Excerpt: If your looking to upgrade to a higher level camera but don't want to spend DSLR type money, then this bridge camera is a great option. Big zoom range 28mm-600mm(35mm equivalent) while also being able to maintain a constant F2.8 throught.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization
Excerpt: I have only used the auto functions on this camera, with adjustments for depth of field, brightness and color. I have used it with and without the tripod, outside in the snow, in the house with family, and it is such an improvement over my old point and shoot digital camera that I am thrilled.
Pros: Easy To Use, Extra Batteries Are Great, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Love Intelligent Auto
Cons: Lag / Shutter Delay, Trouble With Auto Focus
I found this one is somewhat better overall. The magnifying effect is better than the ...
20 March 2015
Summary: I have compared this lens with other cheaper and much more expensive lenses using two different cameras. I found this one is somewhat better overall. The magnifying effect is better than the cheaper lens and the depth of view is better than the $60 lens (less distortion).
Excerpt: A FEW OF THE PHOTOS I TOOK WITH THIS CAMERA WERE OF GOOD QUALITY, BUT ONLY AFTER REALLY STUDYING THE MANUAL AND "TWEAKING' THE SETTINGS SUGGESTED BY OTHER LUMIX FZ200 OWNERS. I RAN INTO TROUBLE WHEN TRYING TO DO MACRO AND THE CAMERA WOULD NOT ALWAYS FOCUS.
Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
Summary: This camera was recommended to me by a professional wildlife photographer. It is easy to use with many advanced features that you can use or disregard and still get wonderful pictures. The items that were bundled with it were a real cost saving deal.
Excerpt: I love that this camera has both a hot shoe for external flash, and comes with a lens hood, features I have not seen in many bridge cameras. Takes great moon shots. The menu for this camera can be quite confusing for the beginner, unless you use it frequently it seems like I have to almost re learn...
Pros: Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact