4k video in a P&S with 16x zoom for less than $1000!
Panasonic has announced the FZ1000 super zoom- aimed squarely at the Sony RX 10- the FZ1000 offers 25mm – 400mm range(200mm more than the RX10). Inside a 1″ sensor that provides up to 4k video! Neat features like a customizable control in the lens ring, focus peaking and camera RAW development provide a do it all camera in a seriously portable package. Offered at a price almost $400 less than the Sony RX 10. A standard mic jack allows a videographer to easily capture audio with a variety of external mics – making this a very portable video recording package.
A few highlights of the FZ1000
- 4K video
- Ability to pull 8MP still images from 4k Video – effectively allowing you to shoot at 50fps
- 120FPS Full HD for super slo mo footage
- variable speed zoom
- Custom mode on dial
- Output to 4K compatible TVs via HDMI
- Timelapse options
- Shadow and Highlights control
Hands-on with the FZ1000
4k Video from the Panasonic FZ1000
Preorder the Panasonic FZ1000 from B&H
Panasonic FZ10000 vs the Sony RX 10
|Camera||Panasonic FZ1000||Sony RX10|
|Range||25-400mm f/2.8 – 4||24-200mm f/2.8|
|Sensor||1″ High Sensitivity MOS Sensor||BSI-CMOS|
|MP||20 megapixels||20 megapixels|
|Continuous Drive||12 FPS (50FPS)*||10 fps|
|Max Video Resolution||4K QFHD (3840 x 2160)||1920 x 1080|
|Screen||3″ 920k||3″ 1.2 M|
|Connection||WIFI & NFC||WIFI & NFC|
|Price||$897.99 (preorder on B&H)||$1298.00 (buy on B&H)|
Panasonic FZ1000 FAQ:
Q: The camera is capable of 50 FPS!?
A: In camera processing allows 8MP screen grabs from video to create still images. This video runs at 50fps so in effect, yes, this camera is capable of 50fs at 8MP.
Q: How does the price compare to the Sony RX10
A: Almost $400 cheaper!
Q: When will the FZ1000 be available?
A: Shipping at the end of July.
Q How much zoom?
A: 16x total. Remember to calculate zoom you divide the maximum(400) by the minimum(25) to get your range.
Q: maximum ISO?
Q: How does the Panasonic FZ1000 compare to the Sony RX 10?
A: See the chart above!
Q: How is the macro capabilities?
A: 3cm or 1inch close focusing at the wide end of the range should provide decent macro capabilities.
Q: Can the Panasonic FZ1000 record for more than 29minutes at a time?
A: No – this is a limit imposed by European tax law
Q: Other video modes are offered in the FZ1000?
A: 1080 and 720 as well as full HD at 120FPS for super slow mo footage.
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 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.
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