If the size and shape of the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 seems a little off-key to you let us put things in perspective. This one here is a compact camera but that isn’t stopping it from grabbing a superzoom lens and 4K video shooting capabilities, apart from a hefty (yet quite reasonable for the attributes it’s offering) price tag of $899.99.
It comes equipped with a 20.1MP sensor which is distinguished by the fact that it’s 1 inch in size and is a High Sensitivity MOS unit. What this means in non-technical tongue is that low-light performance will be assisted in. Aiding it in this cause is Panasonic’s very own Venus Engine.
That long piece of machinery strutting out of the Lumix FZ1000’s body is a 16x Leica DC Vario-Elmarit zoom lens which offers a 35mm equivalent focal length of 25-400mm, its maximum aperture range being f/2.8-4.
4K video is captured by the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 at 30fps. It’s at 1080p full HD however, where you can vary the frame-rate to 60fps, 30fps or 24fps and experience the benefits of five-axis optical image stabilization which is sadly absent in 4K mode. According to The Verge, this camera also houses a creative video mode which offers 120fps recording, time lapse shooting and stop-motion animation.
Panasonic has infused into the device a 2,359k-dot OLED viewfinder and a Free-Angle 3.0″ 921k-dot LCD monitor. Apart from a hot shoe for external flash units, there’s a built-in pop-up flash as well.
The Wi-Fi and NFC-equipped Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 will be out in July this year at the above mentioned price of $899.99.