Panasonic FZ1000 preview updated with tech info and first shots, goes head-to-head with Sony RX10


posted Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 4:09 PM EDT


Last night, we reported on the launch of the Panasonic FZ1000, the company's first large-sensor, long-zoom camera, and a strong, direct rival to the extremely popular Sony RX10. We're continuing to work on our detailed hands-on preview of the FZ1000, and have just published a significant update including our first shots with the camera.

Among our just-published Panasonic FZ1000 samples, you'll find 22 images shot with the camera in our lab, spanning the full range of sensitivities including the extended ISO 80 and ISO 25,600 settings. And we've also added our first Panasonic FZ1000 image quality comparison, taking a look at how the FZ1000's output compares to that from the Sony RX10 at ISO 125, 1600 and 3200 equivalents.

We've also added our in-depth technical information section, which answers many of the early questions we've been receiving about the Panasonic FZ1000. It provides a comprehensive look at the camera's features, and how it compares head-to-head with the RX10. So even if you've already read our Panasonic FZ1000 hands-on, you'll want to take another look now for all of the latest info!

Panasonic FZ1000 versus Sony RX10 at Base ISO
Panasonic FZ1000 at ISO 125
Sony RX10 at ISO 125

The battle of the 1-inch-sensor long-zoom cameras is here, and our image quality comparison shows them side-by-side in carefully-controlled conditions. Above are crops of the same scene at base ISO; you'll find more direct comparisons in our updated Panasonic FZ1000 review!