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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Canon IXUS 275 HS
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Canon IXUS 275 HS
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
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Release Date
Jul 2014
Sep 2015
Apr 2015
Aug 2014
Apr 2015
Optical Zoom
16.0 x
12.0 x
18.0 x
10.0 x
12.0 x
Camera Type
SLR-like (bridge)
Ultracompact
Compact
Ultracompact
Compact
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
18.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
13.23 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.53 mm

  • - Body materials feel a little plasticky compared to the Sony RX10.
    - Connector compartment door is fiddly to open and close.
    - Smartphone app used with built-in WiFi is a bit clunky and unituitive.
    - Plenty of dedicated, customizable controls keep you out of the menu system.
    - Bright, versatile 25-400mm eq. f/2.8-4 lens with very good optical performance is incredibly fun to shoot with.


  • The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a formidable still and video camera thanks to a big 1-inch sensor and 4K recording capability.


  • The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a premium bridge camera for a premium price. And yet, for anyone who requires 4K-video shooting without the need to change lenses, the FZ1000 is a so far unique product within its bridge camera class. But it’s not just about video; as that one-inch sensor and broad focal range equivalent to 24-400mm in 35mm film terms further attests: as it stands Panasonic’s latest bridge camera is arguably its most ‘future proofed’ yet.


  • Canon has been producing sleek and stylish IXUS cameras for some time now, and the IXUS 275 HS is no different.
    If you’re looking for something to slip into your trouser pocket or bag, perhaps while you’re on holiday or during a party or night out, then the IXUS 275 HS is a fuss-free camera which delivers some nice results.
    While there’s nothing hugely exciting about this model, it’s got a good range of features - although some of those, we’re starting to expect from every modern camera (such as inbuilt Wi-Fi).


  • The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is an attractive compact camera with an 18x zoom lens, but image quality takes a step back from last year's edition.


  • The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a well-designed camera that’s easy to use thanks to its chunky, ergonomic build, and an intuitive menu design. You can also be sure it’ll snap accurately focussed and well exposed shots.
    Performance and image quality are also good, though not outstanding. The switch to a 20.2-megaixel sensor sounds great on paper, but in reality the camera can only resolve marginally more detail than the 16MP SX600 HS.

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    The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is the latest basic point-n-shoot model from Canon, but there just isn't much in this camera that will make you take notice of it. The SX610 offers 20.2-megapixels of resolution, but its image quality simply isn't where it should be for a camera with that much resolution and an MSRP of $249. Even under nearly perfect lighting conditions, the PowerShot SX610's image quality isn't good enough to make mid-to-large-sized prints. This model has no manual control features.


  • Conventional wisdom suggests that the smaller the camera, the lower its image quality. Whilst that’s still mainly true, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 does pack a hefty punch for such a slimline snapper. You’ll be very hard-pressed to tell its photos apart from the bigger, pricier DSC-WX350 thanks to the well-resolved detail, punchy colour reproduction and unobtrusive noise levels.


  • Reasonably priced, with good performance, a decent zoom range and fine in-camera processing abilities, the WX220 is a good choice for an all-round compact.


  • The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a very simple camera which is aimed at those who probably intend to use it as their holiday or family camera. If you have a smartphone with a half decent camera, then you might find that you already have something which is just as capable as the SZ10 - but of course you have to rely on battery life lasting you throughout the day.
    Otherwise, image quality is decent in good light.