While not as big as news as last week’s announcement by Canon of their new mirrorless EOS RP (read our full write-up here), Panasonic has quietly been making some solid camera waves in the past several months - most notably with the strong early reviews to their new LUMIX S1.

And while the LUMIX FZ1000 II might not be the first option for every filmmaker or video professional, it is another positive addition to Panasonic’s growing line as a 4K (at 30p) video-capable option under the $1,000 price point.

Announced as an update to their original LUMIX FZ1000 (which now has dropped price to under $500), the new LUMIX FZ1000 II bridge camera features a strong 1-inch CMOS sensor and a nice LEICA 35mm equivalent 25-400mm lens.

The Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 II

Check out some more photos, the full spec and the price point below.

  • 20.1MP 1" High Sensitivity MOS Sensor

  • Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 16x Zoom Lens

  • 25-400mm f/2.8-4 (35mm Equivalent)

  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Live View Finder

  • 3.0" 1.24m-Dot Free-Angle LCD Monitor

  • UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p Video

  • HYBRID O.I.S. 5-Axis Image Stabilization

  • ISO 125-12800

  • 4K Photo Modes and Sequence Composition

  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Connectivity

Price: $897.99

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