As well as being compared against other pro digicams and super zooms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is also often compared to mirrorless, pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-FZ1000 II and the Lumix DMC-FZ300) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix P900 and the Coolpix B700)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it takes significantly higher resolution photos (20.9 MP vs 9.7 MP), has a slightly larger sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm), has an external mic jack, is slightly less expensive ($492.19 vs $897.99) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (16x vs 60x), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,228k dots), doesn't have a touch screen, is older (june 2010 vs september 2016) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II

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8 years newer
$898

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ1000 II (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ1000 II (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/16000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ1000 II and DMC-FZ1000

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.9 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 360 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
5 years newer
$382 - $398

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20.9 MP
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and DMC-FZ1000

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 360 shots
  • Inexpensive: $381.89 vs $492.19

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/16000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) and DMC-FZ1000

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.9 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
4 years newer
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Significantly more zoom: 83.3x vs 16x
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20.9 MP
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the P900 and DMC-FZ1000

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 360 shots
  • Inexpensive: $458.00 vs $492.19
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/16000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
5 years newer
$339 - $459

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20.9 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and DMC-FZ1000

  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 360 shots
  • Inexpensive: $339.00 vs $492.19
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/16000 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
5 years newer
$1,398

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Longer battery life: 420 shots vs 360 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/16000 of a second
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III and DMC-FZ1000

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.9 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 360 shots

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack, has a slightly longer battery life (360 shots vs 265 shots), has a viewfinder (digital vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much larger (large (137×99×131 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen and is older (june 2010 vs february 2016).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
5 years newer
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much smaller: Mid size (106×61×42 mm) vs Large (137×99×131 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 360 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and DMC-FZ1000

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.9 MP

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years newer
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Large (137×99×131 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-FZ1000

  • Large sensors: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.9 MP

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records very high quality movies (UHD @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), records high-speed movies (120 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has an external mic jack and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,036k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.26x vs 0.64x), doesn't have a touch screen, has a marginally smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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7 years newer
$1,198 - $2,046 (body only)
$1,898 - $1,899 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-G9 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.80x vs 0.26x
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-G9 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the Lumix DC-G9 and DMC-FZ1000

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Olympus OM-D E-M10 III

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7 years newer

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M10 III (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.26x
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M10 III (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the OM-D E-M10 III and DMC-FZ1000

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the E-M10 II (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.26x
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 II (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the E-M10 II and DMC-FZ1000

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
5 years newer
$488 (body only)
$462 - $498 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.26x
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-G7 and DMC-FZ1000

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $461.69 vs $492.19
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
3 years newer
$749 - $998 (body only)
$1,524 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Higher frame rate movies: UHD @ 30fps vs UHD @ 25fps
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GH4 and DMC-FZ1000

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $599.99 vs $492.19
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Sony a6400

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8 years newer
$898 (body only)
$971 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the a6400 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the a6400 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the a6400 and DMC-FZ1000

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $898.00 vs $492.19
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records very high quality movies (UHD @ 25fps vs none), records high-speed movies (120 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 6 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), much smaller viewfinder (0.26x vs 0.71x), has a much smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs full frame 35.8x23.9mm), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism) and has a significantly shorter battery life (360 shots vs 1100 shots).

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
1 year newer
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.26x
  • Much thinner: 3" vs 5.1"

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 12 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and DMC-FZ1000

  • None found

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
2 years newer
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.26x
  • Much thinner: 2.8" vs 5.1"

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Shoots much slower: 4.5 fps vs 12 fps
  • Significantly fewer focus points: 11 vs 49
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 6D and DMC-FZ1000

  • Inexpensive: $999.00 vs $492.19

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
6 years newer
$2,219 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,558 - $3,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.26x
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 921k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 12 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and DMC-FZ1000

  • None found

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D
2 years older
$1,800 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 40D (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.26x
  • Much thinner: 2.9" vs 5.1"

Significant disadvantages of the 40D (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Shoots much slower: 6.5 fps vs 12 fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 10.1 MP vs 20.9 MP

common strengths of the 40D and DMC-FZ1000

  • Built-in flashes

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records very high quality movies (UHD @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), records high-speed movies (120 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and takes much higher resolution photos (20.9 MP vs 17.9 MP).

However, on average it much smaller viewfinder (0.26x vs 0.61x), has a much smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.4x15.6mm), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror), has a slightly shorter battery life (360 shots vs 950 shots) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
2 years newer
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.26x

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 25fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps

common strengths of the D7100 and DMC-FZ1000

  • Lots of focus points: 51 vs 49
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/16000 of a second

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
6 years newer
$309 (body only)
$395 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20.9 MP
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.55x vs 0.26x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 25fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the D3400 and DMC-FZ1000

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
5 years newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.50x vs 0.26x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much smaller: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Large (137×99×131 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 20.9 MP
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 25fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and DMC-FZ1000

  • None found

Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37
1 year newer
$470 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A37 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.26x
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×92×85 mm) vs Large (137×99×131 mm)
  • Much thinner: 3.3" vs 5.1"

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A37 (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Much lower true resolution: 16 MP vs 20.9 MP
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 25fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the SLT A37 and DMC-FZ1000

  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 12 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), has a screen which flips out, slightly larger viewfinder (0.26x vs 0.17x), has an external mic jack and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,240k dots), is significantly larger (large (137×99×131 mm) vs mid size (111×65×44 mm)), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (12 fps vs 50 fps).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 12 fps
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (111×65×44 mm) vs Large (137×99×131 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and DMC-FZ1000

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.9 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200)

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7 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (111×66×45 mm) vs Large (137×99×131 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the DMC-FZ1000)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) and DMC-FZ1000

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.9 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 360 shots