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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

We have collected and analyzed 34 expert reviews and 1053 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 87/100 and users rate it 89/100. The average review date is May 15, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 780620 reviews from other Digital Compact Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 96/100 = Excellent. Last update: Apr 20, 2014.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Review

 

If you have the budget for an entry-level DSLR camera and are contemplating whether a prosumer-class camera with a good zoom lens would be a better idea, then the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 might sound more convincing. It sports much better optics than...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

 

One of the main issues where megazoom camera lenses (and point-and-shoot zoom lenses in general) are concerned is that, to keep size and cost down, the apertures get increasingly smaller as you extend the lens. That's not the case for the Panasonic...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an excellent f2.8 25-600mm zoom lens; fast shooting performance, even when shooting in raw or raw plus JPEG; and excellent picture and video quality for its class. It has a ton of shooting options, including full...

The FZ200 is expensive, especially if all you're after is a long zoom lens. It doesn't have built-in GPS or Wi-Fi, or a proximity sensor for switching from the LCD to EVF. The SD card slot and battery compartment can't be accessed when the camera is on...

If you're searching for a long-zoom camera that falls in between a point-and-shoot and digital SLR experience, look no further than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

 

The Lumix DMC-FZ200 ($599) is Panasonic's flagship super-zoom digital camera. While recent models have been relatively minor upgrades, the FZ200 returns to its roots by featuring a lens with an F2.8 maximum aperture across its entire zoom range. The...

Very good photo quality ; 24X Leica lens maintains F2.8 maximum aperture from 25 - 600 mm ; Power OIS image stabilization, with "active" mode for movies ; 3-inch rotating LCD with 460,000 pixels, good outdoor/low light visibility ; Super-sharp...

Tends to clip highlights; photos slightly noisy ; Redeye a problem; no removal tool in playback mode ; No eye sensor for electronic viewfinder; rainbow effect on EVF can be distracting ; More expensive than other super zooms (though none have...

Panasonic has done almost everything right with the FZ200, producing a super zoom with a no-compromises lens. It performs very well, takes photos that are comparable (or better) than other super zooms, and has a top-notch movie mode. With a few...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 ($599.99 direct) is the first superzoom camera to feature a fixed-aperture f/2.8 lens, which means that the same amount of light is captured, regardless of whether you are zoomed out at 25mm or all the way in at 600mm....

Fast f/2.8 zoom lens. Speedy performance. Sharp images. Excellent EVF. Hot shoe and mic input. Raw support

Expensive. Rear LCD could be sharper. Not the longest zoom in class. No GPS

The 24x Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 doesn't have the most ambitious zoom ratio, but a sharp f/2.8 aperture lens and speedy performance make up for it.

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ200 Preview

 

The DMC-FZ200 is one of the latest digital cameras in Panasonic's FZ series. The spotlight shines on the camera's ability to capture 12 frames-per-second, as well as a start-up time of less than a second; making the LUMIX FZ200 the perfect camera for...

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Panasonic Lumix FZ200

 

The Lumix FZ200 is Panasonic's latest flagship super-zoom digital camera. Announced in July 2012 it replaces the best-selling Lumix FZ150 and shares the same 24x optical zoom range that's equivalent to 25-600mm. But crucially where its predecessor had...

f2.8 aperture constant across zoom range ; Superb 6 stop Power OIS stabilisation ; 0.2in 1.3 million dot Electronic viewfinder ; 3in 460k articulated LCD screen ; HD slomo and miniature movie modes ; 540 shots from a single charge

Zoom range big but shorter than rivals ; Short bust modes ; Lacks viewfinder proximity sensor ; Artifacts on miniature mode movies

The Lumix FZ200 is Panasonic's Flagship Superzoom and is worthy of the title. If extreme telephoto power is what you're looking for there are plenty of other models out there that passed the 24x marker a good while back and are now well beyond what the...

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Lumix DMC-FZ200

 

($599) is Panasonic's flagship super zoom digital camera. While recent models have been relatively minor upgrades, the FZ200 returns to its roots by featuring a lens with an F2.8 maximum aperture across its entire zoom range. The early models in the FZ...

Very good photo quality ; 24X Leica lens maintains F2.8 maximum aperture from 25 - 600 mm ; Power OIS image stabilization, with "active" mode for movies ; 3-inch rotating LCD with 460,000 pixels, good outdoor/low light visibility ; Super-sharp...

Tends to clip highlights; photos slightly noisy ; Redeye a problem; no removal tool in playback mode ; No eye sensor for electronic viewfinder; rainbow effect on EVF can be distracting ; More expensive than other super zooms (though none have...

It's pretty hard not to like the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200. It has all the bells and whistles that you'd expect on a high-end super zoom, plus an F2.8, 25 - 600 mm lens that no other camera can match. That nice lens does command a bit of a premium, but...

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Panasonic Lumix FZ200

 

We've finally got our hands on Panasonic's Lumix FZ200, their top-of-the-line superzoom for 2012.

Two important steps for innovation. Step one: make sure you’re improving something people care about. Step two: don’t ruin anything else in the process, especially if the old stuff worked fine.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

 

The FZ200 marks a return to the series' vaunted past, with this latest addition boasting an incredible nano coated 25-600mm f2.8 constant zoom. While other manufacturers are piling on themegapixels (Sony) or the zoom range (Nikon), Panasonic is clearly...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a noise-free digital camera that produces clear photos due to its sensitivity sensor and advanced lens.

The Panasonic Lumix's body has options to add an additional flash unit and an external microphone

The camera's design makes it impossible to access the battery and SD card slots when you're using a tripod

You will like this prosumer camera for the variety of shooting scenarios it will work in, but not its steep price tag.

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder / Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Chip Type:Live MOS
Sensor Size:1/2.3''

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Recording

Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
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