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Panasonic's Lumix FZ1000 compact zoom focuses on video (pictures)

The 16x zoom bridge camera features a 1-inch sensor, tilting 3-inch LCD, a hot shoe, mic input, and more making it equal parts video and still photo camera.

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Panasonic Lumix FZ1000

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Big sensor, big lens

The FZ1000 packs a 1-inch image sensor and a 16x f2.8-4.0 25-400mm lens (35mm equivalent).

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Modes, modes, modes

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Hot shoe and more

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Free-angle LCD

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Lots of direct control

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Battery and SD card compartment

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Left side

There is a 5-step zoom lever and a zoom/focus ring on the barrel and a drive mode dial on top.

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Mic jack

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Right side

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Remote, microHDMI, USB

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4K in MP4, 1080p in AVCHD

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$900, available in late July

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