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Panasonic DMC-FZ200
8.8 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: 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,...
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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
14 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
8 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 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 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 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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