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Panasonic DMC-FZ200
8.6 out of 10

Panasonic DMC-FZ200

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

DP Review
12 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 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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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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Overall 8
8.1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: Although they may seem like slight changes, the new EVF and the increase in maximum aperture throughout the zoom range make the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 a notable improvement over the FZ150.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Trusted Reviews
4 January 2013
  • Summary: With a constant f/2.8 max aperture and 24x optical zoom this is a very versatile camera.
  • Pros: Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture, Excellent build quality and good handling, Impressive image quality
  • Cons: Lack of eye sensor can be a pain, EVF could be larger
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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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix FZ200 review

TechRadar UK
17 October 2012
  • Summary: A fast aperture and direct controls on a bridge camera
  • Pros: Fast f/2.8 aperture, Raw capture, Lots of direct controls, Full articulated LCD screen, Fast, efficient AF system, The lens, the 24x zoom, that fast aperture… oh yes. The flexibility of the Panasonic FZ200's optic and its bright, fully articulated LCD screen meant this was a take-anywhere camera ...
  • Cons: Luminance noise even at low ISOs, Images sometimes flat, EVF gives blue tint in mixed lighting, With a metering system that is biased towards the mid-tone, pictures were sometimes a bit too flat. The Panasonic FZ200 also seems to struggle a bit with luminance noise, even at lower sensitivities.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix FZ200 : La photo décomplexée

Ere Numérique
18 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Le Panasonic Lumix FZ200 est une surprise, voir une très bonne surprise. En effet ce bridge est doté d'un surprenant zoom x26 de 25-600mm permettant une ouverture constante à f/2,8 ! C'est tout simplement exceptionnel et unique sur ce segment.
  • Pros: Ouverture lumineuse sur toute la plage de focale, Range du zoom très polyvalent, Qualité d'image jusqu'à 1600iso en raw, Raw disponible, AF convaincant
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