Panasonic FZ1000

 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 front
 
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Boost to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 25-400mm (F2.8-4.0) lens
  • 831g - 137 x 99 x 131mm
  • Launched June 2014
  • Refreshed by Panasonic FZ2500
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
Portability
55
Imaging
53
Features
80
Overall
63

Panasonic FZ1000 overview

Panasonic FZ1000 is Panasonic's Large Sensor Superzoom digital camera first launched on June of 2014. The camera has got a 20MP, CMOS 1" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 5472 x 3648.

Panasonic brought out the fresher Panasonic FZ2500 (Read Full Comparison) to upgrade this model.

The FZ1000 ranks at #7 out of 9 in Large Sensor Superzoom cameras and all around #250 out of 1428 for cameras in our list. You can use our Advanced camera finder to find camera results based on your customized requirements.

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The following is a chart of specific criteria used in the scoring system.

Panasonic FZ1000 history

The Panasonic FZ1000 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the complete range below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Panasonic-Lumix-DC-FZ1000-II front thumbnailPanasonic FZ1000 II
FZ1000 vs FZ1000 II
25-400mm
F2.8-4.0
20MP1"2019
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ2500 front thumbnailPanasonic FZ2500
FZ1000 vs FZ2500
24-480mm
F2.8-4.5
20MP1"2016
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ1000 front thumbnailPanasonic FZ100025-400mm
F2.8-4.0
20MP1"2014

Panasonic FZ1000 Pros and Cons

Below is a selection of advantages and drawbacks of the Panasonic FZ1000 based on features that are often seen as important in a digital camera.

built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (20MP)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
exports RAW formats
good resolution screen (921 k dots)
great aperture at full zoom (f4.0)
great reach (400mm)
has built in flash
high res video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
includes external mic socket
includes HDMI socket
incredible zoom range (25-400mm 16.0 x zoom)
NFC support
nice sensor size (1")
offers face detection focusing
offers tracking autofocus
rather wide (25mm)
screen articulates fully
selfie friendly screen
you can focus manually
doesn't have phase detect AF
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of headphone socket
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Panasonic FZ1000 Sensor specifications

The Panasonic FZ1000 is powered by the Venus Engine processor chip. The sensor dimension on the Panasonic FZ1000 is 13.2mm x 8.8mm (1"). The 116 mm² sensor can resolve 5472 x 3648 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 20MP and provides a standard ISO range of 125 to 12800. This ISO can also be expanded electronically to 80 to 25600. RAW photos are supported so the user has wider room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below displays the FZ1000's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The FZ1000 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.7 and is displayed in green.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 sensor size Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month

To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Panasonic FZ1000 dimensions

Panasonic FZ1000 weighs 1.83 lbs (831g or 29.31 ounces) and features outside proportions of 137mm x 99mm x 131mm (5.4" x 3.9" x 5.2"). The weight of general Large Sensor Superzoom camera is 874g and the Panasonic FZ1000 is very similar as compared with various competitors.

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The following is a pic of the Panasonic FZ1000 besides a soft drink to help you to have a sense of its scale.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 dimensions scale

The top view directly below will highlight the button layout on the FZ1000.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 topview buttons dials

Panasonic FZ1000 Lens specifications

The FZ1000 is equipped with an inbuilt lens and it has a focal range of 25-400mm giving it a 16.0 x zoom which is amazing and is going to allow you to zoom right in.

At the widest 25mm, it will have an aperture of f2.8 and that is pretty slow and not very good in low light occasions and you may find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You will also have to boost the ISO setting which causes noisy shots. On the tele end, 400mm is amazing zoom and comes at f4.0 which is really decent and will allow you to maintain high shutter speeds.

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Panasonic FZ1000 Connectivity

The FZ1000 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • NFC Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily transfer images and usually alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.

Many applications even enable a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. Most cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB port.

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Panasonic FZ1000 Video specifications

The highest video quality on the Panasonic FZ1000 is 3840 x 2160 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and AVCHD file format. 2160p gives you a fantastic quality for video. You will be able to crop to Full HD to get improved video. Be wary of the massive file sizes and ensure you have got good SD cards that have fast write speeds. Although the camera features a mic port, it is sadly lacking a headphone port so you will not have the ability to check your sound levels.

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Panasonic FZ1000 Weather Sealing

Panasonic FZ1000 doesn't include weather sealing so damp conditions can ruin the camera.

Panasonic FZ1000 Screen and Viewfinder

The Panasonic FZ1000 has got a 3" fully articulated screen supporting a resolution of 921k dots.

The screen is selfie friendly to get self portraits and even group shots if necessary. Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Panasonic FZ1000 are the following:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • Resolution 2,359k dots
  • Coverage 100 percent
  • Magnification 0.7x

In those bright outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders will be pretty valuable.

Panasonic FZ1000 Shutter specifications

Panasonic FZ1000 can shoot continuously at 12.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000s.

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Panasonic FZ1000 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Panasonic FZ1000 boasts both integrated flash plus external flash ability.

Panasonic FZ1000 Autofocusing specifications

Panasonic FZ1000 boasts just Contrast Based Auto Focus and lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier and exact in comparison with Contrast Based focusing. The camera has got Face detection which is valuable for taking portraits of people.

It has got 49 focus points to select from. It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for things that move. Panasonic FZ1000 can use manual focusing in case it is needed in low light or you want to have more exact control on focusing.

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Panasonic FZ1000 Battery life

The battery power (DMW-BLC12PP) on the Panasonic FZ1000 is made to last for 360 shutters with respect to the CIPA benchmarks making it similar to its rivals. The typical Large Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 373. Sony RX10 III has got the highest (420) battery life in this type of cameras.

Underneath is a listing of Large Sensor Superzoom cameras that have the highest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ1000 front thumbnailPanasonic FZ1000360 yesyesno

Panasonic FZ1000 for varying categories of photography

The following bar chart provides a summation of the Panasonic FZ1000 for varying categories of photography. To look at more, visit the specific paragraph below.

Panasonic FZ1000 Portrait photography details

The Panasonic FZ1000 receives a rating of 71 which is above average, and means the camera is a respectable choice for portrait images. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW files together with the option to use external lighting.

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manual focus
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
sensor size is good (1")
features face detection focus
supports RAW formats

Panasonic FZ1000 Street photography factors

Having a nice points total of 71, the Panasonic FZ1000 is a very decent choice to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of image quality and portability.

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screen can move to multiple angles
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good sensor size (1")
delivers RAW files

Panasonic FZ1000 Sports photography info

A above average sports photography points total of 68 indicates the Panasonic FZ1000 is a respectable fit for shooting sports. A camera needs to have very good autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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incredible zoom range (25-400mm 16.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20MP)
sensor size is good (1")
features tracking autofocus
does not have phase detect auto focus

Panasonic FZ1000 Travel photography advice

Size is super critical in buying a camera for travel. All things considered, the Panasonic FZ1000 gets a above average 65 for a travel camera which makes it a fine option to purchase for your travels.

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megapixel count good (20MP)
flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
quite wide (25mm)
great reach (400mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)

Panasonic FZ1000 as a Landscape photography camera

If you find yourself planning to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Panasonic FZ1000 with it's nice rating of 65 as a landscape camera is a good pick in the current marketplace.

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focusing manually
rather wide (25mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
exports RAW files
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)

Panasonic FZ1000 Vlogging information

A vlogging camera preferably should have a articulating screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Considering every thing, the Panasonic FZ1000 is a fine option as a vlog camera as it receives a above average score of 66.

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relatively wide (25mm)
display is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focus
high video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
does have external microphone port
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)

Panasonic FZ1000 Alternatives

If you are looking for replacements to the FZ1000, here is a number of the highest scored cameras which fall into the class of Large Sensor Superzoom.

The chart followed below will give you an overview of the FZ1000 vs it's top rated competitors shown earlier.

There are a bunch of cameras you might see as alternatives. To browse through a extensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Company
Panasonic
Model type
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Class
Large Sensor Superzoom
Launched
2014-06-12
Physical type
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Powered by
Venus Engine
Sensor size
1"
Sensor dimensions
13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor surface area
116.2mm²
Sensor resolution
20 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
5472 x 3648
RAW data
Highest native ISO
12800
Highest boosted ISO
25600
Minimum native ISO
125
Minimum boosted ISO
80
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points
49
Lens
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
25-400mm (16.0x)
Highest aperture
f/2.8-4.0
Macro focusing distance
3cm
Focal length multiplier
2.7
Screen
Type of screen
Fully Articulated
Screen size
3 inches
Screen resolution
921k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
2,359k dots
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
Viewfinder magnification
0.7x
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
64
DXO Color Depth rating
22.1
DXO Dynamic range rating
11.7
DXO Low light rating
517
Features
Lowest shutter speed
60 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting rate
12.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
13.50 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
3840x2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p) 1280x720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution
3840x2160
Video data format
MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
831g (1.83 lb)
Dimensions
137 x 99 x 131mm (5.4" x 3.9" x 5.2")
Other
Battery life
360 images
Battery type
Battery Pack
Battery ID
DMW-BLC12PP
Self timer
Yes
Time lapse recording
Card slots
Single
Launch cost
$800