Panasonic Lu­mix DMC-FZ2000

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Price £999

The FZ2000 is Panasonic’s flag­ship bridge cam­era and comes with a gen­er­ous range of fea­tures that should ap­peal to stills and video en­thu­si­asts alike. Built around a 20.1MP, 1in CMOS sen­sor and Panasonic’s own Venus im­age pro­ces­sor, the FZ2000 of­fers full man­ual con­trol and raw cap­ture along­side a host of au­to­matic shoot­ing modes. Na­tive sen­si­tiv­ity ranges from ISO 100 to 12,800 with ex­tended set­tings of ISO 80 and ISO 25,600 also avail­able. Max­i­mum shut­ter speed ex­tends to 1/4000sec via the me­chan­i­cal shut­ter and 1/16,000sec via the cam­era’s elec­tronic shut­ter.

In terms of video, the FZ2000 is able to record cin­ema 4K (4096 x 2160) footage at 24fps as well as QFhD 4K (3840 x 2160) at up to 30fps. In ad­di­tion, the cam­era also sports reg­u­lar 1080p full hD and 720p hD cap­ture along­side some high-speed op­tions for slow-mo­tion play­back. In terms of use­ful fea­tures, Panasonic’s in­no­va­tive 4K Photo mode is present, which al­lows you to shoot at up to 30fps and then se­lect the per­fect frame via the play­back menu.

The Le­ica DC Vario-el­marit zoom of­fers a max­i­mum aper­ture of f/2.8 at 24mm, although this does drop to f/4 by 80mm. Five-axis im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion is also present. On the back is a large, bright eVF, which at 2.36 million dots is im­pres­sively de­tailed. Be­low this sits a 3in/1.04mil­lion- dot LCD touch­screen dis­play of the vari-an­gle de­sign. Over­all, the FZ2000 is a very well fea­tured cam­era that’s well worth con­sid­er­ing if you don’t re­quire the ex­treme tele­photo lengths that some bridge cam­eras of­fer.

Key fea­tures

Price £999 1in, 20.1MP High Sen­si­tiv­ity MOS sen­sor 20x op­ti­cal zoom (equiv­a­lent to 24-480mm) 2.36-million-dot OLED EVF 3in/1.04-million-dot vari-an­gle touch­screen 4K video and 4K Photo

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