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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2964 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and image quality. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the memory. There are some mixed opinions about the exposure.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 251 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the lens and image quality. The usability and portability are also appreciated. The memory and exposure get mixed comments.

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 804 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the zoom and image quality. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the exposure, while there are some critical views about the contrast.

usability, performance, portability, image quality, zoom

contrast

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the performance. The zoom is also mentioned favorably.

usability, zoom, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review

 

Editors' note: The FZ200 has since been replaced by the FZ300 , but remains an excellent option. However, we've adjusted the rating to reflect its position relative to new competitors since it initially shipped; in this case, dropping the performance...

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.

Dec, 2012

GOLD AWARD!

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

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...

Nov, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

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.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

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...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a super-zoom camera featuring a wide-angle 24x zoom lens with a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout its 25-600mm range. Successor to the FZ150 model, the bridge-style Panasonic FZ200 compact offers a 3-inch...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic FZ200 Review

 

It's a rare superzoom camera that features an f/2.8 lens -- especially a Leica-branded 24x zoom lens that maintains that constant max aperture throughout its range. But that's exactly what the Panasonic FZ200 delivers and more. With an equivalent reach...

Max aperture f/2.8 across full 24x optical zoom range of Leica DC Vario-Elmarit-branded lens; Relatively sharp and detailed images for a superzoom camera; Full-res burst shooting at 12 frames per second; Advanced photographic capabilities (manual...

Control scheme and menu layout frustrating to use, especially the over-reliance on the rear dial; Higher ISOs produce smudged and blurred images as noise reduction efforts increase; Tendency to clip highlights; EVF doesn't switch on automatically when...

Panasonic has a long-standing legacy for producing quality long-zoom bridge cameras, including the FZ150 superzoom which we reviewed and heartily recommended a little more than a year ago. However, the company pumped some new excitement into the line...

Apr, 2013

CAMERA LABS.COM - HIGHLY RECOMMANDED

Expert review by : Ken McMahon (cameralabs.com)

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...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Hafeez Sim (hardwarezone.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 - Bridging the Gap

 

While there are many superzoom cameras with the ability to shoot at 20x optical zoom and further, the Panasonic Lumix FZ200 is the only superzoom capable of shooting at F/2.8 from its wide end to the telephoto end. But is this just a gimmicky feature...

Constant F/2.8 lens ; Good image stabilization ; Has PASM modes ; Able to shoot in RAW

LCD quality can be increased ; Loss of detail from ISO800 onwards ; Pricey compared to the competition ; No eye-sensor function

Superzooms offer a good compromise in terms of reach and weight; regular point-and-shoots cameras can't match their zoom range while DSLR cameras require a heavy telephoto lens in order to achieve the same reach.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

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...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Christopher Snow (reviewed.com)

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.

Oct, 2012

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