Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II unveiled at the European Convention in Frankfurt
The tech giant, Panasonic unveiled two new Lumix consumer cameras: the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II and the TZ95 at the European convention which was held in Frankfurt.
The two models are basically an update to the existing cameras. The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II is an update of the previous FZ1000 model that was unveiled five years ago.
The Panasonic is a 1 inch sensor bridge camera. It features a 16x telephoto zoom lens and a flip-out touchscreen. The TZ95 on the other hand is a compact travel zoom camera. It comes with a small body, ½.3 inch sensor, 30x zoom telephoto lens and a tilting LCD.
Both the Lumix models record 4K UHD video at up to 30fps.
Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II features
The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II is a slight upgrade of its predecessor, FZ1000 which was released five years ago. It is a bridge camera, which means that it is bulky and comes with a built-in long range lens. The ultrazoom camera has a fixed lens and looks like a DSLR.
The camera features a 1 inch, 20.1 megapixel CMOS sensor along with a 5 axis Hybrid O.I.S⁺ (optical image stabilizer). There is an improvement in the low light capabilities due to its high signal-to-noise ratio.
The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II records videos at 4K UHD (3840 X 2160) resolution at 30/25/24p.
The 4K photo function of the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II allows the user to select the best photo (frame) from a 30fps burst. It also features other 4K photo functions like Post Focus, Focus Stacking and even a combination of multiple images.
In the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II camera, there is a Zoom Compose Assist feature, which enables the user to capture the subject when it suddenly leaves the frame.
The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II offers various photo styles which include the “L. Monochrome D mode” for enhanced monochrome images.
The camera includes a 16x optical LEICA zoom lens with a focal length of 25-400mm along with a maximum aperture of f/2.8-4.0.
The large sensor and ISO 125-12800 range enables the camera to capture high resolution in low light.
The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II comes with a quick start-up time and a quick autofocus of 0.09 seconds.
It includes a burst rate of 12fps along with a high speed electronic shutter with 1/16000 secs.
Comparing the specs of the Lumix FZ1000 II with its predecessor
The Lumix camera comes with a 0.39 inch OLED live viewfinder, which includes a 2,360 dot resolution and 0.74x magnification.
The 20mm eye point offers high visibility.
The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II comes with a 3”, 1,250k-dot flip-out touchscreen. It can rotate 180⁰ to the side and 270⁰ up and down.
The Lumix camera features Bluetooth low energy (4.2) and Wi-Fi connectivity in order to share images instantaneously via the Panasonic Image App.
The Panasonic has a micro HDMI port, micro USB 2.0 and support for SD cards.
There are a total of 13 customizable function buttons.
The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II costs $897.99.
There is not much difference between the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II and its predecessor.
There are a few smarter features and new photo styles.
The rear LCD screen of the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II has a better resolution.