Earlier this year Panasonic released new camera. The camera is called Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II. The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II is second series of the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. The frist series was released five years ago. Overall the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II is almost the same as the previous series. Where Panasonic only makes improvements rather than doing total repairs, sensors, processors, and lenses are the same. So, the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II doesn’t bring many significant feature updates.
However, there are several new features on the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II. The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II is designed to appeal to photographers who want to travel. What are the features of the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II ?. The following discussion.
Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II is a super zoom digital camera. This camera is equipped with a 20-inch one-inch sensor display and a 16x optical zoom lens. The lens used on the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II is the Leica DC 24-400mm lens. Panosinc also equips this camera with aperature 2.8-4.0.
Panasonic also buried 5-axis Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS +) hybrid technology. The Level Shot feature is also available, which automatically detects horizontal lines so that the images are not skewed. As a point-and-shoot camera, the lens on the Lumix FZ1000 II can not be removed even though it comes with a body like a mirrorless camera. Have a large enough grip, double dial to adjust shutter speed and aperture separately, and double ring to adjust focus and zoom.
The camera, announced in February 2019, has touch sensitivity that has been added to the screen specifications sheet. The LCD screen supports a 3-inch touchscreen with 1.24 million dot resolution and has a free-angle mechanism. At the top of the screen, there is an OLED live view finder with a resolution of 2.36 million dots. The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II also has Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi access. So it will speed up transferring files. File transfer can use the free drawing application on the smartphone. By adding Bluetooth, the camera can maintain a constant low power connection with a smartphone for faster and more convenient image transfer.
Another feature that has been upgraded is the presence of 4K Photo mode with support for Auto Marking and Zoom Compose Assist features. Zoom Compose Assist has also been added to help when shooting with a longer focal length. So the user does not lose the subject when suddenly leaving the frame in the zoom position.
Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II also has a black and white photo mode L. Monochrome D. Besides that a battery that supports recharging the battery via a USB cable. These are some of the features that were updated on the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II.
Meanwhile, the ability to record video series has also increased. Ability to record 4K 30 fps video in MP4 format at a bit rate of 100 Mbps, the frame in the 4K video can be extracted into a photo. Meanwhile, recording at 1080p resolution reaches 120 fps.
Camera Design and Camera Button
Not only features that are almost similar to precious series. The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II also has a design that is very similar to precious series. This camera has a thick handle with a textured layer. So it will be very comfortable when held. For the size and shape of this camera is almost the same as mirroless or even entry-level DLR.
This camera also underwent several changes made to the button layout. Panasonic has used a button layout and configuration that is very similar to the Micro Four Thirds G series model.
Ease of Use
The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II has an OLED electronic viewfinder. This viewfinder will automatically activate when lifting the camera to the subject. With this viewfinder will give a good view and clear scenery. When looking through the shutter window, the touch screen function can still function by activating the Touch Pad AF in the main menu. This will be very useful for moving the focus point quickly.
Focusing is generally fast and accurate when shooting in good lighting conditions. Setting the FZ1000 II to AF-C makes it possible to track moving subjects. Whereas in low light, focusing is a little slower, but rarely shows the wrong focus confirmation. The overall operating speed is also very fast.
Previous series, the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 was a great camera. So, Panasonic seems to only renew the features of their latest camera, the Panasonic FZ1000 II. The Panasonic FZ1000 II sells for around £ 769 / $ 899, making it around £ 100 / $ 100 cheaper than the FZ2000. This camera has a battery life to be able to handle 440 single charge shots. Although most features are only enhanced. This camera is perfect for travelers. With features the Panasonic FZ1000 II also has to compete with Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-RX10.