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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

£279.00
CNET.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning and average value for money bridge camera, good for sports photography
Bridge 12.1MP 24x Yes Jul 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Review

With excellent reviews but representing good value for money, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 number 17 in best selling cameras and number 253 across all digital cameras.
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966 Reviews + 19 Awards
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Average Features
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5 Years Old
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Average

Why Has it Scored 60?

It has very good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 19 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from 3dnews.ru plus six other sites and a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews plus two other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Panasonic digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
The Lumix DMC-FZ200 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very big optical zoom
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for sports photography, ranking number 117 in sports photography cameras. It is also very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 140 in wildlife photography cameras, but average for portrait photography, ranking number 180 in portrait photography cameras.
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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £249 at Home Essentials 21 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 87% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
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How Big is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200?

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is 125.2mm wide and 86.6mm tall. It is 110.2mm deep and weighs 537g.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 front dimensions

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 size in context

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

19 Industry Awards

Expert review sites really like this digital camera and have given it 19 awards.

The authors at review websites 3dnews.ru, CNET.com.au, CNET.com, Firstpost.com, Reviewed.com, PC Mag and Photoreview.com.au all decided that this camera was exceptional and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at websites Trusted Reviews, Akam.no and Techradar all decided that concluded that they would recommend this digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both websites Camera Labs and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which concluded that this Panasonic digital camera was great.

Two additional expert review sites both thought that this Panasonic camera was very good. This digital camera received a "Gold" award from review website What Digital Camera and the editor of review site Expert Reviews thought that it was a sensible purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award.

The authors at three other expert review sites all decided that this Panasonic digital camera was very good. This camera received a "5 Star" award from both 01net.com and Digital Versus and Besteproduct.nl gave it a "4 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 36 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 84%. Digital camera experts think this digital camera is one of the better digital cameras.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 930 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is outstanding. Over 71% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 11,275 expert and owner reviews (including 2,753 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good reviews for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £279.00 it is cheaper than 55% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 and the United Kingdom price of £279.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $365.95 (£475.55).

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Features

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the Lumix DMC-FZ200 of only 12.1MP is fairly low compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 19% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 of 24x is fairly big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 5% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 of 2.8 is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a built-in flash. 66% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavy

The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Lumix DMC-FZ200 of 537g is fairly heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 15% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200's display diagonal of 3" is in the largest 21% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 of 70MB is quite big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 25% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest internal memory of digital cameras is 1MB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 390MB.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a USB connectivity, unlike 87% of cameras which do not have a USB connectivity.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-FZ200 is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. This Panasonic digital camera also supports still image resolutions of 4000 x 2672 pixels, 4000 x 2248 pixels, 2992 x 2992 pixels plus 17 more values. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 384 x 480 pixels and the best is 6016 x 4016 pixels.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-FZ200's digital zoom of only 4x is fairly small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 20% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Lumix DMC-FZ200's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 672mm is fairly long compared to most other cameras. It is in the longest 16% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a built-in speaker(s). 92% of digital cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Lumix DMC-FZ200 of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a touchscreen, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Features Calendar

The Lumix DMC-FZ200 features calendar, unlike 86% of digital cameras which do not feature calendar.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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540 Battery Life

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a digital camera that takes 540 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Lumix DMC-FZ200 of 8 is fairly large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 25% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 71% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera was released in July 2012.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcfz200ebk
Barcodes 05025232683710, 05025232771530, 05025232771554, 05711783222231

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