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9.6 out of 10

Panasonic DMC-FZ200

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

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Overall 8
8.0

Great Camera for both Still & Video

Video Matt, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I bought this to replace my old Lumix and as a second video camera. I am very satisfied with it as both a still and video camera! One of the main reasons I got the FZ200 was for the video. It is more compact than my AC90 and the video matches which allows me to use it as a second camera.<br /><br />I've found the battery to be very good.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Great Zoom
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Overall 8
8.0

Lunix FZ200 bags Owl first try

Birdman, B&H Photo
13 March 2014
  • Excerpt: My wife needed a small light camera with great zoom. This seems to do the trick. The first day we were able to take pictures of a Great Horned Owl with great clarity. Big issue is getting use to where all the buttons are and what they are fore. many more buttons than needed. Note: the view finder is not set for 20/20 vision, so you have to adjust it so it is clear. There is not a lot of room in the viewfinder, so I recommend eliminating most of the on screen items.
  • Pros: Great Zoom, Small / Compact
  • Cons: Adjustments Buttons
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Overall 8
8.0

Needs a better printed manual

orendorf, B&H Photo
12 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I use the fz200 camera for recreational purposesThings that are good.It's light weight and has great lens versatilityThis camera has options like back light compensation and panorama settings that generally not common on the other cameras I've had. I've had cameras that have some of the options, but not all them on one camera.The iA settings offer a wide range of auto settings. things that aren't so great: I found the manual to be difficult to follow on the computer.
  • Pros: Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Great Zoom, Small / Compact
  • Cons: Short Battery Life
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Overall 8
8.0

Happy with decision to buy this camera

Al, B&H Photo
3 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I am a photo enthusiast and mainly will use this camera for travel and family pictures when taking a larger camera with several lenses is not practical. Selected this camera over Canon sx50hs due to fast Leica lens with f2.8 throughout the zoom range, excellent view finder, ability to screw on filters to lens,excellent image quality and vibrant colors.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Viewfinder, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Very Fast Lens With F28
  • Cons: Body construction, Expensive
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Overall 8
8.0

Good functional camera

TheLittle1, B&H Photo
2 March 2014
  • Excerpt: A very versatile camera without needing extra bells &amp; whistles. Most of what you need for quality photographs is built into the camera. Does some amazing captures of night/low light photography without needing a tripod and cable switch. Appreciate the constant f-setting throughout the range of the lens.<br /><br />There are a few problems in selective focus in the macro range; at times it refuses to focus on the intended subject.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom
  • Cons: Inaccurate Macro Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Not too bad

odie, B&H Photo
2 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Light weight, I bought this camera for outdoor use, f2.8 and the range of the lens is perfect for scenery without bringing your heavy DSLR all the time. In my own opinion, this camera is just for personal use, not for paying client, but its a great camera for the price...
  • Pros: Great Zoom
  • Cons: Lag / Shutter Delay
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Overall 8
8.0

Satisfied purchase

EKaye, B&H Photo
13 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I use the Lumix FZ200 as a lighter back up to my Nikon DSLR. I ride around the city on my bike and never without my cameras. My Nikon D700 sometimes weighs me down making it a rather uncomfortable ride.<br /><br />I'm very satisfied with the photos. The camera is light weight and fits snugly in my camera bag. It features raw and jpegs files.<br /><br />I'm not a fan of the EVF which was one reason why I hesitated buying the camera.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
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Overall 8
8.0

Great zoom lens

Kimmy, B&H Photo
6 February 2014
  • Excerpt: This camera works very well for me as a novice user. It has a lot of settings for different terrains. The camera is light weight and very easy to use.
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Overall 8
8.0

So far so good

Ekaye, B&H Photo
2 February 2014
  • Excerpt: My most recent purchase was the Lumix FZ200.I was never a fan of the EVF. That was one sticking point that basically kept me from purchasing the camera.However, I needed a camera with a decent zoom that I could carry around as a backup to my high end Nikons. The end product is not work related so quality does not have to be up to par with my work cameras.The camera is in an acceptable price range.I checked both Panasonic and Fujifilm for their 'super zoom' cameras.Fuji...
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Great Zoom
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Overall 8
8.0

Good camera

none, B&H Photo
15 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Bought it for wildlife and outdoor scenery.Has been good during this short period of use.Hopefully it will prove to be good for the long haul.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD
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