First video tests with FZ2500

Capturing the quality of 4k shooting was one of my main
reasons for investing in this camera, so naturally I had to find a relatively difficult subject to test it on.
A local vantage point offering views of the southern ocean across various rocky reefs was the chosen location.

Having chosen my reef for the zoom test I used Manual photo settings to establish the ideal exposure to use. I then set video recording to be 4k quality in mp4 format. The FZ2500 function button Fn1 automatically zooms the lens out and button Fn2 zooms it back in again. There are three speeds that can be
applied to these settings.
I chose Medium speed then recorded about 30 seconds of footage.

Next, I wanted to try the slow motion feature. To do this the video format is set to mp4[LPCM] at 1920×1080 quality. Luckily for me a cray fishing boat happened to pass by about 1km out to sea, just when I was ready to start
recording. After manually zooming and focusing the lens to frame the boat properly I tapped the Video record button and filmed for close on 25 seconds.
Hooray, first time success!

It was really exciting reviewing my clips on the computer when home again. I can’t wait to get out again and shoot more clips.

Click this thumbnail to view results of these tests.
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fz2500_zoom_slowmo

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