Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Announced Jul 18, 2012 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 600 mm (24×)
dpreview conclusion

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 refinements in the design and image quality department, it would be darn close to perfect.

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Gold Award
80%
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Good for

Sports and nature photographers who need big zoom power and don't want to settle the slow lenses found on typical super zooms.

Not so good for

Those taking a lot of flash people pictures, or who switch between the LCD and EVF frequently.

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Other reviews
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Review
By: Imaging Resource (Apr 4, 2013)

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Panasonic Lumix FZ200 review
By: Paul Nuttall, What Digital Camera (Dec 13, 2012)

The headline feature of the FZ200 is its 'world's first' constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the focal range, so there's no doubt that the optical capability of the camera is going to be the main focus for many photographers. The good news is that the camera performs particularly well in this area, producing some excellent images with very few flaws. Not only that, but being able to shoot at...

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DCRP Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Oct 26, 2012)

The Lumix DMC-FZ200 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 I figure that low light and action photographers won't mind dropping another $100 for it. Despite some issues with highlight clipping and redeye, the lack of an eye sensor for the EVF,...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review

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 FZ200 has to offer. But if you were the kind of person who judged a super-zoom purely on the basis of its zoom range, you probably wouldn't be...

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