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Panasonic Fz1000 SuperZoom Looks Like an RX10, But With 4K Video…

By Anthony Thurston on June 11th 2014

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


  • 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.


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

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. David Park


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  2. thgh

    WOW. that literally just killed the rx10. 400mm f4 zoom lens too! But no mention about IS or OIS?

    If it’s weather sealed, focus better and similar IQ to the rx10, I don’t think anyone else would consider the rx10, only if the pana is a lot more expensive.

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