Looking over the shoulder of tourists, the Panasonic FZ200 at its widest focal length takes in a huge surrounding view.
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.
Zooming in further, to the end of the camera's digital zoom, you can even see what beer the spectators are drinking.
Colour saturation was strong in all the images we took for this test.
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.
The Sepia option among the FZ200's Creative Control menu is a nice, simple way to get a retro look to your photos.
The FZ200's Miniature Effect Creative Control mode provided strong colours and a very pleasing effect.
The FZ200's Dynamic Monochrome Creative Control mode was our favourite by far, providing strong contrast and dramatic images.
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.
The FZ200 showed signs of luminance noise and smudging of colours even at lower ISO settings. This is taken at ISO 160.
Noise increased as you moved up the ISO scale. This is taken at ISO 800.