The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a compact camera with 1" (2.7x) sensor and 20.1 megapixels manufactured from 2014 to 2016 (discontinued). The range of sensitivities, including ISO extension, is 80 - 25600 ISO and it has a continuous shooting (burst mode) of 12 FPS. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 446 €;
36 users have given it an average vote of 9.0 out of 10
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Pros:Focal length, slow quality, fast AF, viewfinder quality, build quality, shutter speed, stabilizer
Cons:f/2.8 only at 25mm, over 1600 ISO too much noise, lacks a second dial for focus, autonomy
Opinion:For its current price (I bought it at the beginning of 2019 new at .460) is in my opinion one of the best for price quality. It is a great bridge, versatile and usable in virtually any circumstance. By day he takes wonderful photos, macro zooms in spectacularly thanks to the bright (not too much though) lens. At night, however, the situation changes; although the optics are an f/2.8 - f/4.0 the one-inch sensor suffers. Although very sensitive, unfortunately over 1600 becomes almost impossible to shoot due to the excessively invasive noise. Despite everything I find it a great machine, robust and reliable.
Opinion:Bought used in warranty 18 months at 300 euros: among the best photo purchases ever made. It is obvious that it is a compromise, as well as all the 1" bridges of the latest generation, it can not be compared to the quality of an FF reflex with top optics. But reduced weight, minimal footprint, optical quality and AF make it the perfect solution to go home happy especially in "limit" situations (which are becoming more and more common, unfortunately); I refer to events and situations in general where physically it is not possible to use telephoto lenses or cars you want because crowded you want because safety when he sees the "white" comes there to break your boxes (often and willingly, rightly). How many times at public events are there the slew of amateurs with supertelebiancone in the middle of the boxes that undaunted with the craving by "pro photographers" disturb those who want to witness the show undisturbed? These bridges don't break the boxes, stand with your machine, maybe you're far away but with the 400mm you don't care, take your pictures and once you're settled you're satisfied. It is ideal for 90% of common situations and contains a lot of potential that reflex high-end and not often do not have all at once: for example coming from 5DmkII I found the fz1000 much more performing as a burst and continuous AF.
Pros:Definitely the weight, much lighter than a pro-semipro reflex lens. Versatility and optical quality: to be a super-zoom, mounted on an inch sensor, I would say that it behaves well in good light conditions. Video up to 4k very good. Many customizable features. Price: Jack, today, at €499 is a cost that brings the ratio Q/P to very high levels.
Cons:ISO seal not very high, over the 1600 is better not to go. A little plasticious body, it is not comparable to mid-to-upper SLR cameras. Screen that looks great but it really isn't that much. For those accustomed to SLR a bit ' dated, like me, the display full of symbols and descriptions, may seem too chaotic. For me it is a flaw, but for others it could be a merit. The internal microphone is not a pearl, it does its but it does not go beyond.
Opinion:So, let's say at once the mid-range or higher SLR cameras, with proper optics are another thing. Bridge, globally, doesn't behave badly, it does its own. It is the classic handyman to carry around when it comes out without pre-set purposes. It's all right, but it doesn't excel at anything. If you want to be light it is an ideal machine. I love bridges from the time of Fuji S5500 (which I still have) because they allow me to make exits without too much thought (type holidays to the sea where you leave the car in the backpack under the umbrella without worrying too much). Salt, squirt and various casino are never a problem with a versatile medium, relatively cheap, and, in its own way, even robust (the 5500 is 2004;)), I hope this bridge will do the same service with good yield for what needs to do. We'll see, I'll put more impressions with the next uses. In church, on Christmas Eve, she did not behave badly but the ISO estate sends her into crisis very soon.
Pros:Versatility of optics // JPG image quality (in not poor light) and RAW // Ideal x photos in Travel - Excursions // Effectiveness d. Stabilizer // Great Viewfinder (also to review photos in case of strong east light. or presbyopia) // Many options menus and buttons customizable // Excellent videos already in Full HD and 4K that churn out excellent 8Mp stills (but I'm not interested that much the VIDands and 4K are very heavy) // Electronic shutter (up to 1/16,000 sec): fundamental x situation where 1/4000th F8 are not enough and you do not h year filters //
Cons:Lack of F11 (x PdC in Macrofotogr.) // FLASH flashy blue with strong Sun in the opp frame. just out of frame // Easy zoom-MaF ring to rotate-touch inadvertently // To Temperatures below zero, sometimes it may require you to turn it off and on again // The Autofocus can "hesitate" when you are at strong zoom and with little contrast subjects (in this case it improves if you hold the photocam in vertical/portrait posiz) // Internal GND filters such as x FZ2500 would have been convenient... // In limit cases (spec. to all Tele and WE) edges and areas that are not close to the rather soft center-frame (this could vary "from exemplary to exemplary"...) WB Auto not always accurate (if you shoot in JPG better use Temp Kelvin) // It almost always tends to overexpose (c. 2/3 stop) // Too small the difference between the (-5/) levels of "image parameters", especially "Riduz. Noise" (which I keep fixed at -5, as well as the "Contrast").
Opinion:Although I use Reflex since 2008, especially x Excursions (see the Galleries of my website) and for 2 years I have FF (EOS 6D with 24-105L), since 2004 I have used Bridge Lumix (FZ20 and then FZ28). Certainly an FF sensor is always convenient, but considering everything (i.e. the "limitedness" of the 24-105L is alone), since I use the FZ1000 (summer 2017) I feel more the lack of the FZ1000 when I go out with the reflex, which vice versa!! Of course if you have to photograph the Milky Way, or take photos in poor light with valuable optics (large openings or serious zooms like 300/4 or 100-400 Mk2...) the Full Frame is irreplaceable! But x excursions and travel -so not necessarily "serious" - the sensor 1" of the FZ1000 just and advances, and indeed I was amazed by the yield and, certainly superior to that of the normal compacts/bridge. In normal light, the JPG of the FZ1000 are superior to those of the 6D (this is due, however, to the pitiful quality of the JPG of the 6D, with strong low iso noise and strong Sharpen to "0" setting... more than the deficiencies of the unobtrusive EF 24-105L) except at the edges. Excellent RAW (very useful with little light, when, like all Lumix, at shooting times like 1/15 - 1/4 begins to introduce - strong Riduz Noise) but perhaps the fine detail of the JPG taken with strong/hard light is difficult to obtain with the RAW (which, however, give a lot of llo on tones, shadow-light recovery, WB and better colors, etc.) at least with Camera Raw (also tried Silky Pix,..., cmq are minimal differences dependent on the algorithm of demosaicizing RAW Panasonic). MORE: - For me that when I use contact lenses I can not get too close to the LCD (I focus at half a meter), reviewing the photos in the crosshairs (diottric corrector) is great. - Using only VF battery life increases from 350-400shots to 450-500c.: despite having an original Panasonic Battery and a cheap ("Patona" green) and taking often 400 photos x Excursion, I rarely happen to change battery: only over 450-550 shots...) - Ideal for travel and excursion shots, but also slightly more superfine things, as for certain Macro spec in combination with Raynox filters or similar (see here on Juza the gallery of MR Bridge). In short, a tool with which you have fun. Then I know many Pro Photographers, who have also started using these 1" / 20Mp sensor bridges and sell the photos!! It is obvious that if you photograph at high ISOs or if you use Level Optics, the Reflex becomes "another world". I've already sold photos taken with the FZ1000. I hope that in the future the price of these Bridges will drop a bit (having to use it also x mountaineering and espoloraz. you never know how long it will hold...). - Great videos (I do not use the bulky 4K is enough for me, on the rare occasions when I do vid) the 1920x1080 at 50Fps!! - It may be lower than the Sony RX100 Mk 3/4 (for "pixel quality"), but it costs half! Ultimately STRA-RECOMMENDED, either to begin with, or to mate (?) or alternate with Reflex _ On My site of Photos Hiking in Appennine many of the photo galleries are taken with the FZ1000
Pros:Lightweight, good quality photos, ideal for traveling (you have almost 3 lenses in one ...).
Cons:Reduced depth of field f8, limitations also in macro, annoying noise of the stabilizer, lack of a separate button for the ISO so you can change directly even when you opt (often) for focusing single point movable. Sensor, even if from a 1 ', still too small. Limited iso estate.
Opinion:I've been coming to SLR for over 20 years between Nikon, Pentax and Canon and a bit for practicality and a little out of curiosity I wanted to try this bridge. Precise immediately that you can not in any way compare this (albeit good) bridge with a camera (even if the shopkeeper wanted to convince me that it is even better and I may have fallen ...). However I can say that churns out some pretty good photos in normal general conditions. Not suitable for photos of medium-small animals, for blurred blurring or for macro of a certain level. Very annoying the noise of the stabilizer, some functions not well coupled with others (ISO + focus single point movable), excessive battery consumption, slow zum for certain shooting situations. Even the high ISO seal is very small and conditioned by the small sensor.rnInsummer a good all-rounder for those who do not have specific needs, but I will continue my passion with a camera. The "effort" to bring a little more weight and to change some optics is immediately forgotten seeing the results of the photos and especially torealizing that with the camera you have a total control in various situations.rnRecommended for travelers and for those who have no patience to handle a camera!
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