3-inch sensors you get in most bridge cameras. Its a plastic camera that doesnt have quite the construction of the rival Sony RX10, but it feels sturdy enough. This is no APS-C sensor, but its a big step up from the norm. With a 1-inch sensor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a direct rival to the Sony RX10, a camera we think is pretty great.8 right through the zoom range.
Where you pay for the sensor size is zoom range. Theres also a rubber ring around the viewfinder, making it much more comfortable to use.One of the key draws of both the Panasonic FZ200 and Sony RX10 is that you get aperture of f2. If ultimate portability is key, this isnt the camera for you.
Theres a big, chunky grip that gives you a hold on the camera more reassuring than Marks & Spencers prices. With the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 you get a 16x zoom range equivalent to 25-400mm in the 35mm standard. Its the same 2.Its not a touchscreen, but those on-body function buttons help fill the void.
36-million-dot OLED display used in the Panasonic GH4, the top 1299 body only Micro Four Thirds camera. Thats more than the 25-200mm of the Sony RX10, but the maximum lens aperture is variable here rather than fixed. At a full inch in size its a good deal larger than the little 1/2.Its still a healthy zoom, though.
It requires too much laborious turning when zooming, and you cant alter its function to control aperture or exposure just focusing and the zoom.0 so you lose a bit of that lens speed when not shooting wide open. The lens ring is a bit disappointing, though.The FZ1000 has 5-axis stabilisation to make most of that zoom range pretty usable without a tripod, though.
It gets you that DSLR feel and a versatile 16x optical zoom without risking getting lured into spending thousands on lenses.8-4. This is another element that helps to explain that 750 price. Any shots taken can be transferred to a mobile phone or tablet using Wi-Fi, and theres NFC on-board to let you quickly and easy pair up with one of these devices.
Having a tiny sensor is why bridge cameras dont generally earn much cred among photo enthusiasts.The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a high-quality bridge camera with great image quality for its class. The screen on the rear is a good 3-inch vari-angle display with 921k-dot resolution. At 750 its hardly cheap itself, but a 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor provides good image quality, and its one of the first bridge cameras to offer 4K video.
So far, so standard but whats special enough about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 to justify the 750 priceThe key draw is the 20-megapixel sensor. Although there arent dials for all the core shooting parameters, there are five function buttons you can programme to kick-in control of things like aperture, exposure compensation, max ISO and so on. Its larger than most bridge models.
Panasonic lets your remotely control the FZ1000 over Wi-Fi too, using the Panasonic Image app.Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 – Design and FeaturesThe Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a chunky camera, with a body similar in size to an entry-level DSLR. This grip also ensures the 831g weight feels right in the hand.However, we do like its handling.
You can control the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000s zoom using a neat lens ring or a control around the shutter button. Theres some legwork involved, but after a bit of initial effort youll be flying. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000s EVF is more impressive. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 also offers a decent array of manual controls.
After complimenting the array of function buttons, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000s handling isnt quite perfect, then. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 – Screen and EVFIt does get most of the other basics right. Here maximum aperture goes from f2. Its bright, its clear, and with 100 per cent coverage of the field of view, its very useful too.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has only two-thirds the zoom range of the Panasonic FZ200, the companys flagship superzoom of 2013. I guess that is the end of the story.