Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Panasonic DC FZ82 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs DC FZ82 - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Panasonic DC FZ82 Specs

DMC FZ1000 II

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-400mm (17x), f2.8-4.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 136 x 97.2 x 131.5mm³ (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2")
  • 810g (26.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ1000 II

DC FZ82

  • Introduced in January 2017
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 20-1200mm (60x), f2.8-5.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 130.2 x 94.3 x 119.2mm³ (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.7")
  • 616g (19.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DC FZ82

DMC FZ1000 II vs DC FZ82: The sensors

DMC FZ1000 II features a 1" sized sensor, while the DC FZ82 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the DMC FZ1000 II is a lot larger than the DC FZ82's chip at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

DMC FZ1000 II vs DC FZ82: Viewfinder

DMC FZ1000 II has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.74x.

The DC FZ82 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.16 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.46x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

DMC FZ1000 II (0.74x)

DC FZ82 (0.46x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000 IISimulated viewfinder of the DC FZ82

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Panasonic DC FZ82 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

DC FZ82

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1018.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1210
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.361.16
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.241.04
Articulated monitor (2)
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)440330

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ1000 II are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the better viewfinder, that the display has a higher resolution and the articulated display. A recommendation of the DMC FZ1000 II is made easy by the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 27 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DC FZ82

DMC FZ1000 II

DC FZ82

Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
616g
(19.9 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
1464cm³
(92 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DC FZ82 are the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the DC FZ82.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

DC FZ82

Sensitivity125 - 12800 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Touch screen
Video resolution4096 x 21604096 x 2160
WiFi
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Panasonic DC FZ82 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and DC FZ82

DMC FZ1000 II und DC FZ82, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und DC FZ82, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und DC FZ82, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und DC FZ82, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DC FZ82

27
4

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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