Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review

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Looking over the shoulder of tourists, the Panasonic FZ200 at its widest focal length takes in a huge surrounding view.

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Zooming in further over the tourists' shoulders to the end of the FZ200's optical zoom, you can see spectators at a local rugby match.

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Zooming in further, to the end of the camera's digital zoom, you can even see what beer the spectators are drinking.

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Colour saturation was strong in all the images we took for this test.

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Using the FZ200's iDynamic function on its highest setting, we were able to pick up detail in the dimly lit corridor in the background of this scene.

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The Sepia option among the FZ200's Creative Control menu is a nice, simple way to get a retro look to your photos.

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The FZ200's Miniature Effect Creative Control mode provided strong colours and a very pleasing effect.

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The FZ200's Dynamic Monochrome Creative Control mode was our favourite by far, providing strong contrast and dramatic images.

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The Panasonic FZ200 fared pretty well in mixed lighting, but as you can see in the 100% crops of this scene, noise was visible even at lower ISO settings.

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The FZ200 showed signs of luminance noise and smudging of colours even at lower ISO settings. This is taken at ISO 160.

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Noise increased as you moved up the ISO scale. This is taken at ISO 800.