Incorporating 25-400mm/F2.8-4.0 LEICA DC lens and 1-inch MOS sensor, the FZ1000 brings unprecedentedly high quality in photos and even in 4K videos. You'll see both performance and mobility are achieved in this handy piece.
The Flagship Bridge Camera with Ultimate Picture Quality
The superb images of its large 1-inch sensor and new lens express the limitless depth and sunlit warmth of nature. Its 16x optical zoom brings everything up close, from tiny birds on tree branches to animals crossing the distant horizon. Choose photos or videos, in crisp 4K resolution.
The DMC-FZ1000 is all you need to capture the world around you, in all its natural beauty.
Smooth, Beautiful Defocus Effect
The beauty of the DMC-FZ1000 lies in its ability to express the bright, beautiful world around us with a naturally gentle touch. The newly developed LEICA DC VARIO ELMARIT lens features 5 aspherical glass lenses, which are made possible by Panasonic's unique aspherical lens mold technology. This combines with the large MOS sensor to give your photos a shallow depth of field with an impressive defocus effect featuring invisible edge lines.
High-Quality 4K Video
Experience the world's first 4K video recording*. Enjoy true-to-life, high-resolution images in silky motion. Then add the realistic ambience of audio recording with the Stereo / Shotgun Microphone (DMW-MS2**), with the ability to adjust sound gathering characteristics to match the shooting situation. And for even greater versatility, switch to manual operation in Creative Video mode and dramatic slow motion in full-HD 100 fps video***.
* For a compact camera as of June 12, 2014. 4K video can be recorded up to 29 minutes 59 seconds. When recording videos in 4K, use a card rated as UHS Speed Class 3.
** Sold separately.
*** The recording format is 25p.
Superb Mobility & High-Speed Response
Be ready to grab the next sudden shutter opportunity. Adding a dedicated linear motor in the focus system and new DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology* to the conventional Light Speed AF has achieved both higher precision and greater speed at approx. 0.09 sec**. This combines with a 0.66 sec quick start-up time and 12 fps burst shooting in full resolution to turn those once-in-a-lifetime moments into memories that last forever.
* Works for photo shooting only.
** CIPA standard. When using Live View Finder.
The new LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens is created especially for the DMC-FZ1000. It has an F2.8-4.0 brightness that resists blurring even for telephoto shots, and an angle of view that extends from 25mm wide-angle to 16x optical zoom*. Comprising 15 elements in 11 groups, including 4 ED lenses and 5 aspherical lenses with 8 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit achieves high MTF value. Adoption of 5 aspherical glass lenses achieves beautiful, evenly smooth defocus with invisible edge line, which is made possible by Panasonic’s unique aspherical lens mold technology.
* 35mm camera equivalent: 25-400mm.
The newly incorporated 1-inch 20.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor improves the S/N ratio, making it possible to capture clear images with minimum noise even when shot at ISO12800 / Extended ISO25600. Rich amount of light help produce impressive defocus with shallow depth of field. It lets you create truly stunning images in a wide variety of shooting situations.
The newly developed Venus Engine features Multi Prosess NR, Three Dimensional Color Control and Aperture Filter to achieve high color reproduction and high resolution images with natural description. The combination of the High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine achieves stunning picture quality going beyond the limit of digital compact camera.
Stunning macro shots can be shot with minimum focusing distance of 3cm. You can enjoy shooting close-up shots with the DMC-FZ1000 only to express spectacular details of flowers, insects and so on.
The DMC-FZ1000 features 4K video recording capability (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160, 25 fps in MP4)**. It also ushers in a new form of photo creativity by letting you cut out 3840 x 2160 8-megapixel equivalent images from 4K video footage to capture spur-of-the-moment shots that are often missed with ordinary still photos.
* For a compact camera as of June 12, 2014.
** 4K video can be recorded up to 29 minutes 59 seconds. When recording videos in 4K, use a card rated as UHS Speed Class 3.
The videos also come with high-quality, highly realistic Dolby® Digital stereo sound.
The stereo zoom microphone features a zoom noise reduction system, and the Auto Wind Cut function blocks out most of the noise from background wind.
With the DMW-MS2* Stereo/Shotgun Microphone, you can adjust the sound gathering characteristics to match the shooting situation.
* Sold separately.
The 16x optical zoom is available in video recording, too. You can also control the zoom operation to match the shooting situation in 5 speeds from low to fast, for smoother zooming. The advanced image stabilizer HYBRID O.I.S.+ is integrated to effectively suppress hand-shake vibration even in shooting with the high-powered zoom.
The HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) + with 5-axis correction* gives you blur-less one-handed video shooting. It detects and compensates for the camera's 5 types of movement – horizontal, vertical, axis of rotation, vertical rotation and horizontal rotation.
The Level Shot Function* detects the image's horizontal line and maintains it even if the camera is tilted. It takes stable video even in high-angle, blind recording.
* HYBRID O.I.S.+ and Level Shot Function do not work in 4K video recording.
You can record high-speed videos at 100 fps* in full-HD quality. You can capture scenes that can't be seen with the naked eye, and play them back in dramatic slow motion.
* The recording format is 25p.
Leave the camera for stationary recording of subjects such as astronomical observation, flowers coming into bloom or scudding clouds. The series of consequent images can be combined in the camera to produce a time lapse video.
Newly integrated linear motor into the focus system achieves approx. 275% faster* focusing compared with conventional DMC-FZ200. In addition, new DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology** also shortens the time to set focus. It instantaneously calculates the distance to the subject by evaluating 2 images with different sharpness levels. As a result, ultra high speed AF of approx. 0.09 sec*** (wide-end) / approx. 0.17*/**** sec (tele-end) is achieved.
* Panasonic in-house examination. ** Works for photo shooting only.
*** CIPA standard. When using Live View Finder. **** Infinity to 2m shooting time lag.
High shutter speed at max. 1/4000 sec (at wide-end) / 1/3200 sec (at tele-end) enables you to capture spur-of-the-moment of fast moving subject. It also allows you to open the aperture even outdoors. Max. 1/16000 sec with an electronic shutter reduces washouts even under strong sunlight.
High speed burst shooting can be shot at 12 fps in 20.1-megapixel full resolution. Together with the quick start-up of approx. 0.66 sec and short release time lag, the DMC-FZ1000 never lets you miss fleeting shooting opportunities.
The DMC-FZ1000 boasts a 2,359k-dot OLED LVF (Live View Finder) that assures stable framing and superb visibility even at high magnification and under strong sunlight. The OLED display achieves high-speed response with minimum time lag while enhancing the resolution, as well as 10,000:1 high contrast for superior color reproduction.
A free-angle 921k-dot LCD also enables artistic framing.
The Low Light AF is incorporated making it possible to set focus on the subject more precisely in such as moonlight even without AF assist lamp.
Pinpoint AF allows you to set magnification from 3x to 10x enlargement. It assists, for example, setting focus right on the pupil in an eye.
Creative Control lets you add artistic and original expression to photos and videos. You can also create vertical / horizontal panoramic photos with a unique touch just by swiveling the camera.
[Filter Effects] Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome**, Silky Monochrome**, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect*, Toy Pop*, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect*, Soft Focus**, Fantasy, Star Filter**, One Point Color, Sunshine* / **
* Cannot be used in Creative Panorama.
** Cannot be used in video recording.
The manual ring, which is comfortably operated by the left hand, can also be switched for use in zooming and focusing. It provides natural, intuitive operation.
Focus Peaking function shows the peak of focus in MF and AF+MF mode. It is also available in remote photo / video shooting with smartphone / tablet via Wi-Fi®.
Highlight and shadow can be adjusted to achieve desired images without the use of image processing software. 3 patterns of settings can be customized in addition to 3 preset patterns (Higher Contrast, Lower Contrast, Brighten Shadow).
The DMC-FZ1000 can develop RAW-format images inside the camera, to adjust the following settings: Color Space Setting (sRGB / AdobeRGB), White Balance, Exposure Compensation, Photo Style, Intelligent D-range Control, Contrast, Highlight / Shadow, Saturation, Noise Reduction, Intelligent Resolution, Sharpness.
To offer more flexible usage, the DMC-FZ1000 complies with External Flash (DMW-FL580L), Stereo / Shotgun Microphone (DMW-MS2) and more. The expansive flexibility of DMC-FZ1000 goes far beyond the limit of conventional bridge camera.