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9.5 out of 10

Panasonic DMC-FZ200

The LUMIX FZ200 is Panasonic’s first digital compact camera to o Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Panasonic DMC-FZ200

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Overall 6
6.0

Just an OK camera

J. Elliott, Amazon
1 week ago
  • Summary: Bought this camera for my wife. If I had to do it over again, I would buy something else. One big problem is that there is no written manual, it is on a cd so she can't just sit down and read it. That has hindered her in learning to use it. The mode dial does not have a lock. This is really poor as it turns to a different setting every time she turns it on and off. The useful ISO range is not good. ISO 400 and above is so noisy, the pictures are junk.
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Overall 6
6.0

Again Bought a Lumix

Judster, B&H Photo
20 March 2014
  • Excerpt: For this purchase I should have looked at a couple of alternatives. I do not like the fold-out screen and the lack of a built-in flash. Also previous Lumix cameras seem to have a delicate zoom mechanism that wears out pretty quickly. There are plusses, though. Lumix lenses have great quality! The camera is light and perfect for travel. The battery holds a charge for a good long time. The zoom length ihas improved and the stabilization feature works well.
  • Pros: Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom, Small / Compact
  • Cons: Zoom Mechanism Not Rugged
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Overall 6
6.0

good product would consider buying it ag

jim, B&H Photo
26 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I take a lot of scenic pictures while I'm out hiking. This camera is good for that because it's easy to operate and it works fairly quickly. Am having a little trouble figuring out the zoom part of it, and there is a small bubble crack in the lens. I will probably be calling the people I got it from and asking them if this is something that needs to be taken care of.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
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Overall 6
6.0

will not Focus right.

jim, B&H Photo
23 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I just started using it seems to be pretty easy I'm having a little trouble figuring out how to focus but I'm sure once I working a little bit I should probably have a little better luck a rate and see if like it's a pretty good camera doyennes Astarte I'll tell you about it how you about what it does more later
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
  • Cons: Poor Image Quality
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Overall 6
6.0

Purchase of Lumix FZ200 Camera

Thomas The Tank Engine ,Just the 2 o us, B&H Photo
27 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Great service form staff member, Awesome camera, easy to use great results, highly recommended
  • 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, Small / Compact
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Overall 6
6.0

Excellent Camera, easy to handle and use.

devonboy2013, CNET
20 June 2013
  • Summary: Good camera, spoilt by the con above.
  • Pros: Does (most) of what it says on the box.
  • Cons: TAKE NOTE: No reviews mention this anywhere but it will NOT take RAW pictures in full auto mode. You are limited to JPEG. Extremely disappointed by this, a huge step back from my previous Panasonic camera
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Overall 6
6.0

"Excellent Camera, easy to handle and use."

devonboy2013, CNET
20 June 2013
  • Pros: Does (most) of what it says on the box.
  • Cons: TAKE NOTE: No reviews mention this anywhere but it will NOT take RAW pictures in full auto mode. You are limited to JPEG. Extremely disappointed by this, a huge step back from my previous Panasonic camera
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Overall 6
6.0

Steep learning curve, inadequate documentation

croyt, Amazon
8 April 2013
  • Summary: Impressive machine, but I'm still working on mastering its complex, nonintuitive (compared to more standard DSLR) interface. Were it not for online third-party instructions, I'd consider returning for refund.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Panasonic FZ200 AVCHD vs MPEG4 recording format br

gotLens, Panasonic
6 April 2013
  • Summary: Love this camera but theres is some downside of this beaty. Theres an in-and-out shifting auto-focus issue when zoom in and trying to lock on some object, even if theres contrasting color to do so... This happen in most Panasonic Camera. I got the TM700 and the same problem, also seen the same problem in the new GH3. Then theres is this problems with the 2 format brigtness when recording in AVCHD vs MPEG4. If you record in MTS/MPEG4 format, it tend to go way darker.
  • Pros: Convenient
  • Cons: Expensive, Did not meet expectations, Poor quality
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Overall 6
6.0

Thank God for You Tube !!

Anon, B&H Photo
6 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I am amazed by this new camera however I almost returned it because the manual was so poor. I am new to this type of camera and it was the advanced features that I was most interested in understanding. The manual was useless - worse than useless. The small booklet which accompanies the camera basically instructed me on how to attach the strap and lens cover. Not much more !
  • Pros: Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD
  • Cons: Terrible Manual
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