Excerpt: I just finished reviewing and editing a year's worth of video shot with this camera as well as a number of other camcorders and digital cameras. By far, the worst, noisiest, most unpleasant footage was shot with the FZ200.
Excerpt: The camera is uncomfortable in my hands. It feels smalled and cramped. I have taken pictures of the moon at night and they are amazingly sharp, but I took this camera on a wildlife expedition and found it painfully slow. On full zoom the pictures were very grainy and unpleasant.
The package sounds like a great offer but the quality of the products
23 September 2014
Summary: I got this camera from this seller because of the total package i.e the camera plus all the other accessories. The package sounds like a great offer but the quality of the products, apart from the camera and the SD card are poor. The bag is low quality with a cheap-like look.
Excerpt: At ISO 400 you get a lot of noise, not even in low light, beside the camera have an artifact that pixilated video footage now and then. This has ruined a lot of family events. Another downside of this camera is that when recording in AVCHD/MTS mode, the footage goes over 3 stop darker.
Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Nice Body Color
Cons: Lag / Shutter Delay, Poor Flash, Poor Image Quality
Summary: I bought my Lumix in March and started to use it at the end of May when I went on a trip. It was working fine for 2 weeks. I then used it again in June when I went on my 2nd trip and this is when I started to have issues with the shutter.