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Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ-200
* 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
* Improved Ergonomics
* Hot-shoe and Accessory Mount
The Lumix FZ200 Digital Camera from Panasonic is Panasonic's latest digital 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 you could ever need and it offers an f/2.8 aperture at all of those lengths. Normally, this is something that only high end professional lenses offer, 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 speed and 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 processor also offers quick start-up time and High Speed Video up 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 shooting with such a high zoom. Also, these Leica lenses come with Panasonic's Nano Surface Coating which minimizes light reflection and optical aberrations throughout 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 tricky high 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 120fps (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 amd 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.
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||125.2 x 86.6 x 110.2 mm / (4.93 x 3.41 x 4.34 inch)|
|Weight||Approx. 537g without Battery and SD Memory Card (1.18lb) / Approx. 588g with Battery and SD Memory Card (1.29lb)|
|Camera Effective Pixels||12.1 Megapixels|
|Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter||1/2.3-type High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / 12.8 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter|
|Aperture||F2.8 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.8 - 8 (W, T))|
|Focal Length||f=4.5 - 108mm (25 - 600mm in 35mm equiv.) / (28 - 672mm in 35mm equiv. in video recording)|
|Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)||29.4x (4:3 / 8M), 37.5x (4:3 / 5M), 46.9x (under 3M)|
|Lens||LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT (Nano Surface Coating) / 14 elements in 11 groups / (5 Aspherical Lenses / 9 Aspherical surfaces / 3 ED Lenses / 1 Nano Surface Coating Lens)|
|Optical Image Stabilizer||Power O.I.S. (On with Active Mode(only for Video) / Off)|
|Digital Zoom||Max. 4x|
|Focusing Area||Normal: Wide 30 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity / AF Macro / MF / Intelligent AUTO/ motion picture: Wide 1 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity|
|AF Assist Lamp||Yes (On/Off)|
|Focus||Normal / AF Macro / MF / Quick AF ON/OFF(On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF (only for motion picture) / FOCUS Button, AF/AF Macro/MF Switchable, AF/AE Lock Button, Manual Focus / One shot AF, AF Area Select, AF Tracking|
|AF Metering||1/3 - 3 EV step, Max.+/-3EV, 3 frames|
|Shutter Speed||Still image : approx. 60 - 1/4000 sec / Motion picture : approx. 1/30 - 1/20,000 sec / (Creative Video Mode : approx. 1/8 - 1/20,000 sec)|
|Viewfinder||0.21" Color EVF (1,312K dots equiv.), Field of View : approx. 100%, Lens 18.4x|
|File Format||Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3), RAW, MPO / Motion picture: AVCHD, MP4|
|Mode Dial / Mode Button||Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color|
|Creative Control mode||Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama Shot, Sports, Panning, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, / Handheld Night Shot, HDR, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, 3D photo|
|Still Image Scene Mode||Full- Resolution Image: 12 frames/sec Max.12 images / with AF Tracking: 5.5 frames/sec, 2 frames/sec / Intelligent Burst Shootingã€€ / High- speed Burst: approx. 60 frames/sec (recorded in 2.5 M) / approx. 40 frames/sec (recorded in 5 M)ã€€|
|Motion Picture Recording (*2)||[HD Video] 1920 x 1080 pixels, 50p (PSH: 28Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 50fps) / 1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 50fps) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 50p (SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 50fps) / 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) / [STD Video] 640 x 480 pixels, 25 fps (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) / [High Speed Video] 1280 x 720 pixels, 25 fps (MP4) (Sensor Output is 100fps) / 640 x 480 pixels, 25 fps (MP4) (Sensor Output is 200fps)|
|AVCHD (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures])||approx. 160 min (PSH), 180 min(FSH)|
|MP4 (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures])||approx. 200 min (FHD)|
|AVCHD (Actual recordable time [motion pictures])||approx. 80 min (PSH), 90 min (FSH)|
|MP4 (Actual recordable time [motion pictures])||approx. 100 min (FHD)|
|Exposure||Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual|
|Exposure Compensation||1/3 EV step, +/-3 EV|
|Auto (AE) Bracketing||1/3 EV step, +/-3EV, 3 frames|
|Light Metering||Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 * (* Extended ISO) (Changeable to 1/3 EV step) / High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 1600 - 6400)|
|Still Picture Recording||[1:1] / 2992 x 2992 (9M) / 2448 x 2448 (6M EZ) / 1920x1920(3.5M EZ) / 1536x1536(2.5M EZ) / 480x480(0.2M EZ) / [4:3] / 4000 x 3000 (12M) / 3264 x 2448 (8M EZ) / 2560X1920 (5M EZ) / 2048X1536 (3M EZ) / 1600 x 1200 (2M EZ) / 640x480 (0.3M EZ) / [3:2] / 4000 x 2672 (10.5M) / 3264 x 2176 (7M EZ) / 2560x1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048x1360 (2.5M EZ) / 640x424 (0.3M EZ) / [16:9] / 4000 x 2248 (9M) / 3264 x 1840 (6M EZ) / 2560x1440(3.5M EZ) / 1920x1080 (2M EZ) / 640x360 (0.2M EZ) / 1920 x 1080 (3D)|
|Zoom in Motion Picture||Yes|
|Image Quality||RAW / RAW+Fine / RAW+Standard / Fine / Standard (3D Mode : MPO+Fine / MPO+Standard)|
|White Balance||Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Flash / Incandescent / White Set1 / White Set2 / Color Temperature (2-axis adjustable)|
|Photo Style / Film Mode||Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom|
|Color Mode / Color Effect / My color||Color Mode (only in iA Mode) : Standard, Happy, Black and White, Sepia|
|Picture Adjustment||Contrast, Sharpness, Color Saturation, Noise Reduction|
|Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)||Yes|
|Self Timer||2sec / 10sec / 10sec 3pcs|
|Retouch||Auto Retouch / Creative Retouch|
|Playback Mode||Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playbackï¼ˆPicture Only, Video Only, 3D, Category, Favorites), Calendar Playback|
|Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback||12,30-thumbnails / Yes|
|Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback||Yes / No|
|Set Favorites / Rotate Image||Yes / No|
|DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection||Yes / Yes|
|Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling||Yes / Yes / No / Yes|
|Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp||Yes / Yes / Yes|
|PictBridge Support||Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF|
|OSD language||Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish|
|Battery life (approx.)||540 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1|
|LCD Monitor||7.5cm(3.0") Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots), AR Coating / Field of View : approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle / Power LCD mode, AUTO Power LCD mode|
|Built-in-Flash||Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, Flash Synchro ; 1st/2nd Slow Sync / 0.3 - 13.5m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 13.5m (Tele/ISO Auto)|
|Recording Media||Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card (Compatible with UHS-I Standard)|
|Microphone / Speaker||Stereo / Mono|
|Interface||miniHDMI, AV Output (PAL/NTSC), USB Multi, Microphone|
|Power||Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, Minimum: 1,200mAh) (Included) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Optional)|
|Included Software||PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.3 PE, SilkyPix Developer Studio, Adobe Reader|
|Standard Accessories||Battery Charger, Battery Pack, USB Cable, AC Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM, Lens Hood, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String|
|NOTE||*1Recording conditions by CIPA standard / - CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association]. / - Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF)/Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on. / - Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB). / - Using the supplied battery. / - Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].) / - Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording. / - Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording. / - Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the battery decreases. / *2 / - These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23 oC (73.4 oF) and a humidity of 50%RH. / - The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use. / - Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as switching the power supply [ON] / [OFF], starting/stopping recording, zoom operation etc. / - Motion pictures in [MP4] can be recorded continuously for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds. Also, motion picture recorded continuously in [MP4] is up to 4 GB.|