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- Panasonic Lumix FZ200
- The sequel to last year's best ultrazoom makes a few key improvements.
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Digital Camera Review$599.00
The FZ200's dynamic range test results were average for a fixed-lens camera. ISO 100 is the best, coming in at a decent 5.52 stops, and the camera holds this level until ISO 400, which is pretty impressive actually. Dynamic range then drops off quickly, down to 4.3 stops at ISO 1600, 3.86 at 3200, and only 2.82 stops at ISO 6400.
In practice, we found this camera's dynamic range insufficient for many situations. Zones were frequently blown out, and we found ourselves second-guessing our metering choices too often. This is another indicator of a new, worse sensor. More on how we test dynamic range.