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.
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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Panasonic FZ1000 history
The Panasonic FZ1000 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the complete range below.
Panasonic FZ1000 Gallery
You can check the FZ1000 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
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.
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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
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.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.
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.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The following is a pic of the Panasonic FZ1000 besides a soft drink to help you to have a sense of its scale.
The top view directly below will highlight the button layout on the FZ1000.
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.
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.
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.
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.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.