Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX200 Compact Digital Camera
The Lumix DMC-FZ200 uses a 12-megapixel CMOS sensor with a 24x zoom Leica lens, offering a maximum aperture of f2.8 across the entire range. This means a faster speed for all of your shoots, as well as great shots in a wide range of situations including low light. It picks up colors accurately and shots are very sharp.
The FZ200 comes packed with plenty of usability features as well. The camera includes and effective image stabilization system, which is crucial for an ultra-zoom camera like this. An Intelligent Auto mode feature takes over your camera for you and gives you a simple point-and-shoot experience. A Nite Shot mode works on improving an image’s sharpness without increasing noise and a standard HDR mode improves contrast in areas with varying levels of exposure. If you’re taking high action shots, several excellent burst modes are available.
A movie mode is included which allows the recording of 1080p60 videos with stereo sound. Video quality is excellent and the camera is well built and fits well in the hand. Buttons are well placed and their functions are clear. Most importantly though is that the camera is fast, taking little time to turn on, take shots, or zoom. In addition to a 3-inch LCD screen which can be flipped and rotated, the FZ200 features an electronic viewfinder. Overall, the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 is a versatile camera that offers an ultra zoom lens without sacrificing anything else.