Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Ilse Jurriën : June 13th 2014 - 16:20 CET
Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 bridge camera : The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is the ideal companion for photographers looking to capture images with superb quality during their outdoor adventures. With an array of industry-leading specs and functions, the Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 is the ideal bridge between standard compact cameras and more complex, bulky DSLRs. Featuring a stylish design, durable build and incorporating a fixed F2.8-4.0 / 25mm-400mm Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens, Panasonic’s new Lumix FZ1000 is a statement camera that provides stunning image quality without the need for additional accessories and lenses. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is also the world’s first bridge camera offering 4K recording, for capturing breath-taking video content.
Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 camera
An all-new sensor, redesigned Venus Engine and a stunning Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens combine to provide clarity and colour reproduction that brings images and video to life in vivid detail. The 20.1 MP sensor measures 1-inch, approximately four times larger the those found in the majority of compact cameras, enabling a bigger pixel size and greater light penetration. The result is bright and detailed pictures, even when used in low-light, such as a moonlit walk down the beach or a landscape at dusk. Its 20.1 MP sensor gives outstanding results at the press of a button, without the need for complex set-up and settings. Combining performance, durability and practicality in a single package, the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 makes it easy to pick up and capture amazing video and images every time - perfect if you’re on holiday, watching wildlife or simply enjoying a day out with the family.
Capture 4K video with the Panasonic FZ1000
For the first time, the beauty of Ultra HD 4K recording is now available on a compact camera, enabling you to create realistic and immersive cinematic worlds. The Lumix DMC-FZ1000’s 4K recording capability, large sensor and bright Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens combine to create video quality that has to be seen to be believed. And with a range of high quality video outputs, footage can be transferred, edited and enjoyed quickly and conveniently. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 can also capture Full HD with superfast frame rates for smooth and seamless video - with so many video options available, the DMC-FZ1000 has a solution for any filmmaking needs. The Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 also includes a number of features that allow you to capture the highest quality video content without having to worry about carrying a range of accessories. An image stabilisation system helps to counteract any hand movement removing the need for a bulky tripod in the vast majority of situations and an integrated level-gauge and an easy to use zoom ring combine to further improve the ease of capturing stills and steady, shake-free video.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 camera lens
The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 also benefits from a wide-diameter Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens with 16x optical zoom, letting you get up close and personal without disturbing your subject or compromising on picture quality. Each lens goes though Leica’s stringent testing, so whatever the scene in front of the camera, you can rest assured that every detail will be captured in breath-taking detail. Also, with the fixed lens’ 25-400mm versatility, the only camera equipment in your rucksack will be the Lumix DMC-FZ1000, making those tricky vantage points that little bit easier to reach. Panasonic has also upgraded its Venus Engine image processor, dramatically improving resolution and colour sensitivity for accurate and authentic pictures and video. The engine can also accentuate the most subtle elements of each frame - such as skin tone and hair - for the most natural finishes.
OLED viewfinder on the Lumix FZ1000
With a high quality and robust design that accentuates the large-diameter Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens, alongside a superfast Auto Focus (AF) function, Panasonic’s latest Lumix camera is the perfect companion for any adventure. When using the Live View Finder (LVF) the AF can focus images in just 0.09 seconds, so even the fastest moving objects - such as wildlife and live sport - can by captured with pin-point accuracy and precision, all in the blink of an eye. The Lumix FZ1000 also boasts a rapid burst shoot mode, so users will have multiple opportunities to catch that perfect picture every single second. The Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 also incorporates crystal clear displays to make framing and reviewing images and video more enjoyable than ever. Both the OLED Live View Finder (LVF) and 3-inch LCD display offer have incredibly high resolution and minimal lag times, so you can be confident that the view on screen is a spectacular as the one you’re about to capture.
Apply an array of photo filters
An array of filters also allow you to give that perfect holiday photo an extra special finish. The Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 includes 22 different filters, from Sepia and High Dynamic to Soft Focus and Miniature Effect. And once you’ve created your masterpiece, the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has various connectivity options to share it with friends and family, even when you’re away from home. What’s more, with the use of a smartphone or tablet, users can remotely shoot both still images and video, as well as adjust zoom, focus and exposure.
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 price & availability
The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 will be available from end of July 2014. The Panasonic DMC FZ1000 price will be announced prior to the launch date.