Summary: there was a 5 piece assessor kit that came with the camera that was torn and missing 2 of the 5 items. it was missing 1 memory card wallet, and 1 micro-fiber cleaning cloth, not major, but was supposed to have been part of the order!!
Excerpt: I bought this camera to have a light and handy camera whenever I decide not to take my Canon 70D with 100-400 lens. Though the quality in uncompared to DSLR, it is still satisfactory. The camera has many great built in features. I love the slow motion video option.
Pros: Fair Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom, Plenty of features, Price, Slow-motion Video, Small / Compact, Tilting Screen, Very long Battery Life
would be perfect if it wasn't for the noisy images
A. D. Zielinski, Amazon
6 October 2015
Summary: Overall I love the camera for it's flexibility, great lens, HD video recording and features. I am quite disappointed with the noisy pictures it produces - regardless of quality settings and ISO the pictures appear more noisy than my Lumix $100 point and shoot camera from 5 year ago and completely no...
Excerpt: The FZ200 is now 2 years old and not the best choice for a super zoom. The FZ300 replacement model will improve on everything that's found on the FZ200. If your budget is limited to $400 than it's an excellent choice. The image quality is still very good and the video is also very good.
Summary: I love this camera. I've been using it for about a year now. Noise is present in zoomed and darker photos, and there aren't as many features as you may like, but it's a GREAT camera for beginning photographers!
Summary: Have been looking for a new "point and shoot" camera with extra features. Lumix has been highly recommended. Just starting to learn the camera since I am new to this brand but everything seems very user friendly so far.
Excerpt: I bought this camera and then took it on vacation for a week out in the mountains. I shot a lot of family photos and some videos too. I am happy with the end results. The size, battery life, zoom range, constant f2.8 and video quality make it a great grab-and-go camera to travel lite and shoot in a...
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: Thinking that a new sensor could have used more MP, unless it would have caused more noise. Zoom power of 24X is practical and finds objects fairly quickly. Overall the camera looks and feels good and solid.
Pros: Quality optics. Easily understood menus. Viewfinder. Good grip. Classic mode dial. Good hand feel overall.
Cons: Focusing takes too long and at times doesn't respond unless its moved to a different object. Some settings change back to previous during operation. F2.8 in A mode leaves fuzzy edges around objects contrasting with background.
Excerpt: I just recently purchased the Panasonic FZ200 and am impressed with the quality of the pictures. Its a nice light package that works well. Its a bit pricey given its age, but given the results I can get, I am pleased.