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.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K QFHD/HD 16X Long Zoom Digital Camera (Black)
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“ For those looking for a superzoom camera that excels at both photo and video quality, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 delivers.”
- Fast F2.8 lens up to 400mm equiv.
- 20.1 megapixel 1" sensor
- 4K video capture at 30p
- 3-inch fully-articulated LCD
- Wi-Fi with NFC
|Body type||SLR-like (bridge)|
|Max resolution||5472 x 3648|
|Other resolutions||4864x3648, 5472x3080, 3648x3648, 3888x2592, 3456x2592, 3840x2160, 2592x2592, 2736x1824, 2736x1824, 2432x1824, 1824x1824, 1920x1080|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||20 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||21 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 125-12800 (expands to 80-25600)|
|White balance presets||5|
|Custom white balance||Yes (4 slots)|
|Image stabilization notes||5-axis|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, standard|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||25–400 mm|
|Maximum aperture||F2.8 - F4.0|
|Digital zoom||Yes (4x)|
|Normal focus range||30 cm (11.81″)|
|Macro focus range||3 cm (1.18″)|
|Number of focus points||49|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Minimum shutter speed||60 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/16000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Flash range||13.50 m (at Auto ISO)|
|External flash||Yes (via hotshoe)|
|Flash modes||Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off|
|Continuous drive||12 fps|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||3840x2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p) 1280x720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)|
|Videography notes||4K video uses MP4 (100Mbps), 1080p/720p use AVCHD (10-28Mbps)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||802.11b/g/n with NFC|
|Remote control||Yes (wired)|
|Battery description||DMW-BLC12PP lithium-ion battery and charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||360|
|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″)|
Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category at the time of review.
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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.
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.
FZ video, value
strange topic title, I know. sorry. my situation... I shoot high school football games with my Nikon D610 & 200mm f/2.0 VR. I need to simultaneously record video. I've done this for several years, using a Sony Handycam. The Handycam has gone bye-bye. I started looking at the HF G30 & x920, but then the FZ1000 was announced, which got me looking also at the FZ200. I am including the FZ cameras into the mix (even though they would not have low-light video performance on par with either of the dedicated camcorders) because at the cost of *some* low light performance, I would gain a second stills camera, one of which does 4k. ...would let me grab some still when the occasion didn't warrant me additionally carrying around the D610. All that said, my question is, when capacity for taking stills and 4k are de-valued or removed from discussion, would jumping up to FZ1000($900) really have 1080/720 video performance that is worth coming up from the FZ200($450)? I've seen a few discussion ...
It's still a bit early to answer as the FZ1000 isn't available yet. Depending on your needs, the 4K video converted to 1080/720 should provide better results than native FZ200 1080 recording due to the better resolving capability of the FZ1000. And I'd suspect that direct 1080 recording from the FZ1000 to be superior to that of the FZ200 as well. [I understand that there are some limitations to the FZ1000 video recording - such as narrower FOV and no auto-ISO - which you'd need to factor into your needs.] The FZ200 may have a constant f/2.8 aperture and a base ISO of 100 (vs. ISO 125 for the FZ100), but that's just a bit more than one stop faster than the FZ1000 at full telephoto. The FZ1000's larger sensor is expected to provide at least a two stop ISO advantage, so the speed advantage is actually with the FZ1000. I'd expect that the FZ1000 to provide better video and stills results than the FZ200, so the choice really depends on your needs. I've had some good results capturing ... Continue Reading
Does the FZ200 have Auto-ISO during recording of video? if so, that would likely be a + for it during a night time high school football game...no? I'm not saying that the larger sensor and ability to record 4k(30fps) would be of absolutely no value to me, but having the $6,000 Nikon full frame setup right next to it for grabbing the stills, pretty much it's entire purpose, for me, will generally not exceed 720 or 1080 @60 fps video. I guess I'll have to wait until folks start posting their results with the FZ1000, but I am theorizing that the slower aperture at ~200mm will offset the benefit of the larger sensor enough to make the FZ1000's 60fps video performance in that context marginal over the FZ200, rather than substantial. If I am correct, I'll probably keep the extra $450 in my pocket. If I'm wrong, I will very happily return to my prior decision process between the FZ1000, HF G30, & x920. Continue Reading
I saw a video review of the FZ1000 that said in 1080p it recorded 650 lines which is about the same as from an FZ200. My three year old Panasonic TM90 camcorder will shoot 800 lines and is noticably sharper and more 3d like on my 120 inch diagonal screen than what I get from my FZ200. Although I will still shoot video with my FZ200 sometimes. It still looks great. The FZ1000 on the other hand should be fantastic in 4k mode beating my TM90 for sure. Continue Reading
Since this cam does not have a phone jack how do you check your volume?
Like the FZ200, you could only do it on play-back, which may not be all that satisfactory in some circumstances. Continue Reading
You try to keep very quite ;) Obviously it can't be done while recording :) A game changer for video professionals maybe, and the way that manufacturers distinguish their own product lines, it has so much from the GH4 already, that a headphone jack would impede sales of the GH4. Continue Reading
Panasonic FZ1000 raw files
I downloaded the raw files from the DPReview of the FZ1000, but neither Lightroom 5 or DxO can read them. Any suggestions ? Baron
The ACR updates and DNG converters for the FZ1000 are described here: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/1507576314/adobe-camera-raw-8-6-and-dng-converter-8-6-release-candidates-available Continue Reading
Photo ninja works fine -- Sherm http://www.flickr.com/photos/32989985@N07/sets/ Continue Reading