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.
Excerpt: This camera has lots of bells and whistles. I wanted a lightweight camera for vacation/nature photos. And I didn't want to spend a lot of time reading the manual. This one is easy for me to get "good enough" photos right away. Thanks to the B&H sales team for helping me with my selection.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Lightweight, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
Excerpt: This camera has unique strengths, and I made many great photos with it, essentially during vacation. Its 2.8 aperture at 600mm is wonderful for wild life photography. The image quality is excellent at 200 and 400 ISO, but pretty bad at 800+ ISO, like most cameras with 1/2.3" sensor.
Excerpt: Being spoiled by a 5DmkIII and a 1DX, I'm used to zero shutter lag but when traveling I was getting tired of trying to decide which of 15 lenses to take and in the end always have 3 bags full of gear taking up a ton of room and the fear of getting it stolen.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Great Zoom, Small / Compact
Excerpt: Beautiful telephoto, always at full 2.8 aperture makes for faster shutter speeds or lower ISO. Lots of bells and whistles but also quite nice with Intelligent Auto. Ability to add standard 52mm filters (UV, polarizing, close up, etc) helps protect beautiful leica lens.
Pros: Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD
I found this one is somewhat better overall. The magnifying effect is better than the ...
20 March 2015
Summary: I have compared this lens with other cheaper and much more expensive lenses using two different cameras. I found this one is somewhat better overall. The magnifying effect is better than the cheaper lens and the depth of view is better than the $60 lens (less distortion).
Excerpt: I love that this camera has both a hot shoe for external flash, and comes with a lens hood, features I have not seen in many bridge cameras. Takes great moon shots. The menu for this camera can be quite confusing for the beginner, unless you use it frequently it seems like I have to almost re learn...
Pros: 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
Summary: Super happy with this camera so far. Most of the accessories are kind of cheesey, but the camera is great. Lightweight tripod is a bit cheap and short, and the SD card is not enough for video, but, otherwise great.
Summary: This is a superb camera for amateur dad's, mom's and all others looking to meet their growing photography needs with a single camera. The product package is very good and it was packaged as advertised with the camera working well.