for high-quality audio recording using an external microphone and the 3.5mm headphone jack enables monitoring recording audio while shooting video real-time.
- Easy Wireless Connectivity via Wi-Fi with Smartphones
The LUMIX FZ2000 integrates Wi-Fi connectivity (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation.
While offering several new stills-related features (such as focus stacking), the FZ2500 is really all about video. It shoots both Cinema and UHD 4K, can output 4:2:2 10-bit video over its HDMI port, supports V-Log L recording (for an extra $99) and much, much more. In essence, the FZ2500 is the little brother to the DMC-GH4 ILC, which is one of the most capable video capture cameras on the market.
Finally looks like Panasonic have taken advice from end users by positioning the tripod mount further along the camera.
- Optional Accessories
A variety of optional professional accessories including External Flash (DMW-FL580L, DMW-FL360L, DMW-FL200L), Stereo Shotgun Microphone (DMW-MS2), LED Video Light (VW-LED1), Remote Shutter (DMW-RSL1), 67mm PL Filter (DMW-LPL67) and MC Protector (DMW-LMCH67) are also offered for more creative freedom.
Sadly it seems Panasonic have missed a trick as most people at the show can’t tell us if the newly designed XLR unit will indeed work with the FZ2000.
First official picture of the new headphone socket thanks to Charles Woods who was at the show.
Just over a year ago I found myself on a film set filming the Spirit of Edradour, I had to have a camera that was almost point and shoot for behind the scenes so plumbed for the Panasonic FZ1000 and what a great choice I had made.