Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Review

Overall Score

61

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 25-600 mm (24x) F2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1312k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 12 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 125 x 87 x 110 mm, 588g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-FZ100
  • Replaced by: Lumix DMC-FZ300

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Overview


First introduced in July, 2012, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic FZ100 with Lumix DMC-FZ200. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic FZ200 with Panasonic FZ100

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-FZ200 with Panasonic FZ300. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic FZ200 with Panasonic FZ300


Panasonic FZ200 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Sensor resolution of Panasonic FZ200 ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Panasonic FZ200 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 11,996,985 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic FZ200


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Articulating Screen
AF Face Detection
12.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Long Battery Life: 540 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
1312k dot Viewfinder Resolution
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Selfie Friendly Screen
Optical Image Stabilization
External Flash
RAW Support
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
23 Focus Points
3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 has an Overall Score of 61/100 and ranked #65 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #298 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Panasonic FZ200 Scores
Imaging score
41
Features score
73
Value for money score
76
Portability score
76
Overall score
61
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
24
Features Score
50
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic FZ200


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 weighs 588g and has external dimensions of 125 x 87 x 110mm (4.92 x 3.43 x 4.33"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 388g, Panasonic FZ200 is 200 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic FZ200 is more by 12mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic FZ200
588g
Average weight
388g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic FZ200
110mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-FZ200 Dimensions Lumix DMC-FZ200
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Panasonic FZ300 691 g 588 g 132 x 92 x 117 mm 125 x 87 x 110 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Panasonic FZ1000 831 g 588 g 137 x 99 x 131 mm 125 x 87 x 110 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Panasonic FZ70 606 g 588 g 130 x 97 x 118 mm 125 x 87 x 110 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Sony HX400V 660 g 588 g 130 x 93 x 103 mm 125 x 87 x 110 mm
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Canon SX60 HS 650 g 588 g 128 x 93 x 114 mm 125 x 87 x 110 mm
Nikon Coolpix P610 Nikon P610 565 g 588 g 125 x 85 x 107 mm 125 x 87 x 110 mm
Nikon Coolpix P900 Nikon P900 899 g 588 g 140 x 103 x 137 mm 125 x 87 x 110 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Panasonic FZ100 540 g 588 g 124 x 82 x 92 mm 125 x 87 x 110 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-FZ200
Announced July, 2012
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 1312
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 23
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 12.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 13.50
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 6400
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 540 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 588 g
Physical Dimensions 125 x 87 x 110 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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