Welcome! Royce Edward Barber's mini guide to the features of the "Panasonic Lumix FZ1000" digital camera.
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General: Is the World's First 4K Compact Camera available to consumers. Panasonic’s Lumix F Series is a Point & Shoot with 20.1 MP and 16x Optical Zoom. Compact Sensor. Wi-Fi Capable. Built-in Flash and optional Detachable Flash. 27.5 oz. Semi compact. Low weight for long nature hikes. Panasonic Announcement Date: 2014-06-2012. Lens is Permanent, Leica. Enclosure is Black. Sensor Resolution 20.1 Megapixel (extremely crisp pixels). Optical Sensor MOS with Total Pixels 20,900,000. Effective Sensor Resolution 20,100,000 pixels. Optical Sensor Size 1.0" (one inch). ISO (Max) 25600.Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g/n. NFC (Near Field Communication). Optical Zoom 16 x. Image Stabilizer is Optical (Panasonic HYBRID O.I.S.). Face Detection. Print Standard: Direct print, DPOF support, PictBridge support. Auto Focus TTL contrast detection. Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty is 49. AE/AF Control is Face-priority AF, Touch Area AF, Eye detection AF. Digital Video Format is AVCHD, H.264. Image Recording Format is JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG. Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160. Interfaces provided are Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0.
Communications: Wireless Interface is IEEE 802.11b/g/n, and wireless NFC (Near Field Communication).
Exposure & White Balance: Light Sensitivity ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 125, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO 1600, ISO 6400, ISO 3200, ISO auto (125-3200), ISO 12800, ISO 25600. Min Illumination is 9 lux. Exposure Metering is Multi-segment, center-weighted, spot. Exposure Modes: Program, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority. White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets. White Balance Presets are: Incandescent, cloudy, flash, daylight, shade. Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec. Min Shutter Speed 60 sec. Exposure Compensation is ±3 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps. White Balance Bracketing.
Lens System: Permanent Leica lens. 16 x zoom lens - 9.12 - 146 mm - f/2.8-8.0. Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 25 - 400mm. Focus Adjustment is Automatic and manual. Min Focus Distance 11.8 in. Macro Focus Range is 1 inch. Zoom Adjustment is motorized drive. Lens Construction is 11 groups / 15 elements. Features ED glass, aspherical lens.
Camera Flash: Permanent pop-up flash, with hotshoe for additional flash. Flash Modes are Fill-in mode, forced OFF, forced ON with red-eye reduction, auto mode with red-eye reduction, slow synchro, auto mode. AF illuminator.
Additional Features: Continuous Shooting Speed is 2 frames per second, 10 frames per second, 12 frames per second, 7 frames per second, 50 frames per minute, 60 frames per second. Self Timer Delay is Yes. Flash Terminal is Hot shoe for many accessories and flash. Audio recording, built-in speaker, RGB primary color filter, auto power save, digital noise reduction, date/time stamp, sharpness control, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, in-camera red-eye removal, cropping an image, resizing an image, saturation control, Scene Detection Technology, Face Detection AF/AE, Intelligent Scene Selector, highlight point display, in-camera movie editing, Intelligent Resolution Technology, built-in help guide, Motion Detection Technology, automatic display brightness adjustment, Face Recognition, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, Anti-motion Blur Mode.
Viewfinder and Display: Viewfinder is OLED with color at 2,360,000 pixels. Swivel Display is
3" LCD with 920,000 pixels and Rotating for Selfie Mode, with Display Contrast control.
Microphone is directional (Stereo).
Connections: 1 of USB2.0. 1 of HDMI output ( 19 pin micro HDMI Type D ). 1 of composite video/audio output. 1 of microphone ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ). 1 of remote control input. Memory Card Slot for SD card.
Software & Driver: None required, anyone can download multi-platform GIMP art software for free. Comes with basic viewing Software Drivers & Utilities. Windows Update has the driver also.
Miscellaneous: Included Accessories: Lens hood, battery charger, lens cap, shoulder strap, USB cable, audio / video cable.
Battery: 1 x Panasonic DMW-BLC12PP Li-ion rechargeable battery (included).
Memory / Storage: Memory Card Slot is SD card. Supported Memory Cards are SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDHC UHS-I Memory Card, SDXC UHS-I Memory Card.
Image Storage: RAW, JPG, or RAW+JPG at the same time. JPEG 4864 x 3648 JPEG 3456 x 2592 JPEG 2432 x 1824 JPEG 5472 x 3648 JPEG 3888 x 2592 JPEG 2736 x 1824 JPEG 2560 x 1920 JPEG 5472 x 3080 JPEG 3840 x 2160 JPEG 1920 x 1080 JPEG 3648 x 3648 JPEG 2592 x 2592 JPEG 1824 x 1824
Video CaptureH.264 - 3840 x 2160 - 30 fps - 100Mbps H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 28Mbps H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 30 fps - 20Mbps H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps - 10Mbps H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps - 4Mbps AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 28Mbps AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 17Mbps AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 24Mbps AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps - 24Mbps.
Dimensions & Weight: Width5.4 in. Depth5.1 in. Height3.9 in. Weight27.51 oz.
Environmental Parameters: Min Operating Temperature32 °F. Max Operating Temperature104 °F. Humidity Range Operating10 - 80%.
Universal Product Identifiers: Brand: Panasonic. Part Numbers DMC-FZ1000, DMCFZ1000K. (K means Black). GTIN00885170188235.
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Where/When/How I Bought my Camera
* I bought it for $580.00 on Nov 01, 2015, used on ebay, using paypal. It's exactly the same camera my Dad has. It's an upgraded version of my old camera the Panasonic lumix fz150. I've taken about 8,000 photos since I got it. I love it when I need the zoom features, otherwise for simple photos I used my LG G5 smartphone. I bought lense filters, five 3rd party batteries, a remote control. All either used or 3rd party to be very affordable.
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* Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panasonic_Lumix_DMC-FZ1000