Panasonic has just added the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 and the Lumix DMC-FZ300 to its lineup in India, priced at Rs. 45,990 and Rs. 58,990 respectively. Both cameras support 4K video recording and feature Panasonic’s wide-angle Leica lens system with Oled viewfinders. The term bridge camera is used to define a class of cameras that sit between SLRs and point-and-shoot, commonly referred to as prosumer or superzoom cameras.
Both the Pansonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 and the Lumix DMC-FZ300 models offer the option to capture 8-megapixel stills during 4K video recording along with features like 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst. There’s also Wi-Fi onboard for syncing with smartphones and tablets for sharing the captured image.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 packs in a 20.1-megapixel MOS sensor with 16x optical zoom. This being its flagship camera, you also get a 5-axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabiliser and a 5-step speed control system to eliminate any shakes or vibrations while zooming on the move. Other specifications include an aperture range of f/2.8-4.0, a selection of shooting modes, manual controls for shutter speed, ISO, and aperture and an Oled viewfinder with around 100-percent field of view.
The Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a rugged bridge camera with a splashproof and dustproof design which makes it ideal for sports and adventure photography. The camera features 24x zoom with full-range f/2.8 aperture. Inside, we have a 12.1-megapixel MOS sensor, 5-axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabiliser, manual controls for parameters like shutter speed, ISO, and a selection of shooting modes.