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Camera 1: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ200 12.1 MP Digital Bridge Camera REVIEW

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Release Date Jul 18, 2012
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Specs
Sensor Max Resolution Camera Specs4000 x 3000
Other Resolutions 4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2672, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 904, 1504 x 1504
Image Ratio Camera Specs 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective Pixels Camera Specs 12 megapixels
Sensor Photo Detectors Camera Specs 13 megapixels
Sensor Size Camera Specs 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor Type Camera Specs BSI-CMOS
Processor Type Camera Specs Venus Engine VII FHD
Image Features
ISO (sensitivity to light - higher is better) Camera Specs Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, (6400 with boost)
Boosted ISO Minimum Camera Specs 80
White Balance Presets Camera Specs 5
Custom White Balance Camera Specs Yes (2)
Image Stabilization Camera Specs Optical
Image Stabilization Notes
CIPA images tabilizationrating Camera Specs
Uncompressed Format Camera Specs RAW
JPEG quality Levels Camera Specs Fine, Standard
Focus & Lens (Optics) Features
Auto focus Camera Specs
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
Optical Zoom Camera Specs 24×
Maximum Aperture Camera Specs F2.8
Manual Focus Camera Specs Yes
Normal Focus Range Camera Specs 30 cm (11.81″)
Macro Focus Range Camera Specs 1 cm (0.39″)
Number Focus Point Camera Specs 23
Lens Mount Camera Specs
Focal Length Equiv. Camera Specs 25–600 mm
LCD Display Characteristics
Articulated LCD (vari-angle / flip) Camera Specs Fully articulated
Screen Size Camera Specs 3″
Touch screen Camera Specs No
Viewfinder Features
View finder Type Camera Specs Electronic
Live View Camera Specs Yes
View finder Coverage Camera Specs 100%
View finder Magnification Camera Specs 1,312,000
View finder Resolution Camera Specs
Photography Features
Minimum Shutter Speed Camera Specs 60 sec
Maximum Shutter Speed Camera Specs 1/4000 sec
Maximum Shutter Speed Electronic Camera Specs
Subject Scene Modes Camera Specs Yes
Flash Modes Camera Specs Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Flash Range Camera Specs 13.50 m
External Flash Camera Specs Yes (Hot-shoe)
Continuous Drive Camera Specs 12.0 fps
Self Timer Camera Specs Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering Mode Camera Specs
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure Compensation Camera Specs ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) Camera Specs (3 frames )
White Balance (WB) Bracketing Camera Specs Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography Features
Video Resolutions Camera Specs 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (240, 120, 30, 25 fps)
Digital Video Format Camera Specs MPEG-4, AVCHD
Video Modes Camera Specs
Videography Notes 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60p, 50p (PSH: 28Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60, 50fps) ; 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i, 50i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60, 50fps) 1280 x 720 pixels, 60p, 50p (SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60, 50fps); 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) 1280 x 720 pixels, 30, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps)
Audio Input & Output
Speaker Mono
Microphone Stereo
Data Storage
Storage Types Camera Specs Maximum 128 GB SDXC, Bus Architecture Flash - SDXC, 1 Slot(s) SDXC
Storage Included 70 MB internal
Connectivity Types
USB Connection USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB Charging
HDMI Port Yes (mini )
Micro Port
Wireless
Wireless Note
Headphone Port
Remote Control & Wi-Fi Yes (Optional DMWRSL1)
Other Camera Body Features
Environmentally Sealed Camera Specs No
Durability Camera Specs
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack
Battery Description DMW-BLC12
Battery Life 540
Charger Model DMW-BTC12
Battery Grip None
Weight 588 g (1.30 lb / 20.74 oz)
Dimensions 125 x 87 x 110 mm (4.92 x 3.43 x 4.33″)
Orientation Sensor Camera Specs Yes
Time Lapse Recording Camera Specs No
GPS Connection None
GPS Notes
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Introduction: The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ200 12.1 MP Digital Bridge Camera is a SLR-like (bridge) camera that was released on Jul 18, 2012 . In this review, we will explore the various features and specifications to help you make an informed decision about whether it is the right camera for you.
Body and Design: The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ200 12.1 MP Digital Bridge Camera boasts a SLR-like (bridge) body type that is both lightweight and comfortable to hold. Weighing in at just 588 g (1.30 lb / 20.74 oz) and with dimensions of 125 x 87 x 110 mm (4.92 x 3.43 x 4.33″), this camera is perfect for photographers who are always on the go. Its ergonomic design ensures a secure grip, allowing for steady shots even in challenging shooting conditions.
Image Quality: With its effective pixel count of 12 megapixels and Sensor Size of 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm), this camera offers exceptional image quality in a portable package. The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ200 12.1 MP Digital Bridge Camera delivers stunningly detailed images with vibrant colours and excellent dynamic range. Whether you are capturing landscapes or portraits, this camera will exceed your expectations.
LCD Screen and Controls: The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ200 12.1 MP Digital Bridge Camera features a 3″ LCD screen that provides a clear and bright display for composing your shots and reviewing your images. The intuitive menu system and well-placed buttons make navigating through the camera's settings a breeze. With its user-friendly interface, even beginners can quickly learn to operate this camera with ease.
Memory Storage: The camera supports Maximum 128 GB SDXC, Bus Architecture Flash - SDXC, 1 Slot(s) SDXC providing ample storage space for your photos and videos.
Battery Life: Powered by a DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack and it offers excellent battery life - 540 shots per charge - that is allowing you to capture more shots without worrying about running out of power. This is especially beneficial for photographers who spend long hours shooting on location or during special events. The DMW-BLC12 could be charged with DMW-BTC12 charger.
Audio Input - Microphone Input: Stereo (Mono microphone input allows for precise sound recording in a single direction while stereo microphone can capture audio in two channels for a wider soundstage.)
Audio Output - Speaker Output: Mono (A built-in speaker enables immediate playback and assessment of recorded audio. Mono sound is single-channel audio with all instruments mixed into one signal, while stereo sound uses two audio channels feeding separate speakers.) Please note that older camera models do not have audio input and/or output because they cannot record videos. While modern DSLR cameras (released after 2008) are perfectly able to record good-quality videos and they have audio input/output.
Battery Grip: Some cameras have a specially designed battery grip to extend battery life and other functionalities (such as buttons and dials). The designated name for the battery grip compatible with the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ200 12.1 MP Digital Bridge Camera is: None. (If shows None, then there is no suitable grip for this camera model.)
Conclusion: In conclusion, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ200 12.1 MP Digital Bridge Camera is a versatile and reliable camera that delivers exceptional image quality. With its 12 megapixels sensor, SLR-like (bridge) design, and user-friendly interface, this camera is suitable for both beginners and enthusiasts alike. Whether you are capturing beautiful landscapes or stunning portraits, this camera will not disappoint. Upgrade your photography gear with this remarkable camera. Remember, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ200 12.1 MP Digital Bridge Camera is a reliable companion for all your photography needs. Capture breath-taking moments with ease and enjoy the exceptional image quality it offers.
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