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Fz1000 for $497 US

Discussion in 'Superzoom Salon' started by drd1135, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    They also have two Demo units available for $409.....about to be just one.

    *click*
     
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  3. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Let's stick with the obvious: everybody needs a superzoom.

    Cheers, Jock
     
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  4. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    Great. My first replies are Jock and Luke, the twin princes of push.
     
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    go on Steve....try it. All the cool kids are doin' it
     
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    You should get one for each hand
     
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  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
     
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  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'll give you some user feedback in about a week or so ;) 

    I'm looking forward to making some fullHD 180fps doggie wrestling videos
     
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  9. I still like mine. It has served me well, I dont use its digital zoom much but you can get insane focal lengths if you do. It works best for me as a sometime birding camera, but its also good for landscape. Its big... as big as my Pentax K5, but doesnt weigh as much, and its well balanced, so it doesnt feel as heavy as it is.

    There are some photos in this thread and I have some in my flickr Panasonic FZ1000
     
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  10. I just scrolled back in my Flickr and realised that I have had this camera for about 3 years. Can't believe it. I guess the message is: get it!!
     
  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Sue, that flickr album has some super shots in it. I can't believe they were taken with a 3 year old bridge camera.

    I'm hopeful that it will be good "enough" that I can sell my m43 gear in my journey towards less gear.
     
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  12. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    Thanks Sue. Lots of good stuff there.
     
  13. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Steve, I have an FZ1000 myself. Three years old or not, it still gets the job done. Perfect for when you're just not sure exactly what you'll be shooting. Not too heavy, either. The Sony RX10 series - even the older ones - are heavier. Yet, the FZ1000 doesn't feel cheap. Decent viewfinder and great video as well. C'mon... you know you want it... :2thumbs:
     
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  14. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
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  15. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    re the video above......I now have the FZ2000. With £200 cash back it came down to £675. Haven't used it much in anger....apart from some street stuff. I have seen some video/photos by a friend with the FZ2000 and they look really good.
     
  16. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    I’m actually curious how many FZ1000s this thread will sell.
     
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  17. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    It is a great camera, I have seen some sterling work with it. At the price....and despite its age/and been replaced; it is a good buy I think. If you want really good vacation shots or just every day use there are all the focal lengths you would need and really good video.
     
  18. I wont be selling mine, unless another one comes out with significant upgrades. The FZ2000/2500 wasnt enough of an upgrade for me. I like it just as it is :) 
     
  19. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    It would certainly cost me as much to get that zoom capability at the long end for my mu43 or Fuji system
     
  20. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    My first impression is that it is taking a long time to charge that battery (it's only been a couple of hours, but I want to play with it NOW!)
     
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