munro harrap: The high iso performance at 3200 iso is so bad the machine certainly does not merit a gold award.Manual focus and zoom are also questionably defective-slow to the point of useless for exactly the kind of quick snap stills photographers buy this sort of thing. so I guess it gets Gold as it has 4K nobody can yet see or edit properly. As we cannot see its 4K movies at their resolution we do not know if it is any improvement on the HD we can see. All that glisters....
Yes, at this price its a steal-of your money!!!
munro harrapWhat a load of crap!.....FOOL!!!
RichardTaylor: Bought one of these to upgrade my Fuji S100fs. Although I did not test it in RAW, I was very disappointed with the results and handling. It's going back.
Bought instead a Nikon 5300D + Sigma 18-250mm f3.5~6.3 DC Macro OS which, (although I'd have liked a panorama feature) are just brilliant. And at 1037g with battery they are not significantly heavier than the DMC-FZ1000.
Bridge fans: you really ought to try an DSLR before your next upgrade.
I did try many SLRs Richard including the Nikon 5300 with that very same Sigma lens configuration, i must say, i was not impressed with it in the least especially with its cramped viewfinder, cheap build, handling etc, i now have a superb bridge camera, Panasonics FZ1000, Nikon 5300d only better than FZ1000 in bit higher iso mode, in good light FZ1000s picture quality matches and even beats in loads of cases Nikons 5300, FZ1000 easily bests it in features, focus speed, FPS, video mode, live view, focus peaking, handling, portability, sharpness, macro mode (built in) silent mode, effects, Leica Lens performance/quality over Sigma, and of course, has a panorama mode, etc, etc, etc, need i go on? Richard! (SLR Fan Boy) you really ought to try the FZ1000 Bridge Camera again and `Learn How To Use It`
I did!! thats why i now have a superb bridge camera, Nikon 5300d only better than FZ1000 in bit higher iso, FZ1000 easily bests it in features, focus speed, FPS, video mode, live view, focus peaking, handling, portability, sharpness, macro mode (built in) silent mode, effects, Leica Lens performance/quality over Sigma, etc, etc, etc, need i go on? Richard! (SLR Fan Boy) you really ought to try the FZ1000 Bridge Camera again and `Learn How To Use It`
PILUIS: ¿Es que no se ha probado el estabilizador en 4k?Pues falla algunas veces y se muestra inestable tanto en estabilización vertical como horizontal. Luego después de un rato se queda normal y estabiliza bien.Esto debe ser un problema de recorte del sensor. Y de interferencia de los ejes de estabilización.Estamos esperando un nuevo FIRMWARE de Panasonic que corrija este pequeño defecto. Con lo bien que va la cámara..... y esto empaña a las tomas con zoom y con i-zoom tanto en tomas en HD como en 4K.Es un defecto que no puede advertir Panasonic en el manual y así se lavalas manos de hacerle trabajar a los ingenieros que han diseñado el estabilizador.Cuando queráis os pongo videos con este defecto que me ha costado cambiar ya 2 veces la cámara y nada sigue haciéndolo. De todas maneras es mi cámara favorita y aconsejo a todos/as su compra.
PILUIS can u translate your posting please, if u can read this!
jillespo: I currently have the FZ200 and love it, but I'm getting the itch to upgrade. Is the FZ1000 significantly better than the FZ200, or should I be happy with what I have?
Yup, very significantly better than the Fz200!
FoToEdge: I have had my FZ1000 since the beginning of August 2014. I loved everything until yesterday when the sensor has gone haywire. The top portion of my files, on my card, in the EVF and on the LCD now how a giant sun or brightness that will not go away. It takes up almost half of the frame area. Has anyone had this problem? It is even in the EVF and LCD with no SD card in the slot.
Nope! mines is perfect!
0mega: FZ-1000 has some short coming, I was disappointing that they remove the 240 and 360fps in lower resolution. The camera need filmware update, the stalibzer in longer zoom is not good, I get burry picture easily with handheld, also sometime the auto mode don't do well with on board flash. The picture came oure very good, I believe the image is better than the RX 100 (first gen) can't tell much different than other m4/3 camera in good lighitng, I love the 4k video quality but annoying must had to switch the dial to movie mode. The handle is actually not good and better than I though would be, the body felt like those entry level DSLR.
Yup, your correct, most of `these` entry level SLRs are very well built, pretty good `sollid`Poly Cabonite shells which have been `proved` to be very capable and strong, but as a matter of fact the old saying goes, `Look After Your Equipment` And it `Will Look After You` oh! by the way that applies to both the RX10 and the FZ1000, if they were both to be dropped from 6 feet on to solid hard ground, they will both be `Damaged `exterior`wise and `more` importantly `intensively damaged internal wise` be it they have metal alloy or Poly Carbonite bodys, and be rest assured the Metal Alloy body will need replacing also as there will be serious scratch/dent issues with its Alloy body, i get fed up with the old adage that this or that Metal Alloy camera `MUST`be better than this or that Poly Carbonite camera `JUST` because its made of metal, give me more Features, response, focus, p/quality etc, etc, to heck whether its made of metal or P/Carbonite, if it does whats stated on the box, `GREAT`
eiguoc: One thing the FZ1000 is missing in the photo fun studio is telling you what settings you used when you view your photos. I can see some of the things when I use my zoom-browser that came with my old power-shot canon. but for some reason it doesn't show what mode I used. be it iA, scn, manual etc. It be nice to know what one used to get a good photo or a bad photo for later reference. Don't know if it's me but for some reason the pics aren't looking as good as when I first got the camera. Just not as sharp
No probs picture wise with mine, pics are just as superb as they were when i purchased min 3 months ago and i have taken a few thousand, i love this camera, both it and the RX-10 are both technological marvels, i say, well done Panasonic and Sony, if the FZ1000 is using same sensor from sony its way up there along with the RX10 in the picture dept, these `Bridge` cameras are producing SLR quality pictures in the right conditions, and if you know what u are doing in the settings dpt, my heavy DSLR gear is all sold now, for me the FZ1000 is `all` the camera i need for my purposes, brilliant bridge camera!
Fish Lips: Hello,
Shot for years with a Panny FZ35. After seeing the initial issues with the FujiFilm X-S1 had been fixed I bought one. Seemed like a HUGE step up, going from the 1/2.33" Panny sensor to the 2/3" sensor in the X-S1. Along with all the other "modern" features and the price drop it was a no-brainer for me.I shoot primarily in Aperature Priority mode, going back to my Canon SLR days and have... not... been able to get routinely decent shots with my X-S1. I get noise at 100 ISO. It's crazy. Lot of other issues as well but I'll get to the point - I've been looking into moving up to a DSLR - even the "entry level full frame" Nikon D610 is tough $$-wise when you add in suitable lenses - but the lady at Pro Photo Supply here in Portland showed me the FZ1000. WOW. I was thisclose to buying it right then and there but thought I'd research entirely too much first. ;-) So, question - are you satisfied with your results? Noise? DR? High contrast shots? Would you buy the FZ1000 again? Thanks!
Hi Fish Lips, Hey my friend, nice to hear from you, Well i hope you sell your XS-1 after Xmas, i just did not like it and i paid nearly £500 for it which thinking back was rather expensive really for what it was, nice looking camera and very well built, but awful picture, however, i think like me you will love the FZ1000, it is a far superior camera and simply blows the XS-1 out of the water both in features and most importantly picture quality, ok its poly carbonite build, but hey it looks good it feels good and most importantly it deliveres the goods, i take care of my equipment, (always have) and it takes care of me, i love this camera, its incredible, if u do purchase one, let me know what u think, cheers for now my friend and good luck over Xmas, new year period.
Dave Oddie: This is the kind of camera I can see people buying as a compliment to a dslr outfit and then hardly ever using the dslr outfit.
There is one caveat to that though and it is that problem highlighted in the review about the single control dial. Anyone used to dual dials with exposure compensation on one and aperture the other for example (as I have my camera set up) would be driven mad by this ergonomic compromise. And that kind of thing can actually spoil your enjoyment of the using the gear.
People naturally and unconsciously gravitate to well designed easy to use kit.
On a more general point this and the RX10 are obviously intended to be great travel cameras so why no GPS?
I use it all the time on my camera and it seems an obvious feature to have on a travel camera.
To be honest i would think the single control dial is quicker, `it must be` if you need to quickly capture that unexpected shot, then surely if you adjust say, the `exposure` first, then simply press `the same dial` then adjust your aperture, `all` with the same` thumb, then take the shot `must` be quicker than twidling around with your fingers with `2 dials` give me Panasonics single system anytime!
I meant to add that the FZ1000`S viewfinder is astonishing, i believe its the same one that is on the GH4, clarity is superb, you could forgive yourself for thinking you were looking through an optical one, no eyestrain, much, much better size when viewing through it, unlike the small cramped view you get with most DSLR`s, i love that what you see is what you get with all camera parameters in clear view aiding quick adjuustments, far more chance of getting that all important shot correct with 1 shot before its gone, and with near perfect 100% view in the viewfinder and rear LCD!
I had a an X-S1, it was a lovely looking camera with that SLR look, superb features at the time also, but! the picture quality was to be polite, `not very nice` very soft, trouble with color white- in loads of cases having a red cast, also whites in many would blow out in decent light, not a very good D/range whatsoever, tried correcting this with its excellent color controls, but still had problems) was never happy with it especially when a friend showed me some pictures from his Canon Sx40 which was far superior, that was enough for me, after 18 days i sold it, bought an Sx40, then later purchased the superb Panasonic FZ200, i have recently sold it and purchased an FZ1000, wow! do i like it? you bet, it is totally superb, the first (for me) perfect bridge camera i have ever owned, the features, the lens, and above all, picture quality and Video especially 4k are all superb, to conclude, as i said earlier, for me, its all the camera i could ever want, all in one!
Edgar_in_Indy: Kinda sounds like a gimmick at first blush, but some home theater projectors have been using a similar method with their LCD panels in recent years to simulate 4K resolution, and apparently it actually works to some degree in producing a sharper projected image that approaches 4K. It'll be interesting to see how it works in a camera.
This technology may also be another nail in the coffin of the Canon/Nikon IBIS embargo.
IBIS has allowed such features as sensor cleaning, horizon correction, composition adjustment (in Pentax DSLR's), star/celestial tracking (again, Pentax), and now dual mode IBIS/optical stabilization in Sony A7 II. And Sony has shown that it can even be implemented in a FF sensor in a small body.
Now we just need Canon and Nikon customers to stop telling themselves that they don't need sensor stabilization.
I would agree with Edgar_in_Indy i think he has a few very good points, i think he is correct in particular about the IBIS system, why sell all your lenses to upgrade to IS versions when with IBIS all you sell is the body and replace with an updated newer model, i have an IBIS DSLR and had never given this a thought before now!
David 247: Sounds helpful and interesting. Glad to see that the FZ1000 wasn't forgotten with all the new stuff.
Superb 4K photo mode, very usefull, but the best update is the addition of4K video recording in 23.98p (MP4, AAC) 25P pal, well done Panasonic, a superb camera upgraded now, even better!
This capture clearly dictates how good the m4/3 system is, the picture quality, colors, and details are all superb, panasonic should be applauded for creating this tiny masterpiece of a camera!!
Very nice capture, amazing detail with this tiny m4/3 system camera, well done again Panasonic.
Very nice capture, amazing detail with this tiny m4/3 system camera, well done again Panasonic.
Very nice capture, amazing detail with this tiny m4/3 system camera, well done yet again Panasonic!!!
Very nice capture, amazing detail with this tiny m4/3 system camera, well done yet again Panasonic.
Very nice indeed, her i mean llolololo, seriously though, i think panasonic are on to yet another winner with this new addition lens to its line-up, its a cracker!!!