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OzRay

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Reading the preliminary view from the link, the writer feels that this is the camera that every mum and dad wanting to shoot Little Johnny at soccer should be using. With the built in video to stills capability, they get 4K video as well as 8MP stills of Little Johnny at his peak performance. ;)
 

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Pretty impressive. These days, Panasonic seems to have the top camera in every market segment they enter.

One of the comments in the 43 rumors post says the lens lacks the "onion ring effect", same as the PL42.5. I would be surprised to see that on a zoom in a $900 camera, but if it's true, it will have very smooth bokeh (like the Nocticron).

Edit: now 43 rumors is also posting that it lacks the "onion ring effect".

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What is the onion ring effect?

This kind of has me tempted to trade my Sony A57 in for this, but then I remember that 400mm isn't long enough for my wildlife needs. But, the rest of the specs has me drooling. Then again newer m4/3 models from Olympus and Panasonic also has me tempted.
 

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This actually looks really interesting, and I must say I am quite tempted. The word bridge-camera causes me some itch, but apart from that...wow. Well done Panasonic.
 

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What is the onion ring effect?

This kind of has me tempted to trade my Sony A57 in for this, but then I remember that 400mm isn't long enough for my wildlife needs. But, the rest of the specs has me drooling. Then again newer m4/3 models from Olympus and Panasonic also has me tempted.
Its explained here. My understanding is that its not visible under most conditions, but will have subtle contributions like smoother bokeh and will allow more aggressive PP (I have seen the rings occasionally when applying tonal contrast or detail extraction).

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/05/02/the-end-of-onion-ring-bokeh-panasonic-beats-the-curse-of-aspheric-lenses
 

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Unlike Olympus, Panasonic dumbs down the image quality of their lower priced models and the FZ1000 is no exception. It's not even an RX10 killer: http://hybridcamerarevolution.blogspot.com/2014/06/new-4k-panasonic-fz1000-sony-rx10-killer.html
I pray for Olympus to come out with a 4K model, but I worry the company has secret non-competitive agreements with Panasonic and Sony that prevents them from developing models with advanced video capabilities (given that Pany & Sony supply Olympus with sensors).
 

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Looking at this video, it seems that the 'onion rings' are there (around the 53 sec mark): https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lm3ULX-v04A.
I know you tube has a lot of compression, I don't know enough to accurately say if those are video artifacts or from the lens, but I'll wait until further verification before I accept those reports about eliminating the onion ring effect as valid. That would be an impressive amount of tech and engineering to put into a $900 consumer camera. Not only the lens a zoom, but it has a camera attached to it. Still, Panasonic is putting out some impressive stuff (the LX8 looks awesome as well).
 
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