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Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Compact Camera Announced

Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Compact Camera Announced - Panasonic are pushing the boundaries of high-speed super-zoom photography with the f/2.8 FZ200.

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Product : Panasonic Lumix FZ200
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The latest addition to Panasonic's super zoom compact range is designed to be the ultimate high-speed option for those wanting to capture spur of the moment events.

The Panasonic Lumix FZ200 has an f/2.8 24x optical zoom Leica lens, a 12 megapixel MOS sensor, Venus Engine and ISO sensitivity of up to ISO6400. The new camera features 12 FPS burst shooting, a wide range of creative controls and can shoot 1920x1080 50p Full HD video. Read our Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Hands-On Review.
Lumix FZ200

Price is expected to be £499 with the camera available from the end of August / early September. 

Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Features:

  • Advanced LEICA DC lens: The full range F/2.8 24x optical zoom LEICA lens pushes the boundaries of fixed lens photography. With an intelligent zoom of 48x and nano-surface coating, to reduce flare and ghosts, the FZ200 is perfect for crisp, dynamic photography
  • Superb low light performance: The improved 12-megapixel high-sensitivity MOS sensor, Venus Engine and ISO sensitivity of up to ISO6400 mimimises noise in low-light situations
  • Advanced image stabilisation: Power O.I.S, available throughout all capture options including zoom and video, maximises the hand-shake correction power of the camera
  • Rapid capture: Fast moving subjects and objects are now easily captured thanks to industry-leading technology incorporating 12 FPS burst shooting
  • Full HD movie recording: The LUMIX FZ200 provides stunning 1920x1080 50p Full HD video recording with Dolby Digital audio. With recording options available in AVCHD Progressive and MP4, you get the widest compression and compatibility options
  • Full creative control: A wide range of manual and creative modes put the photographic control in your hands – including Creative Control features and 3D photography
  • Quality build and long stamina: The LUMIX FZ200 has a strong chassis and a bright, free angle 3-inch LCD. The camera also provides an operational standby for the capture of over 500 images with its 1,200 mAh stamina battery

FZ200 Top Hood
From Panasonic:

Panasonic’s LUMIX FZ200, the latest addition to its super-zoom compact digital camera range, is designed to be the ultimate high-speed option to capture spur of the moment events in stunning image quality. With outstanding low light performance, a 24x optical zoom LEICA DC lens, and Full HD video recording, magical moments and dramatic scenery can be captured with ease and precision.

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Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Lens construction

Go further with the advanced LEICA DC lens
The LUMIX FZ200’s exceptional 24x zoom LEICA DC lens lets you go further, with a F2.8 aperture available throughout the entire zoom range. With this wide zoom ratio, alongside Panasonic’s optical image stabilisation technology POWER O.I.S., the FZ200 will give you clear, crisp, blur-free zoom shots whether you’re bird-watching or capturing live sport. Additionally, the 25mm ultra wide-angle lens has around twice the shooting area as a standard 35mm lens, providing enhanced shots of sweeping landscapes and city vistas.

Low-light capture
Pushing the boundaries of low light capture, the LUMIX FZ200’s improved 12-megapixel high-sensitivity MOS sensor and Venus Engine, maximise both the sensitivity and speed of image processing. With image capture available at up to ISO6400, the FZ200 puts beautiful nighttime photography in the palm of your hand.
FZ200 Jack Side
High-speed photography, wherever you are
In addition to the wide zoom range and image quality advances, the high-speed functionality of the LUMIX FZ200 means you’ll never miss the perfect moment. With light-speed Auto Focus you can capture dynamic moments with precision, while Burst Shooting at 12 FPS in full resolution means subjects such as fast-moving sports stars or wildlife, can be captured with ease.

Creative control in your hands

The LUMIX FZ200 has a wide range of options that can maximise the level of creativity and control possible in a fixed lens camera. These include an enhanced Panorama Shot feature, perfect for capturing landscapes and vast architectural details. In addition, the camera offers 3D photography and advanced editing options through Panasonic’s Creative Control Mode during recording and Creative Re-touch Mode in playback.

Taking fixed-lens photography to the next level
Commenting on the LUMIX FZ200, Sebastian Drawert, Manager Product Marketing for LUMIX, at Panasonic Consumer Marketing Europe said: "With such a large zoom ratio including an F2.8 aperture throughout the whole zoom range, superb low-light performance and high-speed functionality, the FZ200 is the perfect option for consumers looking to take their photography to the next level in a fixed lens camera. From football games at night to wildlife far in the distance, the FZ200 will help you capture dynamic, beautiful scenes with the upmost clarity."

Read our Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Hands-On Review.
Visit Panasonic's website for more information.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Specifications

ManufacturerPanasonic
Lens
Max Aperturef/2.8
35mm equivalent25mm - 600mm
Optical Zoom24x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels12.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4000
Pixels (H)3000
Sensor TypeLive MOS Sensor
Sensor Size1/2.3
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution460k dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Min Focus1cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • AF Tracking
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest60sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 6400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting12fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS50
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Wi-FiNo
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium Ion
CIPA Rating540
Box Contents
Box ContentsBattery Charger, Battery Pack, USB Cable, AC Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM, Lens Hood, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String
Dimensions
Weight537g
Width125.2mm
Height86.6mm
Depth110.2mm

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