Panasonic FZ1000 Camera Reviews

First reviews are available online for new FZ1000 bridge camera which features a 20.1 megapixel 1-inch MOS sensor.

Looks like Panasonic FZ1000 is becoming a popular camera with a massive 25-400mm lens, 4K video recording and a 1 inch sensor.

You can see the conclusion from ePhotozine, PhotographyBlog and TechRadar for the FZ1000. The premium compact camera also achieved a gold award from Dpreview.

Panasonic FZ1000 features a super useful 25-400mm 16x optical zoom lens which has an F2.8-4.0 aperture range, 0.09 second auto-focusing speed, a 2,359k OLED Live View Finder (LVF) and a 3-inch 921-K dot LCD display.

Panasonic FZ1000 Camera Reviews

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See the Official Announcement | First Impressions | RX10 Comparison | Sample Images | RX10 Comparison | Additional Video Coverage of the new Panasonic FZ1000.

From ePhotozine review :

The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 is one of the cheapest 4K video recording devices available, and offers an array of impressive video features. However, if you don’t want to record 4K video, and just want a camera capable of taking excellent photos, with a good zoom lens, then the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 certainly delivers here as well. With a relatively large 1inch 20 megapixel sensor, a bright Leica 16x optical zoom lens with f/2.8-4.0 aperture, and full manual controls, the camera is capable of producing excellent image quality. Panasonic has clearly worked hard on developing an excellent performing lens, and the results can be seen in the photos, particularly in regards to pleasing out of focus backgrounds (bokeh). The camera has a great 3inch tilting screen, as well as a large, bright, high resolution electronic viewfinder, with a comfortable rubber surround. Build quality is very good and the camera has a lot in common with the Panasonic Lumix GH4, the top of the range Micro Four Thirds camera from Panasonic. There are numerous external controls and buttons, as well as full manual controls, but you can also use the camera in auto mode, or one of the scene modes and still get great shots, as well as high quality video.

From Photographyblog review:

The fact that it does do almost anything you ask of it however meant that the FZ1000 was the camera we most found ourselves reaching for during the two week test period we had it, which speaks for itself. Capable of shooting everything from a child’s piano recital when you’re stuck at the back of the hall, to sunbathers on the riverbank as you’re cruising past on a ferry, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 only feels limited by your own imagination.

From Techradar review:

Panasonic is clearly pitching the FZ1000 against the Sony RX10 and it certainly gives it a good run for its money. It may be a little larger and not have quite such a high-quality feel, but the lens is a 25-400mm equivalent rather than a 24-200mm optic, albeit with an f/2.8-4.0 maximum aperture rather than a fixed f/2.8. Our lab results also indicate that the Panasonic camera outperforms the Sony model, but there’s not a huge amount in it and both models produce high quality images in the real world.

Panasonic FZ1000 Price & Availability

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is available from the camera stores below with a price tag for $899.

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