Would I be satisfied with an FZ1000's IQ vs my RX100?

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Rachael P
Rachael P Contributing Member • Posts: 520
Re: Would I be satisfied with an FZ1000's IQ vs my RX100?

snappyden wrote:


I'm seriously thinking about buying an FZ1000 to compliment my RX100i. But I don't want a camera with IQ any worse than my RX100i. I know many of you had/have the FZ1000 and many have upgraded to the RX10IV as well. I think its pretty well established that the RX10IV has better IQ than the FZ1000 (as well as many other improvements), but I've also read many comments that the FZ1000 produces similar IQ in many circumstances, and I don't pixel peep, shoot in low light often or shoot video.

I'm considering the RX10IV also, but the size and cost has relegated that camera to 2nd choice at this point. I'm quite well versed on the advantages of the RX10IV and its capabilities, just really interested in your thoughts on FZ1000 IQ and how it compares to my RX100i, which from all I've read here and elsewhere, is quite similar in decent light to all other RX100 models.

I primarily view my images on my new 27"iMac.

Your input would be greatly appreciated.


I also made the move just over a year ago... The RX10iv is definitely better for AF (although the DFD CDAF algorithm in the FZ1000 is pretty impressive too). And the RX10iv has more reach.  But both of those are primarily birds in flight, and possibly sports uses. For landscapes, static objects, sitting birds etc, the images from the FZ1000 were as good as I could hope for, and amazed my friends.

And yes, like Mina, i did notice that the RX10iv is quite a lot heavier. I'm still glad I moved, but nothing but praise for the Panasonic.

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