LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic FZ1000 II has a Fully Articulated 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 1,240k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Panasonic FZ1000 II will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
FZ1000 II has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,360kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic FZ1000 II can shoot continuously at max speed of 12.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec
. FZ1000 II also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/16000s
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
FZ1000 II has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Panasonic FZ1000 II features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 49 points to choose from. Panasonic FZ1000 II also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
Macro shooters will love Panasonic FZ1000 II's Focus Stacking feature. In this mode, FZ1000 II automatically composites multiple shots taken at different focal positions using focus bracketing to create a single image with maximum depth of field.
Panasonic FZ1000 II has a special Post Focus mode which uses its 4K video and focus bracketing features together to shoot and stack a burst of images into a single image which you can change the focus point on the LCD screen after it is taken. Although the resulting image has only 8 MP resolution, the flexibility this feature gives to the shooter is unmatched.
With Panasonic FZ1000 II, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. This means that Panasonic FZ1000 II 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.
FZ1000 II also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 120 fps for ultra slow motion videos. FZ1000 II has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Panasonic FZ1000 II also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
4K Photo Mode
Utilizing its 4K Video recording abilities in a creative way, Panasonic FZ1000 II 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 II features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.Panasonic FZ1000 II's Bluetooth
connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our FZ1000 II. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect FZ1000 II to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Panasonic FZ1000 II is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 350 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR-Like type cameras is 354 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 II vs Sony RX10 III or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
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