Lumix DMC-FZ1000by Panasonic

  • Lumix DMC-FZ1000
  • Lumix DMC-FZ1000
  • Lumix DMC-FZ1000
  • Lumix DMC-FZ1000
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A definite buy! This is among the best in its class.
89%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The articulating display on the FZ1000 makes it easy to capture images from various angles.
  • A maximum aperture of f/4 when fully zoomed in means you can get well-exposed photos in most shooting conditions, though night shots are best captured at a wide angle, when the f-stop holds at f/2.8.
  • This camera captures high-definition video in 4K.

CONS

  • The battery life's rating is below average.
  • The body's plastic materials give this camera a less-than-premium finish and feel.
  • Physically, it's larger than a typical megazoom, but the plastic body contributes to a lower weight.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 offers a solid, albeit unspectacular, zoom range to up to 400 mm, and it has a generously sized 1-inch sensor, which means this camera does not fall into the same image quality pitfalls as its competitors. This combination provides a balance for photographers seeking a far-reaching zoom coupled with good image quality.
NameLumix DMC-FZ1000Lumix DMC-LX100X100TCyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
ManufacturerPanasonicPanasonicFujifilmSony
Techwalla Score
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List Price$900$900$1300$1000
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The FZ1000 makes good on its promises. The image quality is outstanding: it's sharp, the detail is incredible and when you pause a 4K video …

The FZ1000 makes good on its promises. The image quality is outstanding: it's sharp, the detail is incredible and when you pause a 4K video it's like looking at a superb still taken on an 8-Megapixel camera (assuming you have a 4K TV or monitor to watch it on).

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As soon as we picked up the FZ1000, we were impressed by how well the buttons lined up with our fingers. Though the body and buttons are mos…

As soon as we picked up the FZ1000, we were impressed by how well the buttons lined up with our fingers. Though the body and buttons are mostly plastic, nearly every important control is easily within reach.

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90%

It's an exceptionally fun camera to shoot with, and its far-reaching lens presents photo opportunities that you'd simply have missed with a …

It's an exceptionally fun camera to shoot with, and its far-reaching lens presents photo opportunities that you'd simply have missed with a lesser camera.

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Capable of shooting everything from a child’s piano recital when you’re stuck at the back of the hall, to sunbathers on the riverbank as you…

Capable of shooting everything from a child’s piano recital when you’re stuck at the back of the hall, to sunbathers on the riverbank as you’re cruising past on a ferry, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 only feels limited by your own imagination.

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is an extremely versatile camera, and it does some things amazingly well. The FZ1000 doubles the RX10's zoom …

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is an extremely versatile camera, and it does some things amazingly well. The FZ1000 doubles the RX10's zoom range, its autofocus system is a bit quicker, performs a tad better at higher ISO settings, and can record 4K footage.

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With 2,359,000 dots at its disposal, the OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) gives a good, clear view and changes made to the exposure or colou…

With 2,359,000 dots at its disposal, the OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) gives a good, clear view and changes made to the exposure or colour settings are quickly reflected in the image it displays.

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The Lumix FZ1000 is an interesting and exciting development in the evolution of bridge super-zooms. Though not the first to equip a bridge c…

The Lumix FZ1000 is an interesting and exciting development in the evolution of bridge super-zooms. Though not the first to equip a bridge camera with a big sensor, Panasonic has included other key features which you'd ordinarily expect to pay a lot more for. The obvious one is 4K UHD video…

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Though not the first to equip a bridge camera with a big sensor, Panasonic has included other key features which you'd ordinarily expect to …

Though not the first to equip a bridge camera with a big sensor, Panasonic has included other key features which you'd ordinarily expect to pay a lot more for. The obvious one is 4K UHD video, but while being dazzled by the FZ1000's video capabilities it's all too easy to overlook some of the things that also make it a great choice for stills shooters. Prime among them, for me at least, is the 2359k OLED viewfinder.

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When I first got the FZ1000 into my hands, I had two reactions. First, the camera felt a bit too plasticky for its price, especially compare…

When I first got the FZ1000 into my hands, I had two reactions. First, the camera felt a bit too plasticky for its price, especially compared to the all-metal Sony. The only part of the FZ1000 that says 'this is a $900 camera' is the metal lens barrel. My second, more positive impression was that the FZ1000 was easier to handle, thanks to its more substantial grip.

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The 4K video looks noticeably sharper and more detailed on a 4K-resolution TV and even if you don't have one now, you might eventually. The …

The 4K video looks noticeably sharper and more detailed on a 4K-resolution TV and even if you don't have one now, you might eventually. The extra resolution also allows you to crop in and still have a full HD video. Basically you're getting a powerful video camera with some future-proofing.

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A good sensor, reliable autofocus and 4K video shooting make this one of the most capable bridge cameras to date, if you can handle its larg…

A good sensor, reliable autofocus and 4K video shooting make this one of the most capable bridge cameras to date, if you can handle its large body.

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Performance from the FZ1000 is outstanding. The camera is able to capture its first image after being turned on in less than 1 second and ha…

Performance from the FZ1000 is outstanding. The camera is able to capture its first image after being turned on in less than 1 second and has virtually no shutter lag when the AF system has already focused.

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When a normal superzoom won't cut it, the FZ1000 really does shine on the image quality front too. We've been using it as an out-and-out rep…

When a normal superzoom won't cut it, the FZ1000 really does shine on the image quality front too. We've been using it as an out-and-out replacement for our usual DSLR over the course of this week, including for taking work-related shots, and haven't found ourselves pining for our more familiar camera.

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 reaches only 400mm, but it has a maximum aperture of f/4, and a minimum aperture of f/2.8—very useful in low …

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 reaches only 400mm, but it has a maximum aperture of f/4, and a minimum aperture of f/2.8—very useful in low light. In addition, it captures video at 4K and it has a 1-inch sensor—excellent features that help justify its $900 price tag.

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