I found this one is somewhat better overall. The magnifying effect is better than the ...
1 week ago
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). What I don't like is that it was advertised as Made in Japan but it is actually Made in China.
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. FINALLY THE LCD SCREEN WOULD DARKEN WHEN I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF PHOTOGRAPHING. I SADLY RETURNED THE CAMERA DECIDING THAT I HAD A BAD COPY.
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. I highly suggest any person looking for advanced level pictures with an ease of operation buy this camera.
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 it each time.
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
Excerpt: I'm using this camera for short documentaries and for Youtube video's . So far I'm satisfied with this camera . B&H sent this camera to me in just 2 days which was very fast and exceptional . I will be shopping here more often !
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact
Summary: Super happy with this camera so far. Most of the accessories are kind of cheesey, but the camera is great. Lightweight tripod is a bit cheap and short, and the SD card is not enough for video, but, otherwise great.
Summary: I left on vacation and forgot my DSLR...it's sitting by the door. Purchased this and had it overnighted to my location. This is a great little camera. I was surprised at the quality of pictures from close ups to distance shots. I thought I would need the tripod for the distance shots I wanted, but found image stability worked well. Tripod is needed with additional zoom lens for best shots.