9.6

Best 4K Digital Camera Under $1000

(8 customer reviews)

$497.99

Last updated on November 13, 2018 6:30 am
Average Score 9.6
Quality
10
Value
10
Features
9.5
Design
9.5
Ease of Use
10
PROS:
  • Best value camera and 4K camcorder
  • Great picture quality
  • Flip Screen
  • ISO up to 25600
  • Great for macro photography
  • 5-AXIS correction
  • Easy to use
CONS:
  • The lens is not interchangeable
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🏆 If you are looking for a semi-professional camera and a 4K camcorder with amazing features yet under $1000, PANASONIC LUMIX FZ1000 is the best choice!

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. 

* Sold separately.
** The recording format is 30p.

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Lumix 4k digital camera

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. 

* 4K video can be recorded up to 29 minutes 59 seconds. When recording videos in 4K, use a card rated as UHS Speed Class 3.

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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.

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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. 

* 35mm camera equivalent: 25-400mm.

 

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Light Speed AF with LUMIX DFD Focus Technology

A new linear motor integrated into the focus system achieves approx. 275% faster1focusing, 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.

1 Panasonic in-house examination. 
2 Woks for photo shooting only 
3 CIPA standard. When using Live View Finder. 
4 Infinity to 2m shooting time lag.

 

LUMIX 4k Digital Camer
LUMIX 4k Digital Camera

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. 

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

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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. 

* Sold separately. 

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*, **

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

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Enjoy a Greater Control over Creativity with in-Camera Controls

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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.

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Price History​

Price History for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K QFHD Wi-Fi Digital Camera

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Current Price $497.99 November 13, 2018
Highest Price $597.99 August 3, 2018
Lowest Price $77.00 October 12, 2018
Since August 3, 2018

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9.6
Quality
10
Value
10
Features
9.5
Design
9.5
Ease of Use
10
+ Positives:
  • Best value camera and 4K camcorder
  • Great picture quality
  • Flip Screen
  • ISO up to 25600
  • Great for macro photography
  • 5-AXIS correction
  • Easy to use
- Negatives:
  • The lens is not interchangeable

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  1. Muse

    I would like to buy again and again. Low price for best performance

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  2. TomHaley77

    Before purchasing my camera I read “everything” on the internet. The last camera I purchased was under $100. This one was near $600 and every aspect of this Panasonic was worth every dime. Right off the bat I started using the camera in the automatic mode while looking at the pictures on my Apple computer. The pics almost made me fall off my chair! I’ve never seen anything so beautiful. I have to be honest. It will take some time to figure this out but it will be worth your effort.

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  3. mikey

    Awesome camera. I take pictures, man!

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  4. drjej

    great camera. i have been using DSLRs (photo and video use) for many years but finally decided that i did not want to haul all of my lenses and cameras around with me anymore. I went in search of the perfect one stop camera to use. After much investigation i chose the fz-1000. the good is that it is light, takes great photos, offers the fastest autofocus i have ever used, offers 4k video (very nice by the way), has good sound for video, offers a 400mm zoom lens (need to be sure you have the OIS on when using), lots of built in options for shooting, the ability to zoom like a video camera and allows you to use manual mode and make the same adjustments you would in a DSLR. One big good for me is that i can adjust the picture style for video (offering a very flat look) so i can do color correction afterward. The not so good (and so far i have not seen any bad) is that the body feels a bit cheap and plastic-like, it is not weather sealed and the batteries tend to go quickly (I always have several with me). My take on this camera is that i am going to enjoy using it for years to come.

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  5. Joe

    I like the camera, but the manual is useless. The camera itself operates well. Most controls are laid out logically. I love the ability to zoom or focus manually–autofocus often focuses on the wrong object. I also like seeing the focal length to which I have zoomed. I am still getting a feel for picture quality; overall it seems good, although a tripod shot at 400 mm seemed less than sharp. Japanese camera manuals are routinely poor, but this one is the worst I’ve ever seen–one has to learn how to use the camera by intuitive trial and error because the manual is useless.

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  6. Gill

    Good Camera but awful Accessories. Very good Camera really happy but awful Accessories very cheap quality feels like Dollar store quality

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  7. richardr

    Awesome Camera. I have been a professional photographer for 24 years. I guess I have gotten lazy but this camera pretty much does it all for you. You still need to know composition and posing. I would recommend this camera.

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  8. NancyS

    Great camera. Great camera. Still in the learning process, but love what I have been able to photograph. Such fun.

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