Panasonic Announces the Firmware Update for LUMIX DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic has announced a firmware update for the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 superzoom bridge camera. The firmware will be released to enhance the performance and controllability of the camera, featuring new 4K Photo Mode.

The FZ1000 will gain a 4K Photo Mode, which automatically sets shooting parameters optimized for stills and allows 4K capture in a variety of aspect ratios. Other changes include the addition of 4K video recording at 23.98p in MP4/AAC mode and three new shutter release sounds.

The new firmware update is scheduled to be released in the beginning of October, 2014.

Panasonic Announces the Firmware Update for LUMIX DMC-FZ1000



Panasonic FZ1000 features a 20.1 megapixel 1-inch MOS sensor, 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.

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

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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Panasonic Announces the Firmware Update Program for LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 Featuring 4K Photo Mode

NEWARK, NJ (September 15, 2014) -Panasonic announces the new firmware update program for the LUMIX DMC-FZ1000. The firmware will be released to enhance the performance and controllability of the camera, featuring the new 4K Photo Mode.

The 4K Photo is a new method of Hybrid Photography that Panasonic is proposing. It encourages users to capture the spur-of-the-moment in a high resolution 4K photo by cropping out a designated frame from 4K video. With the new firmware, it is easier to get 4K photo by using the 4K Photo Mode. Once selecting the 4K Photo Mode, recording format / picture quality setting / brightness level are automatically set to the optimum parameter for photo shooting. Users can record high quality video either in 4:3, 3:2 or even 1:1 aspect ratios in addition to 16:9 – all can provide a still image with 8-megapixel equivalent resolution. Each JPEG image cropped out of the video footage complies with EXIF just as a normal still picture. While recording the 4K video in 4K Photo Mode, it is possible to mark the designated portion by just pressing the [Fn1] button. This can reduce postproduction work for searching the spur-of-the-moment worth cropping out.

There are more functional upgrades such as an addition of 4K video recording in 23.98p (MP4, AAC) and 3 new additional options for shutter sound.

The PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.5PE and Panasonic Image App for iOS/Android will also be updated to support these functional upgrades.

The new firmware program is scheduled to be released at the Panasonic LUMIX Support Site at in the beginning of October, 2014.