LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic FZ1000 has a Fully Articulated 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Panasonic FZ1000 will make your life easier with its selfie friendly screen.
FZ1000 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder.
The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,359kdots and coverage of 100%.
Panasonic FZ1000 can shoot continuously at max speed of 12 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/16000 sec . FZ1000 has a built-in flash, and you can also mount your external flashes too.
Panasonic FZ1000 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 49 points to choose from.
4K Photo Mode
With Panasonic FZ1000, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p fps with bit rates up to 100 mbps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. This means that Panasonic FZ1000 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness. There is also a high speed mode where you can capture videos at 120 fps for ultra slow motion videos. FZ1000 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Panasonic FZ1000 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Utilizing its 4K Video recording abilities in a creative way, Panasonic FZ1000 sports a 4K Photo Mode where you can capture 8 MP photos from 4K videos.
Using a software such as Adobe Lightroom on your PC or in-camera function, you can review the 4K video frame by frame and extract the image that you like the most.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic FZ1000 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
With its NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, FZ1000 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.
One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our FZ1000. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic FZ1000 is powered by DMW-BLC12PP battery which provides a shooting life of 360 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR-Like type cameras is 357 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Sony RX10 III with its 420shots is the model with longest battery life among Large Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic FZ1000 vs Sony RX10 III or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Panasonic FZ1000 is $697.99