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). What I don't like is that it was advertised as Made in Japan but it is actually Made in China.
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 it each time.
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. This camera produces professional results for most family occasions and gatherings and does acceptably well in low light and night hand held photos as well.
Excerpt: This camera paired with the amazing lens is wonderful. But for me it was just to big. Not as big as a DSLR but 3/4's was still to big. For travel, it might be a big bullish, but if you are cool with that, then this is your... I can do everything camera!
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
Excerpt: I plan to use the Panasonic FZ200 as a substitute for having to get a big telephoto zoom for my Nikon DSLR. The size, weight, and price of a DSLR zoom that has the same equiv focal length as the FZ200 would be many times higher. Plus the big DSLR would only be used on a few occasions, such as on an African safarai or animal watching in Alaska.The Leica banded lens on the Panasonic is good enough for me, where my output is 12" x 12" print in a photobook.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom