Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Digital Camera Review
The sequel to last year's best ultrazoom makes a few key improvements.
- The Panasonic Lumix FZ200 is better than 89% of the point & shoot cameras we tested.
- It is better than 95% of the point & shoot cameras we have tested under $600.
- It is better than 64% of the high-end point & shoot cameras we have tested.
- It is better than 90% of the extended zoom point & shoot cameras we have tested.
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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