The first images of the Panasonic FZ1000 have hit the web, and if I am being honest, it looks almost identical to the Sony RX10. Interestingly enough, the similarities between the two don’t end there, their specs are also very similar.

I recently sent back an RX10 I had in for review. I liked it as a basic carry around stills camera, and I loved it as a small all-in-one video package (just add a mic and you’re good to go). This FX1000 looks like it will be similarly awesome for video, especially with the addition of 4K.

Panasonic FX1000 Specs

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  • 1.0-inch CMOS sensor 
  • Venus engine
  • 25-400mm equivalent f/2.8-4.0 Leica DC Vario Elmarit lens.
  • Lens configuration is 15 pieces in 11 groups. 5 aspherical lens (8 Side)
  • AF linear motor. AF speed is 0.09 seconds
  • 0.66 seconds start-up time
  • 4K video
  • 4K PHOTO to cut out a still image of 8 million pixels from 4K video
  • The space recognition AF by DFD
  • EVF is 2.36 million dot-inch organic EL 0.39
  • A monitor 920,000 dot 3.0-inch
  • Continuous shooting 12 frames / second
  • Wi-Fi, NFC
  • Focus peaking, ring type manual focus
  • Camera RAW development

[REWIND: Initial Thoughts on the Sony RX10]

Overall, it seems as if Panasonic has taken all the good aspects about the RX10, and added on their own twist to improve on the concept. I like what I see and am definitely going to try and get my hands on a copy of this to review.

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What are your thoughts on the FZ1000? Do you agree with the Sony RX10 comparison? Leave a comment below!

[via 4/3rd Rumors]