Finally I have finished my review of the Panasonic FZ2000, I already own an FZ1000 so why buy the 2000.
I soon discovered with the FZ1000 that it was an exceptional HD video camera but with a lot missing. Panasonic took on board the criticisms of the 1000 and produced the FZ2000 with some surprises.
First surprise was the addition of ND filters which is a major bonus when filming at a shutter speed of a 50th.
Thankfully they also included the long overdue headphone socket, I do not like the micro HDMI socket so lets hope the FZ3000 includes a full size HDMI the same as the GH5.The other major update was a properly positioned tripod screw hole, my FZ1000 has an adapter seen above, moving the screw hole to where it now is on the FZ2000.
The SD card slot was also in the battery compartments on the 1000 while its been moved to a more accessible place at the side of the camera.
Panasonic even added a new thumbwheel on top of the FZ1000 making manual adjustments a lot easier.
Thoughts for the FZ3000…4K 50p, 4K 25p 10 bit 422, FHD 10bit 422, full size HDMI socket, higher resolution EVF and dual card slots and the addition of the XLR unit as seen on the GH5.
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