- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fully Articulated Screen
- ISO 100 - 3200 (Raise to 6400)
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 25-600mm (F2.8) lens
- 588g - 125 x 87 x 110mm
- Released July 2012
- Old Model is Panasonic FZ100
- Newer Model is Panasonic FZ300
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Panasonic FZ200 overview
Panasonic FZ200 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially introduced on July of 2012. It houses a 12 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4000 x 3000.
Panasonic introduced this model to upgrade the older Panasonic FZ100 (Read Full Comparison) and afterwards launched the updated Panasonic FZ300 (Read Full Comparison) to upgrade this model.
The FZ200 comes in at #40 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all around #479 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. You can try our Advanced camera search to find camera ratings based on your personal requirements.
The following is a chart of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Panasonic FZ200 history
The Panasonic FZ200 comes with a history of related cameras. Below, you can view all earlier and new models alongside main specifications.
FZ200 vs FZ8020-1200mm
FZ200 vs FZ30025-600mm
FZ200 vs FZ7020-1200mm
FZ200 vs FZ6025-600mm
FZ200 vs FZ15025-600mm
FZ200 vs FZ4725-600mm
FZ200 vs FZ10025-600mm
FZ200 vs FZ4025-600mm
FZ200 vs FZ3527-486mm
FZ200 vs FZ2827-486mm
Panasonic FZ200 Gallery
You can see the FZ200 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Panasonic FZ200 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of good and bad points of the Panasonic FZ200 based on criterias which are normally seen as useful in a digital camera.
Panasonic FZ200 Sensor specifications
The Panasonic FZ200 features the Venus Engine VII FHD chip. The dimension of the sensor on the Panasonic FZ200 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter can easily produce cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and delivers a standard ISO range of 100 to 3200. This ISO can also be increased digitally to a high of 6400. RAW format is supported which means that the user has wider margin for error.
The image underneath displays the FZ200's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The FZ200 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic FZ200 dimensions
Panasonic FZ200 has a weight of 1.30 lb (588g / 20.74 ounces) and features outer size of 125mm x 87mm x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g and the Panasonic FZ200 is weightier when compared with other competitors.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Down below is a image of the Panasonic FZ200 alongside a softdrink to help you have a sense of its scale.
The top view under will illustrate the button design on the FZ200.
Panasonic FZ200 Lens specifications
The FZ200 offers a fixed lens providing a focal range of 25-600mm giving it a 24.0 x zoom which is outstanding and is going to let you zoom all the way in.
At the widest 25mm, it offers an aperture of f2.8 making it very slow and not great in low light events and you will probably find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You might also have to raise the ISO setting resulting in noisy shots.is outstanding zoom and
Panasonic FZ200 Connectivity
The FZ200 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to copy files and usually change settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.
A few applications even allow a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external display. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB port.
Panasonic FZ200 Video specifications
The highest video resolution on the Panasonic FZ200 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and AVCHD file format. 1080p resolution offers a decent balance for video quality and file sizes but FULL HD is not going to give you much room to downsample. While the camera includes a microphone socket, it is sadly lacking a headphone socket which means that you won't have the ability to monitor your audio levels.
Panasonic FZ200 Weather Sealing
Panasonic FZ200 doesn't include weather sealing so damp conditions might ruin the camera.
Panasonic FZ200 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic FZ200 is equipped with a 3 inch fully articulated screen boasting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
The screen is selfie friendly to shoot self portraits and group shots if needed. Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The View Finder specifications regarding Panasonic FZ200 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 1,312 thousand dots
- Coverage 100%
In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera screens washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders will be quite useful.
Panasonic FZ200 Shutter specifications
Panasonic FZ200 continuous shooting rate is 12.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Panasonic FZ200 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Panasonic FZ200 includes both inbuilt flash and external flash ability. The highest flash sync is 1/4000 seconds.
Panasonic FZ200 Autofocusing specifications
Panasonic FZ200 includes just Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker & accurate when compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera supports Face detection making it helpful for taking portraits of people.
The Sensor supports 23 focus points to select from. It also has Tracking Autofocus for things that move. Panasonic FZ200 boasts manual focus in case it is needed for low light conditions or you want more exact control on focus.
Panasonic FZ200 Battery life
The battery power for the Panasonic FZ200 is built to last for 540 shots based on the CIPA benchmarks making it higher than average in comparison to its class. The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the highest (600) battery life for this range of cameras.
Below is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with the highest battery life:
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FZ200 vs B500600 nonoyes
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Panasonic FZ200 for varying forms of photography
The following bar chart displays a summation of the Panasonic FZ200 for varying forms of photography. To check out more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Panasonic FZ200 Portrait photography features
The Panasonic FZ200 has a points total of 48 which is average, meaning that it is somewhat adequate to use for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW files together with the ability to utilize external lighting.
Panasonic FZ200 Street photography information
Getting a average points total of 57, the Panasonic FZ200 is relatively adequate for street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of image quality and portability.
Panasonic FZ200 Sports photography details
A moderate sports photography points tally of 46 indicates the Panasonic FZ200 is fairly acceptable for photographing sports. A camera should have excellent tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Panasonic FZ200 Travel photography advice
Portability is really crucial in choosing a camera for travel. In general, the Panasonic FZ200 gets a average 55 for a travel camera which makes it fairly suitable to take on your trips.
Panasonic FZ200 as a Landscape photography camera
If you are looking to choose a camera for landscape photography, the most essential aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Panasonic FZ200 and it's average score of 48 as a landscape camera is relatively suitable amongst it's competitors.
Panasonic FZ200 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera should offer a moving screen, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Panasonic FZ200 is a fine pick as a vlog camera as it gets a nice rating of 63.
Panasonic FZ200 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the FZ200, below is a list of the top placed cameras that fall in to the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line chart below will give you a bird's eye view of the FZ200 vs it's top ranked competitors mentioned above.
These are various other cameras you may see as alternative options. To look at a thorough comparison, just click on the "compare" link.