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LUMIX FZ1000 4K QFHD/HD 16X Long Zoom Digital Camera

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DMC-FZ1000
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  • Experience the ultimate in 4K QFHD/HD hybrid photography
  • 4K QFHD 30p video with hybrid 8MP post capture
  • Large 1-inch 20.1MP MOS sensor for amazing defocus control
  • Bright Leica DC Lens 25-400mm F2.8-4.0
  • Super-fast LUMIX DFD focusing technology
  • Integrated smartphone WiFi for remote imaging control
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4K QFHD Video - Vibrant, Realistic Motion Experience the world of 4K video capture. Enjoy true-to-life, ultra high-resolution images in smooth motion. Plus, the realistic ambience of audio recording with the optional Stereo / Shotgun Microphone (DMW-MS2*) with the ability to adjust sound gathering characteristics to match any shooting situation. For even greater versatility, switch to manual operation in Creative Video mode and dramatic slow motion in full-HD 120 fps video**.When recording videos in 4K, use a card rated as UHS Speed Class 3.

* Sold separately.
** The recording format is 30p.
8 Megapixel Hybrid Photo Frame Capture From 4K Video The DMC-FZ1000 offers a true Hybrid Photography experience for everyone. It combines 4K video recording capability (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160, 30 fps in MP4)* with the ability to switch easily between video and still capture for the ultimate in image creativity. The FZ1000 also enables in-camera playback screen grabs of (3840 x 2160) 8-megapixel equivalent hybrid photography photos from 4K video footage to capture the spur-of-the-moment shots often missed with ordinary still photos.

* 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.
Express Yourself - Anywhere You Go The FZ1000 is the Panasonic LUMIX flagship bridge camera with ultimate image quality. The superb images produced with a large 1-inch sensor and all-new lens fully 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.
Large 1-inch 20.1-megapixel MOS Sensor 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 amounts of light help produce impressive defocus with shallow depth of field. The result is truly stunning images in a wide variety of shooting conditions.
Bright LEICA DC Lens - F2.8-4.0 25-400mm 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 with 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.
Light Speed AF with LUMIX DFD Focus Technology A new linear motor integrated into the focus system achieves approx. 275% faster1 focusing, compared to the conventional DMC-FZ200. In addition new DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology2 shortens the time to set the 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 sec3 (wide-end) / approx. 0.171, 4sec (tele-end) is achieved.

1 Panasonic in-house examination.
2 Woks for photo shooting only
3 CIPA standard. When using Live View Finder.
4 Infinity to 2m shooting time lag.
5-AXIS Correction / Tilt Correction The HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) + with 5-axis correction* gives you blur-less, one-handed video shooting ability. 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.
Unwire your Creativity with Remote WIFI Shooting
  • Smartphone Enabled Remote Shooting / Remote View - With the Panasonic Image App, you can utilize a smartphone or tablet as a remote controller to zoom, set the focus and shoot from a distance.
  • Easy Share - Instantly upload and share images on social media using the Panasonic Image App on a smartphone or tablet.
  • Easy Connection - Simply touching an NFC-compatible smartphone / tablet to the camera, or scanning the QR code connects to WiFi.
  • Geotagging - Tag location information to the image by utilizing the GPS log of a smartphone / tablet and share it to the preferred social media.
Macro Photography to 3cm 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.
In-camera Creative Control / Creative Panorama In-camera Creative Control adds artistic and original expression to your photos and videos. Plus, 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.
Enjoy a Greater Control over Creativity with in-Camera Controls
Multiple Accessory Options to Choose From For a more rewarding Hybrid Photography experience, add an optional External Flash (DMW-FL580L) with built-in LCD video light.
The FZ1000 videos offer high-quality, highly realistic Dolby® Digital stereo sound from a built-in microphone. A stereo zoom microphone features a zoom noise reduction system, and a Auto Wind Cut function blocks out most of the noise from background wind. With the optional DMW-MS2* Stereo/Shotgun Microphone, you can adjust the sound gathering characteristics to match the shooting situation.The impressive flexibility of DMC-FZ1000 goes far beyond the limit of conventional bridge camera.

* Sold separately.

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Reviews

DMC-FZ1000 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value, BUT Image quality is fine in Photo as well as Video. I would even rate it 5 stars if there were not these anoying points as the lens moving after switching the camer on on or when you are in menues or review for more than 15 secs. Also a bad joke the switch for the o.i.s which moves too easily. Also the white balance can be changed without noticing it. (ok, i shot raw insofar not that big problem) Small things but in summary unnessecarily anoying in daily use. Please excuse my bad english.
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Low prise beauty I only can say that for this prise range no one can do things than fz1000 can do!!!
Date published: 2016-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A terrific Camera I have had the FZ1000 for about two months now. I am amazed at the sharpness and versatility of this camera. It did take me a week or two to get to know all the features available, and I'm still discovering some. The manual that comes with the camera really is only a starting point to learn it. I downloaded the "advanced" manual, which goes into much more detail about how to use the FZ1000. I would suggest getting the advanced manual to everyone who purchases the FZ1000. I chose this camera because I did not want to carry around a stack of lenses. The 25 to 400 mm zoom works for most situations. If your a "birder" you might find the zoom a bit short, but If you shoot raw, which I exclusively do now, you can crop without too much noise present. I love the zebras, peaking, preview and sharpness. To sum it up, this camera is the cat's meow!
Date published: 2016-04-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing results I read many reviews about the 1000 before pulling the trigger. Almost every one was positive, and it seems like the intelligent, if more expensive choice. I have found the owner manual not user friendly. The Panasonic "tutorials" are not as helpful as they could be because the person doing them talks you through them, but you can not see what buttons she is pushing, and she does it so fast it's difficult to keep up. The the thing that is most disappointing is that when turned on it sounds like a tea kettle simmering on a stovetop. It's loud.
Date published: 2016-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lot of camera In use for over a year and I am still finding ways to use all the features, from high speed video, (slow motion) to wi-fi connectivity, clear and clean night shots, 4K video, one color, 7 shot bracketing for out of camera HDR rendering, fantastic burst mode, and having all controls available with push of a button, visible both through the finder of the LCD screen, not having to go through a touch screen is superb. This camera will lead me on to better photography for years to come, making it fun all along the way.
Date published: 2016-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Exceptional Camera I purchase numerous cameras every year. This is the finest camera I have purchased in a couple of years. Extraordinary image quality and ease of use. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2016-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from High Res Stills from Video I am a painter specializing in portraits and seascapes. I use stills from video for my reference materials, but the first still I got from a video on camera was a wonderful photo of my 3 granddgts for my holiday card. The 4K feature is easy to use. You can step frame by frame through the video saving stills. Download goes to Dropbox. I could not get around that, but after viewing the stills on my computer I moved the ones I wanted and deleted the rest. I did spend hours reading the pdf manual trying to decipher the instructions only to later find a brief instruction on a single sheet was in the box with the camera. 4K is a software update to this camera.
Date published: 2016-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Pictures With FZ1000 There is no question that in the higher end point and should this is the most detailed and advanced camera produced by Panasonic. The speed and picture quality are amazing as is the many features and options available. One point is that the camera options are very complicated and the online help and documentation does not cover all settings so prepared for quite a learning curve. Outside of the technical features learning curve this is the best camera yet from Panasonic.
Date published: 2015-12-13
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  • I am a professional photographer who is seriously considering switching to the Lumix mirrorless cameras. Does Panasonic have, or can you suggest, a web site that demonstrates how professional photographers are successfully using the Lumix professional cameras?
    In conjunction with our Panasonic.com web site, our Sales and Marketing team also runs LUMIXLOUNGE.COM This site features work from Panasonic’s Luminary team of professional photographers who have migrated to the Lumx mirrorless cameras. The site also features schedules to live on-line and dealer events as well as convenient links to our latest firmware updates. Additional features to expand the site are already in progress.

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  • How do I install firmware in my camera using an SD card?
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.


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  • What size SD Card can I use in my camera?
    Cameras with a manufacturing date of 2006 or before can only use Standard SD Cards (2GB Max).  Models manufactured from 2007 to 2009 can only use Standard SD Cards and SDHC Cards (32GB Max).  Cameras manufactured 2010 and later are also compatible to the SDXC memory card format. While your camera?s owner?s manual may state a maximum size, that size was the largest that was available when your camera was manufactured. Any currently available SDXC card, which will eventually increase to maximum of 2 TB is compatible. As the maximum size increases, to 2 TB, we do not anticipate any need for firmware updates. 

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  • Why is the Flash option grayed out and the flash will not operate?
    When the electronic shutter is enabled or when the camera is placed in the "silent mode" the flash option is disabled (grayed out). You will need to turn off the "Silent" mode, depending on the camera model, select either "Camera Setup" or "Custom" in the menu.

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  • What should I do to correct a "System Error Zoom", "System Error Lens", or "System Error Focus" message on my camera?
    We recommend you try removing the battery from the unit for approximately 60 seconds and reinstall the battery. If you still receive the "System Error *****" message you will want to consider having the camera serviced.

    For repairs and exchanges:

    Ship your product to:

    Panasonic Factory Service Center
    4900 George McVay Drive
    Suite B; Door-12
    McAllen, TX 78503

    Please include your name, address, telephone number, email address, copy of your purchase receipt (for warranty service), and a description of what is wrong with the unit. Freight collect shipments will not be accepted.

    Panasonic is not responsible for damage that occurs in transit. All contents should be packaged for safe travel to the service center. Customer should use a reputable small package shipping company that is able to provide a package tracking number and insurance (if customer should so desire to insure their package).

    Units that are abused, damaged, infested with insects, have corrosion, etc. will be placed out-of-warranty.

    Once your unit arrives at the facility, you may contact us for status at:

    Email: panacare@us.panasonic.com

    Note: Please reference your Service Job number when contacting. You will be contacted if there is any cost you are responsible for.


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  • Can I use non-Panasonic flashes with this DMC-FZ1000?
    Yes. Flashes from other manufacturers may work, however, we recommend using the DMW-FL360L or the DMW-FL580L flash. In many cases flashes from other manufacturers will only work in a manual mode, since it may not be able to properly communicate with the camera.

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