Product Comparison: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Panasonic
Model
DSC-RX10M3
Lumix DMC-FZ2500
Origin
China
Japan
About the Product
Now, nothing is beyond reach. Aim for more dramatic stills and movies from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto. The 24-600mm1 (25x) ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens offers a bright F2.4-4 max aperture that can take full advantage of the large 1” 20.1 MP image sensor. See subjects stand out beautifully in all kinds of scenes from wide-angle landscapes to ultra-telephoto sports action.
Snap professional-quality photos with this Panasonic Lumix digital camera. It has a high-sensitivity sensor to capture images in pro-quality resolution. The 20x optical zoom lens lets you shoot faraway subjects and wide landscapes. This Panasonic Lumix digital camera also has a focus stacking feature to program a photo series with shifting focal points.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
20.1 MP
20.1 MP
Sensor Type
CMOS
MOS
Optical Zoom
25 x
20 x
Image Stabilization
Optical
Optical

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500

Size & Weight
Height
3.75 in.
4 in.
Width
5.25 in.
5.42 in.
Depth
5.75 in.
5.3 in.
Weight
2 lbs.
2.12 lbs.

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (DSC-RX10M3) Camera
  • This obviously is not a pocket size travel camera. But if you've given up carrying a full size DSLR camera and lenses on travel, this camera is a happy compromise.
  • This is a great camera for nature photography, particularly if you are travelling or hiking where weight and size are important.
  • The only real negative is the size and weight, two factors that I knew about in advance of buying the camera. Still, you do need to be aware that this is a big, heavy camera.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • As a Canon Vega with a ton (literally I think at times) of lenses I bought this for 4K video and vacations as it is very light.
  • Great pics and video. Size is just right.
  • Bulky and not worth the extra weight or price. My old Sony HX-100 gives better results all round.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
8.8 mm.
8.8 mm.
Max. Focal Length
220 mm.
176 mm.
ISO Settings
100–12800, Multi-frame NR: ISO100–25600, Auto (ISO 100-128000)
125 - 12800, Extended: 80 - 25600
Aperture
F2.4 (W)–4.0 (T)
F2.8 (W) - 4.5 (T)
Digital Zoom
100 x
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW, XAVC S, AVCHD, MP4
JPEG, RAW, DPOF, AVCHD, MP4, MOV

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500

What customers say about "Imaging"
Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (DSC-RX10M3) Camera
  • I am very happy with this camera and I am glad to be able to take this one camera with me and get all the focal lengths I need without carrying the extra lens's and changing out lens's.
  • Both zoom and focus rings are now on the lens barrel, and can be customized in terms of placement.
  • A good amount of zoom (I like going to zoos, and I want the ability to zoom in on a tiger one moment and take a picture of some trees the next).
  • Eye AF function detects and focuses on a subject’s eye.
  • The focus and zoom ring control systems are both fly-by-wire systems, and lack any version of tactile feedback or immediacy.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • Good overall picture quality given the sensor size. Could use a little help in low light but in good lighting, gives excellent quality pictures.
  • If you lean more towards video than still pictures this camera is ideal for you. The small size and wide zoom range makes this the perfect travel camera.
  • I enjoy taking wildlife photos which is why I wanted a camera with a long zoom such as this one. Getting the eye of the animal in sharp focus is really critical in wildlife photography.
  • The ND filter is a nice feature for sunsets and high contrast situations, and 4k video is very flexible and high quality.
  • If they could improve the low light performance on this just a small bit, it would be just about perfect.
  • The light gathering properties of this lens are not so great. I kept having to manually raise my ISO to be able to shoot at a fast shutter speed even when it was sunny outside.
Display
Display Type
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Touch Screen
No
Yes
Screen Size
2.95 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
1228800 dots
1040000 dots
Viewfinder
0.39-type electronic viewfinder (XGA OLED)
OLED Live View Finder (2,360k dots)
Vari-angle Display
No

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500

What customers say about "Display"
Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (DSC-RX10M3) Camera
  • An additional benefit is the easily-accessible exposure compensation dial so that if I'm shooting on a rainy day I can brighten the image in the viewfinder in real time to the level I want before actually taking the shot.
  • Wonderful zoom. Clear and crisp viewfinder.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • The touch screen controls is also invaluable and gives it a leg up on the competition.
  • It also has a touch screen (so much easier to navigate with) and two command dials.
  • Extra zoom is useful, touchscreen makes shooting very simple.
  • The info included in the display is excellent, it really helped me to know what choices the camera and I were making.
  • In general, the touch screen makes it easier to manage the functions of the camera.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
No
Shooting Modes
AUTO, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall), Movie Mode, HFR Mode, Scene Selection
Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Creative Video, C1 (Custom), C2 (Custom), Scene Guide, Creative Control
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, C.Temp., Filter, Custom
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1, 2, 3, 4, Color Temperature
Shutter Speeds
30" – 1/2000
60" - 1/16000
What customers say about "Features"
Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (DSC-RX10M3) Camera
  • Video IS has options for modes that offer very impressive stabilization, at least in 1080p (if not in 4k).
  • You can use this camera in point and shoot mode but presumably if you're looking at this camera you know about all the other DSLR-like functions it has, all of which work very well.
  • The Sony is much easier to use and the fully point and shoot options are very, very good.
  • Another nice feature that many but not all cameras have is that I can set a minimum shutter speed in Program Mode.
  • It does take great photos when the light is bright and shutters speeds are higher.
  • The panorama mode on this camera actually works, but takes some practice to get right.
  • My only complaint was AF speed and shutter response, it is painfully slow compared to my Micro four thirds system I was hoping to replace.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • The multiple, customizable quick menu access buttons also allows me to set this camera up exactly how I wish to make it easy and quick to switch around the controls to do the tasks I need.
  • This camera's hardware is excellent, and most of the software is excellent.
  • I really like the integration of the function buttons. Easy to reach, easy to use, easy to reprogram.
  • Flash does a good job, and it's easy to control the intensity of the flash.
  • When using the electronic viewfinder, as I held my face to the camera my cheek or nose brushing across the touch screen would change my settings.
  • Battery life was so-so. In bright light or with a fast moving subject I still prefer the viewfinder, and that chews up battery. Reviewing pictures chews battery power, too. I always went through two batteries per day.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
No
Yes
NFC Enabled
Yes
No
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
USB (USB 2.0), Micro HDMI, Microphone (3.5 mm stereo minijack), Multi Interface Shoe, Headphones
USB (USB 2.0), Micro HDMI, 3.5mm audio, 2.5mm audio
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (DSC-RX10M3) Camera
  • It also came with a mini-USB cable for a charger plug.
  • NFC for sharing and remote camera control.
  • It is a great camera. Love the NFC.
  • Camera is pretty slow to download files to computer with supplied USB Cable.
  • A single slot does not allow indefinite recording by relaying between two cards.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • Cell phone app to transfer pictures and to remotely control the phone is easy to use.
  • You can easy connect camera to PC with HDMI.
  • The only downside so far seems to be a lack of accessories other than the standard stuff Panasonic sells
Power
AC Adapter Compatible
No
No
Battery Model
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh, 8.7Wh)
Number of Batteries
1
1
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
FCC, CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
1399.99 $

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