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Panasonic Lumix FZ200 review

A fast aperture and direct controls on a bridge camera

As part of our image quality testing for the Panasonic Lumix FZ200, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Panasonic FZ200 is capable of resolving up to around 20 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Panasonic Lumix FZ200 review

Panasonic Lumix FZ200 review

ISO 100, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix FZ200 review

ISO 200, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix FZ200 review

ISO 400, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix FZ200 review

ISO 800, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix FZ200 review

ISO 1600, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix FZ200 review

ISO 3200, score: 14 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix FZ200 review

ISO 6400, score: 10 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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Panasonic Lumix FZ200 review

ISO 100, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix FZ200 review

ISO 200, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix FZ200 review

ISO 400, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix FZ200 review

ISO 800, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix FZ200 review

ISO 1600, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix FZ200 review

ISO 3200, score: 14 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix FZ200 review

ISO 6400, score: 10 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeBridge Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Wireless LANNo
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom24x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesLive View, Orientation Sensor, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVCHD, MP4
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)537 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH, WEEE
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height86.6 mm
Width125.2 mm
Depth110.2 mm
Focal Length4.50 mm to 108 mm
Image FormatsMPO, RAW, JPEG
External FlashOptional
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-FZ200
Product NameDMC-FZ200 Digital Camera
Product LineLumix
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMC-FZ200EBK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

A Super-Zoom Digital Camera Featuring Full Range F2.8, 24x Optical Zoom Lens and High Speed Response

The DMC-FZ200 is equipped with the world's first 25-600mm (35mm camera equiv.) LEICA DC lens featuring full range F2.8 aperture. The full range F2.8 aperture enables capturing a moving subject in a distance clearly with fast shutter speed. The powerful 24x optical zoom can be used in photo and video recording. Thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology, the 48x Intelligent Zoom is also available. The lens features the Nano Surface Coating technology that minimizes ghosts and flaring.

Package Contents
  • DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • USB Cable
  • AC Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Cap String
Limited Warranty1 Year