Excerpt: Camera has so many more features than I realized. Perfect balance between zoom and close-up photography. Features are easily accessible. Have to get used to opening flash and sometimes it doesn't seem quite strong enough, but need to do more testing. Love the fast shutter speed. Love the adjustable LCD.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Short Lag Time
Excerpt: I purchased the Panasonic Lumix FZ200 in May before our trip to the Grand Canyon. The camera produced great pictures for that trip as well as for a later trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. The main feature that drew me to this camera is the 2.8 aperture which is great for low light situations. The ability to take sharp, clear photos for both wide angle and zoom without the hassle and added weight of a DSLR and extra lenses are what sold me on the camera.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: I was apprehensive about buying a camera that was 2 years old and didn't have all the latest features like GPS and wifi however it had other features that no other camera has and this camera did not disappoint, I would highly recommend. Easy to use, great sharp, clear pictures. The flash is better than my old canon power shot, actually I think this is a much better camera than the canon., the only thing I miss about the canon is the double AA batteries.
Excerpt: This camera paired with the amazing lens is wonderful. But for me it was just to big. Not as big as a DSLR but 3/4's was still to big. For travel, it might be a big bullish, but if you are cool with that, then this is your... I can do everything camera!
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, Short Lag Time
Excerpt: I plan to use the Panasonic FZ200 as a substitute for having to get a big telephoto zoom for my Nikon DSLR. The size, weight, and price of a DSLR zoom that has the same equiv focal length as the FZ200 would be many times higher. Plus the big DSLR would only be used on a few occasions, such as on an African safarai or animal watching in Alaska.The Leica banded lens on the Panasonic is good enough for me, where my output is 12" x 12" print in a photobook.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom