Amazing FZ200 Story

Started Jul 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
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parrmt New Member • Posts: 23
Amazing FZ200 Story

Less than 2 weeks ago, we were hiking in the Osa peninsula on the Pacific Ocean shore in Costa Rica. As my son in law and I were waiting for the rest of the family to join us on the rocky shore, we were taken down hard and fast by a huge wave. We were pummeled by lava rocks and ocean debris. We were fully submerged, but I did try and keep my camera up in my hand. Other than a bloody knee and cut hand, we were fine. Very very lucky !

My beloved camera was DOA. After getting back to our lodge, we immediately put it in a waterproof bag with huge bags of desiccant. The camera looked dry with no water that we could see; lens, battery compartment, access site etc.  But still dead. I kept thinking, we are OK, I can replace a camera but not our lives.

Off and on our last few days in Costa Rica I kept putting in the battery to see if it would work. Nada!

We've been home a week and I have tried several times, with no success, dead dead dead.

Today I saw the price on Amazon had dropped to $449, I added it to my cart and was ready to purchase. But I thought what the heck , I will try one more time. It POWERED UP, all modes work, zoom works, everything!!! I can't believe it. I keep dancing around saying it's a Christmas Miracle in July.

Love love love my camera. It's my third Panny, I was going to buy it again.

Just thought you might find this interesting!


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
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