Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II
Announced: 18 Feb 2018
Sensor Resolution: 20Mp
Sensor Type: 1" BSI-CMOS
ISO: 125-12800
Weight: 808g
Physical Dimensions: 136 x 97 x 132 mm
Viewfinder: Electronic
Screen Type: 3" Fully articulated
Video Resolutions: 3840 x 2160
50
Overall Score
39
Image Quality
47
Speed Performance
83
Versatility
40
Comfort
Portrait

40

Portrait
Landscape

39

Landscape
Sport

54

Sport
Street

51

Street
Everyday

55

Everyday

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prospros

  • This camera autofocus is able to follow moving subjects
  • The integrated stabilizer allows you to shoot firmly even in low light conditions
  • The LCD display is a convenient and almost indispensable feature
  • This is one of the brightest cameras in its category, even at the longest zoom settings - a huge plus in sports and nature photography
  • The microphone input can be very useful if you shoot videos
  • Thanks to burst mode, it's ideal for action photos
  • It has fast shutter speed, ideal for action photos
  • The fully articulated display allows you to manage the framing even in hard conditions
  • Thanks to the wireless connection, Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II allows immediate picture sharing

conscons

  • Warning - Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II is not a tropicalized camera. If you use it in adverse conditions, you could ruin it.
  • Warning - Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II battery has only 350.0 shoots autonomy. This might be a limiting factor if you think you'll have to do long photo sessions without having the chance to recharge it.
  • The small size of the sensor could lower the quality of the photos

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II and its rivals

Review compare Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II with overall score Portrait
Portrait
Landscape
Landscape
Sport
Sport
Street
Street
Everyday
Everyday
Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II Panasonic
Lumix DC-FZ1000 II
50 40 39 54 51 55 $799.00
Nikon Coolpix A1000 Nikon
Coolpix A1000
55 35 35 61 65 66 buy on
Nikon Coolpix P950 Nikon
Coolpix P950
48 37 36 59 45 50 buy on
Nikon Coolpix B600 Nikon
Coolpix B600
37 13 11 48 50 53 buy on

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II: concluding remarks and technical specifications

The Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II is a bridge camera launched on 02/18/2018.

Technically speaking, the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II ranks in the best 5% of its category (and in the best 71 of all cameras in our database) scoring 50 overall. The Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II weights 808 gr and spans 136 x 97 x 132 mm. This means that it is one of the largest and heaviest cameras within its category.

Going into details, the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II behaves better than average in its category for:

  • Image Quality - Score 39, ranks in the category best 1%.
  • Speed Performance - Score 47, ranks in the category best 5%.
  • Versatility - Score 83, ranks in the category best 4%.

On the contrary, the performance of Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II is below the category average in:

  • Comfort - Score 40, ranks among the worst 5% of its category.

However, the technical performance of your camera should be put in context. Indeed, depending on the type of photography you are interested in, each individual camera feature can impact your pictures to a different extent. This is the reason why we developed the iCamRank. iCamRank has been designed to weight all the individual technical specifications of each camera in the camerarace database, depending on different shooting conditions. Thus, here is what we suggest, depending on the photography type you like most:

  • Portrait - Great, score 40, ranks in the best 2% of its category. Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II is perfect for Portrait photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Landscape - Great, score 39, ranks in the best 2% of its category. Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II is perfect for Landscape photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Sport - Great, score 54, ranks in the best 4% of its category. Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II is perfect for Sport photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Street - Good, score 51, ranks in the best 43% of its category. Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II works well for Street photography, however even better options are available, which you may want to take into account.
  • Everyday - Good, score 55, ranks in the best 25% of its category. Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II works well for daily photography, however other options are available too, which you may want to take into account.

Last but not least, the price. You can find the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II sold on Amazon for a price comprised between 799.0 USD and 949.95 USD, well above the average for this camera type.

Overall, Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II is a good value for money. However, alternatives are also available, which you may want to take into consideration before taking the final decision. Click here to see alternative options.

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II technical specs

Sensor Type

Sensor Type

BSI-CMOS

Sensor Size

1"

Sensor Dimensions

13.2 x 8.8 mm

Sensor Area

116.16 mm2

Sensor Resolution

20 Mp

Max Image Resolution

5472 x 3648

Max Native ISO

12800

Min Native ISO

125

RAW Support

yes

Lens

Manual Focus

yes

Lens Mount

fixed lens

Lens Focal Range

25-400mm

Max Aperture

F2.8-4.0

Macro Focus Range

3 cm

Screen Type

Screen Type

Fully articulated

Screen Size

3.0"

Screen Resolution

1240Kdot

Live View

yes

Touch Screen

yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Electronic

Viewfinder Resolution

2360000.0

Viewfinder Coverage

100

Viewfinder Magnification

0.74

Features

Min Shutter Speed

60s

Max Shutter Speed

1/4000s

Continuous Shooting

12fps

Shutter Priority

yes

Aperture Priority

yes

Manual Exposure Mode

yes

Exposure Compensation

yes

Custom White Balance

yes

Image Stabilization

yes

Built-in Flash

yes

Flash Range

13.5

Max Flash Sync

-

Flash Modes

Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Forced On
Forced On/Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Forced Off
1st / 2nd Slow Sync.

External Flash

yes

AE Bracketing

yes

WB Bracketing

yes

Dxo Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Score

DxO Color Depth

DxO Dynamic Range

DxO Low Light ISO

Exposure Modes

Multi-Segment

yes

Average

yes

Spot

yes

Partial

no

AF-Area

no

Center Weighted

no

Autofocus

AF Touch

yes

AF Continuous

yes

AF Single

yes

AF Tracking

yes

AF Selective

yes

AF Center

yes

AF MultiArea

yes

AF Live View

yes

AF Face Detection

yes

AF Contrast Detection

yes

AF Phase Detection

no

Number of Focus Points

49

Number of Cross Focus Points

0

Video Features

Video Resolutions

3840x2160 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60p 60i 30p 24p) 1280x720 (30p) 640 x 480 (30p)

Max Video Resolution

3840x2160

Video Formats

MPEG-4 H.264

Microphone Port

yes

Headphone Port

no

Connectivity

Wireless Connectivity

Built-in

HDMI

yes

USB

USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)

Physical

Environmental Sealing

no

Water Proof

no

Dust Proof

no

Shock Proof

no

Crush Proof

no

Freeze Proof

no

Weight

808g

Physical Dimensions

136 x 97 x 132 mm

Battery Life

350

Battery Type

Battery Pack

Battery Model

DMW-BLC12PP

Other Features

Self Timer

Yes

Timelapse Recording

yes

GPS

no

Storage Type

SD SDHC SDXC card (UHS-I supported)

Storage Slots

1

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