Bridge camera – a high-quality superzoom camera with 4K and a one-inch sensor
- 24-480mm f/2.8-4.5 lens
- 20.1MP one-inch sensor
- 4K Video & Photo
The DMC-FZ1000 was an extremely impressive camera, so when news came that Panasonic would be following it up with an DMC-FZ2000, we were very excited.
Bridge used to be a bit of a dirty word in the camera world, being used to denote something that had a good zoom range but that lacked on the image quality front. Cameras such as the DMC-FZ2000 change all that, offering fantastic quality in a body that offers you a serious number of features for your cash.
For starters, the camera has a one-inch sensor, which is much larger than the small sensors you’d usually find in a bridge camera. Panasonic has increased the focal length a little here, taking the 400mm up to 480mm for the new model, with an impressively wide aperture range from f/2.8 up to f/4.5.
The camera, like all new Panasonic models, offers 4K Video and Photo modes too – with it even being aimed towards keen videographers as well as photographers. The camera body is bulky and serious; in short, this is a camera that will cope admirably with pretty much anything you throw at it, making it the ultimate all-rounder for someone who doesn’t want the hassle of changing lenses.
At time of review the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 was available for £1,099.