Panasonic has unveiled a 4K-equipped super-zoom compact camera, the DMC-FZ330, priced a penny under £500.

Billed an ‘all-round bridge camera’, the 12-million-pixel DMC-FZ330 – due out in September – sports a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 25-600mm f/2.8 lens.

Users should be able to extract an 8MP still image from 4K movie footage using the camera’s 4K Pre-Burst, 4K Burst and 4K Burst Start & Stop modes.

‘This means you can select the perfect image from even the most fleeting moments, such as a bird taking flight or a fish jumping from the water,’ claims Panasonic.

Built to be dust and splash proof, armoury includes Panasonic’s 5-axis hybrid OIS system and Depth From Defocus technology.

The FZ330 houses a 1.44 million-dot OLED EVF and a 3in (1.04m-dot) freeangle touchscreen, plus 12fps shooting, ISO 100-6,400 and raw shooting.

Photographers can shoot as close as 1cm in macro mode, according to Panasonic.

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