12.1 MP MOS Sensor
LSI Venus Engine Image Processor
25-600mm f/2.8 Leica Optical Zoom Lens
3.0" Free Angle 460K-dot LCD Display
0.2" Electronic View Finder w/ 100% FOV
12 fps Continuous Shooting
RAW and RAW+JPEG Recording Option
Full HD 60p Video Recording
Filter Thread: 52mm
Hot-Shoe Accessory Mount
Fast F2.8 Aperture Across Entire Zoom Range
Worlds First 25-600mm Lens with Full-Range F2.8 Aperture
The DMC-FZ200 features a high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 25mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 24x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm) that achieves full range F2.8.
The stunningly bright F2.8 aperture at 600mm is a worlds first for a digital compact camera*. Youll have the ability to capture a moving subject, even in the distance, clearly with a fast shutter speed.
*As of July 18, 2012.
Designed with 14 elements in 11 groups, including 3 ED lenses and 5 aspherical lenses with 9 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit allows for an incredibly compact camera body while delivering exceptional optical performance.
To achieve full range F2.8 with a shallow depth of field, high precision correction performance against distortion is required. The DMC-FZ200 integrates 5 aspherical lenses and 3 ED lenses to pass Leica's stringent standards. The accuracy required for the aspherical lens is within 0.1 um, which is managed by the unparalleled mold technology of the Panasonic Yamagata Factory.
Nano Surface Coating
Panasonic's black box technology Nano Surface Coating boasts an extremely low reflectance ratio and allows the DMC-FZ200 to deliver exceptional optical performance with stunning clarity by minimizing flaring and ghosts.
24X Power O.I.S. Leica Optics [600mm]
48x Intelligent Zoom
If the 24x optical zoom is not long enough for your photographic journey, the Intelligent Zoom uses digital zoom technology with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology. The 24x optical zoom virtually extends to a 48x zoom equivalent.
25mm Ultra Wide-Angle Lens
The 25mm ultra wide-angle lens*has about twice the shooting area as a standard 35mm lens. This enhances most shooting situations, like photographing a group of people at an indoor party or shooting a large structure or sweeping landscape while traveling.
*Converted to standard 35mm camera equivalent, at the wide-end.
The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) suppresses vibration and hand-shake that happens when you press the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed. The POWER O.I.S. also works for powerful zoom shots, which are especially susceptible to hand-shake. The Active Mode is effective for video recording.
In-Camera Creative Effects
14 Creative Controls
Panasonic is ready to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary by fueling your creativity with the Creative Control feature (in the recording mode) and the Creative Retouch feature (in the playback mode). These features take simple or complicated scenes and make them easy to capture in a great photo. Simply set the camera to match your scene and it uses sophisticated presets to optimize the camera settings resulting in photos youll be proud of.
You can choose from 6 color types ranging from monochrome to vivid resulting in photos and videos just the way you imagined them. In addition, the contrast, sharpness, saturation, and noise reduction for each mode can be customized in 5 steps and even stored in memory.
The Panorama Shot Mode makes it is possible to shoot a 360-degree horizontal/vertical panoramic image with consecutive shots taken by overlaying the previous picture.
White Balance Bracket
The white balance bracket function shoots 3 consecutive photos with slight changes to the white balance setting of each photo in both the horizontal (amber to blue) and vertical (green to magenta) axes.
Intelligent Night Shot
The Intelligent Handheld Night Shot in the iA Mode delivers bright, glamorous night scenery with illumination by layering multiple pictures shot consecutively for one outstanding night photo. Create beautiful night scenes without using a tripod.
The Handheld Night Shot Mode is also available in the Scene Modes.
3D Photo Mode
The 3D Photo Mode produces a 3D image in the camera. The image-processing method used by LUMIX records beautiful images with less distortion or visible image links.
Take 20 panning shots and the camera selects the two most suitable images one for the right eye and one for the left eye to synthesize a 3D composite.
The 3D image can be played back on MPO-compatible equipment such as VIERA HDTVs and digital photo frames, or even printed.
1.3MP Electronic Viewfinder
The newly developed 0.2-inch EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) features 1,312K-dot equivalent high resolution and a 100% field of view. Shoot fast-moving subjects under strong sunlight with an increased frame rate from 30fps to a maximum of 60 fps, and a minimized screen freeze.
3.0-inch Free-Angle LCD
A 3.0-inch 3:2 460K-dot free-angle LCD rotates 180 to the side and tilts 270 up and down. This LCD enables dynamic, artistic framing with high-angle shots and low-angle shots. It's convenient when shooting with a tripod too.
The Focus Button conveniently activates the variable AF area. During MF operation, it changes to a handy One-Shot AF function to provide initial focusing. During Playback, it gives you one-touch zoom playback of subjects in focus.
iA (Intelligent Auto) Plus
In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment. Simply aim, press, and shoot. The detection and correction functions go to work to give you beautiful photos and videos. In addition, the iA Plus Mode enables you to defocus an area, adjust exposure compensation, and control white balance by simply moving a slider.
The range of defocus can be adjusted to match your creativity.
You can adjust the exposure compensation accurately and easily to the level you want.
You can adjust the white balance from warm red to cool blue.
When gyro sensors detect hand-shake, the O.I.S. lens shifts to compensate helping prevent blurred images.
The Motion Deblur Mode determines the appropriate shutter speed and suppresses motion blur. The shutter speed rises as high as possible activating the high sensitivity recording with a pixel mixed readout method.
The Face Recognition function remembers faces that have been registered in the camera and provides the faces with optimal focus and exposure.
The Face Detection function detects faces anywhere in the frame and automatically chooses the optimal focus and exposure. The Face Detection also features Digital Red-Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) in photo recording.
Once you focus on your subject, the AF Tracking system automatically and continuously tracks it and keeps it in focus with proper exposure.
The Intelligent Scene Selector senses the ambient conditions and automatically selects one of these Scene Modes: Photo (Scenery, Portrait, Macro, Night Portrait, Night Scenery or Sunset Mode), Video (Scenery, Portrait, Macro or Low Light Mode).
The Intelligent D-range Control offers natural looking images by optimizing the exposure for each part of an image, preventing blocked shadows and blown highlights, and helping ensure that gradation and details are reproduced beautifully including the blue color in the sky.
Intelligent HDR (High Dynamic Range)
You will be delighted by the creative possibilities that Intelligent HDR (High Dynamic Range) delivers. Shoot several still pictures consecutively at different exposure levels that are then overlaid to produce a single composite picture without whiteout (over-exposure) or blackout (under-exposure). The results are stunning.
Ideal for taking dynamic, intricate close-ups of flowers and insects, the 1-cm Macro feature is also great for photographing artwork and crafts with spectacular detail and rich colors.
Select the flash synchronization you want from 1st Curtain Sync. or 2nd Curtain Sync. Helping you capture nightscapes with a natural flow of light. You can also adjust the intensity of light with a range of EV 2 in 1/3 EV steps.
Custom Mode 1 gives you the power to program a series of settings you use often, while Custom Mode 2 lets you register patterns for up to 3 additional settings.
Using the Q.MENU button, frequently used functions can be quickly retrieved.
12 fps Burst Rate
Approximately 0.95 sec Quick Start-Up Time
The DMC-FZ200 boasts a quick start-up time of approximately 0.95 sec. Together with Light Speed AF, the DMC-FZ200 helps you to never miss a moment.
Light Speed AF
Light Speed AF helps catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities. You can quickly focus on moving subjects such as sports, animals or kids.
12 fps with 12.1-megapixel Full Resolution
The 12.1-megapixel MOS sensor lets the DMC-FZ200 shoot 12 fps in full resolution with a mechanical shutter. You can even take a series of shots, choose the ones you like the best, and delete the rest.
Intelligent Burst Mode
When photographing a fast moving subject, but youre not sure how to set the camera, Intelligent Burst Shooting will automatically set the frame rate of burst shooting according to the subject's movement making it easy for you to achieve gorgeous photos.
*1 The focus is fixed to the first picture. *2 The focus, exposure and white balance are fixed to the first picture. *3 The number of burst recording pictures is limited by the picture-taking conditions and the type and/or status of the card used.
Once you focus on your subject, the AF Tracking automatically follows it until you press the shutter. When you're taking images of an active subject, like children or pets, this function eliminates the need to press the shutter button halfway down repeatedly to readjust the focus.
12.1-megapixel MOS Sensor
The new 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor boasts an excellent S/N ratio resulting in super clear images with less noise even in high sensitivity recording. Together with the high performance image processing LSI Venus Engine, it elevates the response, sensitivity and image quality to an even higher level.
Intelligent Noise Reduction System
The excellent S/N (Signal to Noise) ratio of the MOS sensor combined with the Intelligent Noise Reduction system in the Venus Engine delivers photos and videos from low to high sensitivity with outstanding clearness.
You will be delighted by the creative possibilities that Intelligent HDR (High Dynamic Range) in the iA Mode delivers. Shoot several still pictures consecutively at different exposure levels that are then overlaid to produce a single composite picture without whiteout (over-exposure) or blackout (under-exposure). The results are stunning. The HDR Mode is also available in the Scene Modes.
Full 1080/60p HD Video
60p Full HD Video Recording
The DMC-FZ200 records high-resolution full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. Featuring 60p (NTSC) full HD recording capability, subjects with fast motion or fine details are reproduced clearly.
Twice the Information of Interlace Recording
1080/60p / 1080/50p (progressive) conveys about twice the information of 1080i (interlace) recording. It creates intricate detail and silky smooth motion even when subjects move quickly. Afterimages are minimized creating more natural looking images.
This feature reproduces all image data in a single picture.
Actual: 12.8 Megapixel Effective: 12.1 Megapixel
Still Images:JPEG, MPO, RAW Movies:MPEG-4, MPEG-4 AVCHD Audio:AAC
12 MP: 4000 x 3000
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Leica DC Vario-Elmarit, 14 elements in 11 groups 5 Aspherical, 3 ED EFL: 4.5-108mm(35 mm equivalent: 25-600mm) Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - 2.8 (T) to f/8.0
Up to 12 fps at 12.1 MP for up to 12 frames Up to 5.5 fps at 12.1 MP for up to 12 frames Up to 2 fps at 12.1 MP for up to 12 frames Up to 60 fps at 2.5 MP Up to 40 fps at 5 MP
Auto Auto/Red-eye Reduction Forced On Off Second-curtain Sync Slow Sync Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Maximum Effective Flash Range
Wide: 0.98 - 44.29' (0.3 - 13.5 m) Telephoto: 3.28 - 44.29' (1.0 - 13.5 m)
External Flash Connection
Memory Card Type
SD SDHC SDXC
Still Images per GB
Not Specified By Manufacturer
1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 30 fps, 120 fps 640 x 480: 60 fps, 30 fps, 240 fps
Video Clip Length
Up to 100Min
With Video, Stereo
3.0" LCDRear Screen(460,000 pixels)
2.5mm Sub-mini (3-Ring) AV Output HDMI C (Mini) USB 2.0
Not Specified By Manufacturer
Not Specified By Manufacturer
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1200 mAh
AC Power Adapter
110-240V AC (Optional)
4.9 x 3.4 x 4.3"/125.2 x 86.6 x 110.2 mm
1.18 lb/537 gwithout battery and card
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.8 x 6.5 x 4.5"
TheLumix DMC-FZ200 Digital CamerafromPanasonicis Panasonic's latestdigital compact camera to offer an f/2.8 aperture across the full range of its zoom. And given that the full range runs to 600mm (in 35mm format), that's saying something.The lens on the FZ200 is a 24x optical zoom lens that starts at the wide angle end as a 25mm and zooms all the way to 600mm. This is an incredible range that encompasses all the focal lengths youcould everneed and it offers an f/2.8 aperture at all of those lengths.Normally, this is something that only high end professional lensesoffer, but with this Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens, you can have the speed and light collecting ability of an f/2.8 in an easy-to- use, easy-to-hold compact camera.It's hard to understate the improvements your photos will show, especially zoom close-ups, when you are shooting at f/2.8. The f/2.8 will allow you to use faster shutter speeds at full zoom or lower light and get sharp, blur-free images. Add to that, the Light Speed Auto Focus and 12 frames per second burst shooting speedand you have no reason to ever miss a shot. Really.
Also, a newly developed 12.1 MP high sensitivity MOS sensor and high performance LSI Venus Engine image processor equal high speed response to match the lens' speed and sensitive, high resolution image quality that will make all those shots you're now able to get, worth getting. In addition to high speed continuous shooting and Auto Focus, the Venus Engine image processoralso offers quick start-up time and High Speed Videoup to 240 frames per second which will slow down fast-moving subjects for awesome slo-mo.
Back that great lens for a second. The 24x optical zoom can be doubled to 48x with the Intelligent Zoom function. Intelligent Resolution, POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) and Active Mode will keep images clear and shake-free even when shootingwith such a high zoom. Also, these Leica lenses come with Panasonic'sNano Surface Coatingwhich minimizes light reflection and optical aberrationsthroughout the zoom range meaning that images are clear and light flares are kept to a minimum.
Rounding out the improvements in the FZ200 is its newly designed body which allows for easier control and better access to the zooming and focus lever. Also, a newly developed 0.2" EVF (Electronic View Finder) offers a high resolution image and 100% field of view.
Like all Lumix camera's the FZ200 is made complete with a full range of assistive and creative control options that will drastically improve your shooting, especially when taking on trickyhigh contrast or low light images. And of course, the FZ200 houses a wonderful video package available at the push of one dedicated button. From Full HD 1080 60p to ultra high speed video at VGA size, you have all the video you could ever want from a compact camera. And that lens that we spoke about - f/2.8 aperture and 24x optical zoom- is functional in video as well. Add to that, Dolby Stereo audio recording and you have in your hands a complete Audio-Visual creation machine.
The Leica DC Vario-Elmarit f/2.8 24x optical zoom lens with a focal length equivalency of 25mm to 600mm offers a huge shooting range with a high speed, bright aperture that is available throughout the entire focal range. Nano surface coating prevents unwanted light reflections and 2X Intelligent Zoom jumps the whole zoom package to an incredible 1200mm equivalency. Optical Image Stabilization, Active Mode and Intelligent Resolution will help keep those ultra zoom shots crisp and blur-free.
Sensor and Image Processor
A 12.1 MP MOS Sensor and high performance LSI Venus Engine image processor provide high speed start-up and response, ultra sensitive recording and superb image quality. This is a Lumix after all!
Full HD 1080 60p video recording offers high quality video capture and High Speed Video enables the recording of fast-moving subjects at 120 fps (frames per second) and 240 fps! Active Mode and POWER O.I.S enable you to use the incredible zoom capability of the FZ200 in video modes too and all of this is available with noise resistant Dolby Stereo audio recording. Video recording can begin with just the touch of one dedicated button, a one-button switch from still photography to video.
Electronic View Finder
A newly developed 0.2-inch EVF (Electronic View Finder) features a 1,312,000-dot equivalent high resolution, 100% field of view and minimum screen freeze.
The Lumix FZ200's body has been designed as a full-fledged shooting style digital compact camera with ultimate controllability. The side lever has been redesigned and placed in a convenient location, allowing for smooth zooming control. Focus can also be easily changed with this lever, allowing users to concentrate on shutter operation and getting the perfect photographic moment.
Photo Style and fourteen filter options including Soft Focus and Impressive Art add effect to your images while iA (Intelligent Auto) helps with AF tracking, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent HDR. Full manual control is also an option for those shooters who can create great images with their own internal intelligent modes.
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