The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ300 have been launched in India and are set to occupy shelves across the country soon. The compact cameras are priced at Rs 45990 and Rs 58990, respectively.
The highlight of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ300 are its ability to capture 4K videos. Both are bridge cameras, occupying the space in-between DSLRs and point-and-shoot models. The new devices ship with wide-angle Leica lens and an OLED viewfinder. The MOS sensor combined with the Venus Engine supposedly outputs richer colors and reduces noise in low-light.
The Panasonic offerings further come equipped with DFD (Depth from Defocus) and autofocus technology. Together, the tools help the gadgets to focus on an image within 0.09 seconds. Taking a closer look at the Lumix DMC-FZ1000, the flagship camera carries a 20.1MP lens with an aperture range of f/2.8 – f/4.0, 16x optical zoom, 5-axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer, and 5-step speed control.
The Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a rugged alternative to the DMC-FZ1000, ideal for harsh environments like a jungle or desert. Panasonic guarantees it’s dust-tight and splashproof, having installed sealings into every joint, dial and button. The device has apparently passed the rigorous benchmark standards of DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) cameras.
Moving on to its specs, the Panasonic product sports a 12.1MP sensor and an aperture of f/2.8 and 24x optical zoom. It’s been outfitted with 4K Pre-Burst, 4K Burst and 4K Burst (Start and Stop) modes. Furthermore, videos can be recorded at 100fps in HD quality or 25fps in 4K resolution. 8MP still photos can be extracted from the latter.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-FZ300 are both Wi-Fi enabled and able to sync with the brand’s Image app. This lets users utilize their smartphone as a remote control, adjusting factors like the focus and uploading pictures on social media.