The FZ1000 produces very good image quality even in low light conditions and, given its price, it is packed with great features.
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Pro Very good photo quality
This camera is known for its very good photo quality at this price range. It has an excellent color reproduction that is crisp, sharp, detailed and natural looking.
Pro Great value for money
Not very expensive yet very versatile camera that can hold on its own in comparison to newer and more expensive models. It is packed with the latest features, such as 4K video capability and a large, 1-inch 20-Megapixel sensor like those of the higher price range models.
Pro Has a very good optical image stabilization system
The FZ1000 handles stability correction pretty well, you can use this camera without a tripod even if you have hand tremors. Your pictures will turn out very clear and sharp.
Pro Turn on time is very fast
You can start taking pictures in just one second.
Pro Has very fast point to point autofocus
It takes just a couple of milliseconds for the auto focus to catch up with you.
Pro Photo quality is still very good even in low light conditions
When you find yourself in places such as poorly lit reception halls, darkened football fields and the like, your pictures will still turn out bright and won't lose too much background detail.
Con You cannot record videos when using HDMI output
You’ll have to settle with 3” LCD screen when recording a video.
Con No touch screen
You’ll have to rely on buttons and knobs only
Con No built-in Neutral Density (ND) Filters
ND filters helps tone down bright areas. You can use external filters by screwing them in front of the lens.
Con SD card and battery slot are at the bottom
It is takes a lot of work removing them when the camera is locked on a tripod.
Con You're not gonna get a full frame 4k videos/pictures
When on 4k mode, you'll lose that wide angle coverage because the camera crops them. So your pictures and videos will come out in a reduced size format.