The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is an extremely versatile digital camera that combines image quality and astonishing 4K video recording with a powerful Leica 16x optical zoom lens. This do-it-all camera is ideal for beginners looking for DSLR quality images with point-and-shoot simplicity or professionals looking to simplify their kit without compromising their creative potential.
Boasting the first QFHD 4K recording capability in its class, the FZ1000 will take your photography and filmmaking to another level as the amazing 4K resolution will provide unparalleled flexibility for your movies in post-production. It also offers the built-in ability to capture an 8 megapixel equivalent photo from a frame of the video recording, allowing you to retrospectively select the decisive moment from your video footage and save it as a high-resolution image.
In photo mode, the camera is also in a class of its own. At its heart is a 1-inch 20.1 megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor which delivers vibrant, detail-rich images with minimal noise. The powerful quad-core Venus Engine image processor (which can also be found on Panasonic’s flagship GH4 mirrorless camera) works with the large sensor to ensure stunning colour reproduction. The ultra-fast 12fps full-resolution burst mode ensures you can capture high speed action scenes with confidence while a maximum ISO12800 ensures amazing results, even when shooting in low-light conditions.
The integrated 16x optical zoom Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens has been developed specifically for the FZ1000 to provide an ultra-versatile focal range and ensure sharp detail across the entire frame. With a 35mm equivalent focal range of 25-400mm and a fast f/2.8-f/4.0 aperture, the lens equips you to capture everything from emotive portraits with beautifully blurred backgrounds to detailed close-ups of on-field sports action from the comfort and safety of the grandstand. Macro shooting capability further extends your creative potential. A focusing distance of just 3cm opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities, enabling you to capture the amazing detail and intricacies hidden in insects, flowers and other small objects.
Image sharpness and detail is further enhanced thanks to the HYBRID Optical Image Stabiliser (OIS). The 5-axis*stabilisation technology minimises camera shake to deliver tack-sharp, blur-free photos and video. Additionally, a Level Shot function* can be used to maintain a perfect horizon line, even if the camera is tilted.
A linear motor integrated into the lens focusing system delivers lightning fast focusing speed. Cutting-edge Depth from Defocus (DFD) technology delivers quicker, more accurate focusing and allows you to shoot fleeting spur-of-the-moment scenes with confidence.
The large 3-inch 920k-dot Free-angle LCD screen is effective for accurate image composition and playback. Its flip-out design encourages shooting from extreme high or low angles and can face forward for easy framing when shooting self-portraits. An anti-reflective coating helps eliminate glare and reflections allowing you to shoot in a wide range of lighting conditions.
A Live View Electronic Viewfinder can be utilised for a more traditional shooting experience and when critical focusing is required. It features a crystal-clear 2359k-dot resolution and 100% frame coverage to ensure your compositions are pixel perfect.
Built-in WiFi with NFC connectivity enables a fast, stress-free connection with your compatible smartphone or tablet. Utilising the free Panasonic Image App enables instant sharing to your friends, family and favourite social networks. The app also delivers wireless camera control and transforms your smart device into a remote viewfinder and remote control, allowing you to shoot from a distance. GPS Data from your smartphone can be added to images, allowing you to record where a photo was taken and share your location with compatible social networks.
Made in Japan, the Panasonic FZ1000 is a full-featured jack-of-all trades powerhouse that will perform well in practically any photographic scenario. Its 4K recording capability, powerful zoom lens and comprehensive feature set will ensure you capture high quality photos and video for years to come.
* Not available in 4K video recording mode.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
136.8 x 98.5 x 130.7 mm
Approx. 780 g without Battery and SD Memory Card
Approx. 831 g with Battery and SD Memory Card
Camera Effective Pixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter
1-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / Total Pixel Number 20.9 Megapixels / Primary Colour Filter
HYBRID O.I.S. +* / Yes* * Except for the 4K video recording and high-speed video recording.
Conversion Lens Compatibility
Normal: Wide 30 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
AF Macro / MF / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp
Yes (On / Off)
AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
Normal / AF Macro / Macro Zoom, Quick AF On / Off (on in Intelligent Auto), Low Light AF, AF/AE Lock Button, AF Area Select, AF Tracking, Eye Sensor AF, Focus Peaking, One Shot AF (Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF-ON)