Panasonic FZ1000 super zoom

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 fz1000 

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 FZ1000Preorder 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
EVF 2.36M OLED 1.44M
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 RX10A: 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?A: 25,600Q: 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 lawQ: Other video modes are offered in the FZ1000?A: 1080 and 720 as well as full HD at 120FPS for super slow mo footage.Pop up flashLens hood3" articulated screenThe 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.Preorder the Panasonic FZ1000 from B&H