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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera



Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera


Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera is a bridge-style point-and-shoot camera featuring a large 20.1MP 1" High Sensitivity MOS sensor and Venus Engine image processor to enable high-resolution 4K QFHD video recording and rich still shooting up to 50 fps. The image sensor affords notable sensitivity, to an expandable ISO 25600, with a high signal-to-noise ratio for a cleaner image quality with reduced image noise. Designed for effective hybrid photo and video recording performance, the 4K output can also be used to permit in-camera 8MP screen grabs from video files for simplified multimedia output. Complementing the imaging performance is a long-reaching 16x Leica DC Vario-Elmarit zoom lens, which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-400mm. Covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives, this f/2.8-4 lens incorporates aspherical and extra-low dispersion elements within its construction to realize a sharp, clear image quality with minimal chromatic aberration and distortion. HYBRID O.I.S. image stabilization further benefits working in difficult lighting conditions by minimizing the appearance of camera shake across five distinct axes.


The lens also utilizes a linear AF motor, that is benefitted by LUMIX Depth From Defocus technology to achieve fast focusing performance throughout the zoom range. The bridge-style design of this camera features both an electronic viewfinder and rear LCD monitor for easier viewing in an array of working situations. The 0.39" 2,359k-dot OLED Live View Finder provides 100% frame coverage with 35mm-equivalent 0.7x magnification while the 3.0" 921k-dot LCD monitor features a free-angle, articulating design to facilitate working from high and low angles. Additionally, the camera also features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity to support direct image transfer to, as well as remote control and monitoring capabilities from, linked smartphones and tablets. 20.1MP 1" High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and Venus Engine The large 20.1MP 1" High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and refined Venus Engine image processor enable high-resolution still image and 4K video recording with native sensitivity to ISO 12800, which can be further expanded to ISO 25600.


The two technologies also contribute to a marked reduction in noise through the use of Multi Process NR, Random Filter, and Aperture Filter systems to realize consistent color fidelity and image clarity. The sensor and processor combination also avail notable speed throughout the camera, including the ability to record up to 50 fps using an electronic shutter, 12 fps with a mechanical shutter, or 7 fps with a mechanical shutter and continuous AF. Benefitting a hybrid workflow, users can switch between recording 4K movies and still imagery instantly and there is also the ability to make in-camera 8MP screen grabs from 4K movies. Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 16x Zoom Lens Benefitting the image capabilities of the FZ1000, an expansive 16x optical zoom Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens is built-in, and provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-400mm with a maximum f/2.8-4 maximum aperture.


The optical design comprises 15 elements in 11 groups, which includes five aspherical elements with eight aspherical surfaces and four extra-low dispersion elements to reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range. To further extend the effective range of the zoom lens, both Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) and Intelligent Zoom technologies work to increase the reach with minimal image degradation. Additionally, benefitting filmmakers, the speed of electronic zoom can be control within five different settings to better match the scene and recording needs. Helping to maintain steady handling with the long zoom lens when recording full HD and HD movies, HYBRID O.I.S. image stabilization is available and minimizes the appearance of camera shake. This image stabilization system compensates for camera movement across five different axes-horizontal, vertical, axis of rotation, vertical rotation, and horizontal rotation-to benefit handheld recording. Additionally, a Level Shot Function works to detect an image's horizon line and maintain it even if the camera is tilted. 4K QFHD Video Recording Benefitting from the 1" MOS image sensor, The FZ1000 is able to record 4K QFHD (3840 x 2160) video at 30p with a high bit rate of 100Mbps in the MP4 file format. Full HD 1080 video can also be recorded-at 60p, 30p, 24p, or 60i-in the AVCHD format, as well as full HD, HD, and SD formats in the MP4 format. Additionally, high speed video recording is possible at 1080p, 720p, and 480p with sensor output frame rates of 120 fps, 240 fps, and 360 fps, respectively. When recording 4K video, use of a UHS-3 memory card is recommended and continuous recording up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds is possible.


A built-in stereo zoom microphone records audio in either AAC or Dolby formats and a zoom noise reduction system, as well as an Auto Wind Cut function, helps to reduce background and internal camera noise during recording. Furthermore, a 3.5mm microphone input is available for utilizing an optional external mic to garner even high quality, more controlled sound. Light Speed AF with LUMIX DFD Technology Incorporated within the Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens is a linear AF motor, which works to achieve fast and precise focusing performance utilizing LUMIX DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology. 

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Perfect all in one camera Review by Terry
Impeccable image quality,for the price.Simply the best,all in one camera out there at this price. (Posted on 3/11/2017)
Great product at competitive price, sales personnel helpful Review by Robert
I am greatly impressed with the hand held, low light capability. After sunset, with just the glow from dying sky light, I took a pic of a family of three curlews. As some birds walked forward, due to low shutter speed, there is movement of legs and head. However, the parts of the birds with no body movement, had very clear detail in feathers, eyes etc. It was too dark to see what zoom reach was in use, but it probably was about 100mm.F/L. I used the camera set on intelligent automatic.
Another bird pic taken with good daylight was successful at max 400mm zoom plus maximum digital magnification. There was understandably a slight amount of electronic noise, nowhere as much as I expected, and the pic was still usable, with clear feather and eye detail. The bird was perched among tree leaves so I used manual focus to prevent auto focus from choosing the leaves. Required detail, pin sharp. The digital magnification enabled the lens to reach to 800mm F/L.
Controls are well placed and east to use. The 25 - 400 zoom lens is a very practical general use camera.
As yet I have not attempted movies. I am more interested in quality still photographs.

I have purposely been using the camera at it's extremes. Also most impressive is the extremely clear and bright viewfinder image.

I believe provided a very competitive price, and I was able to discuss the transaction with sales staff both before and after the purchase. I have found the personnel to be very contactable and helpful. (Posted on 2/06/2017)

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Specifications Imaging Pixels Actual: 20.9 Megapixel Effective: 20.1 Megapixel Sensor 1" MOS File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4 Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch Max Resolution 20MP: 5472 x 3648 Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9 Image Stabilization Optical, 5-Way Optics Lens Leica DC Vario-Elmarit, 15 elements in 11 groups 5 Aspherical, 4 ED EFL: 9.12-146 mm (35 mm equivalent: 25-400 mm) Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - 4 (T) to f/11 Filter Thread 62 mm Zoom Optical: 16x Extra Optical Zoom (EZ): 22.4x Extra Optical Zoom (EZ): 32x Intelligent Zoom: 32x Digital: 4x Focus Range Wide: 11.81" (30 cm) - Infinity Telephoto: 3.28' (1 m) - Infinity Wide Macro: 1.18" (3 cm) - Infinity Tele Macro: 3.28' (1 m) - Infinity Exposure Control ISO Sensitivity Auto, 125-12800 (Extended Mode: 80-25600) Shutter Type: Mechanical Speed: 60 - 1/4000 seconds Type: Electronic Speed: 1 - 16,000 seconds 2 - 0 seconds in Bulb Mode Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps) Shooting Modes Bleach-Bypass Cross-Process Dynamic Monochrome Expressive Fantasy High Dynamic High-Key Impressive Art Low Key Miniature Effect Monochrome Old Days One Point Color Retro Rough Monochrome Sepia Silky Monochrome Soft Focus Star Filter Sunshine Toy Camera Effect Toy Pop White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4 Burst Rate Up to 50 fps Up to 12 fps Up to 7 fps Up to 2 fps Self Timer 2 Sec, 10 Sec Remote Control DMW-RSL1 (Optional) Flash Flash Modes 1st Curtain Sync Auto Auto/Red-eye Reduction Forced On Forced On/Red-eye Reduction Off Second-curtain Sync Slow Sync Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction Built-in Flash Yes Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 0.98 - 44.29' (0.3 - 13.5 m) Telephoto: 3.28 - 31.17' (1 - 9.5 m) External Flash Connection Hot Shoe Memory Memory Card Type SD SDHC SDXC Recording Video Recording Yes, NTSC Resolution 3840 x 2160: 30 fps 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps 1280 x 720: 30 fps 640 x 480: 30 fps Video Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min 59 Sec Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo Optional External Mic: With Video Viewfinder/Display Viewfinder Type Electronic Viewfinder Coverage 100% Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen Swivel (921,000 pixels) Screen Coverage 100% Connectivity/System Requirements Connectivity 1/8" Microphone, 2.5mm Sub-mini (3-Ring), AV / USB Multi, AV Output, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n built-in Power Battery 1x DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC, 1200mAh AC Power Adapter DMW-AC10 (Optional) Physical Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.4 x 3.9 x 5.1" / 136.8 x 98.5 x 130.7 mm Weight 1.83 lb / 831 g with battery and memory card



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