Experience the world of 4K video capture. Enjoy true-to-life, ultra high-resolution images in smooth motion. Plus, the realistic ambience of audio recording with the optional Stereo / Shotgun Microphone (DMW-MS2*) with the ability to adjust sound gathering characteristics to match any shooting situation. For even greater versatility, switch to manual operation in Creative Video mode and dramatic slow motion in full-HD 120 fps video**.
When recording videos in 4K, use a card rated as UHS Speed Class 3. * Sold separately. ** The recording format is 30p.
8 Megapixel Hybrid Photo Frame Capture From 4K Video
The DMC-FZ1000 offers a true Hybrid Photography experience for everyone. It combines 4K video recording capability (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160, 30 fps in MP4)* with the ability to switch easily between video and still capture for the ultimate in image creativity. The FZ1000 also enables in-camera playback screen grabs of (3840 x 2160) 8-megapixel equivalent hybrid photography photos from 4K video footage to capture the spur-of-the-moment shots often missed with ordinary still photos.
* 4K video can be recorded up to 29 minutes 59 seconds. When recording videos in 4K, use a card rated as UHS Speed Class 3.
Express Yourself – Anywhere You Go
The FZ1000 is the Panasonic LUMIX flagship bridge camera with ultimate image quality. The superb images produced with a large 1-inch sensor and all-new lens fully express the limitless depth and sunlit warmth of nature. Its 16x optical zoom brings everything up close, from tiny birds on tree branches to animals crossing the distant horizon. Choose photos or videos in crisp 4K resolution. The DMC-FZ1000 is all you need to capture the world around you, in all its natural beauty.
Large 1-inch 10.1-megapixel MOS Sensor
The newly incorporated 1-inch 20.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor improves the S/N ratio, making it possible to capture clear images with minimum noise even when shot at ISO12800 / Extended ISO25600. Rich amounts of light help produce impressive defocus with shallow depth of field. The result is truly stunning images in a wide variety of shooting conditions.
Bright LEICA DC Lens – F2.8-4.0 25-400mm
The new LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens is created especially for the DMC-FZ1000. It has an F2.8-4.0 brightness that resists blurring even with telephoto shots, and an angle of view that extends from 25mm wide-angle to 16x optical zoom*. Comprising 15 elements in 11 groups, including 4 ED lenses and 5 aspherical lenses with 8 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit achieves high MTF value. Adoption of 5 aspherical glass lenses achieves beautiful, evenly smooth defocus with invisible edge line, which is made possible by Panasonic’s unique aspherical lens mold technology.
* 35mm camera equivalent: 25-400mm.
Light Speed AF with LUMIX DFD Focus Technology
A new linear motor integrated into the focus system achieves approx. 275% faster* focusing, compared to the conventional DMC-FZ200. In addition new DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology shortens the time to set the focus. It instantaneously calculates the distance to the subject by evaluating 2 images with different sharpness levels. As a result, ultra high-speed AF of approx. 0.09 sec** (wide-end) / approx. 0.17*/*** sec (tele-end) is achieved.
* Panasonic in-house examination. ** CIPA standard. When using Live View Finder. *** Infinity to 2m shooting time lag.
5-AXIS Correction / Tilt Correction
The HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) + with 5-axis correction* gives you blur-less, one-handed video shooting ability. It detects and compensates for the camera's 5 types of movement – horizontal, vertical, axis of rotation, vertical rotation and horizontal rotation. The Level Shot Function* detects the image's horizontal line and maintains it even if the camera is tilted. It takes stable video even in high-angle, blind recording.
* HYBRID O.I.S.+ and Level Shot Function do not work in 4K video recording.
Unwire your Creativity with Remote WIFI Shooting
Smartphone Enabled Remote Shooting / Remote View
With the Panasonic Image App, you can utilize a smartphone or tablet as a remote controller to zoom, set the focus and shoot from a distance.
Instantly upload and share images on social media using the Panasonic Image App on a smartphone or tablet.
Simply touching an NFC-compatible smartphone / tablet to the camera, or scanning the QR code connects to WiFi.
Tag location information to the image by utilizing the GPS log of a smartphone / tablet and share it to the preferred social media.
Macro Photography to 3cm
tunning macro shots can be shot with minimum focusing distance of 3cm. You can enjoy shooting close-up shots with the DMC-FZ1000 only to express spectacular details of flowers, insects and so on.
In-camera Creative Control / Creative Panorama
In-camera Creative Control adds artistic and original expression to your photos and videos. Plus, create vertical / horizontal panoramic photos with a unique touch just by swiveling the camera.
[Filter Effects] Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome**, Silky Monochrome**, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect*, Toy Pop*, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect*, Soft Focus**, Fantasy, Star Filter**, One Point Color, Sunshine* / **
* Cannot be used in Creative Panorama. ** Cannot be used in video recording.
Multiple Accessory Options to Choose From
For a more rewarding Hybrid Photography experience, add an optional External Flash (DMW-FL580L) with built-in LCD video light.
The FZ1000 videos offer high-quality, highly realistic Dolby® Digital stereo sound from a built-in microphone. A stereo zoom microphone features a zoom noise reduction system, and a Auto Wind Cut function blocks out most of the noise from background wind. With the optional DMW-MS2* Stereo/Shotgun Microphone, you can adjust the sound gathering characteristics to match the shooting situation.
The impressive flexibility of DMC-FZ1000 goes far beyond the limit of conventional bridge camera.
I am fond of taking photos at concerts and auditoriums in low light conditions. So, I required a good quality camera which would allow me to shoot high-quality photos and videos even in low light conditions. One of my friends told me that the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 camera would serve the purpose. So, I read many of this digital camera’s reviews and found it ideal for my requirements. I am now very happy to have bought this superb camera.
Superb Still photos
Reviewed on Saturday, August 23, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars.
I often take pictures outdoors at sporting events so I needed a digital camera that could capture the action accurately without any blurs. I was trying to decide on buying a Canon T5i DSLR or Sony RX10. However, I was not too keen on the idea of changing lenses. While researching, I came across this Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 camera which looks
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Excellent bridge camera
Reviewed on Monday, August 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars.
I had been searching for an excellent bridge camera that would enable me to capture some really good pictures and videos. For this, I read various digital camera reviews and came across the reviews of Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 camera. Even though the selling point of this camera is 4K video, I found that it provides superb still photos which are much better than a DSLR or CSC with a super zoom-type lens. So, I bought this excellent digital camera.
Best fixed-lens digital cameras
Reviewed on Thursday, July 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Recently, a friend of mine purchased the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000K camera. I also got to use this high-end digital camera which is considered among the best fixed-lens digital cameras. Apart from its lightweight body, I feel it gives great stills with superb 4K videos. This is an ideal camera for someone like me who doesn’t want the overhead of carrying separate interchangeable lenses.
Reviewed on Friday, July 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars.
Since some time, I have been looking for a high-end camera that would allow me to capture some really impressive pictures. While reading reviews of different camera models, I came across this Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 camera review. This digital camera review is fabulous and has helped me to buy this camera. I am really happy with the performance of this camera with which I have captured some really impressive photos and videos.
Allows a delay between pressing the shutter release button and the actual firing of the shutter. Commonly used to give photographers time to put themselves in the shot and to take photos without having to physically have their hands on the camera during exposure.
Describes the camera's video recording capability. Will describe the camera's video recording system, image sensor, video resolution, as well as other pertinent information related to the camera's video recording.
Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off * For iA, iA+ mode only. Flash Synchro: 1st / 2nd Slow Sync. Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation 0.3 - 13.5m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.0 - 9.5m (Tele / ISO Auto)
A flash that is embedded or part of the camera. Built-in flashes are found in both DSLR and Point & Shoot cameras. Although practical because of their small size and ease of use, built-in flashes are often ineffective and/or unflattering as a main source of light.
Refers to the option for the user to override the internal light meter in the camera to either OVER or UNDER expose based on middle/18% gray. This is especially useful when photographing either extremely white/bright scenes or when in very dark/dimly lit scenarios.
The ISO speed setting dictates sensitivity to light. The higher the ISO speed, the more sensitive the film or digital sensor is to light. Higher ISOs have the effect of noise in an image. The actual ISO at which the noise occurs varies from camera to camera. Low ISOs are generally used for brighter lighting conditions and high ISOs are often used for low light or action shots.
The types of files that a particular camera produces. All cameras output JPEG images, but some of the more sophisticated models will shoot in RAW mode. RAW Image Formats will vary based on manufacturer.
AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF Normal / AF Macro / Macro Zoom, Quick AF On / Off (on in Intelligent Auto), Low Light AF, AF/AE Lock Button, AF Area Select, AF Tracking, Eye Sensor AF, Focus Peaking, One Shot AF (Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF-ON)
Refers to the actual physical size of the imaging sensor in the camera. A sensor that has the same dimensions as a 35mm frame of film is considered to be "full" frame. Other smaller sensor sizes are described in terms relative to a "full" sized sensor. (e.g. an APS-C 1.5x crop sensor)
f = 9.12 - 146mm (27 - 432mm in 35mm equiv. In 4:3) (25 - 400mm in 35mm equiv. In 3:2) (26 - 416mm in 35mm equiv. In 16:9) (32 - 512mm in 35mm equiv. In 1:1) (26 - 416mm in 35mm equiv. In 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. Off / Level Shot function Off) (28 - 448mm in 35mm equiv. In 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. On / Level Shot function Off) (31 - 496mm in 35mm equiv. In 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. On / Level Shot function On) (37 - 592mm in 35mm equiv. In 4K video recording)
The distance between the film and the optical center of the lens when the lens is focused on infinity.