16x Optical Zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT Lens with 25mm Ultra Wide-Angle
The DMC-FZ1000 incorporates newly developed F2.8-4.0 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with 16x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-400mm). Comprising 15 elements in 11 groups, including 4 ED lens 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 mould technology.
The World’s First 4K Video Recording Capability*
The DMC-FZ1000 features 4K video recording capability (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160, 30 fps (NTSC) / 25 fps (PAL) in MP4). It also ushers in a new form of photo creativity by letting you cut out 8-megapixel equivalent images from 4K video footage to capture spur-of-the-moment shots. Powerful 16x optical zoom with 5-step speed control enables smooth zoom control. The 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S+ with Active Mode**, Creative Video mode and High Speed video in full-HD are also available.
*As of June 12, 2014. **This function does not work in 4K video recording.
2,359k-dot OLED LVF (Live View Finder), Rear Monitor and Optimum Design for Intuitive Control
The DMC-FZ1000 boasts a 2,359k-dot OLED LVF (Live View Finder) that achieves high speed response with minimum time lag. The 3.0-inch 921k-dot free-angle LCD rotates 180° to the side and tilts 270° up and down offers approx. 100% field of view. Operability is also improved on DMC-FZ1000 allowing intuitive control. The zoom lever on the top allows smooth zoom in/out with 5-step speed adjustment. The zoom ring can be used for manual focus control, too. The Drive Mode Dial and AFS/AFC/MF Lever enable direct shooting setting.