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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 number 105 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 51?

It has great expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good screen / viewfinder, is easy to use and superior product quality. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
This Panasonic digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Quite high megapixel
Heavy
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. However good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras as well being average for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras.
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How Big is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000?

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is 136.8mm wide and 98.5mm tall. It is 130.7mm deep and weighs 780g.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

19 Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras, this camera is one of the most awarded by expert review sites.

The writers at five expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this Panasonic digital camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from M3.idg.se, Akam.no, Tek.no, Pocket Lint and Techradar.

The authors at websites Optyczne.pl, CNET.com.au, Good Gear Guide.com.au and Reviewed.com all thought that this camera was superb and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at two other expert review sites both said that this Panasonic camera was terrific and gave it one of their highest awards. DP Review and What Digital Camera both gave this camera a "Gold" award.

This Panasonic digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both review websites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine, both of which said that this camera was very good.

In addition, this digital camera received a "Silver" award from review website Onfoto.ru who concluded it was very good and it received an Expert Reviews "Best Buy" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 86% based on 39 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com. That puts this Panasonic camera in the top 12% of all the digital cameras.

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Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this camera is terrific based on 369 user reviews. Over 93% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

10 people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good viewfinder and two customers reckoned that it had a good screen.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

22 customers who bought it mentioned that it was easy to use, nine owners agreed that it was easy to use the menus and six customers mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Five people who purchased it agreed that it was noisy.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

36 people who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 agreed that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

70 owners mentioned that it was able to produce good images, four customers who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it had a good picture resolution and four owners thought the product was good in low light. two customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor and two people agreed that this digital camera was good in terms of colour rendition.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

16 customers who purchased the product concluded that it had a good zoom, 13 people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good autofocus and nine people who reviewed the product considered that it had a good lens. five owners mentioned that it had a good image stabiliser.

Very Good Brand

We checked 11,202 owner and expert reviews (including 2,725 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Technical Features

Seven owners who purchased it concluded that it had good features.

Users Report Great Battery Life

Three customers who reviewed the product thought it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Nice Design

Eight customers said in their reviews that the product was good looking.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

18 owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good for video recording.

Users Report it is Robust

Seven owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was well made.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Nine people said in their reviews that the product was good value for money.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Six people who reviewed it mentioned that it was compact, two customers who bought this digital camera considered that it was lightweight and two people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a good body shape.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We think this camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras. The cheapest camera that we found costs $29 and the most expensive costs $6,895.

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Features

5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a higher image resolution than most cameras. This Panasonic digital camera has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all cameras is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Quite High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.1 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a fairly high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP.

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Heavy

The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is one of the heaviest cameras (780 grams) amongst cameras of this age. The weights of cameras range from 1g to 1.5kg.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1" image sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a pretty typical optical zoom (16 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other digital cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Microphone in

The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a microphone in. Most of the other cameras also have a microphone in.

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Fairly High Magnification

Digital cameras have magnifications of between 0.15x and 100x, and the average magnification is 2.6x. With a magnification of 1.88 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has one of the higher magnifications amongst cameras of this age.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 5472 x 3080, 3648 x 3648, 3888 x 2592, 3456 x 2592, 3840 x 2160, 2592 x 2592 and 2736 x 1824 and 1920 x 1080. Cameras still image resolution(s) range from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution. The best video resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 640 pixels.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over nine times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras. In addition, this camera support a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video. Cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a quite large maximum aperture number (11) compared to most of the other cameras. The maximum aperture numbers of cameras range from 1.8 to 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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360 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 which takes 360 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Supports Live View

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 supports live view, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Smile Detection

The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 features smile detection, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 in February 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers circuit street csdmcfz1000pk, panasonic dmcfz1000k
Barcodes 00132162238448, 00628804152123, 00885170188235, 00885170188242, 04549077133120, 05025232782543, 07432409336351

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