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Panasonic FZ1000

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Vargas, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. Vargas

    Mobster

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    Been offered one of these for £400 inc some extras.

    I haven’t had much experience with cameras. I use my iPhone X as point and shoot. I do a lot of hiking / climbing and would like a decent camera. Weight isn’t that important, ease of use is. Having a decent zoom would be nice.

    Is this a decent camera for a newbie?
     
  2. EGuitarStar

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 23, 2009

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    At £400 it is a good price for the FZ1000 and as you say you are getting extras with it. There are plenty of cameras you could pick up for £400.

    The camera itself has a 1" sensor which should still give you better detailed images than the iPhone X despite the cameras being close to 4 years old. It has a 16x zoom lens on it ranging from f2.8-4.0, so again decent for a 1" sensor.

    I don't own the FZ1000 but did look at it about 6 months ago, I have owned other Panasonic cameras though.

    I'd suggest you check videos on Youtube and download the manual and read other reviews on the web.

    As whether this camera is good for a newbie, yes.
     
  3. Schizo

    Don

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    Always heard good things about the FZ1000,seems worth it for the price of even knock him down another £50 to make it even better :)
     
  4. Vargas

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    Cheers guys

    I will trawl Youtube. I just want a point and click no nonsense camera with a decent zoom.
     
  5. Schizo

    Don

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    Nikon p900 (I think it's that one )
     
  6. Schizo

    Don

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    Yes it's the Nikon p900,that's got a good zoom :)
     
  7. Vargas

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    Zoom on that is insane, Saturn’s rings are visible :)
     
  8. Schizo

    Don

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    You will need a tripod if your going to use that zoom on the camera :)
     
  9. Vargas

    Mobster

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    I have a tripod for my huge binoculars. I can use that.