Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
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Amazing what you get for the price!
Maksim Yuryev, Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: Just got my FZ1000 4k camera in! For $899 it is amazing and will complement my 2 GH4's very well! This camera just forced Sony to drop their bridge camera's price by $300 and this is still much better. There is nothing else out there that can shoot 4k and 120FPS 1080P for this price range, plus you get very nice video features and a nice long lens.
Summary: I only take picture of aircraft and I'm more than thrilled with this camera, it's sharp throughout the entire zoom range and the focus is amazingly fast. There is almost no shutter lag when looking through the viewfinder. I like taking pictures of fast moving jets and the shutter lag is not much different from my Nikon DSLR. The view finder seems full size like that of a DSLR. I've put my DSLR up for sale now as this camera totally satisfies my needs.
Summary: I will do a more thorough review after a few more weeks of ownership but after shooting 30-40 videos and about 2500 photos I think I can weigh in now with my initial impressions after a couple of weeks of use. I am very much an amateur photographer. I have been a professional videographer in a past life. My primary use for this camera is for the normal family stuff like vacations and holidays but I also use it for my hobby that I share with my son.
Great bridge camera with 4k video - perfect for those 'graduating' from point and shoots
Lon J. Seidman, Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: This is an excellent camera for those looking to go beyond the basics but not quite ready to make a multi-thousand dollar investment in an SLR and nice lenses. The price of the camera is competitive with that of mid-range SLRs with kit lenses and I think this is a good alternative for beginners - especially with the bonus of 4k video recording. The video quality out of this device is beautiful, especially when editing it down to 1080p.
Summary: I was looking for a camera to shoot videos for my new video blog. I wanted a camera that was great for recording video as well as for taking stills. The FZ1000 has been great at both so far. I've been really impressed with this camera in terms of its operating speed, its zoom, its ergonomics, and the photos and videos I've taken. Here is a list of my initial thoughts on the FZ1000: Pros: ------------------------ - Fast performance.
Summary: Please note that this is an Amazon verified purchase. I've had the camera for only four days, but my rating and comments are based on a focused effort to familarize myself with its features and evaluate its performance in that time. At least one other reviewer has posted a rating and comments having never touched the camera, and the same reviewer started a smear campaign on the Panasonic website prior to the camera's release.
Summary: The Panasonic FZ1000 is a camera that claims to do it all. A 20-megapixel 1" sensor, 4K video output, and a 25-400mm equivalent (37-592mm in video mode) f2.8-4.0 zoom lens in a relatively compact body for $900 seems too good to be true. Is it? I've debated, written, and rewritten this review several times. This isn't because it's hard to find things to like and dislike about the FZ1000.
Fast to focus & sharp; great candidate for FZ50 replacement...
Nathaniel Allen, Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: Having given up SLR cameras long ago in favor of reduced gear to tote around, this bridge camera has grown to assume the bulk and weight of a medium sized SLR -- just without the extra lenses to pack. There's no getting around the size -- it's comfortable to hold and operate, but a brick to lug on a neck strap or stuff into a pack, and it can't help but draw attention to itself when I bring it out, compared to my unassuming, somewhat pocketable LX7.
Summary: This camera Rocks in many ways! What an improvement to the Panasonic line! I have shot at close quarters and far away, and am totally impressed with this camera. I could care less about all the extra features and glitter. What means a lot to me is the picture quality and the noise, or lack of it. This camera smashes it out of the park in those two respects and I am very happy with it.
Four weeks of hard use, it's a keeper! Bargain 4K camcorder! UPDATED 8/25
1 week ago
Summary: I plan to update this review as I keep logging more hours behind it so the four stars could go up or perhaps down. I have a soft spot for super zooms and am always looking for "the one" that is the best compromise between quality, focal length, and size/weight. While not having the longest zoom or smallest size, The FZ1000 is fairly light to carry and the image and video quality is very impressive.