Rumor - Panasonic fz1000 - 1 inch sensor - Sony rx10 competitor anyone?

Discussion in 'Superzoom Salon' started by Garylh, Jun 11, 2014.

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  1. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    If it's not considerably larger than the Sony, and has weather sealing and a tilting or rotating screen, this might replace the Sony rx10's superzoom slot on my "if only I had the money" list.
  2. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    I've been a closet Panasonic f*nboy for a while... at least as far back as the LX3 in cameras and for decades in TVs. If this and the LX8 turn out to be as rumored, there's a chance I could have an all-Panasonic kit before long.
  3. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

    Dec 15, 2011
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  4. kwaphoto

    kwaphoto Regular

    Jun 16, 2012
    Colorado, USA
    Ken W. Andrews
    I've got an RX10. I just read the preview and looked at the specs. It IS larger...quite a bit actually, but not much heavier. No weather sealing (bummer) but does have the tilt screen. So you get 2/3. Here is what I posted over on DPR in the Sony forum:

    NOPE! Just announced at $! For the price, the Panny is a better value. However, they are not a 1:1 comparison. I have the RX10 and have been a Panny m4/3 guy in the past....I'm not a ****** of either...more of a Fuji ****** who owns a Sony too. So here's my take, on the specs and price alone...and the images of the body layout.

    In favor of the FZ1000

    Price, price and then price again at $899 vs. $1299. Sony is going to have to drop the price a little. Maybe down to $1099 to stay competitive with price shoppers.
    The zoom RANGE of 25-400mm f/2.8-4 vs. the 24-200 f/2.8 of the RX10 (I still prefer the constant f/2.8 though)
    4k video built-in; albeit with some limitation to separate it from the GH4, but the same processor
    8MP images fro 4K video...nice
    A similarly sized EVF but about twice the resolution, that can't hurt at all
    More "buttons" on the camera to customize vs. the RX10
    A top electronic shutter speed of 1/16,000 sec (WOW!)

    In favor of the RX10

    Constant f/2.8 aperture...I can't overlook this
    The aperture ring...great for photo and video
    Audio monitoring which is lacking on the FZ1000
    A cleaner and smaller overall design/form factor. Easier to carry IMO
    Some decent weather sealing against the elements...although not as rugged as an OM-D EM-5
    The manual exposure comp dial (very valuable to me, can't live without it on cameras anymore!)
    I like the Sony implementation of the new hotshoe with the mic's that can be attached without needing a cord...nice touch.
    Overall, they are both just great looking and fully featured cameras. This will only help Sony push the RX10 mII even further when they are ready. For the price, if they were both available when I bought the RX10, I may have been swayed by the large price difference in the end. A $400 savings is nothing to sneeze at. Now, let's see if the rumored Fuji 1" super zoom comes out to compete as XS1 replacement and it was sealed as well.

    The other thing this tells me is that the rumors of a 1" LX8 (or whatever name) to compete with the RX100 is almost certainly true now. That, plus the rumored Fuji X30 (1") and the compact wars are back on! This is an exciting time for those of us who value compact and quality cameras!
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  5. Definite consideration in spite of the weight which is nearly as much as my K-5 + lens.
  6. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Based on my wonderful experience with the FZ150 and FZ200, you betcha!

    Cheers, Jock
  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I don't have any personal interest in this camera, but I LOVE what it portends for the LX8.... And for this kind of thing, I'm not sure if I'd rather have f2.8 through 200mm or the extra range with all of it slower except at the widest angle. For how I shoot, the RX10 would probably still be a better option. But that's all academic anyway...

  8. NickLarsson

    NickLarsson Veteran

    Jun 24, 2013
    Paris, France
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  9. Iansky

    Iansky All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    There have been numerous rumours flying about relating to the LX8 having a 1" sensor, built in EVF and tiltable screen so that could compete favourably with the Sony's and others especially if it retains the superb Leica lens.
  10. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    The rumors also indicate the LX8 will be only 3 percent larger than the LX7 - for all purposes, essentially the same size.