Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a superzoom camera that features a 1"-type, 20.1 megapixel CMOS sensor along with an F2.8-4.0 25-400mm lens. The lens uses Depth from Defocus technology, which allows extremely fast autofocus speeds, according to Panasonic. The FZ1000 is powered by the same quad-core Venus Engine processor used by the DMC-GH4, which not only allows for fast performance, but also 4K video recording at 30fps. Photos can be composed on a 3" fully articulating 921k dot or an OLED electronic viewfinder with 2.4 million dots. The FZ1000 also has built-in Wi-Fi with NFC for easy photo sharing via your smartphone.
|Body type||SLR-like (bridge)|
|Max resolution||5472 x 3648|
|Effective pixels||20 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 125-12800 (expands to 80-25600)|
|Focal length (equiv.)||25–400 mm|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Min shutter speed||60 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/16000 sec|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||831 g (1.83 lb / 29.31 oz)|
|Dimensions||137 x 99 x 131 mm (5.39 x 3.9 x 5.16″)|
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a very impressive superzoom camera with an F2.8-4, 25-400mm lens and a 1" sensor. Both photo and video quality are impressive, and support for 4K videos make the camera future proof. The FZ1000 has a beautiful XGA EVF and a fully articulating LCD. Handling and build quality aren't perfect, but the camera's features make up for it.
Good for: Travelers who want great photo quality and a powerful, fast lens. Video enthusiasts who want to be on the cutting edge.
Not so good for: Those desiring a big zoom in a smaller package. Advanced videographers desiring Auto ISO and headphone output.
00:14 (27 Jun, 2014)