Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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

The FZ200 was - for me - like meeting an old friend after so many years. He has evolved in those years and now he is somewhat more of an adult. There are some things still where you have to say that he still can grow but overall, he's a much better man. Coming from the FZ18, it was not difficult to adapt to the FZ200. What I realy liked about it was it's speed, specifically startup speed and the IA and IA+ mode. It is a camera where you saw your kids playing football, you take the camera, ...

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rafalczak

I owned this camera for 2 years, and took less than 2 thousand photos with it. It wasn't fun, there was not enough control, and not enough quality. Good for travel, when you want snapshots, and don't expect miracles. Very nice zoom range and tempting constant f/2.8 aperture in whole range. But it's a small sensor and you can see that. Very bad in low light. Mediocre in good conditions. IF I was to use bridge camera again (APS-C now), I would go for 1" sensor ones, FZ1000 or Sony RX10M3. ...

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I have included in this group of -bridge super zoom cameras (aka hybrid cameras) only those with some type of viewfinder. In my opinion cameras with zoom range of 24x optical or more zoom need a viewfinder, desperately need a viewfinder, should NOT be marketed without one. Sony, Nikon and Olympus have cameras with zoom ranges in excess of 24x optical without viewfinders and I have excluded them from this list. Those excluded cameras are the Olympus SP820UZ, Nikon L820, and the Sony H200. I ...

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Brammi
 

I just recently purchased the Panasonic FZ200 and am impressed with the quality of the pictures. Its a nice light package that works well. Its a bit pricey given its age, but given the results I can get, I am pleased. Physical: The body: The body of the camera fits nicely in my hands, its light, the buttons and dials all work for me. The quality of the build seems good, no complaints. The Lens: The constant F2.8 is excellent and very useful when zooming in and trying to keep the ISO low. It ...

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User1452147118
 

The camera is uncomfortable in my hands.  It feels smalled and cramped.  I have taken pictures of the moon at night and they are amazingly sharp, but I took this camera on a wildlife expedition and found it painfully slow.  On full zoom the pictures were very grainy and unpleasant.

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Just bought the FZ200 after owning the FZ150 for 2 1/2 years. I can't say enough about the fixed 2.8 aperture advantage over its predecessor. Low light photographing is so easy now. In Manual mode, it can be used like a point and shoot without the need for a tripod. I took advantage of deep holiday savings by paying $459, much lower than its original price and in fact less than the FZ150 still on the market.

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Hi all, I bought FZ 200 about 5 months ago due to the nature of the lens without more investigation. However, I saw that noise occurs too much in a lot of pictures. In particular, nikon P510 sold at half the price is even less noise than fz200. when the captured image was performed 2x zoom, noise is immediately evident. This was the part that upset me. Because very few of the photos I took were clean. I would like to specify the meantime, I've used previously FZ18, LX2, DMC-TZ10 did not even ...

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lensart
 

Okay I know it is a bridge camera!  But what a great camera.  Fabulous lens @ 2.8 and fast focusing. It has a macro ability that is unbelievable.  I could not be any happier!  Along with my Sony RX100 mk2 I have all my bases covered.

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John Miles
 

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52339583 To employ a manual lens would create speed and accuracy in composition, as would a front wheel under the shutter dedicated to the instant EV adjustment small sensors demand. To retain a dedicated pad devoid of controls fitting the thumb would assist camera grip and steadying duties. Nevertheless the FZ200 is so supreme a camera as to have been axed in favour of the FZ70.

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Lumix DMC-FZ200 vs Leica V-LUX 4 it is look like the only difference is the price! http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=leica_vlux4&products=panasonic_dmcfz200 What do you think?

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