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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera

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12.1MP 24x MOS Apr 2014
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A Super-Zoom Digital Camera Featuring Full Range F2.8, 24x Optical Zoom Lens and High Speed Response The DMC-FZ200 is equipped with the world's first* 25-600mm (35mm camera equiv.) LEICA DC lens... More
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Nineteen Industry Awards

Experts really like this camera and have given it nineteen awards.

This digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by CNET.com, PC Mag, CNET.com.au, Photoreview.com.au, 3dnews.ru, Reviewed.com and Firstpost.com all of whom decided that this bridge camera camera was exceptional.

The editors of Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Akam.no all recommend this bridge camera camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs both decided that this camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

An other two expert review sites liked this Panasonic camera. This camera received a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews and the reviewer at What Digital Camera gave it a "Gold" award and thought it was brilliant.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on thirty-five expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 84%. If all the digital cameras of a similar age and type are ranked by average expert review score then this bridge camera camera is in the top 10%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this Panasonic digital camera rated it as excellent. Owners think this Panasonic camera is one of the very best cameras of this age and type.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Amazon Customer said in their review “The eye level viewfinder is electronicand is amazingly sharp compared to the previous models” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Antoine scored it 5 stars and he said on Amazon “I personally do not mind that, particularly because I use the lovely viewfinder most of the time, which in turn extends the battery life further”. Dave Ensor said on Amazon “The reason I bought this particular camera, is the viewfinder” in his review of this digital camera.

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 owners wrote that it had a good screen. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “The fully adjustable rear screen”. Happyshopper wrote three years ago “The swivel screen is really useful”. Ms. Rebecca J. Mason wrote on Amazon “I also bought a Hoya screen protector lens which works well on it” in her Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review.

Seven Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 reviewers considered that the product had an electronic viewfinder. Mark F. Lipscombe gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said “I like the EVF although it is a little slower than a DSLR (i.e”. Nf_oz rated it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Very easy to handle> Excellent video capture> Very good EVF> RAW option is good> Good flash” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review. Photographyblog.com wrote “A high-resolution LCD and EVF, fast auto-fo” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 and rated the product 5 stars.

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Good Video Capture

A few people said in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Andy W wrote “"one upmanship" on forums, this camera produces fantastic photos and fantastic video all in one, you don't have to carry numerous lenses everywhere” in his review. Chris Harrison gave it a rating of 4 stars and he said in January last year “It takes magnificent, high quality picture and records wonderful 1080p video and everything about it feels great” in his review of this digital camera. Davet mentioned “This is one of the best bridge cameras with Full HD video recording (1080p/50) and the option to connect an external microphone for much improved sound recording”.

Good Quality Lens

Several customers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 had a good zoom. Amazon Customer said four years ago “I use the maximum aperture through the full zoom range often”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Always felt the long zoom was of limited use, mainly due to the f5.2 aperture”. Amazon Customer also said “The constant f2.8 lens of the FZ-200 has transformed zoom performance, remarkably so”.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 reviewers said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 had a good lens. Antoine rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 as very good and he said on Amazon “Add a bright f2.8 Leica lens to that”. Colin mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Wide aperture lens worthy of particular applause” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Dave Ensor mentioned “This Panasonic gives me a wide focal range with a fast lens even at the highest zoom setting” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 and rated the product 4 stars.

Sixteen Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 had a good autofocus. Gary, Stockport mentioned on Amazon two years ago “One thing I've found less useful is the manual focus in some situations” in their review of this digital camera. K. Wilson said three years ago “Many images had pin sharp focus” in their review. Larry Daniels rated the product as very good and he mentioned on Amazon “The focusing is so much better than my” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review.

A number of people mentioned that it had a good image stabiliser. Peter Piper mentioned “Has the bonus of excellent optical image stabilisation which means your pictures at full stretch will have the very best chance of being pin-sharp” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200. R Young mentioned “The very good image stabilization and deliberately subtle auto-focus in video mode is just right”. R. Hancock rated it 4 stars and said “It is probably as much as is practical for quickly taken hand-held shots, helped by Panasonic's good image stabiliser for those inevitable times when your hand wobbles” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was able to produce good images. Alan scored it very highly and he mentioned on Amazon “Now have a nice bright sharp image” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review. Allan gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and he said “Normal pics are fine and hardly noticeable up to ISO 800” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200. Amazon Customer said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review on Amazon “The pictures are really sharp and look good when printed”.

Some customers who purchased it agreed that it was good in low light. Andy W rated the product as very good and he wrote on Amazon “Sure if your after super low light performance and low noise at high iso's then you pay for what you get.”. Gordon Shumway said “As you will appreciate, low light levels can be a problem when you take your camera to a gig, as can the zoom range”. Three years ago Mr. P. M. Tasker wrote on Amazon “Having become more interested in low light i bought compact system camera” in their review of this digital camera.

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 reviewers who purchased it wrote that it had a good picture resolution. Two years ago Amazon Customer rated this digital camera 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The high resolution viewfinder, multi-angle screen” in their review of this digital camera. Davet scored it 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “It has a higher resolution viewfinder (not screen)”. Librarylass 68 gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The multi shot options at full resolution are invaluable - as is the ability to use the F2.8 option all the way through the zoom range” in their review.

A number of people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good image sensor. M. Fagan wrote “It has a good sensor and I am impressed with the picture quality” in their review of this digital camera. Mike B scored it very highly and he said in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review on Amazon “The FZ200 has a small sensor (1/2.3" on the FZ200 ).”. Mr. N. Moffatt mentioned four years ago “A small sensor has two enormous benefits over larger sensors, especially the full frame sensor in cameras like my Canon 5D, which I used professionally to photograph weddings” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review.

Four people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it had a good ISO range. Dave Ensor rated the product 80 out of 100 and he said in his review on Amazon “Having twice now taken the same shot at each supported ISO speed I found noticeable degradation even at 200 ASA”. Mr. P. M. Tasker mentioned on Amazon “Indoors too I got great handheld at Iso 800”. Mr. P. M. Tasker also wrote “The quick lens does mean at lower iso you get quicker shutter speed than some cameras as lens let's in more light”.

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Good Size

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 owners concluded that it was compact. Antoine said four years ago “The FZ200 utilises the same proprietary `Light Speed AF' technology that is found on the more advanced `G-series' compact system camera range, such as the Panasonic G5” and rated this digital camera 5 stars. Bbaghwala mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 on Amazon “A very good jump from compact camera”. Davet scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “It is cheaper and more compact than an equivalent DSLR” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 owners who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “Not too heavy and easy to use”. Kelido mentioned on Amazon “The camera is nicely balanced, not heavy” in their review of this digital camera.

Several customers who bought it considered that it was heavy. Barry H wrote in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 “I am not particularly nerdy and have so far tended to rely heavily on the intelligent auto exposure setting” and rated the product 5 stars. M. Rubin wrote in their review two years ago “The second camera has been used heavily for 18 months now”.

Three Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 owners who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 mentioned that it was lightweight. Beaconridge wrote in their review of this digital camera “Lightweight, easy to use, great results especially in low light”. Michael John Ratcliffe said “The zoom in such a lightweight camera is just fantastic”. Neilw mentioned “Lightweight and versatile, i am really happy with this camera”.

Some customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was a good weight. It Crowd wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “With smaller size, lower weight, huge zoom range without changing lenses, better movie capabilities” and scored the product very highly. R Young wrote on Amazon “For me the answer is weight and functionality plus excellent quality for those with a patient”.

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Good Support

A number of people said that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 had good technical guidance. Amazon Customer mentioned “There is a quick start guide” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review. Amazon Customer also said “The full manual is supplied on CD”. Three years ago Don C scored it very highly and he said in his review on Amazon “A full suite of manual / auto controls”.

One customer thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 had good customer support. Doc Pic wrote “However, if there are any problems, customers can be sure that Panasonic's professional customer support will be ready, willing & able to provide a solution”.

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Good Product Quality

Fifty-eight Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 owners agreed that the product was good quality. Alan mentioned “The consistently good quality of the photos is amazing even on the iA (point”. Four years ago Antoine wrote “I was honestly blown away by the outstanding photo quality! Now I do own a Canon 7D (with an f 2.8 70-200 L” in his review of this digital camera and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 a rating of 5 stars. Antoine also mentioned “Photos are pin sharp with vibrant colours, thanks to the high quality Leica glass, which sports Nano Surface coating to minimise the effects of ghosting”.

Easy to Use

A number of customers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 mentioned that it was easy to use. Andratx Peter rated this digital camera 5 stars and said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 “Great images and so intuitive to use”. Andratx Peter also mentioned “Each day it has become an even better camera to use”. Antoine wrote “The brilliant EVF, which is a joy to use” and rated it 5 stars.

A few customers who reviewed it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Happyshopper wrote “The camera is light to hold and has an amazing zoom although at full zoom a tripod is useful” . Two years ago Mark F. Lipscombe gave the product an excellent review and he said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “A delight to hold and it has more tricks up its sleeve than you can shake a stick at -”. Ms. Rebecca J. Mason she wrote “The centre neck strap protector feels comfortable” in her review.

Eight people concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Barb55 wrote “For anyone who doesn't want to use the other settings AI (auto) takes great photos” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Happyshopper said “Also has some great manual settings”. Happyshopper also wrote “You can opt for the quick scene settings or get more involved with the manual settings”.

Five Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to handle. Martyn Anderson said four years ago “Fast focussing, fast lens, high definition, easy handling, not heavy or large, can use at different heights” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200. Mi mentioned “In terms of handling, I like the flexible LCD screen which can be tilted”. Mi also said “My Nikon J1 is superb, amazing image quality, handling, superb prime lenses”.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. Michael Bevington mentioned “It seems easy to set up and use - the instructions which come in the box are easy to read” in his review.

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Good Battery Life

Twelve Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 reviewers considered that it had a good battery life. Four years ago Antoine wrote in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 on Amazon “After waiting impatiently for the battery to fully charge, I fired a few shots”. Kelido mentioned “The hand grip is just the right size and the battery life is excellent” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Last year M. Davies gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 an excellent review and said “Battery life is good too even though you will end up using the LCD screen rather than the viewfinder more often than not” in their review of this digital camera.

Robust

Some people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Amazon Customer wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review “It's well made and the camera is just brilliant at what it does” and rated the product 5 stars. Chris Harrison mentioned “The built in studio microphone”. Honeybee wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review on Amazon five years ago “It also has 18 pre set scene modes (SCN) including Sunset option! Plus it has 14 built in filter options called Creative Control modes including star-burst”.

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable. Four years ago Alan gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 a very good review score and he said in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review on Amazon “I wanted an upgrade to my trusty FZ100 so, after reading the (mostly) very positive”. Peter Piper said “Focussing is fast and reliable and there are plenty of focussing options to ensure that the camera meets your needs”. R Young gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “* Very reliable and high standard auto-focus in nearly all lighting conditions* Manual focus”.

A few people wrote in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Chris Harrison wrote “It is sturdy, quite heavy” and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 a score of 80 out of 100. Honeybee mentioned “All the extras! Then as family life became busy my gear gathered dust and I found compact, "tough" cameras perfect for family life” and scored it very highly. Ms. Rebecca J. Mason gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars and she wrote “The camera strap feels strong and sturdy and I always wear it around my neck when I'm out with the camera”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 owner who bought the product concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Andy W mentioned on Amazon “So overall i'm glad i broke the habbit” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 owner who reviewed it thought it was good at resisting water ingress.

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Reasonably Priced

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was good value for money. Allan mentioned “Fantastic value for money with lots of easy access controls” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Allan also wrote “Great value for money at the moment”. Antoine Camilleri mentioned on Amazon “Brilliant camera priced at cost of a DSLR lens !”.

A few customers said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 was a bargain for the price. Dr Chris scored this digital camera 5 stars and said on Amazon “I got one for a good deal as I on traded-in old equipment to a local photography shop” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200.

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 reviewers who bought the product mentioned that it was cheap. In January last year Jbee mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review on Amazon “I would also recommend yo ubuy a glass screw fit lens cover- to protect your new possession easily available and not expensive” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Mr. P. M. Tasker mentioned on Amazon “That difference increases the darker it gets (outdoors I actually find it superior to budget SLRs due to the lens quality” and gave it an excellent review score.

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Good Technical Features

Twenty-four Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 had good features. Doc Pic mentioned “The stunning range of features combine to provide functionality only available from a number of different DSLR's combined” in their review of this digital camera and scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 5 stars. Three years ago Dr Chris mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Have tried most the impressive feature set” and scored this digital camera very highly. In the same month Mike B mentioned “The FZ200 has a huge range of functions and features” in his review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

Nine customers who bought it mentioned that it was good looking. Chris Harrison wrote “Other than these main issues, again the camera is pretty high quality” in his review. Two years ago Glorybee wrote “Fits beautifully in my hand (small hands)”. Honeybee scored the product very highly and said on Amazon “Starting a facebook group called Cloud Watching & Beautiful Sky-scapes has really rekindled my interest in photography again, so I decided to check out an upgrade” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200.

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was ergonomic. Three years ago Mi wrote on Amazon “Hardware - incredible lens, good ergonomics, well built” in her Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review. Tony B wrote “The ergonomics are first rate and it has a lovely deep grip which I really like” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review.

A few customers who reviewed it agreed that it was well designed. P. Martin rated this digital camera as excellent and said in their review on Amazon “Is ergonomically well designed”. Tony B mentioned in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review “Always found them to be well designed and built as well as reliable”.

One person who bought the product reckoned that it was a good design.

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Good Flash

A number of customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good flash. Five years ago Davet mentioned “There's a new HDR mode and better flash range” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Doc Pic mentioned on Amazon “It is always worthwhile to obtain accessories like polariser, UV & graduated filters plus an independent flash gun & remote shutter release”. Two years ago Kelido mentioned on Amazon “This allowed me to switch between each setting with a simple flick of the dial and to quickly flip the flash on for fill in” in their review.

Good Exposure Control

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 reviewers concluded that this digital camera had good exposure controls. Bigbuff said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 on Amazon “My only little thing I have found is the exposure compensation dial is a bit fiddly”. R Young said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “* Excellent white balance and exposure controls, coupled with very reliable auto-exposure/balance”.

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We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic digital cameras and also specifically for Panasonic bridge cameras and found that in both cases Panasonic had good ratings.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FZ200 which do not support video capability, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 supports video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price].

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Has Two Image Editings

The number of image editing modes found on the Lumix DMC-FZ200 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has a Resizing image editing, which is the most commonly found image editing found on cameras of this age and spec. The image editing "Crop" is also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Wide Field of View

When compared to other bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ200, the field of view of the Lumix DMC-FZ200 of 100 percent is one of the widest. The narrowest field of view of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ200 is 95%, the widest is 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

When compared to other bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200's slowest camera shutter speed of 60 seconds is one of the longest. Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 2s to 120s.

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540 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a camera that takes 540 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Lumix DMC-FZ200 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ200. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a greater number of photo effects than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on bridge cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FZ200. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FZ200 have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.7 and 20, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6. At 8, the Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this spec and age. This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 640 x 480, 1536 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1920, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2448 x 2448, 2560 x 1440, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1920, 2992 x 2992, 3264 x 1840, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 2448 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2672. The best still image resolution of all cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-FZ200 is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 70 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ200. Digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have internal memorys of between 8MB and 200MB.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Lumix DMC-FZ200 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ200.

Across comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all bridge cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FZ200.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction amongst similar types of camera.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ200. The smallest minimum aperture number of bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ200 is 2.6, the largest is 19, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.5.

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Supports Two Power Source Types

The number of power sources supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Panasonic camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras of this age and type. The power source type "AC" is also supported by this camera.

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12 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 owners who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 thought it was not noisy. Harry mentioned four years ago “Down side is the sensor is small (that's how they get the huge zoom) so images are a bit noisy and you can't crop too much”. Mike B said on Amazon three years ago “Software - also its 12MPx sensor is less noisy than if say 16MPx had been used because the size of individual pixels is bigger with 12MPx”. Mr. P. M. Tasker wrote in their review on Amazon in the same month “The Panasonic pictures were slightly more noisy.”.

£47.60 Price Increase

The Lumix DMC-FZ200 has increased in price by £47.60 in the last 38 days.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ200, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-FZ200 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FZ200 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Most cameras of this age and spec are not 3D. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ200, the Lumix DMC-FZ200 is not waterproof.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a quite low megapixel (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FZ200. The average megapixel of bridge cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FZ200 is 16MP.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FZ200. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The average motion JPEG frame rate of bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ200 is 39fps, and the motion JPEG frame rates range from 24fps to 240fps. At only 25 frames per second, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a quite low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ200.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FZ200 is 17MP, and the total megapixelss range from 12MP to 22MP. With a total megapixels of only 12.8 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a quite few total megapixels compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a higher image resolution than most bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the worst image resolution across all digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

The best image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 5184 x 3888 pixels.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ200.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a similar age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 537 grams, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] (637g).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 24 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ200.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FZ200 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FZ200.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, which is typical of many bridge cameras that are a comparable age to it.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] (CMOS).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

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5 June 2015

Jump to our Best Compact cameras, Ultra-zoom cameras and Bridge camerasTo make this article easier to browse, and to make it easier for you to find the camera you're after, we've split it into... Read more…

The Panasonic Lumix's body has options to add an additional flash unit and an external microphone
2.8 max aperture thru ought, image quality
Constant 2.8 maximum aperture
Excellent build quality and good handling
Impressive image quality
The camera's design makes it impossible to access the battery and SD card slots when you're using a tripod
No eye sensor in the view finder, small LCD
Lack of eye sensor can be a pain
EVF could be larger
Lack of an eye sensor on the viewfinder, viewfinder itself could do with being larger

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

22 April 2013

The image quality of this camera is quite imoressive, thanks to its new feature which is ?world's first' constant f/2.8 aperture that runs throughout the entire focal range from 25mm to 600mm,...

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... Read more…

28 February 2013

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Reviewed 9 September 2012 by Le5lieb
Le5lieb would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

I will be the first to admit that I don't want to bother to take the time to set shutter speed, f-stop, ISO, etc when I am taking pictures, but I still want to end up with quality images. I have... Read more…

Reviewed 6 September 2012 by NiceShotSteve
NiceShotSteve would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

I upgraded from an FZ150 to the FZ200. I really liked the FZ150 and used it as my constant travel companion over the past year or so. The FZ200 is equally as good but it is also different. The... Read more…

Reviewed 30 May 2013 by EARLYADAPTER
EARLYADAPTER would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

No GPS or WiFi are not deal breakers for me. A proximity sensor for switching from the LCD to EVF would be helpful...

Reviewed 28 June 2013 by Erphyy
Erphyy would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (Verified Purchase)

So far I like this camera which was reviewed as excellent for sports action pictures...

Reviewed 19 September 2012 by Dr. Hank
Dr. Hank would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (Verified Purchase)

I was a professional photographer years ago. Now I'm an educated amateur.I look for a camera that allows me to over ride automatic settings, gives me a wide zoom range, and has quality optics.... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic ptw001, canon dmcfz200eb9, panasonic 8mlrza00, panasonic dmcfz200, panasonic 8mlrzs00, panasonic dmcfz200e, panasonic dmcfz200eb, panasonic dmcfz200eb9, panasonic dmcfz200ebk
Barcodes 05025232683710, 05025232771530, 05025232771554, 05711783222231

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