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.
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.