Panasonic FZ1000 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Panasonic makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the FZ1000 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 below.
In any case, the FZ1000 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was announced on June 12th, 2014, which means that, as of today, the camera is 3399 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Panasonic FZ2500 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Panasonic's advanced owner manual for the FZ1000
The camera's advanced owner manual is 367 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the FZ1000 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Panasonic's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
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Video tutorial for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your FZ1000 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Panasonic FZ1000 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Panasonic FZ1000 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the FZ1000.
What technology is the imaging sensor in the Panasonic FZ1000 based on?
The camera is build around a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
Which image processing chip is used in the Panasonic FZ1000 to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Panasonic equipped the FZ1000 with the Venus image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Panasonic FZ1000?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 125 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 80-25600.
Does the Panasonic FZ1000 have a selfie-friendly screen?
Yes, the LCD-screen of the FZ1000 is flexible and can be turned to be front-facing for capturing selfies.
How do I find the shutter count on my Panasonic FZ1000?
Panasonic embeds the number of shutter actuations in hidden menus. You can check the number of shots that your FZ1000 has taken up to now by carefully following the steps described on the Panasonic FZ1000 shutter count page.
Is completely silent shooting possible with the Panasonic FZ1000?
The camera has an electronic shutter option, so that it is indeed feasible to capture images without any shutter noise.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences with the Panasonic FZ1000?
No, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Panasonic FZ1000?
The FZ1000 offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.
Does the Panasonic FZ1000 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Does the Panasonic FZ1000 support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000.
|Camera Model||Panasonic FZ1000|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||25-400mm f/2.8-4.0|
|Launch Date||June 2014|
|Launch Price||USD 899|
|Sensor Format||1" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||13.2 x 8.8 mm|
|Sensor Area||116 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||15.9 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||20 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||5 472 x 3 648 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||2.41 μm|
|Pixel Density||17.18 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||4K/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||125 - 12 800 ISO|
|ISO Boost||80 - 25 600 ISO|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||64|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||22.1|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||11.7|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||517|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||2359k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||921k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Swivel screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||Front-flip possible|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||Focus Peaking|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000s|
|Continuous Shooting||12 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||Electronic Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||UHS-I|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Microphone Port||External MIC port|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Near-Field Communication||NFC built-in|
|Battery Type||DMW-BLC12 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||360 shots per charge|
137 x 99 x 131 mm
(5.4 x 3.9 x 5.2 in)
|Camera Weight||831 g (29.3 oz)|
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