Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review
Are you looking for a high quality bridge camera with great image quality? One that features a huge 20.1 MP CMOS sensor, and can shoot high resolution 4K (3840 x 2160 pixel) QFHD video? Then the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera is what you are looking for. It’s being marketed to photographers and videographers as a game changing product, and based on the specs and built in options available to the user, it very well may be.
The Panasonic LUMIX FZ-1000 is a chunky camera with a large ergonomic grip, a manual focus ring, and both viewfinder and LCD screen. The .39” live viewfinder has a 35mm equivalent magnification of .7x, making it very useful in bright sunlight. The LCD screen is 3” in size, and has 100% framing and is coated with an anti-reflective coating. A nice feature is an eye sensor that can tell when your eye is at the viewfinder, and automatically switches between viewfinder modes.
The specs on this camera are extensive. Starting with the large 20.1MP CMOS sensor, a 16x Leica DC Vario-Elmarit zoom lens that provides a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-400mm, and built in WiFi that allows you to do direct image transfer to and from smartphones, other devices. The Level Shot Function can scan an images horizon line and maintain it if the camera is tilted.
You can record video at 50fps with electronic shutter, or 12fps with manual shutter. Image stabilization can compensate for camera movement in horizontal, vertical, and rotational axis modes. You can record video 3840 x 2160 at 30fps with an audio bit rate of 100Mbps in MP4 file format. Full HD 1080 video can be recorded at 60p, 30p, or 24p, and HD and SD formats in an MP4 format. Video recording is also available at 1080p, 720p, and 480p, with frame rates of 120fps, 240fps, and 360fps. The Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 comes with a stereo zoom microphone, and a noise reduction system, wind reduction software, and a 3.5mm external microphone jack.
The Panasonic LUMIX also has a pop up flash, and hot shoe for external flash attachments. Time lapse recording is available, as well as macro shots down to 1.2”, a top mechanical shutter speed of 1/4000 sec., or 1/16000 if using the electronic shutter. There are 25 multiple image scene modes that you can use to enhance your photos. Your options include Panorama, Monochrome, Sports, Appetizing Food, Soft Image, Glistening Water, Clear Night, Artistic Nightscape, Vivid Sunset Glow, Romantic Sunset Glow, Distinct Scenery, Relaxing Tone, Backlit Softness, Portrait, and over seven other modes.
There are Photo Style settings that can give images and movies a particular look before you shoot them. Processing abilities within the camera include RAW processing of color space settings, white balance, exposure, style, contrast, highlight and shadow, saturation, noise, resolution and sharpness settings.
Panasonic is aiming to make the LUMIX FZ-1000 a game changing camera. It’s more than capable of shooting a simple outdoor scene to an action-packed roller coaster ride from the ground. The in-camera software allows you to adjust and enhance your photos to give very unique effects, and the processing brings a post-production studio right into your hand. If you want a camera that does it all, the Panasonic LUMIX FZ-1000 is your best bet.
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- The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is manufactured by Panasonic and was added in December 2014 in the Digital Cameras section
- This product has a rating of 5.0 out of 5
- The best price of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 in Australia is $676.00 at Amazon Australia
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