Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 II:
The hybrid digital camera features a large one-inch 20.1MP MOS sensor that makes it powerful in low light and boasts improved color depth performance, all with a significant reduction in noise, even when shooting a high ISOs. The FZ1000 II also includes 4K video (in 3840×2160 30p or 24p in MP4) and 4K photo with 30fps in 8MP.
The integrated Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens has a 16x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-400mm) with f2.8-f4.0 that has controlled and even defocus with no edge line.
A 5-axis hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) and Active Mode work together to combat hand shake and reduce blur while Zoom Compose Assist powers in during telephoto mode to help users track a subject when you may have lost sight — a useful tool for those capturing wildlife, sports, or quick-moving candids.
The Photo Style function has two new added modes: L.Monochrome and L.Monochrome D, which add the option to shoot dynamic monochrome images that retain all of the details of the photo, but emphasize highlights and shadows throughout the photo. The Post Focus function also lets you capture a photo, and then select the in-focus area afterwards, an especially handy function for macro photographers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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*, **
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.
16x LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT LENS
The LUMIX FZ1000 II features the LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens (F2.8-F4.0) with 16x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-400mm), and achieves beautiful, smooth and even defocus with invisible edge line. Its minimum aperture is extended from F8.0 (FZ1000 prior model) to F11, achieving F2.8-F11 at wide end and F4.0-F11 at tele end.
1-INCH 20.1MP MOS SENSOR
The LUMIX FZ1000 II incorporates a 1-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor with 20.1MP high resolution. This large sensor improves S/N ratio, resulting in dramatic reduction of noise even in shooting at ISO 12800*. A rich amount of light helps produce impressive defocus with shallow depth of field. *The max. ISO 25600 (Extended).
NEW MONOCHROME MODES
For more creative expression, L.Monochrome and L.Monocheome D modes are added to Photo Style, making it possible to shoot dynamic monochrome photos with emphasized highlights and shadows while still preserving the details. You can adjust the grain effect between High/Standard/Low for more creative monochrome shooting.
4K VIDEO AND 4K PHOTO
The LUMIX FZ1000 II is an advanced photographic tool for recording not only great photos but also high-quality videos in 4K. It features an outstanding 4K video recording capability (QFHD 4K: 3840x2160, at 30p or 24p in MP4*1*2). With 4K PHOTO, you can capture fleeting photo opportunities at 30 fps in 8MP equivalent resolution by extracting the most photogenic frame out of the 4K burst file to save as a high-res photo. Three exclusive functions are integrated to make the 4K photography even easier; 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst. 4K Burst shooting allows consecutive shooting at 30 fps, which can be used just like a photo burst shooting.
*1 4K video can be recorded up to 29 minutes, 59 seconds. When recording motion pictures in 4K, use a card rated as UHS Speed Class 3.
*2 Motion image can be recorded up to 29 minutes, 59 second. depending on the recording format and the camera's sales area.
AUTO MARKING AND SEQUENCE COMPOSITION FUNCTIONS
Choosing the best shot out of hundreds of frames recorded with 4K PHOTO is now easier with the added Auto Marking function. Auto Marking lets you jump to the nearest frame where the differences are obvious between consecutive frames to minimize the time it takes to choose your best shot.
Sequence Composition makes it possible to make a stromotion image by synthesizing multiple images shot at a fixed frame with 4K PHOTO. A unique image reflecting the subject's motion can be produced easily in the camera without needing a special retouching process.
POST FOCUS MODE
The LUMIX FZ1000 II includes the Post Focus function to select in-focus areas even after shooting. It is helpful in situations like macro shooting where severe focusing is required or for changing expressions by changing the focused subject. Post Focus combines high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth From Defocus) auto focus and 4K technologies.
FOCUS STACKING MODE
Integrated Focus Stacking adjusts focus area after shooting by combining multiple images shot with the Post Focus function in the camera. There's no need to establish a focus point during shooting but you can get the image with the defocus you want or pan-focus the image by selecting the focus area after shooting. Highly beneficial when shooting macro images of insects, small accessories and so on.
For even faster response and higher mobility, the LUMIX FZ1000 II integrates a dedicated linear motor into the focus system. The Light Speed AF, with an adoption of DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology, even shortens the time to set focus. It also boasts high speed burst shooting in RAW. The LUMIX FZ1000 II can release mechanical shutter at max. 1/4000 sec and at 1/16000 with electronic shutter to reduce washouts even under strong sunlight.
VIEWFINDER AND TOUCH DISPLAY
The FZ1000 II delivers high-precision, high-speed OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) LVF (Live View Finder). With 0.39-inch 2,360k-dot high resolution in 4:3 aspect, the LVF boasts approx 0.74x (35mm camera equiv.) magnification and 100% field of view. With an eyepoint of approximately 20mm, it offers high visibility with comfort for those wearing glasses. And it's always sharp and clear from center to corners.
The 3.0-inch 1,240k-dot free-angle rear monitor adopting touch control rotates 180 degrees to the side and tilts 270 degrees up and down to offer approx. 100% of field of view. Adopting a static-type touch control system, it immediately lets you set focus on the subject simply by touching the screen and releasing the shutter. It's easy to enlarge the target point with your fingertips to set precise focus.
FRONT AND REAR DIALS
LUMIX FZ1000 II operability is also improved with intuitive controls. The front/rear dual dial system enables direct setting over shutter speed and aperture. For quick access to the target setting menu, you can assign the frequently used functions to a total of 13 Fn buttons including three new buttons on the lens barrel and five on the touch control menu.
The FZ1000 II integrates Bluetooth and Wi-Fi® connectivity for a more flexible shooting experience with instant image sharing. Once connected to a smartphone or tablet installed with the Panasonic Image App for iOS / Android, you can shoot, browse and share images remotely, plus choose the picture quality of the photos you send. Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 (called BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy) maintains constant connection to a smartphone/tablet with minimum power consumption, and enables the camera to activate by simply using a smartphone/tablet or to automatically add GPS geotags on your photos.
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