Panasonic is proud to introduce the new hybrid bridge camera LUMIX FZ1000 II that boasts a 1-inch large High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and 4K PHOTO and 4K video recording capability as the latest member of the popular high-zoom FZ series.
The 16x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens (35mm camera equivalent: 25-400mm) is integrated to achieve high descriptiveness in detail and resolution to corners. It also produces a stunningly beautiful defocus together with the large-sized MOS Sensor. The minimum aperture is extended to F11. The LUMIX FZ1000 II includes the Zoom Compose Assist function which helps to regain the subject quickly when the sight of the subject is lost in telephoto shooting.
The 1-inch large 20.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor boasts a high S/N ratio, making it possible to capture clear images with minimum noise even when shot at a high ISO. The Venus Engine features multiple noise reduction systems, such as Multi Process NR, a Random Filter, and an Aperture Filter, to achieve high color reproduction and high image quality with natural description. L.Monochrome and L.Monochrome D modes are newly added to Photo Style, making it possible to shoot dynamic monochrome photos with emphasized highlights and shadows while preserving the details.
The LUMIX FZ1000 II records stunningly smooth, high-resolution 4K video in 3840×2160 at 30p or 24p in MP4. Taking advantage of 4K technology, users can enjoy using 4K PHOTO to capture those unmissable moments at 30 fps and save them in 8-megapixel high resolution photos. Auto Marking, Sequence Composition, Post Focus and Focus Stacking are also available to make 4K PHOTO even easier-to-use, in more creative ways.
The LUMIX FZ1000 II is also superior in response. Featuring combined DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology, not only accuracy but also speed is high with Light Speed AF of approx. 0.09 sec.* Together with the short release time lag and quick start-up time, the LUMIX FZ1000 II never misses those fleeting photo opportunities. High speed bursts can be shot at 12 fps (AFS, JPEG/RAW). It also complies with max.1/4000 (mechanical) and 1/16000 (electronic) high shutter speed.
The LUMIX FZ1000 II incorporates a new high-precision, high-speed OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) LVF (Live View Finder). With 0.39-inch 2,360k-dot high resolution in 4:3 aspect, the new LVF boasts approx. 0.74x (35mm camera equiv.) magnification and 100% field of view. The new 3.0-inch 1,240k-dot free-angle rear monitor with touch control rotates 180° to the side and tilts 270° up and down. The menu is also refined to enhance ease of use.
The 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)+ with Active Mode effectively compensates for hand shake. Creative Video mode, High Speed video in Full-HD at 120 fps, Time Lapse Shot, and Stop Motion Animation are also available for a greater variety of video expression.