The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a digital superzoom bridge camera by Panasonic. It went on sale in June 2014. It has a 20 megapixel 3:2 BSI-CMOS sensor and Leica-branded 25–400 mm equivalent focal length lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 to f/4 (f/4 at about 170 mm and higher). It has a 1-inch CMOS sensor and supports ISO film speeds from 80 to 25600, shutter speeds from 1/16000 s (electronic shutter) to 60 s and RAW capture, while the lowest physical shutter speed is 1/4000 s. The unit is equipped with five "Fn" function buttons which can be allocated to custom shortcuts.It is actually the world's first bridge camera which can record in 4K (2160p) video resolution, as opposed to other compact cameras filming at full HD (1080p) resolution. What sets it apart the most is the introduction of 4K at 30p Ultra HD video with a price lower than $900. Furthermore, 8 megapixel JPEG photos can be extracted from any video frame from 4K videos in playback mode.Along with its main competitor, the 2013 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10, it is part of a new class of superzoom cameras that use larger sensors, better displays and electronic viewfinders. They easily provide much narrower depth of field when desired, compared to previous more compact superzoom/ultrazoom cameras. Out of the two, the FZ1000 has a much larger zoom range (16×); the exact video mode and whether OIS is used determines the crop factor, here expressed as 35 mm equivalent focal length for the inbuilt lens:While the RX10 has a macro focus spot of 5 cm, the FZ1000 is able to record clear-focused photos and videos. The optical zoom is also usable while recording videos in any video recording mode, including the highest resolution with 3840 × 2160 pixels. It is possible to record HDR-photos, but no HDR-videoclips.
Canon PowerShot G3 X is the newest competitor in 1" sensor large zoom camera, relatively small, but has longest 25× zoom and touch screen with capability to focus when shooting, however has no eye viewfinder and no capability to shoot in 4K.The FZ1000 was first succeeded by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 in November, 2016. However, Panasonic afterwards also released the FZ1000 II in March, 2019. The FZ1000 was discontinued in the spring of 2021. Purchase a Dmc-fz1000The text above came from the DMC-FZ1000 article on Wikipedia, licensed under the CC-BY-SA license.
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