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Panasonic Lumix FZ1000

5 / 18

Reviewed by Jon Devo

23 July 2014

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

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Bridge Camera – A high-quality superzoom camera with 4K and a 1-inch sensor

Key features:
  • 4K video capture
  • 25-400mm focal length
  • 20.1-megapixel 1-inch sensor
Bridge cameras used to be for people who care more about zoom range that image quality. Real photo enthusiasts would turn their noses up at them. But models like the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 are doing a good job of turning that reputation around. It has a 1-inch sensor, much larger than the bog-standard compact-size sensor used in other bridge cameras. The lens is impressive too. You get a 25-400mm focal length with max aperture of f/2.8-4.0. That’s a little worse than the Sony RX10, but the Panasonic has other benefits too. It’s the first bridge camera to offer 4K video capture, and you get much greater zoom.

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At time of review the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 was available for £749.

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