Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 review (Part 1)

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 review (Part 1)


I've had the FZ1000 for a few months now and thought I'd share some thoughts on it. I was choosing between the FZ and the RX10II, but as far as I could make out the FZ1000 did everything I wanted at a lower price than the RX10II. I didn't care about photos as I use my Canon 6D for images. I was primarily interested in the 4K and slo-mo video capabilities. Both of these lived up to my expectations.  

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 Introduction


The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 is a DSLR-styled super-zoom camera with a 16x / 25-400mm range, a 1 inch sensor and 4k video recording. The FZ1000 was the first compact camera to record video at resolutions up to 4K (3,840x2,160) in MP4 at 30/25fps or 24fps.

The FZ1000 has a 20 MP/1 inch sensor with four times the surface area of models delivering lower noise, wider dynamic range, and higher resolution. The lens starts at f2.8 on the wide-end and ends at f4 at the long end.

The FZ1000 has the same fully-articulated 3 inch LCD screen and a 2359k dot OLED viewfinder as the Lumix GH4, top shutter speeds of 1/4000 or 1/16000 (with mechanical or electronic shutters), 12fps continuous shooting, built-in Wifi with NFC, autofocusing down to -4EV, and defocus profiling from the GH4, an external mic socket, and support for 1080p video at up to 120fps (100fps in PAL regions), or 4K UHD at 25 or 30fps.

Part 2 of the review can be found here.

No comments:

Post a Comment