Panasonic FZ1000 II
- 20MP - 1" Sensor
- 3" Fully Articulated Display
- ISO 125 - 12800 (Raise to 25600)
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 3840 x 2160 video
- 25-400mm (F2.8-4.0) lens
- 808g - 136 x 97 x 132mm
- Released February 2019
- Succeeded the Panasonic FZ1000
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Panasonic FZ1000 II summary
Panasonic FZ1000 II is Panasonic's Large Sensor Superzoom camera initially launched on February of 2019. It has a 20 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 5472 x 3648.
Panasonic launched this camera as a way to update the previous Panasonic FZ1000 (Read Full Comparison)
The FZ1000 II is placed #2 out of 9 in Large Sensor Superzoom cameras and over all #228 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. You should try out our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your customized factors.
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Panasonic FZ1000 II family
The Panasonic FZ1000 II is part of a family of products. You can read the full range underneath.
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Panasonic FZ1000 II Gallery
You can see the FZ1000 II from several angles in the gallery below.
Panasonic FZ1000 II Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of advantages and drawbacks of the Panasonic FZ1000 II based on factors which are oftentimes considered important in a camera.
Panasonic FZ1000 II Sensor details
The Panasonic FZ1000 II is powered by the Venus Engine processor. The sensor measurement on the Panasonic FZ1000 II is 13.2mm x 8.8mm (1"). The 116 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 5472 x 3648 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter may produce cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 20MP and has a native ISO range of 125 to 12800. This ISO can also be extended digitally to 80 to 25600. RAW photos are saved therefore you have wider margin for error.
The graphic underneath displays the FZ1000 II's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The FZ1000 II sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.7 and is displayed in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Panasonic FZ1000 II dimensions
Panasonic FZ1000 II is 1.78 lb (808 gr / 28.50 oz) and the sizing of the camera is 136mm x 97mm x 132mm (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2"). The weight of typical Large Sensor Superzoom camera is 874 gr and the Panasonic FZ1000 II is very much the same compared with its competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Here is a picture of the Panasonic FZ1000 II with a soda to help you have a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will highlight the button layout on the FZ1000 II.
Panasonic FZ1000 II Lens specs
The FZ1000 II is equipped with a fixed lens providing a focal range of 25-400mm making it a 16.0 x zoom which is great and would allow you to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 25mm, it offers an aperture of f2.8 and that's very slow and not very good in low light circumstances and you will probably find it hard to capture good bokeh. You could also need to up the ISO which causes noisy photographs. On the tele end, 400mm is outstanding zoom and comes with f4.0 making it pretty decent and will help you maintain high shutter speeds.
Panasonic FZ1000 II Connectivity
The FZ1000 II has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras which include NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily copy photos and usually alter settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Some applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external display. Almost all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Panasonic FZ1000 II Video specs
The max video resolution on the Panasonic FZ1000 II is 3840 x 2160 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p gives a superb resolution for video recording. You will be able to crop to 1080p to get cleaner results. Beware of the substantial file sizes and make sure you get good SD cards that have fast write speed. Even though the camera includes a microphone jack, it is missing a headphone jack which means you won't be able to monitor your audio levels.
Panasonic FZ1000 II Weather Sealing
Panasonic FZ1000 II does not include environment proofing so rainy conditions may affect the camera.
Panasonic FZ1000 II Display and Viewfinder
The Panasonic FZ1000 II has a 3 inch fully articulated screen boasting a resolution of 1,240 thousand dots.
The display is selfie friendly to get self portraits and group photos if required. Additionally the screen is touch friendly which means you will be able to set focus points and adjust settings with your fingers.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The View Finder details regarding Panasonic FZ1000 II are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 2,360 thousand dots
- Coverage 100%
- Magnification 0.74x
Viewfinders are quite useful in sunny outdoor situations which may make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Panasonic FZ1000 II Shutter specs
Panasonic FZ1000 II has the ability to shoot continuously at 12.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s. The camera also includes silent electronic shutter of 1/16000s. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter could result in "rolling shutter" in certain circumstances.
Panasonic FZ1000 II Flash and Hot shoe specs
Panasonic FZ1000 II includes both integrated flash and external flash support.
Panasonic FZ1000 II Autofocus specs
Panasonic FZ1000 II includes just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier & exact when compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has Face detect which can be helpful for people photography.
The AF system has 49 focus points to pick from. Panasonic FZ1000 II has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers to shift where you focus. It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for things that move. Panasonic FZ1000 II includes manual focus when required in low light occasions or you need to have more accurate control on focus.
Panasonic FZ1000 II Battery life
The battery pack (DMW-BLC12PP) for the Panasonic FZ1000 II is fashioned to last for 350 clicks with respect to the CIPA specifications which is about the same as its rivals. The usual Large Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 373. Sony RX10 III has got the maximum (420) battery life in this group of cameras.
Here is a number of Large Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the strongest battery life:
FZ1000 II vs RX10 III420 yesyesno
FZ1000 II vs RX10420 yesyesno
FZ1000 II vs RX10 IV400 yesyesyes
FZ1000 II vs RX10 II400 yesyesno
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Panasonic FZ1000 II for specific styles of photography
The following diagram displays a summary of the Panasonic FZ1000 II for specific styles of photography. To check out more, check out the specific section underneath.
Panasonic FZ1000 II Portrait photography information
The Panasonic FZ1000 II gets a rating of 73 which is above average, meaning that it is a fine choice to use for portrait photography. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files along with the potential to work with external flash.
Panasonic FZ1000 II as a Street photography camera
Getting a very good rating of 71, the Panasonic FZ1000 II is a good pick to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Panasonic FZ1000 II Sports photography info
A nice sports photography rating of 70 indicates the Panasonic FZ1000 II is a good fit for photographing sports. A camera needs fantastic tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Panasonic FZ1000 II as a Travel photography camera
Portability is very crucial when choosing a travel camera. All round, the Panasonic FZ1000 II gets a nice 68 as a travel camera which is a respectable fit to purchase for your journeys.
Panasonic FZ1000 II Landscape photography advice
For those who are looking to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Panasonic FZ1000 II with it's nice grade of 66 as a landscape camera is a respectable fit amongst it's competition.
Panasonic FZ1000 II Vlogging info
A vlogging camera should offer a articulating screen, mic input and if possible IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Panasonic FZ1000 II is a very decent option as a vlog camera as it gets a very good score of 68.
Panasonic FZ1000 II Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the FZ1000 II, below is a selection of the highest ranked cameras that fall in to the class of Large Sensor Superzoom.
The chart just below shows you an overview of the FZ1000 II versus it's highest ranked rivals shown earlier.
These are some more cameras you may take a look at as alternate options. To review a comprehensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.