June 12, 2014

Meet the World's First 4K Compact Camera, the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000

Lumix dmc fz1000Something pretty exciting was just announced by Panasonic a few hours ago. The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 camera is a bridge-style point-and-shoot camera that shoots in 4K at 30 fps, making it the world's first compact camera to shoot at that level of resolution. Other than its large 20.MP 1" MOS sensor, it also features an ISO of up to 25600, continuous 50 fps shooting, and built-in wi-fi -- which sounds pretty good, especially for a hybrid photo/video camera.

So, no -- the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 wasn't designed specifically for filmmakers -- and not even in the way DSLRs weren't designed specifically for filmmakers, but ended up becoming the go-to camera for shooters on a budget. With these smaller compact cameras, though, users could get a pretty decent camera without the heft and price of a DSLR, but would have to sacrifice image quality in return. Panasonic's intention with the FZ1000 was to change that -- to make a bridge-style camera that gave users the mobility and affordability of a compact camera with image quality comparable to that of a DSLR.

Here are a few of the FZ1000's specs (for a complete breakdown, go here):

  • 20.1MP 1" High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 16x Zoom Lens
  • 25-400mm f/2.8-4 (35mm Equivalent)
  • 4K QFHD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 0.39" 2,359k-Dot OLED Live View Finder
  • 3.0" 921k-Dot Free-Angle LCD Monitor
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • HYBRID O.I.S. 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Light Speed AF with LUMIX DFD Focus
  • ISO 25600 and 50 fps Continuous Shooting

And here's a video demonstrating its image quality:

The DMC-FZ1000 is now available for preorder for $897.99 on B&H and the shipping date is expected to be July 31st.

Link: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 camera with 4K video and 1″ sensor announce -- Photo Rumors

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Might be an ideal camera for live events. Shooting 4k with such a versatile zoomrange sounds like a dream :)

June 12, 2014 at 6:12AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Kasper

My thoughts exactly.

June 12, 2014 at 7:53AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Archie

Live streaming events?

June 12, 2014 at 1:22PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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MovieBuff

I am looking for specs to see if it has clean output and what the recording time limit is. If there is no clean output and if it has that awful 30 minute limit live streaming is out, can't be done.

The autofocus gives live streamers a smile!

I'll have to keep looking for the specs. anyone already found them?

June 12, 2014 at 10:38PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Gene

If you do find the specs, is it limited to 30p or can it do 24p?

June 13, 2014 at 1:56AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Looks like no one is clear yet on most things. I looked on the Panasonic web site but they don't seem to have specs yet. Everything seems to be coming from blogs so far.

June 13, 2014 at 6:34AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Gene

Large sensor for low light. Hot shoe. Autofocus. Leica lens---Panasonic seems to look best with Leica lenses. All great for live streaming.

But does it have clean output? And, does it have a mic jack? Both are musts for live streaming.

June 12, 2014 at 10:42PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Gene

Where'd this come from!!! Might have to buy one for my octocopter.

June 12, 2014 at 6:24AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Trza

You are right!
This Specs:
Less then 1K U$
1080 60p
4K 30p
Motorized Focus and Zoom
O.I.S.
831g with battery and memory card
PLUS good firmware...
Sounds the new affordable good 4K camera for aerial.

June 12, 2014 at 10:15AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Theuer

Not sure if it is true bu I have seen spec sheets with 120 fps / 1080p on them, that alone is pretty exciting IMO...

June 12, 2014 at 10:19AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Raul

I was about to rave about this camera saying how impressive it is and it is really, 5-axis stabilisation 'should' be amazing if it's anything like the OM-D. Along with a S16 sensor, huge zoom range, cine like gammas, 4k and great price this is looking pretty special. And then I got hung up on one of the specs, only 30p in 4k mode, it's 24p/25p in 1080p mode but man, I just don't get it when companies design something innovative and remove the basics. It's not like 24/25p is harder to process than 30p. So, it looks really interesting and maybe they can update the firmware like they did with the 5D2 but that little detail currently, really frustrates me.

June 12, 2014 at 6:37AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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TobyL

Just shoot 30P and interpret the footage to 24P in post.

June 12, 2014 at 7:12AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Adam Smyth

That's fine in some situations, but shooting anything with audio that's not an option, you can't ask people to speak and move 25% faster, maybe they just got their spec sheet wrong.

June 12, 2014 at 8:06AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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TobyL

If you shoot 30p and interpret the footage as 24p you'll get mild slow motion. And if you just shove it on a 24p timeline you'll get small hiccups every 4 frames or so (I worked on a short film that was shot at 29,97p for some silly reason and the 24p result didn't look good to me, motion wise).
There's no perfect way to get 24p other than shooting 24p, I'm completely with TobyL.

June 12, 2014 at 2:05PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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24p in 1080 only? WHY LUMIX? WHY...for the love of SANTA CLAUS fix this terrible mistake ASAP! and apologize to us all for taking what would be the best camera ever and ruining it.

June 24, 2014 at 11:39PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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RogueRye

That may be *up to 30fps* - it would really surprise me if Panasonic skimped on frame rates and recoding options, given how many they packed into the GH4.

June 12, 2014 at 8:35AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Nope: it's only 30p. Panasonic has said that they don't want this camera to compete with the GH4, so 24p was intentionally left out.

June 12, 2014 at 9:58AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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FabDex

such a silly, short-sighted move. One is a fixed lens, smaller sensor camera that shoots overly sharp, overly saturated footage. The other is intended as a production camera, with interchangeable lenses. The ability to use it in low-light, or record audio is night and day.

What they do in "protecting" their GH4 is kill potential sales of people looking for a cheap b-camera

June 12, 2014 at 10:28AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Chris

We need Vitaly to Hack it!!

June 13, 2014 at 8:52PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Matt

Yes - without Vitali this camera will be next to useless !!!

September 3, 2014 at 2:38PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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mamupofu

That's a shame. Would definitely have bought one of these as soon as it's released.

June 12, 2014 at 2:23PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Indiana Ford

I started shooting in 30p recently and it's incredibly easy to work with it in a 24p timeline in Premiere. You simply make a 24p timeline and premiere will automatically drop a frame every 4 seconds, it looks identical to 24p.

June 12, 2014 at 6:40PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Greyson

If the hdmi outputs clean 4K I am in.

June 12, 2014 at 7:31AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Franz

I am sure a lot of people want a clean HDMI out.
I wonder if the other output is USB 3.0?

June 12, 2014 at 12:51PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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MovieBuff

The lens cannot be changed?

June 12, 2014 at 1:21PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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MovieBuff

Heck, even clean 1080p out will make for a seemingly killer B camera. I'd definitely pick one up. Then lo-bitrate 1080p avchd is slightly disappointing. But at that price point? Hard to argue against.

June 12, 2014 at 9:31PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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This is a great camera to have on you on at all times. At the end of the day specs dont matter the best camera is the one you have on at all times.

June 12, 2014 at 8:02AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Caleb

wait... can this shoot 50fps continuous raw? if so we might have a winner here. 4K video and raw in one camera.

June 12, 2014 at 8:32AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Mike

Video Recording: Yes, NTSC
Resolution:
3840 x 2160: 30 fps
1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps
1280 x 720: 30 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps
Video Clip Length: Up to 29 Min 59 Sec
Audio Recording: Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1057135-REG/panasonic_dmc_fz1000k_...

June 12, 2014 at 2:52PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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MovieBuff

Can I assume "Optional External Mic" means it has a 3.5 mm jack? Or is it some kind of proprietary contrivance?

June 12, 2014 at 10:53PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Gene

We're getting closer, now if only there was a camera with the A7s sensitivity, gh4 internal recording with this cameras 5 axis image stabilizer we may have something exciting.

June 12, 2014 at 8:58AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Anthony Marino

I also wish it had Sony's A7s ISO sensitivity setting from 50 to 409,600 and unprecedented dynamic range.

June 12, 2014 at 2:49PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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MovieBuff

It is amazing with all this great technology no one's put it together into one camera yet. Imagine internal 12-bit recording, a7s DR in a GH4 body that can shoot 4k 120 fps. Of course with the Axis 5 stabilization. Ha. Maybe some day

June 12, 2014 at 7:17PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Anthony Marino

Well, issue with A7S is the full frame sensor size and heat dissipation. We all are eager for this high sensitivity mirrorless 4k internal full-frame camera, but it's on its way! We're in an exciting time.

June 12, 2014 at 9:34PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Sony A7s ISO sensitivity test:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLIb5Kl0uT8

June 17, 2014 at 9:48AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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MovieBuff

You mean a Shallow Hal camera of the video world?

June 12, 2014 at 10:57PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Gene

I think the most important question is whether or not the camera will be pixel binning. The RX10 used every pixel on the sensor, which is why the video quality is so great. It seems really great, but looks less refined than the RX10. That said, 400 cheaper and 4K...a smooth aperture ring doesn't make up for that.

June 12, 2014 at 9:45AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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jon

This is a full readout (Sony) sensor. FZ 1000 is actually a fairly big body, so the Panasonic engineers must have figured out how to spread out the heat off that four-core Venus engine. It's an intentionally crippled product too, though it won't matter to most consumers. At the same time, I am sure someone will figure out how to sync and EQ the audio from 30 down to 24p. It's probably a very simple software patch.

June 12, 2014 at 11:12AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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DLD

I haven't seen the info that it's a full readout sensor?

June 12, 2014 at 1:46PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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you're right. no info on the sensor yet. it appears it actually isn't the Sony sensor, however. not backlit and .1mp less resolution. rumors are that it isn't a full readout, and will use pixel binning.

the RX10 is the better filmmaking camera. I'll wait for the inevitable RX10 II.

June 12, 2014 at 10:38PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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jon

I thought I read full readout ... but probably not ... at least, not in 4K ... the same engine as GH4 and the same pixel count in 4K ... so "fast readout" but not "full" ... DP Reviews guess that it's the same 20.1 MP sensor that's inside RX10 II ...

June 13, 2014 at 12:26AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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DLD

DLD, apparently it isn't a backlit sensor, though. Just a regular MOS sensor (which the Sony's don't use for 1in cameras). The RX10II could downgrade the sensor tech for 4k, but I doubt it will for their future rx10 II.

Everything I've heard is only theory, though.

June 13, 2014 at 11:02AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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jon

Full specs here:
https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&ie=UTF...

1. 4K has no 5 axis OIS (but works for 1080 & 720)
2. HDMI out works only for playback
3. 4K has about 1.5x crop (equivalent is 37-592mm) but 1080/720 has 25-400mm
4. 1080 has 120 fps
5. Inherits GH4 venus engine, and DFD focus with wifi and focus peaking and cine like gamma profiles
6. ISO up to 6400 for video
7. Has 5 levels of zoom sensitivity
8. Uses SDHC/SDXC cards UHS-1 speed class 3 cords - 30 MB/s minimum write speed
9. Uses the same battery as the GH2,G6 and FZ200 - battery model is DMW-BLC12

June 12, 2014 at 11:13AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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james

That crop makes the 4k a bit less usable, though I don't often shoot wider than 35equiv anyway. The GH cameras have the center crop video capture where the camera uses all the pixels in an area to produce the image. Is this similar? I've read the RX10 reads a 5K frame and then produces a 1080p image (as opposed to line skipping or pixel binning? I believe...correct?). That would mean the Panny 4k image is rather clean. Don't know what that means for its 1080p image, though.

June 12, 2014 at 1:42PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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jon

I think it's the same process, and the extra crop is because this one's a 20 MP sensor as opposed to the 16 MP one on the GH4.

June 12, 2014 at 2:08PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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2. HDMI out works only for playback

Oh well. So much for getting my hopes up.

June 12, 2014 at 10:59PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Gene

On the cage of my fears "I" write this letter.

Would some gallant somebody please tell Panasonic there is a entire continent on the other side of the ocean.

Because "I" can't exist outside the reign of digital boundaries.

Sincerely, NTSC

June 12, 2014 at 1:50PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Edgar

Looks like a great B camera option to my GH4 for a variant angle. Sweet!

June 12, 2014 at 2:34PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Bobhadababyitsaboy!

Does it have a threaded lens or built-in ND filter?

June 12, 2014 at 2:39PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Lorenzo

No ND

June 12, 2014 at 3:03PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Edgar

A $1000 4K camera with NO ND?! What a joke. It's not even worth $500... Next you're going to tell me it only has 14 stops of dynamic range.

June 12, 2014 at 4:20PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Kenneth Merrill

Are you kidding me? ND FILTER ON THE COMPACT CAMERA?

EVEN RED DRAGON DOESN'T HAVE ND FILTER INTERNALLY (ADAPTOR IS AVAILABLE)

14 dynamic range? are you coming from future? three cameras can shoot more than 14-16 dynamic range in there world. Red dragon, Arri, sony a7s. You are kidding me don't you?

June 12, 2014 at 6:37PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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I think you missed Kenneth's sarcasm.

June 12, 2014 at 7:42PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Kent

he may have been joking... ;)

June 12, 2014 at 10:55PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Brenton

I am from the future, and so yes, I expect no less that 16 stops of dynamic range in an 8K image that shoots up to 960 frames per second. And I won't spend more than $1,500 on that crap.

I bet it sucks to live with such a limited range of options here in 2014.

June 13, 2014 at 12:37AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Kenneth Merrill

he, he I have a 16 stop pocket video camera from 8 years ago, bought for around $100. Nothing new, there were around 20 stop sensor technology in the 90's I know of at least. Marketing hype. Yep, $500 camera.

June 13, 2014 at 5:37AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Wayne Morellini

Your forgetting the Sony F5 and F55.

June 13, 2014 at 10:11PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Stop panicking people. The internal 16 bits works fine. Besides and I don't know if I would do it but the 100$ upgrade for the thunderbolt 2 seems affordable... Perhaps I'll wait a year for a reasonably price drop.

June 12, 2014 at 8:31PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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edgar

LOL Kenneth!

June 12, 2014 at 11:00PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Gene

red once said 3k for 3k. they never did that. panasonic now gives us 1k for 4k.

June 12, 2014 at 7:00PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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ruknus

4K for $900.00. I would have liked it if it was 4K for $1000.00 if it would have had clean, live output. But looks like it don't. :-(

June 12, 2014 at 11:02PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Gene

Somebody has to hack this. Need 24fps 4k. Personally I'm more excited about the slo-mo capabilities, 120fps at 1080p. Would love to see some footage to look at compression.

June 12, 2014 at 7:41PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Kent

Best comment here.

I also would love to see some magic here as well. Magic lantern black magic green lantern. I don't care what color of magic or lantern it is as long as it work.

Hey, Kent. Do you think it would be a good idea to organize a campaign to collect money for reverse engineers?

June 12, 2014 at 8:44PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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edgar

Where are folks seeing the 1080p @ 120fps spec? B&H lists max as 60fps for 1080p. Have a hard time believing they would put 120fps in this, but leave the GH4 at 96fps. . . .

June 12, 2014 at 9:01PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Sounds like it's 720p@120fps. Everywhere lists 1080p max 60. Maybe it's being mixed up with the stills 12fps continous?

June 12, 2014 at 9:42PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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I'm only seeing 30fps for 720p. Where are you guys seeing more than that?

June 12, 2014 at 11:05PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Gene

BH doesn't always have the latest information. There is some blogs and pages who have such specs.
Besides, the phone on which I'm writing this message can shot 24th fps, why not a camera?

June 12, 2014 at 9:46PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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edgar

God×#!% it I meant 240. 240 fps Fre÷×!@# phone!

June 12, 2014 at 9:53PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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edgar

Look closely at B&H description. There is a heading under "Overview" (not specifications) that says this VERY INTERESTING thing:

"Additionally, high speed video recording is possible at 1080p, 720p, and 480p with sensor output frame rates of 120 fps, 240 fps, and 360 fps, respectively."

Did you see that? 240? 360? (yes, at lower resolutions, but still!).

So what do you all think the means in comparison/contrast to the specs published under the "specifications" page?

240 fps at 720p? Kidding me? I'd buy it just for that one trick pony if it's true. If anybody here knows more about that -- do tell.

June 12, 2014 at 11:23PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Erik Stenbakken

Check this site out regarding frame rates:

http://hispeedcams.com/panasonic-fz1000-slow-motion-boom/

June 12, 2014 at 11:58PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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james

James, +1 for the link and site. Great slow mo info. Gracias!

June 13, 2014 at 2:29PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Erik Stenbakken

Finally, now I can use my 4k tv for something...

June 13, 2014 at 12:08AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Put a 4K video card in your computer and use that tv as a monitor. :-)

June 13, 2014 at 12:37AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Gene

24P/4K? please...!!! I don't ever use 30p. WHY? WHY? 30P only (4K) and everything else dishwater soap...that's so 1993. I think this is cool camera. I'd pull the trigger on it (pre-order) tonight but..24p/1080 only? Errr! Please tell me firmware upgrade avail upon purchase to fix this huge oversite!

June 13, 2014 at 4:25AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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RogueRye

Pro use instead of gh4's?

Has it got at least 10 bit recording? Easy Manual everything? Auto anything one button live set? 100Mb/s not 144 or 200, bluray quality. Does it have a host of pro control like gh4

However, does it have full frame 50p continues photo shoot, for how long, how many bits, what compression ratio?

Its a $500 dollar consumer camera rather than a pro camera?

Common Panasonic, time for a $4000 8k camera.

June 13, 2014 at 5:51AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Wayne Morellini

Sorry, that was "Come on Panasonic" not "common".

June 13, 2014 at 5:53AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Wayne Morellini

Where is that cheap 4k JVC 100 camcorder?

June 13, 2014 at 5:55AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Wayne Morellini

Vitaliy Kiselev please hack this camera!!!!

June 13, 2014 at 6:11AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Bulbous Bollocks

June 13, 2014 at 10:45AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Indiana Ford (I...

In PAL ... but can it be converted to NTSC in 4K???
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BTW, there is also a new 4K LX8 out on the horizon ... with built in ND's (a 3-stopper too) and a F2.0/2.8 24-90mm lens.

June 13, 2014 at 2:43PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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DLD

It says NTSC on the page. Couldn't find any mention of PAL.

June 13, 2014 at 6:43PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Indiana Ford

It's a UK based site, so it's PAL by default. Now, one can convert a PAL DVD into NTSC fairly easily - some DVD players are even multi-format and I have had mine for about a decade - and, of course, this is using basically the same codec. On the other hand, I don't see anything out there on the webs that talked about a 4K conversion and compatibility. (which makes sense because most cameras will record in all widely used consumer formats anyway) Maybe it's a simple enough software that any interested party can write. Or, perhaps it's already written. I mean YouTube will show 4K clips from all over the world, so they are already being converted by something.
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Someone must know about this a lot more than I.

June 13, 2014 at 11:18PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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DLD

Darn Just when I was bout to pull the trigger on a GH3 this month

What would be better for a Filmmaker Gh3 or Panasonic Lumix FZ1000

June 13, 2014 at 5:05PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Carlos

I wonder if Canon has finally decided the world is ready for 1080p Raw in a DSLR?

June 13, 2014 at 6:45PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Indiana Ford

There is VERY noticeable stair-stepping / jaggies on the 100fps slow mo clip and on an organic scene to boot. It would be MUCH worse in a more typical scene, not to mention any 720p 200/240fps mode :-(

Dont get me wrong its still insane for what it is and the price its coming in at - but you get what you pay for and I cant see many professionals using the HFR on paid gigs.

As a personal cam or back up / bcam or flycam it would be great!

June 13, 2014 at 7:42PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Paul

Every time a camera comes out with features most on this forum were asking for six months earlier, and even at a much cheaper cost, half this forum find a reason to complain about it. But this, but that, if only it had this and that.

For the price this camera looks to offer a lot. Its not for me. But at that price its not anything we should be expecting anything more from it. Good on Panasonic for releasing it.

June 13, 2014 at 10:32PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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But crippling your own product shows very little respect for the consumer. I mean, I am not an electronics engineer but many folks on various forums speculate that GH4 could have easily had a much higher internal 4K recording than 100 Mbps. It records 1080p in 200 Mbps already and dropping frames may actually be more processor intensive/heat producing than keeping these frames in. But, if it had that higher bit rate, it'd negatively effect a future 4K follow up to AF-100.
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And Sony A7s is dithering with the 8-bit out and no internal 4K period. Sure, by September's PhotoKina, you may have a bunch of larger size hybrid camera (Sony A99 MK II or 7D MK II) that do both, so these manufacturers will still have plenty of cross label competition regardless. Meanwhile, there are 4K cams for under $3K but nothing in the $5K-$10K range, aside of the almost ready AJA Cion, and that's the most competitive and lucrative parts of the market as of right now.

June 13, 2014 at 11:33PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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DLD

I know. My F5 is capable of 4K internal recording to the SXS cards and 4K output via the HDSDI ports or also via the HDMI output same as the F55 yet Sony have crippled the F5 from being able to do any of that.

Fortunately I have zero interest in 4K. I bought the F5 for everything it does do, not what it could do.

But do want an A7s!!!

June 14, 2014 at 2:48AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Or how about a FS-700 replacement with that new A7s sensor and XAVC/ProRes internal 4K? For about $5K total? Wouldn't that beat A7s + Atomos Shogun, which is basically the same sum of electronic components from two different manufacturers?

June 14, 2014 at 3:40AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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DLD

I love that 4k cameras are becoming more affordable but I wish this camera were faster. Isn't that lense fixed? I'd prefer at least a f/1.8 for low light situations.

June 14, 2014 at 8:44AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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June 14, 2014 at 3:24PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Gene

Some GH4 footage that might make the filmic folk happy (might). It does look pretty! :-)

http://vimeo.com/97385677

June 15, 2014 at 1:05AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Gene

Why not a guy like Vitaliy Kiselev made one
with a larger chip and crop to a cinema scoop ratio or better in a ( scoop 2 perforation ) 2 perfo made a film look like anamorphic with ordinary lens.
A digital camera running in 24P,25P,30P and at variable P
with a bunch of image ratio crop so you take the one need for your storytelling.
We could have a camera using medium size lens.2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.

June 19, 2014 at 5:49PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Pierre Samuel Rioux

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June 19, 2014 at 7:30PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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This is what I need for a general purpose camera for those days when I'm traveling around for reasons other than shooting video or pictures but come up on something cool and unplanned and end up saying damn I wished I had my camera with me. This is all you need for some cool youtube footage.

June 20, 2014 at 7:16PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Gary Simmons

For everyone who is screaming for 24p... you have 25p :) Not only 30p...25p is there and is good enough for everyone. It not like you cant win cannes because you shoot in 25p instead of 24 :D

July 15, 2014 at 5:20PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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