Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 4K Video Stills Hybrid Bridge Camera

Panasonic has announced the FZ2000 bridge camera with 20x optical zoom, made for 4K video and 20 megapixel stills photography.

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Panasonic has announced the FZ2000 bridge camera, which is also known as the FZ2500 in some countries, comes with a 20x optical zoom lens and f/2.8-4.5 aperture. 

The FZ2000 has a 1 inch MOS sensor and unlimited 4K CINE video recording in MOV/MP4 format. There is a 20.1 megapixel resolution and the sensor improves S/N ratio, with dramatic reduction of noise even when shooting in low light. 

The camera will be available from mid November 2016 for £1099. 

Read our Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 Hands-On Preview.

 

Panasonic has also announced the G80 and LX15 today. 

 

From Panasonic: Panasonic today announces the new LUMIX bridge camera DMC FZ2000, incorporating a 20x optical zoom lens, a 1.0 inch MOS sensor and unlimited 4K video recording in MOV/MP4.

These features elevate the LUMIX FZ2000 far beyond the limitations of a conventional compact camera with high-performance photography and outstanding video recording. The LUMIX FZ2000 is the perfect device for both semi-professional videographers and photography enthusiasts wishing to experience professional shooting capabilities in a compact device.

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Featuring the new LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT photo/video hybrid lens

The LUMIX FZ2000 features the newly-developed LEICA DC VARIO-ELMART lens system which has a 20x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-480mm) and F2.8-4.5. Comprising of 16 lenses in 11 groups, the lens system boasts high optical performance with minimum ghost and flaring and a guide-pole mechanism commonly used in professional video cameras.

Together with the inner zoom structure, the guide-pole realises exceptional barycentric stability for smooth, stable zooming, where image blurring is dramatically suppressed by approximately 80% compared with its predecessor, the LUMIX FZ1000.

The LEICA DC VARIO-ELMART lens also incorporates a nine aperture diaphragm to realise soft, rounded defocus, which effortlessly matches sudden changes of brightness thanks to the adoption of a galvanometer also used in professional video cameras.

 

High-quality video capability elevates the compact camera to professional standards

The LUMIX FZ2000 boasts exceptional video recording performance which has never been seen in a bridge camera. It is capable of unlimited[1] 4K video recording (Cinema 4K: 4096x2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840x2160 / up to 30 fps) in MOV/MP4 and Full HD video at an ultra-high bitrate of 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB).

Users can freely choose from MOV, MP4, AVCHD[3] Progressive and AVCHD at a variety of frame rates according to the usage. For professional users, the system frequency can be flexibly selected between 59.94Hz (23.98Hz) / 50.00Hz / 24.00Hz. The LUMIX FZ2000 is also capable of real-time image output to an external monitor via an optional micro HDMI cable simultaneously while recording video. In addition, for more unique video expression, the LUMIX FZ2000 comes with further professional features such as Dolly Zoom, VFR (Variable Frame Rate), Time Lapse and Stop Motion Animation.

In further response to film production market demands, Panasonic offers an optional paid software upgrade for the LUMIX FZ2000 to comply with V-Log L video recording.

 

Capture unmissable moments in high picture quality

The LUMIX FZ2000 incorporates a 1-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor with 20.1-megapixel high resolution. This large MOS Sensor improves S/N ratio, resulting in dramatic reduction of noise – even when shooting at ISO 12800.

The LUMIX FZ2000 also achieves ultra-high speed AF of approx. 0.09 sec[5] and high-speed burst shooting at 12 fps (AFS) / 7 fps (AFC) to capture fast-moving subjects in-focus up to 100 (JPEG) / 30 (RAW) images.

An additional 4K PHOTO feature captures unmissable photo opportunities at 30 fps by extracting the most photogenic frame from the 4K burst file to save as a photo. Users can save pictures in 8-megapixel equivalent high resolution, which is suitable for printing up to A3 size.

The integrated Post Focus function enables the selection of the in-focus area of a single frame even after shooting, whilst Panasonic’s new Focus Stacking function enables users to take multiple images of the same frame with different areas in focus, then combine all or selected focus areas into one image. Focus Stacking is particularly beneficial for shooting macro images.

 

The LUMIX FZ2000 offers sleek design and intuitive control

The LUMIX FZ2000 integrates an OLED Live View Finder (LVF) with a 2360K-dot equivalent high resolution in approx. 2.18x / 0.74x (35mm camera equivalent in 4:3) magnification capability. Adoption of OLED for the LVF achieves a high-speed response with minimum time lag of less than 0.01 sec as well as 10,000:1 high contrast for exceptional visibility. With an eye-point of approximately 20 mm, it also offers high visibility with comfort for users wearing glasses.

The LUMIX FZ2000 also features a well-defined grip for a stable hold and minimum fatigue when consistently using the camera over a longer period of time. The front/rear dual dial system enables direct setting over shutter speed and aperture, and an optimum layout of dials, buttons, lever and switch offers intuitive control with comfort for both photo and video shooting.

For further intuitive control, the 3.0-inch large, approx.1040K-dot rear vary-angle touchscreen with approximately 100% of field of view enables shooting in either high or low angle easier.

 

Read our Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 Hands-On Preview.

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