Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
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22 July 2014
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a very impressive superzoom camera with an F2.8-4, 25-400mm lens and a one-inch sensor. Both photo and video quality are impressive, and support for 4K videos make the camera futureproof. The FZ1000 has a beautiful XGA EVF and a fully articulating LCD. Handling and build quality aren't perfect, but the camera's features make up for it.
Pros: 1"-type sensor produces excellent image quality, Bright F2.8-4 lens covers 25-400mm equiv. range, Best-in-class autofocus performance, Zoom/focus ring around lens, Future-proof 4K video recording with 100Mbps bit rate, High quality 8MP stills can be extracted from 4K video, Large grip makes camera comfortable to hold, Overall operation is very responsive, 12fps continuous shooting, High resolution XGA electronic viewfinder, Electronic shutter allows for silent shootin...
Cons: Bulky, Easy to accidentally rotate focus/zoom ring, Single dial operation adds extra step when adjusting exposure, Use of rear dial during video recording can be picked up by microphone, No Auto ISO in movie mode, Lacks built-in ND filter, 1080/24p only available using AVCHD codec at 24Mbps bit rate
Conclusion: Either way, all of these specifications on the FZ1000 are incredibly impressive for a fixed lens camera, and sure, you won’t be able to use your own lenses on this camera like you can on the other 4K capable cameras, but it also costs half that of the next camera. And the truth is, if Panasonic wants to sell any of these, they need to be selling these targeted towards the want-to-be-pro consumer that doesn’t quite care enough about cameras to want their own lenses, but...
Summary: The bridge camera market has long been one of the most competitive going, and thus for a model to stand out from the crowd it needs to see a reasonable amount of innovation.
Panasonic has managed this trick before with the FZ200's fixed maximum aperture lens, and with the introduction of 4K video capture the FZ1000 also impresses by setting new ground.
If a digital SLR isn't your thing, grab the next best thing, which is this thing
Good Gear Guide.au
24 July 2014
Summary: This is a camera for those of you who want a shooter than can perform well for both still shots and video recordings. It has a long zoom, plenty of speed, and can capture pictures with great clarity. It's a great alternative to a digital SLR, and a good option if you want an affordable camera that can shoot 4K video.
Pros: Big zoom, Fast focusing, 4K video and plenty of other features
Cons: SD card is in the battery compartment, Switching to 4K video takes a few steps, EVF is a little small
Summary: Cameras in Panasonic's FZ series have always been popular with travellers, partly because of their relatively long zoom range but also because their lenses are usually faster than those attached to smaller-bodied digicams. Both features can be found in the FZ1000, which sports a fast, Leica-branded DC Vario-Elmarit lens with a 16x optical zoom range (25-400mm in 35mm format) and maximum apertures ranging from f/2.8 at the wide position to f/4 with the tele.
Суперзум новой волны. Обзор Panasonic Lumix FZ1000
3 weeks ago
Summary: Выпуск суперзума Panasonic FZ1000 — отличная новость для всех, кто давно подыскивает одну универсальную камеру, но был критически недоволен качеством изображения суперзумов прошлых поколений. Нише суперзумов долго ждала нового веяния и наконец этот момент настал. Panasonic FZ1000 можно использовать практически для любых задач, кроме подводной съемки, ну и для ношения в кармане она не подойдёт.