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Panasonic DMC-FZ200
8.7 out of 10

Panasonic DMC-FZ200

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Overall 9
9.0

Panasonic FZ200

Imaging Resource
4 April 2013
  • Conclusion: Panasonic has a long-standing legacy for producing quality long-zoom bridge cameras, including the FZ150 superzoom which we reviewed and heartily recommended a little more than a year ago.
  • Pros: Leica-branded 24x optical zoom lens (25-600mm equivalent) with constant f/2.8 max aperture, Effective Power O.I.S. image stabilization, Full-res burst shooting at 12 frames per second, Fast autofocus and very low prefocused shutter lag, Excellent low-light AF, A ton of creative modes and filters,...
  • Cons: A bit pricey for a moderate superzoom / bridge camera, UI relies heavily on use of rear thumb dial, which some may find frustrating, EVF doesn't automatically switch on when you look through it, AF struggles somewhat at longer tele lengths (a common problem with hand-held long zooms), LCD monitor...
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Overall 6
6.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

neocamera.com
2 March 2013
  • Summary: The Panasonic FZ200 is pleasant to use with plenty of controls and a nice LCD display plus a sharp EVF, albeit one that is way too small. Ergonomics are not perfect but generally good. The FZ200 is highly capable with lots of interesting features.
  • Pros: Bright F/2.8 constant maximum aperture, Superb lens sharpness, Low optical distortion, Nice rendition of colors with correct WB, Quick autofocus, Very good shutter-lag, Extremely responsive, Impressive 12 FPS continuous drive, Awesome LCD visibility, Usable video framing overlay mask, Good ergono...
  • Cons: Softness from, Noise visible at all ISO, Useless ISO 3200+, Below average White-Balance system, Self-timer resets, Modal EC control, Minuscule EVF, Not always, Rear buttons too flat, Slow startup and shutdown
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

DP Review
10 January 2013
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Very good photo quality, 24X Leica lens maintains F2.8 maximum aperture from 25 - 600 mm, Power OIS image stabilization, with "active" mode for movies, 3-inch rotating LCD with 460,000 pixels, good outdoor/low light visibility, Super-sharp electronic viewfinder, Full manual controls with RAW supp...
  • Cons: Tends to clip highlights; photos slightly noisy, Redeye a problem; no removal tool in playback mode, No eye sensor for electronic viewfinder; rainbow effect on EVF can be distracting, More expensive than other super zooms (though none have comparable lenses), Rear control dial a bit "sticky", Can...
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Overall 9
9.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

PC Magazine
10 January 2013
  • Conclusion: The 24x Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 doesn't have the most ambitious zoom ratio, but a sharp f/2.8 aperture lens and speedy performance make up for it.
  • Pros: Fast f/2.8 zoom lens. Speedy performance. Sharp images. Excellent EVF. Hot shoe and mic input. Raw support.
  • Cons: Expensive. Rear LCD could be sharper. Not the longest zoom in class. No GPS.
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Overall 10
10

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

stuffmideast.com
13 December 2012
  • Summary: With high framerate video and spot-on exposure abilities, the FZ200 zooms ahead of its rivals
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Overall 9
9.1
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Review

What Digital Camera
13 December 2012
  • Summary: On the whole, the standard of images produced by the FZ200 is high. Images display a good, even tone with a respectable tonal range with detail maintained in both shadow and highlights.
  • Pros: Contact maximum aperture of f/2.8 is a real welcome feature, excellent build quality, good handling, solid image quality
  • Cons: Lack of an eye sensor on the viewfinder, viewfinder itself could do with being larger, LCD screen not the highest resolution
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

CNET
6 December 2012
  • Summary: If you're searching for a long-zoom camera that falls in between a point-and-shoot and digital SLR experience, look no further than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200.
  • Pros: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an excellent f2.8 25-600mm zoom lens; fast shooting performance, even when shooting in raw or raw plus JPEG; and excellent picture and video quality for its class. It has a ton of shooting options, including full manual for stills and movies. It also has a hot sh...
  • Cons: The FZ200 is expensive, especially if all you're after is a long zoom lens. It doesn't have built-in GPS or Wi-Fi, or a proximity sensor for switching from the LCD to EVF. The SD card slot and battery compartment can't be accessed when the camera is on a tripod.
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Overall 7
6.8

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

outdoorgearlab.com
4 December 2012
  • Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix FZ200 falls into our "superzoom" category, boasting a 25-600mm (35mm equivalent) lens, which surpassed the rest of the super zoom category in terms of lens quality.
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Overall 9
8.5

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Camera Labs
1 December 2012
  • Summary: The Lumix FZ200, Panasonic's Flagship super-zoom, marks a turn in the road for the FZ range and maybe even for the Super-zoom market generally. Rather than continue striving to produce ever longer zoom ranges with increasingly powerful telephoto focal lengths, Panasonic has taken a time out and...
  • Pros: f2.8 aperture constant across zoom range., Superb 6 stop Power OIS stabilisation., 0.2in 1.3 million dot Electronic viewfinder., 3in 460k articulated LCD screen., HD slomo and miniature movie modes., 540 shots from a single charge.
  • Cons: Zoom range big but shorter than rivals., Short bust modes., Lacks viewfinder proximity sensor., Artifacts on miniature mode movies.
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
25 October 2012
  • Excerpt: The Lumix DMC-FZ200 ($599) is Panasonic's flagship super zoom digital camera. While recent models have been relatively minor upgrades, the FZ200 returns to its roots by featuring a lens with an F2.8 maximum aperture across its entire zoom range.
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