Panasonic FZ-1000 II promises improved low-light performance

Panasonic’s LUMIX FZ-1000 II may be a great option for those who don’t want to pay tons of money to shoot 4K. The camera cost just $899.

The FZ-1000 II is an upgrade to the FZ-1000, which was released five years ago in 2014. It has a 1-inch, 20.1-megapixel “high-sensitivity” CMOS sensor and 16x 25-400 mm f/2.8 – 4.0 (35 mm equivalent) Leica zoom lens. Plus, it’s sporting a 3-inch touchscreen. That’s great news for vloggers who depend on a flip screen for monitoring while shooting.

Video shooting

The camera can shoot 4K video at 30 fps. It also offers 12 fps shooting speeds and shoot 4K photos. Additionally, Panasonic says the new sensor allows the camera to take much better shots in low-light than the original FZ-1000.

Other features

The FZ-1000 II has a 2.36 million dot EVF, dual-control wheels and five-axis hybrid optical stabilization. Also, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for mobile device transfers are supported.

The camera has a flip-able back screen, which is great for vloggers
The camera has a flip-able back screen, which is great for vloggers


  • 20.1MP 1” High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 16x Zoom Lens
  • 25-400mm f/2.8-4 (35 mm Equivalent)
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Live View Finder
  • 3.0” 1.24m-Dot Free-Angle LCD Monitor
  • UHD 4K 30 fps and Full HD 1080p Video
  • HYBRID O.I.S. 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • ISO 125 – 12800
  • 4K Photo Mode and Sequence Composition
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Connectivity
FZ-1000 II
FZ-1000 II

Pricing and availability

The FZ-1000 II will come out March 2019 for $899.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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