Panasonic fz1000 owners?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Halaking, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 17, 2012
    Los Angeles
    I see many forum members are hands on or eye on the LX100, the fz1000 also has 4k video and many same technology, I really like to know how is the real world shooting with fz1000/1 inch sensor/maga zoom lens, please share your thought! thanks.
  2. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
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  3. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 29, 2012
    I have both the FZ1000, LX100, and GH3. I'm waiting a while before the GH4.

    Size wise, the FZ1000 is smaller than any GH plus 14-140, way smaller than my GH3 + 100-300.

    Speed wise, it AF's faster and shoots faster than my GH3 + 100-300. It's a much better birding cam too. I used it extensively in Florida with my Canon 7D + 300/4 + 1.4x.

    Theres a few things that it does that the LX100 cannot, like 1080/120p or 720/240p, and just a bit faster in burst mode. Then there's the range, all the way out to 400mm equiv. The articulating screen is very handy for very low shots.

    Otoh, the LX100 has better low light and is a bit wider in 3:2 or 4:3 and noticeably wider in 16:9 due to the multi-aspect sensor. The RAW buffer is twice that of the FZ1000, 20 shots vs 10, most likely due to 12mp vs 20mp. It's also way smaller, good for coat pockets.

    The two are in really different markets, very much a SLR vs rangefinder difference. I like them both, and will likely carry both on many trips.

    ps. If your focus is video, then the FZ1000 has more features (love the custom settings right on the dial), has audio/mic input, but the LX100 is much wider in 4K, about 28mm equiv vs 37mm equiv for the FZ1000 due to the way the sensor is cropped.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2015
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  4. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 17, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Thanks for the reply Kinlau, I found some information on the DP forum too.
  5. davidavdavid

    davidavdavid Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 2, 2015
    The FZ-1000 camera is a truly convenient camera for both stills and video. There are some instances when I am going out in extreme weather conditions when I don't want to have change lenses and expose the camera to the elements.

    At first glance it is indeed big, but when you factor in that its focal length spans 25-400mm there is indeed something to be said for its convenience.

    Shooting stills in 4K mode takes some getting used to, but I do not regret having this camera along with my Panasonic G5, G6 and assorted Lumix lenses (5 at this count).

    I used the FZ-1000 to shoot some videos and having the integrated lens with powered zoom came in really handy. It i like having an entire lens system all in one.
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  6. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 17, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Thanks for sharing!
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