• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 400.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Panasonic FZ1000 II advantages over Nikon Z 30

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon Z 30 advantages over Panasonic FZ1000 II

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.22 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    59 mm vs 131 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    390g vs 808g
    Lighter weight
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Panasonic FZ1000 II
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $773
  • 1 inch
  • NFC
Nikon Z 30
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $773
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Panasonic FZ1000 II
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1149
  • 1 inch
Nikon Z 30
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1149
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Panasonic FZ1000 II
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Integrated ND filter
Nikon Z 30
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon EOS M50 II

Panasonic FZ1000 II
Canon EOS M50 II
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon Z 30
Canon EOS M50 II
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Newer
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • NFC

Compared to Fujifilm X-T30 II

Panasonic FZ1000 II
Fujifilm X-T30 II
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon Z 30
Fujifilm X-T30 II
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
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