I've been on the hunt for a while on an "all-in-one" replacement for my DSLR and took the plunge with the FZ1000. I have to say, this thing is fast and loaded with useful features. I've tried replacing the DSLR many times and always get hung up on the poor quality of the EVF. This is the first camera I've tried with what I consider a usable EVF for most things. Great camera, great pictures, and fun to use. Panasonic has a real winner in this camera. I'm not going to miss lugging around the DSLR and all the lenses.
camerosity: Condsidering that a full review was never done for the P6000, or P7000, this is a good thing to see. I still wonder why dpreview has such an obvious Canon-centric bias when clearly the P7000 was superior to the G12?
The "P7000 was superior to the G12?". I couldn't disagree more with that statement. I have been sorely disappointed by the P7000 due to consistent focus problems.
Interesting. I'm a bit more pragmatic about camera brands now. Given my experience with failed Nikon coolpix cameras over the years, culminating in the unfixed P7000 focus issues I wouldn't pay any amount for their consumer grade cameras.
I've owned about 1/2 nikon and 1/2 other brand (4 Canon, 2 Fujifilm, 2 Panasonic, 1 Sony). 3 failed Nikon cameras, 0 failed other brands. If I look at all the electronic brands I've purchased over the years, only one has been problem free and that is Panasonic. I now purchase Panasonic whenever possible.
I'm stuck with Nikon DSLRs for the time being due to investment in glass, but would gladly trade out to a different brand if there were a compelling feature AND it made sense financially.