Premium quality for photo and video thanks to the new large 1-inch MOS sensor and new bright LEICA DC lens with 16x optical zoom. Breathtaking videos in outstanding 4K resolution are full of rich details.
If you're looking for an uncompromising DSLR Kit replacement, check out the LUMIX FZ1000. Featuring a large 1-inch sensor and a new bright LEICA lens with 16x optical zoom, it brings everything up close with premium image quality. Choose photo or video recording in crisp 4K resolution to capture the world around you in a its natural beauty.
Capture Powerful Impressions
Superior Lens Quality
The new LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens is created especially for the DMC-FZ1000. It has a bright F2.8- 4.0 lens for sharp images throughout the zoom range, and an angle of view that extends from 25mm wide-angle to a 16x optical zoom of 400mm telephoto. Panasonic's advanced optical technology also offers sharp focusing and beautiful defocus effects. This single lens greatly expands your photo-taking capabilities.
Vibrant and Realistic Motion
High-Quality 4K & Full HD Video
Experience the world's first* 4K video recording with the FZ1000. Enjoy true-to-life, high-resolution images in smooth, silky motion (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160, 25fps in MP4)** For even greater versatility, switch to manual operation in Creative Video Mode and record dramatic slow motion Full HD video with 100fps.
* In a compact camera as of June 12, 2014
** 4K video recording up to 29 min 59sec
Be ready to catch the greatest moments
Be ready to grab the next sudden photographic opportunity. Adding the 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*. Combined with a 0.66 sec quick start-up time* and 12fps burst shooting in full resolution turn those once-in-a-lifetime moments into memories that last forever.
* CIPA standard.
F2.8-4.0 25-400mm LEICA DC Lens
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. In combination with the large 1-inch MOS sensor your photos will get a shallow depth of field with an impressive defocus effect featuring invisible edge lines.
Large 1-Inch 20.1 Megapixel MOS Sensor
The FZ1000 captures crisp and clear images with minimum noise even when shooting photos at ISO12800 thanks to the newly incorporated 1-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor. Because of its large size, the sensor processes a very high amount of light and helps producing impressive defocus shots.
VENUS ENGINE - Advanced Image Processing
The newly developed Venus Engine features multiple noise reduction systems such as Multi Process NR, Random Filter and Aperture Filter to achieve high color reproduction and high image quality with natural description. The combination of the High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine achieves stunning picture quality going beyond the traditional limits of digital compact cameras.
With the new FZ1000 you can capture stunning macro shots with a minimum focusing distance of 3cm. Get close enough to express spectacular details of blooming flowers, colourful insects or unique stones among riverbeds .
4K Video Recording and 8 Megapixel Still Images
Besides its incredibly detailed 4K video recording capability (QFHD 4K: 3840x2160, 25 fps in MP4)* the new FZ1000 is also proposing a new way of photo creation. By cutting out a 3840x2160 8 Megapixel equivalent still image from the 4K video footage you can photograph the spur-of-the-moment which often missed in still image photography.
* 4K video can be recorded up to 29 minutes 59second.
Stereo Zoom Microphone
Videos recorded with the FZ1000 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.
* Separately purchased
Smooth Electronic Zooming in 5 speed steps
During video recording the 16x optical zoom function is available, too. As an advanced function, the FZ1000 offers controlled zoom operation in five electronic zoom speeds from low to fast to match each shooting situation.
Optical Image Stabilisation with Tilt Correction
The incorporated HYBRID O.I.S.+ with 5-axis correction enables blur-free one-handed video recording. 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 of the FZ1000 detects the image's horizontal line and maintains it even if the camera is tilted.
High Speed Video in Full-HD
With the new FZ1000 you can record high-speed videos at 100fps in Full HD quality and even play them back in dramatic slow motion - 5 times slower than the original recording.
Time Lapse Shot
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.
Linear Motor Focus System and DFD Technology
The FZ1000's newly integrated liner motor into the focus system achieves approx. 300% faster* focusing. The 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.0.08 sec**is achieved.
* Panasonic in-house examination with FZ200.
** CIPA standard for wide-end.
Max. 1/4000 sec Fast Shutter Speed
High shutter speed at max. 1/4000 sec (at wide-end) / 1/3000 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.
12-fps Burst Shooting
High speed burst shooting can be shot at 12fps in 20.1 Megapixel full resolution. Together with the quick start-up of approx. 0.7 sec* and short release time lag, the FZ1000 never lets photographers miss fleeting photographic opportunities.
* CIPA standard.
2.359K-dot OLED Live View Finder & free-angle LCD
The 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.
Low Light AF
Low Light AF makes it possible to set focus on the subject more precisely in -4EV dimly lit situations, which is as dark as a starry sky with no other light source.
Pinpoint AF allows you to set magnification from 3x to 10x enlargement in 0.1x steps. It assists, for example, setting focus right on the pupil in an eye.
UNWIRE YOUR CREATIVITY with Wi-Fi®
Remote Shooting / Remote View
With the "Panasonic Image App", you can utilize a smartphone / tablet as controller to zoom, set the focus and shoot from a distance.
Simply touching an NFC-compatible smartphone / tablet to the camera, or scanning the QR code connects Wi-Fi®.
You can instantly upload and share your images on SNS using the "Panasonic Image App" on a smartphone / tablet.
You can tag the location information to the image by utilizing the GPS log of a smartphone / tablet and share it to the preferred SNS.
Creative Control / Creative Panorama
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.
Manual Zoom/Focus Ring
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 visually highights the areas of the picture that is currently in focus - so you can be sure not to be off with your desired focus setting. It is also available in remote photo/video shooting with smartphone/tablet via Wi-Fi®.
Highlight / Shadow Control
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).
RAW Data Development in Camera
The FZ1000 can record 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 FZ1000 complies with External Flash (DMW-FL580L), Stereo/Shotgun Microphone (DMW-MS2) and more. The expansive flexibility of FZ1000 goes far beyond the limit of conventional bridge cameras.
Lumix FZ1000 Free Accessories Promotion
Pre-order a Panasonic DMC-FZ1000EB in the UK or ROI from a participating retailer between 12/06/2014 and 14/08/2014 to qualify for a free DMW-PZH76KK camera case. Find out more >