Summary: Nice body - easy to hand on to. OK for Macro shots - good zoom. But the quality of the photos are poor. I use an tripod different ISO's..tried many different solutions. 8x10 is the largest you can go I have many cameras - my Cannon G5 (6 megapixel) I was able to blow up beyond 16x20 and have it...
Excerpt: Hi all, I bought FZ 200 about 5 months ago due to the nature of the lens without more investigation. However, I saw that noise occurs too much in a lot of pictures. In particular, nikon P510 sold at half the price is even less noise than fz200.
Summary: I have an older model FZ50. I thought I was upgrading when i bought the FZ200, the camera is full of new features Like 3D,HDR and panorama pictures, etc. but the quality of the pictures is not what i expected. I find my FZ50 takes better pictures.
Summary: It may be the best camera in the world, but you'd never know it. WHERE is the instruction book? A "Quick Start" guide does not cut it when a new user is involved. Even one as experienced as I.
Beware - Grey Market Product from Another Deal Site
B. Sanger, Amazon
24 May 2014
Summary: Simple and to the point. This is not about the camera, but about the vendor. I received the FZ200 from Another Deal Site today and it is a grey market version. No USA charger, no USA warranty, no USA documentation.
Summary: The SD slot mechanism broke and would not hold in the memory card. No big deal right? WRONG. I still don't have the camera. It's lost in Panasonic repair oblivion. I've called and called and called, placed on hold to be disconnected.
Excerpt: This camera is not compatible with Mac OS operating systems above 10.7. I spoke with Panasonic directly about it and they said this camera is for PC users. This was not disclosed prior to my purchase. NOT HAPPY Closeup shots distort the image on the edge of the frame.
Excerpt: I am quite disappointed in the Lumix FZ200. The zoom is great but the resolution is no greater than 180 DPI which limits the resolution potential when printing photo books like those offered by BLURB.