Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera, Black

MX53376 DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera, Black
MX53376 DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera, Black MX53376 DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera, Black MX53376 DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera, Black MX53376 DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera, Black

Product Info

Experience the FZ1000

Incorporating a 25 - 400 mm / F2.8 - 4.0 LEICA DC lens and 1-inch MOS sensor, the FZ1000 brings unprecedentedly high quality in photos and 4K videos. Both performance and mobility are achieved in this handy piece.

Express Yourself — Anywhere You Go


Featuring a large 1-inch sensor and a new bright LEICA lens with 16x optical zoom, the DMC-FZ1000 brings everything up close with premium image quality. Choose photo or video recording in crisp 4K resolution to capture the world around you in all its natural beauty.



The newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens boasts an F1.7-2.8 brightness, high speed, high detail and corner-to-corner resolution. The lens unit consists of 11 elements in 8 groups with 5 aspherical lenses including 2 ED lenses. To fit the camera body with its large 4/3-inch sensor, a new structure was designed that moves the entire lens group while Panasonic's original centering technology enhances the lens alignment sharpness. This lens also produces stunningly beautiful defocusing together with the large MOS sensor.

Capture Subtle Impressions


The beauty of the DMC-FZ1000 lies in its ability to express the bright, beautiful world around us with a naturally gentle touch. The newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens features 5 aspherical glass lenses, which are made possible by Panasonic's unique aspherical lens mold technology. This combines with the large MOS sensor to give your photos a shallow depth of field with an impressive defocus effect featuring invisible edge lines.

High Quality 4K Video


Experience the world's first 4K video recording* compact camera with true-to-life, high-resolution images in silky motion. Then add the realistic ambience of audio recording with the Stereo / Shotgun Microphone (DMW-MS2**), with the ability to adjust sound gathering characteristics to match the shooting situation. And, for even greater versatility, switch to manual operation in Creative Video mode and dramatic slow motion in Full HD (120 fps) video***.

* For a compact camera as of June 12, 2014. 4K video can be recorded up to 29 minutes, 59 seconds. When recording videos in 4K, use an SD memory card rated UHS Speed Class 3.
** Sold separately.
*** Recording format: 30p

Catch the Moment


Be ready to grab the next sudden shutter opportunity. Adding a dedicated linear motor in the focus system and new DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology* to the conventional Light Speed AF has achieved both higher precision and greater speed at approx. 0.09 sec**. This combines with a 0.66 sec quick start-up time and 12 fps burst shooting in full resolution to turn those once-in-a-lifetime moments into memories that last forever.

* For photo shooting only.
** CIPA standard. When using Live View Finder.


Photo Shooting

F2.8 - 4.0, 25 - 400 mm LEICA DC Lens

The new LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens was created especially for the DMC-FZ1000. It has an F2.8 - 4.0 brightness that resists blurring even for telephoto shots, and an angle of view that extends from 25 mm 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.

* 35 mm camera equivalent: 25 - 400 mm.

1-inch, 20.1 Mpx MOS Sensor

The FZ1000 captures crisp and clear images with minimum noise even when shooting photos at ISO12800/extended ISO25600 thanks to the newly incorporated 1-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor. Because of its large size, the sensor processes a very high amount of light and helps producing impressive defocus shots.

Advanced Venus Engine Processor

The newly developed Venus Engine features multiple noise reduction systems such as Multi Process NR, Random Filter and Aperture Filter to achieve high color reproduction and high image quality with natural description. The combination of the High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine Processor gives you stunning picture quality that goes beyond the limits of digital compact cameras.

Macro Shooting (3 cm)

Stunning macro shots can be taken with a minimum focus distance of 3 cm. You can enjoy shooting close-up shots with the DMC-FZ1000 to express the spectacular details of flowers, insects, etc.

Video Shooting

World's First* 4K Video Recording

The DMC-FZ1000 features 4K video recording capability (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160, 30 fps in MP4)** and ushers in a new form of photo creativity by letting you cut out 3840 x 2160, 8 Mpx equivalent images from 4K video footage to capture spur-of-the-moment shots that are often missed with ordinary still photos.

* For a compact camera as of June 12, 2014
** 4K video can be recorded up to 29 minutes, 59 seconds. When recording videos in 4K, use an SD memory card rated UHS Speed Class 3.

Stereo Zoom Microphone

Your videos can have high-quality, highly realistic Dolby® Digital stereo sound. The Stereo Zoom MIC features a zoom noise reduction system, and the Auto Wind Cut function blocks most background noise caused by wind.

With the DMW-MS2* Stereo/Shotgun MIC, you can adjust the sound gathering characteristics to match the shooting situation.

* Sold separately

Smooth 5-Step Zooming

The 16x optical zoom is available in video recording, too. You can control the zoom operation to match the shooting situation in 5 steps from low to fast, for smoother zooming. The advanced image stabilizer HYBRID O.I.S.+ is integrated to effectively suppress hand-shake vibration, even when shooting with the high-powered zoom.

5-Axis Correction / Tilt Correction

The HYBRID O.I.S.+ (Optical Image Stabilizer) with 5-axis correction* gives you blur-free, one-handed video shooting. 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; taking stable video even in high-angle or blind recording.

* HYBRID O.I.S.+ and Level Shot Function do not work in 4K video recording.

High Speed Video in Full HD

You can record high-speed videos at 120 fps* in Full HD quality, capture scenes that cannot be seen with the naked eye, and play them back in dramatic slow motion.

* Recording format: 30p.

Time Lapse Shot

Leave the camera for stationary recording of subjects such as astronomical observation, flowers coming into bloom or slow moving clouds. The series of consequential images can be combined to produce a time lapse video.

Response & Mobility

Linear Motor Focus System and Light Speed AF with DFD Technology

The FZ1000's newly integrated liner motor into the focus system achieves approx. 275% faster* focusing compared to previous models. The new DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology also shortens the time to set 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 sec** is achieved.

* Panasonic in-house examination.
** For photo shooting only.

Fast Shutter Speed (Max. 1/4000 sec)

A high shutter speed at max. 1/4000 sec (at wide-end) / 1/3200 sec (at tele-end) enables you to capture spur-of-the-moment, fast moving subjects. You can open the aperture even outdoors (Max. 1/16000 sec) with an electronic shutter reducing washouts even under strong sunlight.

Burst Shooting (12 fps)

High speed burst shooting can be shot at 12 fps in 20.1 Mpx full resolution. Together with the quick start-up of approx. 0.66 sec and short release time lag, the DMC-FZ1000 never lets you miss those fleeting shooting opportunities.

2359K-dots OLED LVF / Free-angle LCD

The DMC-FZ1000 boasts a 2,359K-dots OLED LVF (Live View Finder) that assures stable framing and superb visibility even at high magnification and under strong sunlight. The OLED display achieves a high-speed response with minimum time lag while enhancing the resolution, as well as 10,000:1 high contrast for superior colour reproduction; and, the free-angle 921K-dots LCD also enables artistic framing.

Low Light AF

The Low Light AF is incorporated making it possible to set focus on the subject more precisely in situations such as moonlight, even without the AF assist lamp.

Pinpoint AF

Pinpoint AF allows you to set magnification from 3x to 10x, enabling you to set precise focus on the target area while seeing the whole image composition.

Networking & Control

Remote Shooting / Viewing

With the "Panasonic Image App", you can utilize a smartphone / tablet as controller to zoom, set the focus and shoot from a distance.

Easy Connection

By simply touching an NFC-compatible device to the camera, or scanning the QR code connects you to Wi-Fi.

Easy Share

You can instantly upload and share your images on an SMS using the "Panasonic Image App" on a smartphone / tablet.


You can tag the location information to the image by utilizing the GPS log of a smartphone / tablet and share it to your preferred SMS.

Creative Control / Panorama

Creative Control gives you expressive power to turn ordinary situations into special photos and videos.

The Creative Panorama function lets you apply artistic effects to images to create dynamic 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, Monochrome (Dynamic, Rough**, Silky**), Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect*, Toy Pop*, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect*, Soft Focus**, Fantasy, Star Filter**, One Point Colour, Sunshine* / **

* Cannot be used in Creative Panorama mode.
** Cannot be used in video recording mode.

Manual Ring

The manual ring, which is comfortably operated by the left hand, can also be switched for use in zooming and focusing, providing natural, intuitive operation.

Focus Peaking

The Focus Peaking function shows the peak of focus in MF and AF+MF modes. It is also available in remote photo / video shooting with a smartphone / tablet via Wi-Fi.

Highlight / Shadow Control

Highlight and shadow can be adjusted to achieve desired images without the use of image processing software. 3 patterns of settings can be customized in addition to 3 preset patterns (Higher Contrast, Lower Contrast, Brighten Shadow).

RAW Data Development in Camera

The DMC-FZ1000 is capable of developing RAW image in-camera. In addition to the colour space setting (sRGB / AdobeRGB), the parameter of white balance, exposure compensation, contrast, highlight / shadow, saturation, noise reduciton, sharpness or hue can be adjusted while applying LUMIX's Photo Style, Intelligent D-range Control or Intelligent Resolution.


Model DMC-FZ1000
Color Black
Type Point & Shoot Camera
Effective Pixels 20.1 Megapixels
Total Pixels 20.9 Megapixels
Image Sensor High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
Sensor Size 1-inch
15 elements in 11 groups
(5 Aspherical Lenses / 8 Aspherical Surfaces / 4 ED Lenses)
Aperture F2.8 - 4.0 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm [Still Image: F2.8 - 8.0 (W), F4.0 - 8.0 (T), Motion Picture: F2.8 - 11.0 (W), F4.0 - 11.0 (T)]
Optical Zoom 16x
Focal Length f = 9.1 - 146 mm
(27 - 432 mm in 35mm equiv. in 4:3)
(25 - 400 mm in 35 mm equiv. in 3:2)
(26 - 416 mm in 35 mm equiv. in 16:9)
(32 - 512 mm in 35 mm equiv. in 1:1)
(26 - 416 mm in 35 mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. Off / Level Shot function Off)
(28 - 448 mm in 35 mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. On / Level Shot function Off)
(31 - 496 mm in 35 mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / O.I.S. On / Level Shot function On)
(37 - 592 mm in 35 mm equiv. in 4K video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 22.4x [3:2 / 10M (M)], 32x [3:2 / 5M (S)]
Intelligent Zoom 32x
Zoom Speed 5-Step Zoom
Optical Image Stabilizer / 5-Axis Correction HYBRID O.I.S. +* / Yes* (* Except for 4K and high-speed video recording)
Digital Zoom Max. 4x
Focusing Area 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)
Focus 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)
AF Metering Face / Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-area / Custom Multi / 1-area (flexible / scalable) / Pinpoint
Shutter Speed Still Image:
Approx. 60 - 1/4,000 sec (Mechanical Shutter)
Approx. 1 - 1/16,000 sec (Electronic Shutter)
Bulb (Approx. 120 sec)
Motion Picture:
Approx. 1/30 - 1/16,000 sec
Approx. 1/25 - 1/16,000 sec (AVCHD in FHD 24p)
Approx. 1/2 - 1/16,000 sec (Creative Video M Mode / MF Mode)
Viewfinder 0.39" OLED LVF (Live View Finder) (2359K dots), Field of View: Approx. 100%,
Magnification: Approx. 1.88x / 0.7x (35mm equiv.), Eye Sensor
File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3) / RAW, DPOF
Motion Picture: AVCHD, MP4
Recording Modes  
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Creative Video, C1 (Custom), C2 (Custom), Scene Guide, Creative Control
Creative Control Mode 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 Colour, Sunshine (22 filters)
Still Image Scene Mode Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Handheld Night Shot, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome, Panorama
Continuous Shooting Mode AFS] SH: 50 frames/sec*, H: 12 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
[AFC] H: 7 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
* Electronic shutter only.
4K Photo Mode EXIF Information: Yes*
Selectable Aspect Ratio: Yes (4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1)*
Exposure Mode: Program AE / Aperture Priority AE / Shutter Priority AE / Manual*
Marking Function: Yes*

* Firmware must be updated to the latest version (2.0).

Motion Picture Shooting  
4K Video 3840 x 2160 pixels, 30p (4K: 100 Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30 fps) (AAC)
3840 x 2160 pixels, 23.98p (4K: 100 Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 23.98 fps) (AAC)*

* Firmware must be updated to the latest version (2.0).

HD Video 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60p (FHD: 28 Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60 fps) (Dolby)
1920 x 1080 pixels, 24p (FHD: 24 Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 24 fps) (Dolby)
1920 x 1080 pixels, 30p (FHD: 24 Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 30 fps) (Dolby)
1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i (FHD: 17 Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60 fps) (Dolby)
1920 x 1080 pixels, 60p (FHD: 28 Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 60 fps) (AAC)
1920 x 1080 pixels, 30p (FHD: 20 Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30 fps) (AAC)
1280 x 720 pixels, 30p (HD: 10 Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30 fps) (AAC)
STD Video 640 x 480, 30p (VGA: 4 Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30 fps) (AAC)
High Speed Video 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30p (FHD: MP4) (Sensor Output is 120 fps)
Continuous recordable time (motion pictures)  
AVCHD Approx. 130 min (FHD/60p), Approx. 135 min (FHD/60i)
MP4 Approx. 110 min (4K/30p), Approx. 130 min (FHD/60p)
Actual recordable time (motion pictures)  
AVCHD Approx. 65 min (FHD/60p), Approx. 70 min (FHD/60i)
MP4 Approx. 55 min (4K/30p), Approx. 65 min (FHD/60p)
Exposure Parameters  
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-5 EV (+/-3 EV for motion picture)
Auto (AE) Bracketing 3, 5, 7 frames in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, Max. +/-3 EV
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 80* / 100* / 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200/ 6400 / 12800 / 25600* (* Extended ISO) (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Picture Quality  
Still Picture Recording [4:3] 4864 x 3648 (17.5 M) (L) / 3456 x 2592 (9 M) (M) / 2432 x 1824 (4.5 M) (S)
[3:2] 5472 x 3648 (20 M) (L) / 3888 x 2592 (10 M) (M) / 2736 x 1824 (5 M) (S)
[16:9] 5472 x 3080 (17 M) (L) / 3840 x 2160 (8 M) (M) / 1920 x 1080 (2 M) (S)
[1:1] 3648 x 3648 (13.5 M) (L) / 2592 x 2592 (6.5 M) (M) / 1824 x 1824 (3.5 M) (S)
Image Quality RAW / RAW+Fine / RAW+Standard / Fine / Standard
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set1 / White Set2 / White Set3 / White Set4 / Colour Temperature (2-axis Adjustable)
Photo Style Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom, Cinelike D*, Cinelike V* (* When Creative Video mode is selected.)
Picture Adjustment Contrast, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Saturation*, Colour Tone**, Filter Effect**
(* Except for Monochrome mode. ** For Monochrome mode only.)
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes (On/Off)
Wi-FI IEEE 802.11b/g/n
2,412 - 2,462 MHz (1 - 11 ch)
Infrastracture Mode / WPS / Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Button
NFC ISO/IEC 18092, NFC-F (Passive Mode)
Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec / 10 sec (3 images)
Self Shot Mode N/A
Playback Mode All, Slideshow, Filtering Play (Picture Only, Video Only, Category Selection, Favorite), Calendar
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual- Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / Yes
Show Histogram Yes
Show Highlights Yes
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Retouch No
RAW Processing Yes
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / No
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp No / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / DPOF / Favorites
OSD Language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Traditional)
LCD Monitor 3.0" (7.5 cm), Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display (921K dots), AR Coating
Field of View: Approx. 100%, Wide Viewing-angle
Flash (Built-in) Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off (* For iA, iA+ mode only.)
Flash Synchro: 1st / 2nd Slow Sync.
Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation
0.3 - 13.5 m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.0 - 9.5 m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Recording Media SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Cards (Compatible with UHS-I standard)
Built- in- Memory N/A
Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Mono
Power Sources (Input: 110 - 240 V AC)
Charging Time N/A
Battery / Batteries Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2 V, 1200 mAh, 8.7 Wh)
Battery Life (shots per charge) 360 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
Dimensions 136.8 x 98.5 x 130.7 mm (5.39 x 3.88 x 5.15 inch)
Weight Approx. 831 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (1.83 lb)