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.