Panasonic Lumix FZ2000

Here’s our concise review of the Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 bridge camera…

Panasonic Lumix FZ2000

Panasonic Lumix FZ2000

Panasonic’s latest bridge camera, the FZ2000, draws on the company’s impressive heritage in this area. You have a 24-480mm f/2.8-4.5 equivalent Leica Vario-Elmarit zoom, which is longer than the previous FZ1000’s, though still the shortest in test.

Panasonic has included a wealth of features, such as the company’s popular 4K Photo modes, including Burst and Focus Stacking, as well as 5-axis image stabilisation and 49-point DFD (Depth from Defocus) contrast detection AF. The focus is very quick in good light, though it lacks the sheer number of AF points of the Sony. It also tops out at 8fps continuous shooting speed, which is still very respectable.

You’re able to shoot in RAW here, which means you can capture more information, perfect for editing. You also have the ability to shoot in high-quality 4K video at 24fps, which is also offered by the Sony RX10 IV.

The 3in rotating 1040k-dot LCD touchscreen works perfectly, and there is also an EVF, which allows you to compose or review your shots in bright sunlight.

Find out more at the Panasonic website.

Pros
ND filter is a nice touch
Fast focusing
Image stabilisation

Cons
Shorter lens
Less AF points
Pricey

Spec
Weight: 966g
WxHxD: 138x102x135mm
Battery: 350 shots
Card type: SD, SDXC, SDHC
AF: 49-point contrast detect