The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is the first bridge camera to deliver the new ultra HD 4K video format thanks to the inclusion of an impressive 1in, 20.1MP CMOS sensor. Read our Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 review
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 review – Our verdict
The bridge camera market has long been one of the most competitive going, and thus for a model to stand out from the crowd it needs to see a reasonable amount of innovation.
Panasonic has managed this trick before with the FZ200’s fixed maximum aperture lens, and with the introduction of 4K video capture the FZ1000 also impresses by setting new ground.
Although it’s not perfect, with the 4K video capture itself in need of some tweaking and some of the custom functionality in need of work, the FZ1000 is a pleasure to use and takes its place alongside some of the very best bridge cameras on the market.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 – Key features
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 offers plenty of features for both stills and video shooters
The 1in type, 20.1-million-pixel sensor is unusually large for a bridge camera, and is capable of recording an impresssive amount of detail.
4K video recording
The FX1000 is the first bridge camera to shoot 4K video, with each frame offering 8-million-pixel resolution. It can also record full HD.
Panasonic’s hybrid 5-axis stabilisation combines optical stabilisation with electronic rotational correction, which is used during movie recording.
25-400mm equivalent zoom range
The zoom can be controlled by a lever around the shutter button, or a ring on the lens barrel.
The 2.36-million-dot OLED EVF is large, bright and crisp. It can overlay a range of information, including an electronic level.
Fully articulated screen
The LCD can be angled up or down for waist-level or overhead shooting, or rotated to face forwards.