Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II Overview
|I own it||I want it||I had it|
The Panasonic is an enthusiast superzoom camera with a 1" sensor and 25-400mm equivalent F2.8-4 lens. The camera has a fully articulating 3" touchscreen display and an 2.36M-dot OLED viewfinder which is larger than on the original FZ1000. Around the lens is a ring which can handle zoom or focus, and the new Zoom Compose Assist will automatically zoom out so you can locate your subject and recompose. The FZ1000 II can take bursts of up to 20 shots with AF-C at 7 fps. Video can be captured at at UHD 4K/30p. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
|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|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||808 g (1.78 lb / 28.50 oz)|
|Dimensions||136 x 97 x 132 mm (5.35 x 3.82 x 5.2″)|
The FZ1000 II is a great all-around bridge camera with a good zoom lens, capable 1"-type sensor and excellent ergonomics. We appreciate the level of control and customization available, and the image quality is solid. It's not the most capable camera in its class, but it's also far from the most expensive, and is well worth a look.
Good for: Those looking for an all-in-one solution for travel photography and casual video capture.
Not so good for: Those wanting to regularly shoot fast action and the highest-quality video.