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.
FZ1000 - Quick Question
How do I set the Pinpoint focus? The Pinpoint icon is grayed out - it's next to the Area focus. Thanks for your help.
Are you in iA mode by any chance? If so try a different mode and see if it works. It's just a guess. -Tim Continue Reading
I had a quick look at the manual. It says you can't set pin point focus if your camera is set to AFF or AFC. Continue Reading
video - better from dedicated camcorder or fz1000 or gh3 ??
It is really confusing to try and compare vimeo or you tube videos and make buying decisions. to make nice amateur videos am I better off to get a good dedicated camcorder or utilize a very good camera such as a GH3 or FZ1000? just video, no stills.
Personally (ex pro in both fields) for 'just video' I'd get a video camera. Nothing to do with image quality but everything to do with ergonomics, usability, functionality or whatever you want to call it. Why drive nails with a screwdriver? All that said, sometimes there are money reasons to go for something like the GH3 or the FZ1000. Those are sold in big enough numbers to have economies of scale compared to decent camcorders. Continue Reading
FZ1000 Step Zoom - what are the focal lengths?
Another question for the lucky FZ1000 owners: If you set your zoom lever or manual zoom ring to "Step Zoom" instead of "Seamless zoom"... what is the complete list of focal length steps it will use? The manual doesn't seem to list them.
if I may, I would like to add a question to this. When using the Step Zoom or Lens Resume features I don't suppose the FZ1000 can tell you what focal length you are at when you turn the camera on or if it is part of the permanent info on screen? I like to use these features on my LX7 but it would be much nicer if there was a focal length indicator somewhere. Having to zoom in or out to remind yourself of the focal length sort of makes it less convenient to use. It may be a small thing but yes I want it all. :) -Tim Continue Reading
Current focal length (in 35mm equivelent), is displayed at all times - on top of the lens barrel :-D You'll have that much at least, even if it's not displayed on the screen or EVF ;-D Current Focal length on top of lens barrel Continue Reading