Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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No Reason to Ever Miss a Shot. Really.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 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 optic. - July 18, 2012

Body type SLR-like (bridge)  
Max resolution 4000 x 3000  
Other resolutions 4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2672, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 904, 1504 x 1504  
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9  
Effective pixels 12.1 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 12.8 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
Processor Venus Engine VII FHD  
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, (6400 with boost)  
White balance presets 5  
Custom white balance Yes (2)  
Image stabilization Optical  
Uncompressed format RAW  
JPEG quality levels Fine, Standard  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 25 600 mm  
Optical zoom 24  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
Digital zoom Yes (4x)  
Manual focus Yes  
Normal focus range 30 cm (11.81")  
Macro focus range 1 cm (.39")  
Number of focus points 23  
Lens mount None  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated  
Screen size 3"  
Screen dots 460,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type Electronic  
Viewfinder coverage 100 %  
Viewfinder resolution 1,312,000  
Photography features
Maximum aperture F2.8  
Minimum shutter speed 60 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)  
Flash range 13.5 m  
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe)  
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync  
Continuous drive Yes (12,5.5,2 fps)  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 3 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)  
AE Bracketing (3 frames )  
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)  
Videography features
  • MPEG-4
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)  
Videography notes 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60p, 50p (PSH: 28Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60, 50fps) ; 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i, 50i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60, 50fps) 1280 x 720 pixels, 60p, 50p (SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60, 50fps); 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) 1280 x 720 pixels, 30, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps)  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal  
Storage included 70 MB internal  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (mini )  
Remote control Yes (Optional DMWRSL1)  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 540  
Weight (inc. batteries) 588 g (1.30 lb / 20.74 oz)  
Dimensions 125 x 87 x 110 mm (4.92 x 3.43 x 4.33")  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
Timelapse recording No  
GPS None


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