Summary Panasonic DMC-FZ200

Prices Price
Camera only
$319
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 9
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 20
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 24x
Screen size
Help 3"
Aperture
Help f/2.8
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Wide angle
Help 25 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 60fps
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Pros

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The Panasonic DMC-FZ200 vs other recent digicams

High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Macro focus Good macro Help
1.0 cm
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
60 seconds
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Battery life Incredible battery life Help
540 shots
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
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The Panasonic DMC-FZ200 vs other recent super zooms

Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$319.00

Cons

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The Panasonic DMC-FZ200 vs other recent digicams

Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
37.0
Color depth Little color depth Help
19.1 bits
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.7 MP
Announced Old Help
July 2012
Weight Heavy Help
588 g
Size Slightly large Help
Professional size (125×87×110 mm)
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.8 EV
Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
114 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
23
Thickness Thick Help
4.3"
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The Panasonic DMC-FZ200 vs other recent super zooms

Zoom Below average zoom Help
24x
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.08x
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm

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Discussion

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Kimball Corson (5:48 AM, November 11, 2013)
This is a strange review. DP Review allows direct and side by side comparisons of the same scenes in both RAW and JEPG formats shot at the same ISO number under the same under controlled conditions for both the FX200 and the SX50HS of multiple different scenes. Comparing the same four shots at 100 and 200 ISO of the various scenes, the JEPG's are comparable but the RAW FX200 shots are clearly better which is what that Review concludes. Your conclusions differ radically. Is this politics, copy variations or something else?
 
lee (5:21 AM, September 13, 2013)
Face-palm.... strictly a spec-sheet & spreadsheet analysis. The top-end Canon & Nikon P&S haven't beat this at all, the Canon with its 1000mm/50x zoom starts at F/5.4 & closes down from there, with a sometimes dodgy IS.

Meanwhile other reviews have sung the praises of this camera within the bridge camera arena (fixed lens, superzoom, 1/2.3 sensor size).

Did somebody forget to set the camera up correctly? What about the autosharpening, the color boosts, the F/2.8 all the way out to 600mm? It takes a $1,000+ 600mm lens to get that with a DSLR, not even an MFT can match this.

So where does this IQ of 37 come from then, at 55mm? What about a comparative price-point on the zoom/lens speed against anything else in pro-grade, never mind within its class? Surely there's a performance curve to evaluate here, all you've done is regurgitate information, not analyze the quality of the product.

IOW for the fast lens & other goodies (ease of use, RAW picture & video, the extra $100 is worth it. Add a $40 Neutral Density filter & a $80 ultra-macro lens & you've got even more bang for the buck.

And for another $120 or so, we can add a telephoto adapter, get another 500mm but probably with slower glass.
 
Shankar (8:58 AM, August 02, 2013)
Are you sure the pics are of FZ200..? because Panasonic didn't make it that way..
 
Lucky69 (11:36 PM, January 29, 2013)
This is not a fz200 whoaa ... The DMC-FZ200 is the nr one on this moment! Don't play around with data's my friend!