Lumix FZ200 http://www.stuff.tv/taxonomy/term/451/0 en-GB Panasonic Lumix FZ200 http://www.stuff.tv/lumix-fz200/panasonic-lumix-fz200/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Want a superzoom cam to add to your photographic arsenal? The FZ200 might just be your best bet. Read on to find out why. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix FZ200" alt="Panasonic Lumix FZ200" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/panasonic-lumix-FZ200-review-press-1_3_0.jpg?1415787141" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix FZ200" alt="Panasonic Lumix FZ200" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/panasonic-lumix-FZ200-review-press-2_0_3_0.jpg?1415787141" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix FZ200" alt="Panasonic Lumix FZ200" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/panasonic-lumix-FZ200-review-press-3_3_0.jpg?1415787141" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix FZ200" alt="Panasonic Lumix FZ200" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/panasonic-lumix-FZ200-review-press-4_3_0.jpg?1415787141" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £570.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sublime picture quality </div> <div class="field-item even"> Built well </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Movable display </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video not so good </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> intro  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It’s priced like a quality production, and fortunately the Panasonic FZ200 feels like one too. Despite the smallest zoom in the gaggle of superzooms we’ve tested recently, the FZ200 impresses from the start and rarely drops the ball.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix FZ200" alt="Panasonic Lumix FZ200" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-lumix-FZ200-review-hands-on-3_1_0.jpg?1415787141" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> image quality  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The FZ200’s Leica lens and solid exterior promise great things, and indeed that’s what you get. In Auto mode the Panasonic has a knack of nailing an almost perfect exposure, pulling out more detail and texture from the shadows than any of its rivals, at the same time exerting enough control over highlights to stop them bleaching out. Colours look vibrant but natural and it’s tops for detail.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix FZ200" alt="Panasonic Lumix FZ200" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-lumix-FZ200-review-hands-on-2_1_0.jpg?1415787141" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Video is a mixed bag. The FZ200 is capable of shooting 1080p footage at a silky smooth 50fps, and at wide angle settings without employing the zoom the results are superb. Problems creep in when you start snooping around, with noise from the zoom motor marring the soundtrack and poor image stabilisation.</p> <p>[MPU]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix FZ200" alt="Panasonic Lumix FZ200" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-lumix-FZ200-review-hands-on-4_1_0.jpg?1415787141" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> in use  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For usability it can’t compete with the likes of the <a href="/news/cameras/news-nugget/fujifilm-outs-2012-compact-range-ahead-of-ces">Fujifilm HS30EXR’s DSLR form</a>, but set against its more conventional bridge camera rivals the Panasonic comes out on top, easy to live with in either point-and-shoot or full manual modes.</p> <p>It’s not short of a button or two but the FZ200 manages to keep things orderly, with controls given enough space to avoid accidental video recording&nbsp;and mode switching.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix FZ200" alt="Panasonic Lumix FZ200" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-lumix-FZ200-review-hands-on-5_1_0.jpg?1415787141" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> verdict  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you want a superzoom cam then, we'd recommend the Lumix FZ200 which wipes the floor with rival snoopy snappers. A small and solid build coupled with 24x optical zoom and that excellent Auto mode make it a winner but remember, video can be a mixed bag. As an overall package, it's our superzoom of choice in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/cameras/top-ten">Stuff's best compact cameras line-up</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix FZ200" alt="Panasonic Lumix FZ200" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-lumix-FZ200-review-hands-on-1_0_0.jpg?1415787141" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> picture </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With high framerate video and spot-on exposure abilities, the FZ200 zooms ahead of its rivals</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/lumix-fz200/panasonic-lumix-fz200/review#comments Cameras Lumix FZ200 Panasonic Fri, 07 Dec 2012 14:48:13 +0000 Sophie Charara 423695 at http://www.stuff.tv