Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera

You Pay: $597.99
Product Highlights
  • 12.1 MP MOS Sensor
  • LSI Venus Engine Image Processor
  • 25-600mm f/2.8 Leica Optical Zoom Lens
  • 3.0" Free Angle 460K-dot LCD Display
  • 0.2" Electronic View Finder w/ 100% FOV
  • 12 fps Continuous Shooting
  • RAW and RAW+JPEG Recording Option
  • Full HD 60p Video Recording
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Hot-Shoe Accessory Mount

The Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera from Panasonic is Panasonic's latest digital compact camera to offer an f/2.8 aperture across the full range of its zoom.  And given that the full range runs to 600mm (in 35mm format), that's saying something. The lens on the FZ200 is a 24x optical zoom lens that starts at the wide angle end as a 25mm and zooms all the way to 600mm.  This is an incredible range that encompasses all the focal lengths you could ever need and it offers an f/2.8 aperture at all of those lengths.  Normally, this is something that only high end professional lenses offer, but with this Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens, you can have the speed and light collecting ability of an f/2.8 in an easy-to- use, easy-to-hold compact camera. It's hard to understate the improvements your photos will show, especially zoom close-ups, when you are shooting at f/2.8. The f/2.8 will allow you to use faster shutter speeds at full zoom or lower light and get sharp, blur-free images. Add to that, the Light Speed Auto Focus and 12 frames per second burst shooting speed and you have no reason to ever miss a shot. Really.

Also, a newly developed 12.1 MP high sensitivity MOS sensor and high performance LSI Venus Engine image processor equal high speed response to match the lens' speed and sensitive, high resolution image quality that will make all those shots you're now able to get, worth getting. In addition to high speed continuous shooting and Auto Focus, the Venus Engine image processor also offers quick start-up time and High Speed Video up to 240 frames per second which will slow down fast-moving subjects for awesome slo-mo.

Back that great lens for a second. The 24x optical zoom can be doubled to 48x with the Intelligent Zoom function. Intelligent Resolution, POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) and Active Mode will keep images clear and shake-free even when shooting with such a high zoom. Also, these Leica lenses come with Panasonic's Nano Surface Coating which minimizes light reflection and optical aberrations throughout the zoom range meaning that images are clear and light flares are kept to a minimum.   

Rounding out the improvements in the FZ200 is its newly designed body which allows for easier control and better access to the zooming and focus lever. Also, a newly developed 0.2" EVF (Electronic View Finder) offers a high resolution image and 100% field of view.

Like all Lumix camera's the FZ200 is made complete with a full range of assistive and creative control options that will drastically improve your shooting, especially when taking on tricky high contrast or low light images. And of course, the FZ200 houses a wonderful video package available at the push of one dedicated button. From Full HD 1080 60p to ultra high speed video at VGA size, you have all the video you could ever want from a compact camera. And that lens that we spoke about - f/2.8 aperture and 24x optical zoom- is functional in video as well.  Add to that, Dolby Stereo audio recording and you have in your hands a complete Audio-Visual creation machine. 

Optics
The Leica DC Vario-Elmarit f/2.8 24x optical zoom lens with a focal length equivalency of 25mm to 600mm offers a huge shooting range with a high speed, bright aperture that is available throughout the entire focal range. Nano surface coating prevents unwanted light reflections and 2X Intelligent Zoom jumps the whole zoom package to an incredible 1200mm equivalency. Optical Image Stabilization, Active Mode and Intelligent Resolution will help keep those ultra zoom shots crisp and blur-free.
Sensor and Image Processor
A 12.1 MP MOS Sensor and high performance LSI Venus Engine image processor provide high speed start-up and response, ultra sensitive recording and superb image quality. This is a Lumix after all!
Video
Full HD 1080 60p video recording offers high quality video capture and High Speed Video enables the recording of fast-moving subjects at 120 fps (frames per second) and 240 fps! Active Mode and POWER O.I.S enable you to use the incredible zoom capability of the FZ200 in video modes too and all of this is available with noise resistant Dolby Stereo audio recording. Video recording can begin with just the touch of one dedicated button, a one-button switch from still photography to video.
Electronic View Finder
A newly developed 0.2-inch EVF (Electronic View Finder) features a 1,312,000-dot equivalent high resolution, 100% field of view and minimum screen freeze.
Ergonomic Design
The Lumix FZ200's body has been designed as a full-fledged shooting style digital compact camera with ultimate controllability. The side lever has been redesigned and placed in a convenient location, allowing for smooth zooming control. Focus can also be easily changed with this lever, allowing users to concentrate on shutter operation and getting the perfect photographic moment.
Creative Control
Photo Style and fourteen filter options including Soft Focus and Impressive Art add effect to your images while iA (Intelligent Auto) helps with AF tracking, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent HDR. Full manual control is also an option for those shooters who can create great images with their own internal intelligent modes.
Language Support
English and Spanish.
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 12.8 Megapixel
Effective: 12.1 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" MOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4, MPEG-4 AVCHD
Audio: AAC
Max Resolution 12MP: 4000 x 3000
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Optics
Lens Leica DC Vario-Elmarit, 14 elements in 11 groups
5 Aspherical, 3 ED
EFL: 4.5-108 mm (35 mm equivalent: 25-600 mm)
Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - 2.8 (T) to f/8.0 1
Please Note:

28-672mm (35mm equivalency) for Video Recording

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Filter Thread 52 mm
Zoom Optical: 24x
Intelligent Zoom: 48x
Focus Range Wide: 11.81" (30 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 78.74" (200 cm) - Infinity
Wide: 0.39" (1 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 39.37" (100 cm) - Infinity 2
Please Note:

Normal (Wide, Tele) and AF Macro, MF, iA, Motion Picture (Wide Tele)respectively

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Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-3200 (High Sensitivity Mode: 1600-6400)
Shutter 60 - 1/4000 sec
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Shooting Modes Easy Auto Mode
Landscape
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
Night Portrait
Night Scene
Panorama
Portrait
Smooth Skin
Soft Focus
Toy Camera Effect
Vivid Color
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Incandescent, Shade
Burst Rate Up to 12 fps at 12.1 MP for up to 12 frames
Up to 5.5 fps at 12.1 MP for up to 12 frames
Up to 2 fps at 12.1 MP for up to 12 frames
Up to 60 fps at 2.5 MP
Up to 40 fps at 5 MP
Self Timer 10 Sec, 2 Sec 3
Please Note:

Also: 10 seconds, 3 pictures

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Remote Control None
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Forced On
Off
Second-curtain Sync
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 0.98 - 44.29' (0.3 - 13.5 m)
Telephoto: 3.28 - 44.29' (1.0 - 13.5 m) 4
Please Note:

At ISO Auto

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External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Memory
Built-in Memory 70MB
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Still Images per GB Not Specified By Manufacturer
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps
1280 x 720: 60 fps, 30 fps, 120 fps
640 x 480: 60 fps, 30 fps, 240 fps
Video
Video Clip Length Up to 100 Min 5
Please Note:

Actual Recordable Time at Full HD in MP4

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Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic 6
Please Note:

0.21" Color Electronic View Finder

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Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (460,000 pixels) 7
Please Note:

100% Wide Viewing Area

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Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity 2.5mm Sub-mini (3-Ring)
AV Output
HDMI C (Mini)
USB 2.0
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Not Specified By Manufacturer
Waterproofing Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC, 1200mAh
AC Power Adapter 110-240V AC (Optional)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.9 x 3.4 x 4.3" / 125.2 x 86.6 x 110.2 mm
Weight 1.18 lb / 537 g without battery and card
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera
  • Li-ion Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Cap String
  • Lens Hood
  • One Year Limited Warranty
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    PanasonicLumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera
     
    4.6

    (based on 242 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (165)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (68)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Zoom range/performance (190)
    • Good image quality (187)
    • Easy to use (174)
    • Image stabilization (156)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (154)

    Cons

    • Lag / shutter delay (9)
    • Poor flash (8)
    • Poor image quality (5)
    • Short battery life (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (164)
    • Travel (161)
    • Wildlife (133)
    • Family photos (131)
    • Low light (103)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (102), Casual photographer (53), Semi-pro photographer (36), Pro photographer (19), Photography student (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (199), Yes (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Spectacular camera

    I will be the first to admit that I don't want to bother to take the time to set shutter speed, f-stop, ISO, etc when I am taking pictures, but I still want...Read complete review

    I will be the first to admit that I don't want to bother to take the time to set shutter speed, f-stop, ISO, etc when I am taking pictures, but I still want to end up with quality images. I have been the route with several CDCs and even one DSLR I have finally found my perfect camera in the Panasonic Lumix FZ200. Let me add that I have severe rheumatoid arthritis, so weight, flexibility and ease of managing controls is a huge factor for me - but I also want pictures that turn out very nicely. I can handle this camera with one hand easily.
    Right out of the box, just figuring out how to use the camera, the resulting pictures are extremely impressive. The clarity and depth of field are outstanding. The Intelligent Zoom is unbelievable - it's like having a spy camera now! I am a novice photographer, but I know quality pictures when I download them. Obtaining the desired results with this camera is done with ease. You have to try very hard to get a bad shot. I can easily say the initial results were stunning.
    The LCD is easy to view and very detailed. I am at the age where everything up close is a blur, but the LCD screen is perfectly sized. Having the option to switch to the viewfinder is very nice to have especially when zooming.
    The icons on the display are easy to understand, managing the controls is pretty intuitive. And the camera takes over so much it is hardly ever necessary to adjust any settings. It truly is 'intelligent'.
    I have only used the video feature once so far, but I very much like the one-button feature for recording video. Very convenient.
    I am still figuring out all of the camera's features but I have yet to find something that I don't like about it. Habitually I have stuck to another highly regarded well-known brand of cameras, and I and very glad that I took the plunge and kicked the brand habit.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Thank God for You Tube !!

    I am amazed by this new camera however I almost returned it because the manual was so poor. I am new to this type of camera and it was the advanced features that I...Read complete review

    I am amazed by this new camera however I almost returned it because the manual was so poor. I am new to this type of camera and it was the advanced features that I was most interested in understanding. The manual was useless - worse than useless. The small booklet which accompanies the camera basically instructed me on how to attach the strap and lens cover. Not much more ! The PDF file on the enclosed CD was vague and not helpful in understanding WHY or WHEN a particular action was appropriate. I reverted to You Tube and found a very knowledgeable Englishman -- Graham Houghton - has presented 12 or 13 short videos on how to get the most from my camera. Thank God for You Tube. Mr. Houghton calls his tutorial series "The Missing Manual". So at least I know I'm not the only one who has been frustrated by this poor excuse for a teaching manual. Happily - if one is able to learn how to use it, ...... the camera is great !!!!

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    5.0

    Super low light...

    By Salvageman

    from Sacramento, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time

    Cons

    • Limited Zoom
    • Takes Awhile To Learn Sop

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel

    Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera:

    I use this camera for general photography pictures and find the f/2.8 aperture across the board really cool. The camera is not perfect, but for the money in todays market its priced right when on sale... This is a lazy person's camera when considering one grew up using Minolta XE7's of an earlier era... Like most products today its all plastic... so its light. Great camera worthy of taking it on vacation...

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    5.0

    Take it from a camera ignoramus (2)

    By Marsha, the Novice

    from Petal, Mississippi

    About Me Casual Photographer

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera:

          Here's another pic or two that I took with it:

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          5.0

          Take it from a camera ignoramus....

          By Marsha, the Novice

          from Petal, Mississippi

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera:

                I know nothing about photography (what's an ISO? what's aperture? what's a zoom?), and YET, with this camera, look what little 'ole me could do!!!

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                5.0

                Cool camera!!!

                By Very Happy

                from Tennessee

                Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera:

                Got for Christmas. This camera is awesome. Makes almost as good a pictures as my aunts 1200.00 dslr. Still haven't figured out all the modes just been using the auto mode. Love it I would recommend to anyone not wanting to drop serious $ on a dslr.

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                5.0

                Lumix DMC-FZ200

                By OZDEE

                from Thunder bay, Ontario, Canada

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera:

                  i was amazed at the price,so i bought it, then when i recieved the camera and saw that it was assembled in China i was extremely dubious as every other thing that i have bought that was made in China has failed within weeks but after using it for a lot more than two weeks i am pleasantly surprised and very pleased with the purchase, this camera is certainly not a point and shoot and is quite complex and can give amazing results. after a little research i found that the assembly line has Japanese overseers and instuctors from Panasonic, and that is good enough for me.

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                  5.0

                  Nice Little Camera

                  By Photochic

                  from South Carolina

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Photo Battery Life
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Focus Speed A Little Slow

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera:

                  This small camera body is great to carry with me all the time. My bigger Nikon equipment is in my bag in the car as I am driving, but this camera is on my lap!
                  The brochure that comes with it doesn't explain use well enough, so be sure to put the CD in your computer and read that very informative usage information.
                  As a professional photographer I am looking forward to shooting weddings with this.

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                  5.0

                  Happy photographer

                  By lovemycamera

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Short Lag Time

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera:

                    Camera has so many more features than I realized. Perfect balance between zoom and close-up photography. Features are easily accessible. Have to get used to opening flash and sometimes it doesn't seem quite strong enough, but need to do more testing. Love the fast shutter speed. Love the adjustable LCD.

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                    5.0

                    Great value

                    By Elm

                    from Pittsburgh

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Short Lag Time

                    Cons

                    • Graininess

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera:

                    Full featured camera at a great price. Ultra high speed video works well only with strong lighting. Small sensor leads to graininess with higher ISO's. HDR mode works well. With the combination of the f2.8 aperture throughtout the zoom range and image stabilization, a blurry shot is rare (although graininess is its worst con). Battery life is very good.

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                    4.0

                    So far, I'm enjoying this new camera.

                    By CJ

                    from Oklahoma City, OK

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Great Zoom

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera:

                      If you want to just point and click....it's easy. Great zoom range. Macro shots turned out good. I'm still learning about it, but I like it so far.

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                      5.0

                      Nice little camera at a good price

                      By John the photofreak

                      from Lindsay,CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera:

                        A good camera for some one or anyone who might want a good picture fast and with good quality. It has settings which allow the shooter many chices for the situatio. All in all a good camera.

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                        5.0

                        Versatile Camera, Great in Low Light

                        By RetiredTraveler to the National Parks

                        from Brentwood, TN

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera:

                          I purchased the Panasonic Lumix FZ200 in May before our trip to the Grand Canyon. The camera produced great pictures for that trip as well as for a later trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

                          The main feature that drew me to this camera is the 2.8 aperture which is great for low light situations. The ability to take sharp, clear photos for both wide angle and zoom without the hassle and added weight of a DSLR and extra lenses are what sold me on the camera. The weight of the camera is solid enough to keep a good, steady hold without feeling weighted down during a day of hiking or sightseeing. The viewfinder is a great feature and especially helpful for shooting outdoors. The camera works well for family photos and for photos on the go. The zoom is enough to capture wildlife in the distance without having so much zoom as to require a tripod.

                          The only thing I don't like about the camera is the fact that the flare ring has no way to stay attached to the camera when not in use.

                          The quality of the photos is outstanding for a point-and-shoot camera. I am totally satisfied with this purchase and give the FZ200 my whole-hearted recommendation.

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                          5.0

                          WOW great camera.

                          By John

                          from Rathdrum, Idaho

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          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
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera:

                            Needed a new compact camera and what a great camera. Thanks B&H for stocking this camera, My wife loves the images even before she does anything with software!

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                            5.0

                            Very happy with my Panasonic dmc fz200

                            By Caroline

                            from Philadelphia

                            Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera:

                            I was apprehensive about buying a camera that was 2 years old and didn't have all the latest features like GPS and wifi however it had other features that no other camera has and this camera did not disappoint, I would highly recommend. Easy to use, great sharp, clear pictures. The flash is better than my old canon power shot, actually I think this is a much better camera than the canon., the only thing I miss about the canon is the double AA batteries.

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                            5.0

                            Great camera... for what it is

                            By Sam

                            from Kansas City

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Great Zoom

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera:

                              As a semi-pro photographer I realize this isn't going to win any awards for high ISO/low light photographs. Even so, it's a great camera with an awesome lens that's a lot (A LOT) of fun to use. It's my new go-to camera when I travel, walk around town or want to have some fun at the park.

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                              5.0

                              Unbelievable zoom and great video

                              By Suza

                              from Myrtle Point, OR

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Good video sound quality
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Rotating Lcd Screen
                              • Short Lag Time

                              Cons

                              • Larger Than Compact Ps
                              • Lens Cover Hard To Put On

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera:

                              I'm excited about getting to know my Lumix FZ200. Haven't had much chance to put it to the test, but I did experiment with the zoom. Amazing! Took a few long-range (1/4 mi)shots at 24X, handheld and I'm impressed. I also shot some video of our grandson's band concert using iA mode under gymnasium lighting. The color and clarity are 10x better than my Lumix P&S. Auto-focus on zooming was a bit delayed, but the sound quality (with the built in mic on zoom setting) was awesome, picking up very little background noise. It didn't, however, adjust for the out of tune trombone section. Maybe there's a software edit for that? LOLOur weather has been too poor to get many outdoor pictures, but we are going to see the Christmas light show at our botanical gardens tomorrow. I'll be able to compare to the same taken with the P&S a couple of weeks ago.I'm anxious to learn to use manual exposures and produce some outstanding photos. I'm not complaining about my "Little Lumix" P&S, which has given me some pretty decent pictures, but am expecting better with my upgrade.I considered getting a Nikon SLR, as I have Nikkor lenses that were my dad's, but I'm not crazy about packing around all that weight. My passion is outdoor photography and we do a lot of hiking and biking. I purchased a Ruggard Triumph 15 sling bag for on the trails. I'm the photographer in the family and my husband expects me to carry my own gear :) This pack is comfortably compact, yet holds and neatly organizes both cameras, all my gear (tripod if needed), and even a bit of lunch. Most important, I am able to stow all my camera accessories in one place so I know where to find them. I feel the FZ200 was a great choice for me.

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                              4.0

                              Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera by Panaso

                              By Sophie

                              from Aguada, PR

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife photos

                                Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera:

                                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!

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                                5.0

                                Takes great pictures

                                By retired

                                from Adrian, Michigan

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Great Zoom
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Small / Compact

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Wildlife photos

                                  Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera:

                                  I got my wife this camera to replace her old one. The lens is better than expected. It make very good 16x19 prints. I think that it is as good as my Canon Lenses.

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                                  4.0

                                  Nice step up from FZ150

                                  By Big Al

                                  from Silver Spring, MD

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                                  Pros

                                  • Articulated LCD
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                  • Good Image Quality
                                  • Great Zoom
                                  • Large Clear LCD
                                  • Small / Compact

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Historical Documentation
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera:

                                    With the constant aperture and a few other improvements, this was the logical upgrade when my FZ150 died. Feels very familiar in the hand, and controls were an easy adjustment.

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                                    4.0

                                    Satisfied product

                                    By Na

                                    from Charlottesville, Virginia

                                    Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera:

                                    Nice product. Good lenses. If you are not a professional photographer, this is enough for you. Con is slow focus.

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                                    4.0

                                    Substitute for DSLR Big Zoom

                                    By Taiko Fan

                                    from Bay Area, CA

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                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Good Image Quality
                                    • Good Image Stabilization
                                    • Great Zoom

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Travel
                                      • Wildlife photos

                                      Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera:

                                      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.

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                                      Memory Cards

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                                      Required item: Be sure to have enough storage capacity.

                                      SanDisk -  32GB Extreme UHS-I U3 SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)
                                      • You Pay: $24.99
                                       

                                      Batteries & Power

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                                      Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

                                      Panasonic -  DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1200mAh)
                                      • You Pay: $49.95
                                       
                                      Watson -  DMW-BLC12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1100mAh)
                                      • You Pay: $19.99
                                       

                                      Bags & Cases

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                                      Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or a strap.

                                      Ruggard -  Hunter 15 Mirrorless Camera Holster Bag
                                      • You Pay: $24.95
                                       

                                      Slings & Straps

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                                      OP/TECH USA -  Cam Strap-QD (Black)
                                      • You Pay: $8.95
                                       

                                      Lenses, Hoods, Filters & Adapters

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                                      Capture the right view with a conversion lens.

                                      Hoya -  52mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter
                                      • You Pay: $23.90
                                       

                                      Flash & Accessories

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                                      Get a flash to add light to your picture.

                                      Panasonic -  LUMIX DMW-FL360L External Flash
                                      • You Pay: $227.00
                                       
                                      Bolt -  VS-260 Compact On-Camera Flash for Olympus/Panasonic TTL
                                      • You Pay: $69.95
                                       

                                      Remote Control

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                                      Take pictures remotely and minimize vibration.

                                      Panasonic -  DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release
                                      • You Pay: $48.22
                                       
                                      Vello -  RS-P1II Wired Remote Switch for Select Panasonic & Leica
                                      • You Pay: $9.95
                                       

                                      Audio for Video

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                                      Enhance the quality of your audio when capturing video.

                                      Panasonic -  DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera
                                      • You Pay: $99.00
                                       
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