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FZ1000 @ 3000m ?


Imageryonly Avatar
Imageryonly Plus
3 203 11 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2019 10:58AM
I found this by complete accident , and wondered if any other owner has also found it?
If you turn the resolution down to the lowest setting in any of the Aspect ratios, the zoom will then reach an incredible 3000m, and with the stabilisation, is usable hand held if supported.
Due to illness, I have been unable to test on a tripod as yet, but will as soon as I am able.

The attached image is really rubbish, but as an example of the size of the 3000m end will suffice.
Taken handheld on the beach with a very playful breeze assisting, and nothing to rest on, only my knee Grin328670_1577271472.jpg
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pablophotographer 12 2.2k 450
25 Dec 2019 6:26PM
I must be doing this all wrong then. Mine has a x24 zoom and I don't think Ican reach the stars. But it's worth mentioning it here:

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/panasonic-lumix-fz1000-full-review-25658

Merry Christmas to you.
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Fma7 8 1.1k United Kingdom
25 Dec 2019 8:42PM
Isn't this just the same as taking at full resolution then cropping?

At that 'equivalent' focal length you will need a fast shutter speed if hand held, and maybe even on a tripod due to the moon's motion.
Carabosse Avatar
Carabosse Plus
20 44.3k 270 England
25 Dec 2019 9:11PM
The FZ1000 has a 16x optical zoom.

Any additional "zoom" is performed by the camera's software and is little different from just cropping a 16x zoomed image, using Photoshop or similar.

Some cameras extend the optical zoom by using interpolation. This is often better than pure digital zoom but is usually limited to doubling the optical range.
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Imageryonly Plus
3 203 11 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2019 12:38AM
"Some cameras extend the optical zoom by using interpolation. This is often better than pure digital zoom but is usually limited to doubling the optical range."

this feature is also available in the menus, and is fully described in the handbook, but no mention of the 3000m option.
I fully agree it is only a crop from full frame as previously mentioned, but to have the option of seeing that crop in the viewfinder before shooting is fun.
Usually I only shoot in RAW, but ,as this is a new camera and make to me I was playing through the settings.

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