Our Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 arrived this week and finally had time to shoot a bit of video. I always like to grab a camera without adjusting settings to see how the camera performs straight out of the box. This footage was imported into Adobe PremiereCC and then output to mp4. I did not perform any sharpening or light control. Again, this is straight out of the camera, into Premiere then exported to mp4 video format.

Light was good this afternoon, nice even lighting due to the overcast conditions. So, out the front door I went, turned the camera on, set to movie and press the record button. One item of interest to me was how the camera focused. For point-and-shoot video, I thought it worked pretty well. I am excited to see what the Lumix FZ can do with lights, tripod and rails. Of course, let’s not forget about 4K, which is where this camera is said to shine!

I will produce some additional video from the Lumix FZ using more professional conditions, but for now, this is the footage straight out of the camera. Not bad.

Key Features of the Lumix FZ1000:

  • 20.1 megapixel 1″-type MOS sensor
  • 25-400mm equiv. F2.8-4 Leica lens
  • 5-axis ‘Power OIS’ stabilization
  • XGA OLED electronic viewfinder with 2.36M dots
  • 3-inch fully-articulated LCD with 920K dots
  • 4K (3840×2160) video at 30p, 100Mbps MP4
  • 1080p at up to 60p, 28Mbps (MP4 or AVCHD)
  • 120fps quarter-speed 1080p
  • 3.5mm microphone socket
  • Clean HDMI output
  • Zebra pattern and focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi with NFC
  • 360 shots per charge (CIPA standard)

First Video Test

 

Comparisons:

Panasonic DMC-FZ1000
Sony DSC-RX10
Panasonic DMC-FZ200
Sensor
20.1MP MOS
20.2MP BSI-CMOS
12.1MP MOS
Sensor Size (mm2)
116
116
28
Equivalent zoom range
25-400mm
24-200mm
25-600mm
Aperture range
F2.8-4.0
F2.8
F2.8
Equivalent aperture range
F7.6-10.8
F7.6
F15.5
Video recording formats
AVCHD, MP4
AVCHD, MP4
AVCHD, MP4
Maximum video resolution
3840×2160
1920×1080
1920×1080
Highest bitrate (for 1080p footage)
28Mbps (1080p60)
28Mbps (1080p60)
28Mbps (1080p60)
Battery life (Shots-per-charge, CIPA)
360
420
540
Built-in ND filter?
No
Yes
No
Dimensions (WxHxD)
137 x 99 x 131mm
129 x 89 x 120mm
125 x 87 x 107mm
Weight
831g
813g
588g

About Glenn Brooks

Glenn Brooks is the founder of WebWize, Inc. WebWize has been providing web design, development, hosting, SEO and email services since 1994. Glenn graduated from SWTSU with a degree in Commercial Art and worked in the advertising, marketing and printing industries before starting WebWize.

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