Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Announced Jul 18, 2012 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 600 mm (24×)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 12.1 MP Digital Camera with CMOS Sensor and 24x Optical Zoom - Black
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Announced Jul 18, 2012

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 24X superzoom with an impressive constant-F2.8 lens and high-resolution electronic viewfinder. That fast lens means that it should be easier to capture high-quality images at the full extent of the zoom, without having to use high ISO settings. It also has a 1.3m dot equivalent electronic viewfinder, as featured in the company's more expensive mirrorless cameras. It also has the ability to shoot at 12 frames per second and can capture 1080p video at 60fps or 720p at up to 120fps.

The camera's 25-600mmm equivalent lens features an improved version of the company's highest-grade Power OIS stabilization system and 'Nano Surface Coating' to minimize lens flare.

Quick specs
Body type SLR-like (bridge)
Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, (6400 with boost)
Focal length (equiv.) 25–600 mm
Optical zoom 24×
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Screen dots 460,000
Min shutter speed 60 sec
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 588 g (1.30 lb / 20.74 oz)
Dimensions 125 x 87 x 110 mm (4.92 x 3.43 x 4.33)
GPS None

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Our review

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.

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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