Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 12.1-Megapixels MOS Sensor Digital Camera with 25-600mm f/2.8 Leica Optical Zoom Lens. It features LSI Venus Engine Image Processor, 0.2″ Electronic View Finder w/ 100% FOV, 12 fps Continuous Shooting, RAW and RAW+JPEG Recording Option, Full HD 60p Video Recording in AVCHD or MP4 formats, and has a 3.0-inch Free Angle 460K-dot LCD Display, including Hot-shoe and Accessory Mount. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.93 x 3.41 x 4.34″ / 125.2 x 86.6 x 110.2 mm and weight 1.18 lb / 537 g without battery and card. We are highly recommends this camera for selling photos online because its performance to take excellent photos according to user and expert reviews below. We are also recommend some of the rivals of this camera.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★★

Expert Reviews

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Reviews

Ephotozine reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 and writes;
“The Panasonic Lumix FZ200 is a welcome return to fixed aperture zoom lenses and it’s good to see that companies are regularly looking to find new (or old) ways to improve image quality. The same can be said by the choice to use a 12 megapixel sensor, rather than a higher resolution model, which gives both high speed shooting (12fps) as well as lower noise at higher ISO settings.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Photographyblog reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 and writes;
“Astonishingly the FZ200 has a constant aperture of F/2.8 throughout its now relatively modest 24x zoom range, which arguably offers greater benefits to the photographer than increasing the telephoto reach. In practice having an aperture of F/2.8 at 600mm results in far fewer blurred pictures, with the added benefit of producing more out-of-focus backgrounds, making the Lumix DMC-FZ200 even more appealing to sports and nature photographers.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Pocket-lint reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 and writes;
“It’s a shame there’s no touchscreen, the viewfinder suffers lag and continuous focus is short of the mark, but otherwise the FZ200’s performance is well on the money in this camera class.”
Rating: ★★★★½

CNET reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 and writes;
“Video performance was very good, with the FZ200 putting in an excellent performance on the audio front. The cleanly recorded soundtrack had no evidence of mechanical noise when zooming through the lens’ full range during filming.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCMAG reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 and writes;
“The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is the best-performing superzoom we’ve tested, and that earns it our Editors’ Choice award—in spite of its rather high $600 sticker price. It’s got a fast f/2.8 lens, does well at higher ISO settings, produces sharp images, and video quality is excellent.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Photoreview reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 and writes;
“Digital zoom shots were, if anything, sharper and more punchy than the shots we took when reviewing the FZ150. Two magnifications are available, 2x and 4x, and both produced usable shots, with the 2x zoom being marginally sharper. Panasonic’s Power O.I.S. stabilisation system made a positive contribution towards delivering sharp images during close-up shooting and at high zoom magnifications.”
Rating: ★★★★½

PCWorld reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 and writes;
“The FZ200 also features a new electronic viewfinder that has a 100 per cent field of view, a frame rate of 30 per second and a resolution of 1.3 million dots, which makes it ideal for use in bright environments where viewing the LCD screen can be difficult. High speed is also a selling point of the DMC-FZ200, with a stated burst rate of 5.5 frames per second while using the camera’s mechanical shutter,..”
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Trustedreviews reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 and writes;
“All told, we’re really impressed by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200. That it offers a 25-600mm, f2.8 lens is staggering enough but that it then backs this up with excellent performance, superb ergonomics and a plethora of features leaves us truly bowled over.”
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Manual

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 User Manual (PDF)

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Features

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Features

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 boasts a high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 25mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 24x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm) that achieves full range F2.8. With f/2.8 aperture, the lens allows you to capture images with faster shutter speeds at full zoom or lower light and get sharp, blur-free images. The lens also offer a Nano Surface Coating for exceptional optical performance with incredible clarity by minimizing flaring and ghosts. There is also an POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) which effectively compensate the blur effects caused by hand-shake, it also works for powerful zoom shots and video recording.

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Featuring 12.1 MP high sensitivity MOS sensor the camera enables you to shoot 12 fps in full resolution with mechanical shutter, and powered by Light Speed AF it lets you quickly focus on moving subjects. While the high performance LSI Venus Engine image processor offers high speed response to process large amount of progressive full HD data, including quick start-up time and High Speed Video up to 240fps. In addition, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 lets you to record full HD 1,920 x 1,080 videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format.

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Additionally, the camera has a 0.2-inch EVF (Electronic View Finder) features a 1,312,000-dot equivalent high resolution, 100% field of view and minimum screen freeze. And also a 3.0-inch 3:2 460K-dot free-angle LCD rotates 180° to the side and tilts 270° up and down, allows you to get dynamic, artistic framing with high-angle shots and low-angle shots. This camera powered by Photo Style and 14 Creative Control options including Soft Focus amd Impressive Art add effect to your images while iA (Intelligent Auto) helps with AF tracking, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent HDR.

This camera also lets you capture 3D images by use 3D Photo Mode, it lets you enjoy a whole new exciting experience by display your photos and videos on your Panasonic VIERA TV. Lumix DMC-FZ200 is also easy to share your photos and videos to Facebook and YouTube via LUMIX Image Uploader.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Features:

+ 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

+ High Speed Video at 120 fps (HD) or 240 fps (VGA)

+ Full HD 60p Video Recording in AVCHD or MP4 formats

+ Panorama Shot mode

+ Hot-shoe and Accessory Mount

Rival

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Overall Rating: ★★★★½


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2 Comments »

Comment by Mike Subscribed to comments via email
2012-08-15 06:21:44

I can hardly wait for this camera to hit the shelves. 25-600mm F2.8 is remarkable! Samples look great too. Waiting to see a FULL REVIEW with ISO tested at all sensitivities.

 
Comment by Mike Subscribed to comments via email
2012-08-15 06:24:41

I can hardly waith for the FZ200 to hit the shelves in a few weeks! 25-600mm F2.8 is AMAZING and some samples look impressive. Hoping to see a FULL REVIEW soon testing the whole ISO range.

 

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