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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ1000

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs LIVEMOS
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20.9 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The DMC-FZ1000's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/16000s vs 1/8000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GH4

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Movie format
Higher frame rate movies
UHD @ 30fps vs UHD @ 25fps
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Both shoot UHD (3840x2160) video, but DMC-FZ1000 does so at a lower frame rate
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Size
Significantly smaller
133×93×84 mm vs 137×99×131 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.64x vs 0.26x
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Around 6.5x larger viewfinder
Battery life
Longer battery life
500 shots vs 360 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3.3" vs 5.1"
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Around 40% thinner
Screen resolution
Slightly higher resolution screen
1,036k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Weight
Lighter
560 g vs 780 g
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Around 30% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DMC-FZ1000$492.19
              DMC-GH4$599.99
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              DMC-FZ10001/16000s
              DMC-GH41/8000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DMC-FZ10005.1"
              DMC-GH43.3"
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-FZ100012,800 ISO
              DMC-GH46,400 ISO
              Size Large Help
              DMC-FZ1000137×99×131 mm
              DMC-GH4133×93×84 mm

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