Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
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  • Good image quality.
  • Full manual controls.
  • Great battery life.


  • In the market are smaller cameras with 24x optical zoom.
  • Plastic body.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TopTenREVIEWS on 75

You will like this prosumer camera for the variety of shooting scenarios it will work in, but not its steep price...

By The Imaging Resource on

It's a rare superzoom camera that features an f/2.8 lens -- especially a Leica-branded 24x zoom lens that maintains that constant max aperture throughout its range. But that's exactly what the Panasonic FZ200 delivers and more. With an...

By Photoxels on

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By on 70

If you want to zoom in even closer to your subjects and still take great images then the Panasonic Lumix FZ200 is the digital camera that can easily do it.In fact, there's a gee-whiz moment that comes with the FZ200. It's that moment when you realise the...

By TrustedReviews on 80

The vari-angle LCD screen is another welcome feature that greatly helps with tight angles and self-portraits as well as shooting video, although it’s a shame that Panasonic couldn’t spec a screen with a slightly higher resolution. All told, you'll struggle to find a better camera in its class than the Panasonic FZ200.

By What Digital Camera on 91

The headline feature of the FZ200 is its 'world's first' constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the focal range, so there's no doubt that the optical capability of the camera is going to be the main focus for many photographers. The good news is that the...

By on 100

verdict If you want a superzoom cam then, we'd recommend the Lumix FZ200 which wipes the floor with rival snoopy snappers. A small and solid build coupled with 24x optical zoom and that excellent Auto mode make it a winner but remember, video can be a...

By CNET Australia on 80

If you're searching for a long-zoom camera that falls in between a point-and-shoot and digital SLR experience, look no further than the Panasonic Lumix...

By Camera Labs on 85

The Lumix FZ200 is Panasonic's Flagship Superzoom and is worthy of the title. If extreme telephoto power is what you're looking for there are plenty of other models out there that passed the 24x marker a good while back and are now well beyond what...

By on 100

With high framerate video and spot-on exposure abilities, the FZ200 zooms ahead of its rivals ...

By on 85

The biggest advantage that DSLRs have over digital cameras is the sensor that's more than thrice as large. This helps capture almost noise-free images at up to ISO 800 along with larger optics that yields excellent background blur; the quality of...

By DPReview on 80

Panasonic has done almost everything right with the FZ200, producing a super zoom with a no-compromises lens. It performs very well, takes photos that are comparable (or better) than other super zooms, and has a top-notch movie mode. With a few refinements in the design and image quality department, it would be darn close to perfect.

By on 80

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a do-it-all, high-specification superzoom that makes an ideal stepping-stone to more adventurous photography. Striking an ideal compromise between fun and functionality, it delivers generally solid pictures and has...

By ExpertReviews on 100

Slow motion shooting has been significantly upgraded, capturing at 720p, 100fps for quarter-speed playback at 25fps. Most cameras' slow motion modes capture at much lower resolutions, but this one is ready for serious use.

By The Digital Camera Resource Page on

Conclusion Panasonic has returned to their roots with their Lumix DMC-FX200 super zoom camera. Gone are the days of lenses that get slower as you use more zoom power -- the FZ200 can stay at F2.8 from 25 to 600 mm. You'll pay a premium for that, but...

By on 97


By TechRadar AU on 80

Buying Guide Best compact camera 2012 Overall, the Panasonic FZ200 is a pleasure to use, and the quality of images delivered by the camera leaves a generally good impression. Compared to other bridge cameras we've used, the raft of features, direct...

By DigitalVersus on 100

Compared with its predecessors, the Panasonic Lumix FZ200 moves things up a gear thanks to its f/2.8 constant aperture lens. Image quality hasn't taken a huge leap forwards but it remains excellent. With top-notch quality in photo and video modes, and...

By PhotographyBlog on 90

Even so, that F/2.8 lens is a technical triumph that will make a real difference to your photography - hand-holding a camera at 600mm and getting sharp results and blurred backgrounds has never been so easy.

By ePhotoZine on 90

As per the FZ62, the FZ200 looks and feels very much like a DSLR - it has a mode dial with full manual controls, plenty of buttons for easy access to many settings and an electronic viewfinder and the battery life is excellent. Overall we are happy to highly recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200.