The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 is the most advanced bridge camera to date. With a solid, compact and high quality build the LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 boasts a number of firsts in its class, including a large 20.1MP 1-inch High Sensitivity MOS sensor and 4K video recording capability for unrivalled image and video quality.
The camera incorporates a 16x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT which has an F2.8-4.0 aperture range and can produce stunningly beautiful defocus when combined with the power of the new Venus Engine and sensor.
Furthermore, the LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 features 4K (QFHD 4K: 3840x2160, up to 25fps (PAL) in MP4) video recording for the first time in a digital compact camera. This enables the user to experiment with Panasonic’s new photography proposition of cutting an 8MP equivalent image from 4K video footage.
A large 1-inch, high sensitivity MOS sensor: The LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 features a newly developed 20.1MP 1-inch High Sensitivity MOS sensor approximately four times larger than the 1/2.3-inch sensor found in the majority of comparable cameras. Panasonic’s vast experience of cutting-edge sensor research has resulted in a significantly larger pixel size that enables more light to be received, providing highly sensitive image recording for remarkable low light performance and a dramatically improved defocus effect. Whatever scene is in front of the camera, users can rest assured that every detail will be captured in breath-taking detail.
High quality LEICA lens with 16x Optical Zoom: The LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 also benefits from Panasonic’s long standing association with LEICA. The bright DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with 16x optical zoom has gone through LEICA’s stringent testing to ensure the device delivers exceptional optical performance with every single photo and video. The LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 is able to suppress distortion at the wide-end, and minimise chromatic abrasion at the tele-end. Furthermore, the high-end camera’s F2.8-F4.0 bright aperture helps the user to take zoomed shots without the common issue of blurring. Also, with the fixed 16x LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens (35mm camera equivalent: 25-400mm) , users don’t need to carry countless lenses and accessories, making those tricky vantage points that little bit easier to reach.
Enhanced Venus Engine: Panasonic’s all-new Venus Engine dramatically improves on existing levels of optical sensitivity, resolution, gradation and colour reproduction to capture images and video more accurately and authentically than any other bridge camera available today. The engine’s new random filter blends any unwanted noise into the image, creating more natural pictures, and a new aperture filter processes the finest details, such as hair and skin tone, at a higher range of frequencies, ensuring that photographs and videos incorporate the most subtle elements of each frame. The Venus Engine also has a major impact on colour reproduction – hue, saturation and luminosity are divided into 16-axis, for subtle adjustments and accurate evaluation of each and every colour in the shot.
Unrivalled ease of use, creativity and control With a high quality and robust design that accentuates the large-diameter LEICA lens, alongside a host of AF and creative functions designed to offer unrivalled usability and responsiveness, Panasonic’s latest LUMIX camera is the perfect, fixed-lens companion for any adventure.