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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 Camera, 21.1 Megapixel, 1-inch Sensor, 4K Video, Leica Lens 16X F2.8-4.0 Zoom (Black)
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Overall score: 82%
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- 4K QFHD 30p video with hybrid 8MP post capture
- Large 1-inch 20.1MP MOS sensor for amazing defocus control
- Bright Leica DC Lens 25-400mm F2.8-4.0
- Super-fast LUMIX DFD focusing technology
- Integrated smartphone WiFi for remote imaging control
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||360 Photos|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||12 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Fully articulated|
|Display Resolution Maximum||921000|
|Display Size||3 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||20.1 MP|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||25,600|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||80|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||No|
|File Format||JPEG (DCF, EXIF v2.3), RAW (ARW)|
|Flash Modes Description||Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization|
|Flash Type||Built-In Flash|
|Flash Type||via hotshoe|
|Focus Description||Contrast detect|
|Focus Type||Includes Manual Focus|
|Form Factor||SLR-like (bridge)|
|ISO Range||Auto, 125-12800 (expands to 80-25600)|
|Image Aspect Ratio||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Item Dimensions||3.9 x 5.16 x 5.39 inches|
|Item Weight||1.83 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||1,200 Milliamp Hours|
|Macro Focus Range||3 cm|
|Material Type||Metal, composite|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8 - F4.0|
|Maximum Focal Length||400 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/16000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||5,472|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Focal Length||25 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||60 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||21.1 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||MOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Processor Description||Venus Engine|
|Remote Control Description||wired|
|Shipping Weight||3.05 pounds|
|Style Name||21.1MP 16X Zoom|
|Supported Battery Types||DMW-BLC12PP lithium-ion battery and charger|
|Video Capture Format||MPEG-4, AVCHD|
|Video Capture Resolution||3840x2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p) 1280x720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)|
|Viewfinder Description||2359000 dots|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
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|Optical Zoom||16 x||8.3 x||8.3 x||25 x|
|Viewfinder||LCD||LCD||electronic viewfinder||electronic viewfinder|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||21.1 MP||20.2 MP||16.8 MP||20.1 MP|
|Display Size||3 inches||3 inches||7.5 inches||2.95 inches|
|Includes External Memory||N||N||N||N|
|Dimensions||3.9 inches x 5.39 inches x 5.16 inches||3.46 inches x 5.08 inches x 4.02 inches||5.32 inches x 7.24 inches x 6.3 inches||6.34 inches x 8.39 inches x 6.46 inches|
|Item Weight||1.83 pounds||1.79 pounds||2.9 pounds||4.41 pounds|
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Review summary from DPReview
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a very impressive superzoom camera with an F2.8-4, 25-400mm lens and a one-inch sensor. Both photo and video quality are impressive, and support for 4K videos make the camera futureproof. 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.
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This camera Rocks in many ways! What an improvement to the Panasonic line! I have shot at close quarters and far away, and am totally impressed with this camera. I could care less about all the extra features and glitter. What means a lot to me is the picture quality and the noise, or lack of it. This camera smashes it out of the park in those two respects and I am very happy with it. The Sony RX10 is also a great camera and some may go in that direction, but I went with the Panasonic as it has longer reach and I have Panasonic accessories from other Panasonic cameras so it is a no brainier for me.
When you set the camera timer for 2 or 10 seconds, it stays on as long as the selector is in the timer mode on the dial on the left side of the camera. Compared to all the other Panys, this is awesome! I so hated to set the timer with each and every shot with all the past cameras.
Update. I do not recommend you use the FZ1000 camera with a teleconverter. The camera was not made to use one and it would void the warranty if you screwed a teleconverter to the camera and zoomed in and out. Instead, I use the camera with I-Zoom turned on. That gives me 25 to 800mm and if I need more zoom than that I set the picture size to 10mp, which gives me 1120mm of zoom. The photos at that zoom level are outstanding!
Photos taken at high ISOs look fantastic with very little noise. ISO 3200 photos are very good and ISO 6400 photos look acceptable as well. The big thing about this is the camera is now very good in low light situations. Very good and better than the FZ200 is, in my opinion.Read more ›
I have a soft spot for super zooms and am always looking for "the one" that is the best compromise between quality, focal length, and size/weight. While not having the longest zoom or smallest size, The FZ1000 is fairly light to carry and the image and video quality is very impressive.
What I like
- Startup time is VERY fast and it's ready to take a shot almost instantly
- Just as fast is the autofocus. Fast and accurate
- The EVF is big, detailed, and refreshes quickly. It's a joy to use indoors and out
- Flip LCD screen is also very nice although I wouldn't mind one even larger
- Ergonomics is great. Very good size hand grip and buttons are placed fairly well
- Video quality is absolutely top notch
- The latest Lightroom update supports FZ1000 RAW files and they look quite good.
Not liking as much
- Shots at the full 400mm can look average to poor when using the Auto mode. You really need to use shutter priority as Auto will choose shutter speeds which are way too low for that length, even with great OIS.
- Even using Shutter priority, you have to be extra careful with your technique to get acceptable shots. The overall sharpness is not that great at 400mm, even for a super zoom.
- When using it with studio strobes, the screen will black out when locking focus. I can't seem to find the setting that will just keep showing the screen.
- The iResolution setting way over sharpens things. This is an optional feature so it's not really a mark against it, but it would be nice if it works as they are promising.Read more ›
But where does the SLR-sized FZ1000 fit in amongst APS and MFT cameras of similar proportions (some even smaller)? Price and lens range are the best rationale I can come up with. Although I might put together a price-competitive MFT setup, I couldn't match the 25-400mm lens range with any one lens. However, this is probably my single most convincing argument ~against~ owning this camera.
The FZ1000 replaces my beloved but aged FZ50, and improves ~nearly~ every aspect of that classic. The most poignant missing feature is the mechanical zoom ring.
In its place, the FZ1000 features an electronically coupled ring that is a good attempt, but falls short: it turns with a disconnected resistance, despite the reaction time being fairly quick and precise for small movements. For large zoom adjustment, the arrangement is slow, requiring at best four exaggerated twists to span the full 25 to 400 range. The progressive zoom toggle switch that encircles the shutter release is much more suitable for fast adjustments, covering the 25 to 400mm range in about 3 seconds.
Panasonic saw fit to put a lens ring function selector switch right on the barrel, for effortless switching between focus and zoom -- no menu required.Read more ›
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