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8.9 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. However, the company pumped some new excitement into the line when it was announced the Panasonic FZ200 would house a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit-branded lens that boasted a f/2.8 max aperture across the entire 24x optical zoom range.
  • 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, including panorama and HDR, High-res electronic viewfinder, Tilt-swivel 3-inch LCD monitor, Built-in popup flash and hot shoe, Very good flash range, Manual exposure and focu...
  • Cons: 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, including panorama and HDR, High-res electronic viewfinder, Tilt-swivel 3-inch LCD monitor, Built-in popup flash and hot shoe, Very good flash range, Manual exposure and focu...
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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. The headline 12 FPS drive is particularly well implemented and keeps the display up-to-date.
  • 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 ergonomics, Good battery-life
  • 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 9
8.5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Review

Tech2
16 December 2012
  • Excerpt: If you have the budget for an entry-level DSLR camera and are contemplating whether a prosumer-class camera with a good zoom lens would be a better idea, then the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 might sound more convincing. It sports much better optics than the standard 18-55 kit lens and offers a feature set that can put any entry-level DSLR to shame. Let’s find out what it packs under the hood that makes it exciting to use.
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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. The camera’s metering system also performs well, with the FZ200 offering even exposures both in a variety of conditions and throughout the full focal range.
  • 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 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 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. Above the rest of the field, the FZ200 is packed with impressive video features, which makes the camera a quality choice for users with video as their priority.
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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 thought of other ways of improving things. The result is one of those things that looks obvious in restrospect, but in truth takes a company with vision to bring about.
  • 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. The early models in the FZ series (FZ1 - FZ20) had lenses like this, but that went bye-bye on the FZ30.
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Overall 8
8.4

Expert Review

reviewed
23 October 2012
  • Summary: We've finally got our hands on Panasonic's Lumix FZ200, their top-of-the-line superzoom for 2012.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

TechReviewSource.com
23 October 2012
  • Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is the first superzoom camera to feature a fixed-aperture f/2.8 lens, which means that the same amount of light is captured, regardless of whether you are zoomed out at 25mm or all the way in at 600mm. It's a speedy performer, images are sharp, and videographers will appreciate the excellent 1080p30 video quality and the option to add an external microphone.
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