Panasonic has announced a new compact or point and shoot camera, called the LUMIX DMC-FZ1000. The company claims it is the first camera in its class to feature 4K video recording.
The FZ1000 has a 1-inch 20.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, same as the one on the Sony RX10. It also has a massive 25-400mm (F2.8 – F4.0) zoom lens. The camera can shoot up to ISO12,800 with relatively low noise. The FZ1000 has an ultra fast auto focus with Panasonic’s Depth from Defocus technology that allows it to focus in 0.09 seconds at the wide end and 0.17 seconds at the tele end.
The FZ1000 can record 4k videos in 3840×2160 at 30fps at 100Mbps nitrate, which allows users to take out 8 megapixel stills from the video. The camera also features Wi-Fi and NFC to wirelessly transfer images to your smartphone or tablet.
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 will be available at the end of July for $899.99.