Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Panasonic DMC FZ62 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs DMC FZ62 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Panasonic DMC FZ62 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

DMC FZ62

  • Introduced in July 2012
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 25-600mm (24x), f2.8-5.2
  • No WiFi
  • 120.3 x 80.8 x 91.9mm³ (4.7" x 3.2" x 3.6")
  • 600g (19.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ62

DMC FZ1000 II vs DMC FZ62: The sensors

DMC FZ1000 II features a 1" sized sensor, while the DMC FZ62 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 DMC FZ62'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 DMC FZ62: Viewfinder

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

The DMC FZ62 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 0.20 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)

DMC FZ62 (0.46x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000 IISimulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ62

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Panasonic DMC FZ62 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC FZ62

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1016.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)125
Auto Focus points (4)4923
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.360.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.240.46
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)440400
WiFi (2)

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 faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the DMC FZ1000 II is made easy by the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the DMC FZ62: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 41 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ62

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC FZ62

Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
600g
(19.4 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
893cm³
(56 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ62 are the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the DMC FZ62.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

DMC FZ62

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Panasonic DMC FZ62 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and DMC FZ62

DMC FZ1000 II und DMC FZ62, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und DMC FZ62, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und DMC FZ62, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und DMC FZ62, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ62

41
4

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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