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Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Digital Camera Review

The sequel to last year's best ultrazoom makes a few key improvements.

$349.00 at Amazon
8.5 score Tested by Experts
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Introduction

We've finally got our hands on Panasonic's Lumix FZ200, their top of the line superzoom for 2012 and replacement of the FZ150 which—as followers of the site may know—earned our Select Award for Best Ultra-zoom Camera late last year.

Panasonic has made one especially significant improvement to this model: full f/2.8 aperture width all the way through the focal range. Almost all superzoom cameras have trouble maintaining image quality while also fully zooming in. The FZ200's ambitious lens will not only allow more light at the longest focal length, but enable gorgeous depth of field effects too.

The Lumix FZ200 is available now in black for $599.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Photo Gallery
  5. Image Quality
  6. Sharpness
  7. Color
  8. Noise Reduction
  9. Dynamic Range
  10. Distortion
  11. Video
  12. Usability
  13. Ease of Use
  14. Handling
  15. Controls
  16. Speed
  17. Features
  18. Video Features
  19. Conclusion