18 Feb 2019

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II: a great lens makes this a serious 4K camera

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Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II: a great lens makes this a serious 4K camera Panasonic

Panasonic’s newly announced looks like being a lot of camera for the money.

Panasonic announced the 20.1MP bridge camera today, with a very compelling feature set. The camera features a 1-inch CMOS sensor and a LEICA certified lens that gives a 35mm equivalent of 25-400mm. That’s certainly enough range for most situations covered. And there’s not too much compromise on the iris ramping either, with a nice, bright f/2.8 available at the wide end, while at 400mm the lens only falls off to f/4. Impressive.

Other notable features include 5-axis stabilisation, 4K photo and video to help with ultra fast action at 30fps, ultra fast power on, a burst rate of 12fps at full resolution, and an electronic shutter capable of a maximum of 1/16000s.

It goes without saying that the camera also features a 4K video mode, with frame rates available from 24p to 30p. The features a 0.39” OLED viewfinder, as well as a 3” free-angle LCD display, which can rotate 180 degrees to the side and 270 degrees up and down.

The will have an RRP of £769.99 (€849.99), and will be available from the end of March. In the meantime, enjoy the photos below.

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Simon Wyndham

Simon Wyndham is Deputy Editor of RedShark News, a professional cameraman and video producer of 20 odd years. With a background in indy feature making, he has been writing camera reviews and tech articles for as long as he can remember. When he isn't producing bread and butter corporate videos he can be found hucking the gnar on rivers whitewater kayaking and adventure sports filming.

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