Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000K 20.0MP 16x Optical Zoom Digital Camera - Black

  • Model #: DMCFZ1000K
  • Web Code: 10360842
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The Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 seems to have the best of both worlds. It features 20.1MP, 1-inch high-sensitivity MOS sensor that produces high-quality photos. Plus, this camera can record high-quality 4K video, which has 4x the resolution of Full HD video. It also boasts an impressive Leica F2.8-4.0 lens with 16x optical zoom.

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  • 20.1MP, 1-inch high-sensitivity MOS sensor with Venus Engine image processor produces sharp high-quality images
  • Records 4K video at 30fps
  • 16x optical zoom (25-400mm in 35mm equivalent) brings you closer to your subject
  • 3-inch free-angle TFT LCD display allows you to flip, tilt, or rotate the display
  • F2.8-4.0 Leica lens is perfect for low light and shallow depth of field for creative bokeh
  • 2.359k dot LVF provides stable framing and superb visibility in bright sunlight
  • Built-in artistic filters and effects, including in-camera HDR, let you show off your creative side
  • DFD technology delivers ultrafast 0.08-second autofocus speeds

What's in the Box?

  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • USB Cable
  • Lens Hood
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • DVD

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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  • from Burnaby, BC

Best 4K-UHD Camera Around

This produces great picture quality for a 4K-UHD/100Mbps camera, using it's 1" sensor and large capable lens. However, users must be aware that the microphone picks up the lens operation noises, even when focus and OIS are disabled, there's constant lens operational noises, so the use of a shotgun mic is a requirement if premium video/audio quality are required in a quieter environment. It's ok if you're in a noisy restaurant or above, that will cover up the buzz/humming from the lens, otherwise you may be disappointed. The zoom mic function is unusable, as it will amplify the noise to the point where it sounds like a jet is flying overhead. If 4K-UHD video quality is desired however, this is one of the most capable mirrorless cameras around, and will also provide you the ability to take 20MP high quality photos. It has good battery life, and you can expect 2.5 hours of 4K-UHD recording from it, or over 350 pictures. The superzoom function is also excellent, however the autofocusing is only satisfactory/good, and not super fast and does not provide excellent performance in my opinion. It may be excellent compared to DSLR lenses, but not compared to Canon's super zoom compact cameras. This is a "bridge" camera, and I think it is one of the best bridges you can find for the money. If you want to get rid of the lens sounds, you'd need to go for a less complicated lens, with a smaller compact sensor, unfortunately you would give up the image quality at that point. So despite the fall backs of this camera, it is still one of the best available, and in all honesty, a shotgun mic is the only way to capture high quality sound, so it's not so much of a draw back in the end. Purchase this camera, and be happy with it's abilities, understanding it's compromises.

  • from Oakville, ON

Software upgrade now imports MP4 files as expected

The earlier problems I had not importing the MP4 files are now cured after a couple updates of the provided software. Testing 4K video with a high speed card is successful, however losing focus during recording can be an issue. Use a tripod. Video recording in dim light (near dusk) is less crisp as it tries to compensate for the lighting.

  • from Oakville, ON

Some disappointments

I've owned a dozen digital cameras over time. This one was to upgrade from a Canon S3IS with a frozen shutter (strikes Canon off my list). I wanted a long zoom, fixed lens, but with better low light performance and higher picture quality. The on line reviews led me to expect all that and more. The issues I keep tripping on are design issues I think should not be there, and are not on other cameras. No zoom function in Panorama? Why not? Even the DMC-TS5 has it. Tripod mount too close to battery/card door - so I need to pack a screwdriver to remove the quick mounting shoe for the tripod to change cards or batteries. Battery/Card door latch not spring loaded to make more secure--why not? Dials too easy to move when taking the camera in and out of a bag compared to previous cameras - surprise settings changes when you don't check every time. Importing MP4 video to PC with provided software and get the message "video not supported by this software". For those without perfect vision or in low light, the icons on dials are easily confused (like burst mode vs framing mode). Makes the learning more frustrating and longer. I'm still looking at lower light photos performance - certainly better than my previous cameras. Rather a pricey camera to start needing work-arounds right away.

  • from Vancouver, BC

Best Camera I've had to date.

This camera is amazing, my previous camera was an Panasonic FZ150 and before that a Canon point and shoot. The FZ150 was so much better than the Canon, it had a burst rate of 12fps and took wonderful pictures, the slight problem I had was focus would not always lock on and sometimes it would blow the highlights.The FZ1000 eliminates those problems. The IQ is so much better due to the larger sensor and it just feels so much more professional. In the reviews and forums I have read some are calling it a DSLr killer, I wouldn't quite go that far but with a 25-400mm F2.8-4 amazing Leica Lens I would say it definitely competes with an entry level SLR and Kit Lens. Plus it does 4K Video and you can pull a 8mb still image. That's like 30fps burst mode. Amazing.

  • from Lethbridge, AB

Love this Camera

I am not a professional but I love a clear, crisp image. I want to see eyelashes when I take photos of people. This camera allows you to do that. Sharp, on the money photos. The learning curve is a little steep for newbies but overall very user friendly. I like the zoom, not into changes lenses. This is as close as you'll get to a DSLR without buying one. It is a big camera, you'll need more than a pocket to carry it around. But it's worth the trouble. I love this camera and thoroughly enjoy playing around with all the features it offers. It's pricey but you get what you pay for.


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