Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000
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.
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.
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