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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

$697.99
Bridge Camera 20.1MP 16x Yes Feb 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
DP Review Gold PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review

Our Verdict:
A Multi Award Winning 20.1 Megapixel 16 Times Zoom Factor Camera, Great for Everyday Photography
, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 number 66 across all digital cameras.
98
411 Reviews + 19 Awards
91
71
24 Great Features
64
2 Years Old
Overall Score
85
Very Good

Why Has it Scored This?

It has very good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 19 awards including a "Recommended" award from review websites Pricerunner.se, M3.idg.se, Akam.no, Pocket Lint and Tek.no, an "Editor's Choice" award from websites Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Reviewed.com and Optyczne.pl and a "Gold" award from both review websites What Digital Camera and DP Review.
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Excellent
81
Very Good
93
Excellent
77
Good

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

19 Industry Awards

This digital camera is one of the most highly awarded by experts in cameras of all the latest digital cameras.

The editors of review websites Pricerunner.se, M3.idg.se, Akam.no, Pocket Lint and Tek.no all recommend this Panasonic camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The editors of websites Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Reviewed.com and Optyczne.pl all concluded that this Panasonic digital camera was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This high megapixel camera was given a "Gold" award by both review websites What Digital Camera and DP Review, both of which decided that this Panasonic digital camera was terrific.

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

Two other expert review sites both liked this high megapixel camera. The author at review website Onfoto.ru thought that this camera was very good and gave it a "Silver" award and the writer at website Expert Reviews gave it a "Best Buy" award and decided it was a sensible purchase.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 40 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and CNET.com the average expert rating of this camera is 86%.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, Lumix DMC-FZ1000 owners rated this camera as superb. 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.

Good Quality Lens

16 customers said in their reviews that it had a good zoom, 13 people thought this digital camera had a good autofocus and nine customers considered that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 had a good lens. five customers said in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser.

Good Quality Pictures

70 people considered that it was able to produce good images, four people said in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution and four owners who bought the product reckoned that it was good in low light. two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor and two people who bought it reckoned that it was good in terms of colour rendition.

Superior Product Quality

36 people considered that it was good quality.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

10 people who bought this digital camera said that it had a good viewfinder and two people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good screen.

Easy to Use

22 customers agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 was easy to use, nine owners who bought it concluded that it was easy to use the menus and six people said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Unacceptable Noise Level

Five customers reckoned that it was noisy.

Great Technical Features

Seven people thought this digital camera had good features.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 9,717 expert and owner reviews (including 209 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 93% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Excellent Battery Life

Three customers said in their reviews that the product had a good battery life.

Nice Design

Eight people who bought this digital camera agreed that it was good looking.

Good Video Capture

18 customers concluded that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 was good for video recording.

Robust

Seven owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was well made.

Reasonably Priced

Nine customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good value for money.

Good Size

Six people mentioned that the product was compact, two people who reviewed the product agreed that it was lightweight and two customers said in their reviews that it was a good body shape.


Features

Supports Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 does not have a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

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

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Average Optical Zoom

At 16 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a relatively standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other latest similar spec digital cameras.

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Features Smile Detection

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 features smile detection, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a Microphone in

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

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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 new high megapixel cameras. Most cameras of a similar age and type to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Panasonic digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 4864x3648, 3456x2592, 2432x1824, 5472x3648, 3888x2592, 2736x1824, 5472x3080, 3840x2160, 1920x1080, 3648x3648 and 2592x2592 and 1824x1824. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 480 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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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 latest high megapixel 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 recently released high megapixel cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Supports Live View

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 supports live view. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also support live view.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over 27 times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by latest cameras. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 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.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features Histogram

The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 features histogram, as do most of the other recently released high megapixel cameras.

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Has an HDMI

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has an HDMI. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other recently released high megapixel cameras.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a batteries included. Most of the other new high megapixel cameras also have a batteries included.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all high megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Very High Magnification

With a magnification of 1.88 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has one of the highest magnifications amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the recently released high megapixel cameras the magnifications range from 0.17x to 1.9x.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 432 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 73mm, the longest is 1,600mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 330mm.

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Supports 80, 100 and 13 More ISO Sensitivities

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most latest high megapixel cameras. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "25600" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Heavy

Across all the recently released comparable spec cameras the weights range from 90g to 1.5kg. With a weight of 780 grams, the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is one of the heavier cameras of this type and age amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

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20.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.1 megapixels camera.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This high megapixel camera was released in February 2015.


Reviews
98
411 Reviews + 19 Awards
Value for Money
91
Features for Portrait...
92
Excellent
Age
64
2 Years Old
Overall Score for Port...
82
Very Good
79
5472 X 3648 Pixels
Yes
Yes
Features for Portrait...
92
Excellent

Image Stabilizer

has an image stabilizer


Smile Detection

features smile detection


Maximum Image Resolution

maximum image resolution


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Pre-Flash

pre-flash


Handheld Remote Control

handheld remote control


Self-Timer

self-timer


Reviews
98
411 Reviews + 19 Awards
Value for Money
91
Features for Landscape...
81
Very Good
Age
64
2 Years Old
Overall Score for Land...
77
Good
73
16x
79
5472 X 3648 Pixels
97
780g
75
360 Shots
Features for Landscape...
81
Very Good

Optical Zoom

average optical zoom


Weight

heavy


GPS (satellite)

does not have a GPS (satellite)


Maximum Image Resolution

maximum image resolution


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Waterproof

waterproof


Electronic Compass

electronic compass


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

battery life (CIPA standard)


Anti-Dust Function

anti-dust function


Dustproof

dustproof


Reviews
98
411 Reviews + 19 Awards
Value for Money
91
Features for Everyday...
93
Excellent
Age
64
2 Years Old
Overall Score for Ever...
83
Very Good
97
780g
75
360 Shots
Yes
Yes
Features for Everyday...
93
Excellent

Weight

heavy


Image Stabilizer

has an image stabilizer


Vari-Angle LCD Display

has a vari-angle LCD display


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

battery life (CIPA standard)


Face Detection

face detection


Reviews
98
411 Reviews + 19 Awards
Value for Money
91
Features for Sport Pho...
77
Good
Age
64
2 Years Old
Overall Score for Spor...
76
Good
100
1s
Yes
28
80, 100, 200, 400, 80, 800, 160, 1,60...
75
360 Shots
Features for Sport Pho...
77
Good

Image Stabilizer

has an image stabilizer


ISO Sensitivities

supports 80, 100 and 13 more ISO sensitivities


Camera Shutter Speed

camera shutter speed


Multi Burst Mode

multi burst mode


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

battery life (CIPA standard)


Waterproof

waterproof


Flash Recharging Time

flash recharging time


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00885170188235, 05025232782543

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