Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II Detailed Review

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

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The DMC FZ1000 II was presented by Panasonic in February 2019. It is a Superzoom Digital Camera.
Sensor Properties

In additional DMC FZ1000 II has a 1" CMOS sensor with size of 13 x 9 mm² (0.52" x 0.35").

Picture of DMC FZ1000 II's sensor compared to popular format.

Infographic: DMC FZ1000 II comparing sensor sizes

Also 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.

The DMC FZ1000 II's sensor has resolution of 20 megapixel.

The Panasonic supports taking images in RAW. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computer, using software like Adobe Lightroom or Panasonic's RAW converter. This involves one extra processing step but almost always results in superior image quality. Some filters, like converting to monochrome (black and white) will only yield decent results when used with RAW images.

Sensor area13.20 x 8.80mm²
(0.52" x 0.35")
Resolution (physical)20.90 megapixel
Resolution (effective)20.10 megapixel
Pixel size5.81 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 12 frames/second
Focal length (min)24mm
Focal length (max)400mm
Aperture (max)2.8
Aperture (min)4.0
Viewfinder Properties

The DMC FZ1000 II uses an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 2.36 megapixel, an excellent value for a viewfinder like this which makes the camera a joy to use.

The magnifcation is c. 0.74x, an excellent value for an electronic viewfinder.

Resolution2.36 megapixel
Dioptric correction

The DMC FZ1000 II's shutter speed varies from 1/4000s to 60s.

Max. shutter speed1/4000s
Min. shutter speed60s
Sensitivity Properties

The DMC FZ1000 II's sensitivity is from 125 ISO and 12800 ISO.

Also, Panasonic's sensitivity can be boosted to 25600. Therefore, ISO boosting will lead to growth noise.

Min. sensitivity125 ISO
Max. sensitivity12800 ISO
Boost25600 ISO
Exposure Modes

The DMC FZ1000 II supports all general exposure modes.

The Panasonic allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Center weight
Auto Focus Properties

The DMC FZ1000 II's auto focus processor uses 49 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. in low light).

Manual focus is also possible with the Panasonic, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.

TypeContrast Detection
AF points49
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The DMC FZ1000 II has a built-in flash with a diapason of up to 14m (45 ft.). That range will fit for almost all occasion.

(45 ft.)
Hot shoe
Display Specs
DMC FZ1000 II display and touch screen

The DMC FZ1000 II display has a diagonal of 75.00mm (3.0 inches.) and a resolution 1.24 megapixel.

The camera display is intended for selfies or other occasion.

Display parameters:

Size75.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution1.24 megapixel
Touch screen
Video Specs

DMC FZ1000 II video supported the resolution with 4096 x 2160 pixel.

Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II Video parameters:

Max. resolution4096 x 2160 pixel
...with frame rates25 frames/second
30 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The DMC FZ1000 II has Wi-fi connection. You can transfer photos to a mobile or laptop using wi-fi.

For photo transferring users may use Bluetooth option.

Eventually, if the wifi connection is disabled the wired connection may be used.

Connect the Panasonic to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Panasonic supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini

The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Memory cardsSD

The Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II has a BCL12E LiIon battery. The battery provides a shooting life of 440 shots. It`s enough for one day or more.

The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.

The DMC FZ1000 II's battery battery parameters:

TypeBCL12E LiIon
In-camera charging
Battery life440 photos

The Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II's dimensions are 136 x 97.2 x 131.5mm³. (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2"). This includes the lens. The camera's weight is a rather considerable 810 grams (26.1 oz.), lens included.

Here is front and top view of the DMC FZ1000 II:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II Dimensions (Width / Height)
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

For a better idea of the size of the camera, takes a look off camera and ID card comparison image.

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II size comparison

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