LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic FZ200 has a Fully Articulated 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Panasonic FZ200 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
FZ200 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 1,312kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic FZ200 can shoot continuously at max speed of 12 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
FZ200 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Panasonic FZ200 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 23 points to choose from.
Panasonic FZ200 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Panasonic FZ200, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60,50,30,25 fps with bit rates up to 28 mbps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Panasonic FZ200 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video. You can also consider its successor, the Panasonic FZ300 which features 4K video recording.
FZ200 also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 240 fps for ultra slow motion videos. FZ200 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Panasonic FZ200 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect FZ200 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic FZ200 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 540 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR-Like type cameras is 358 shots, Panasonic FZ200 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic FZ200 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Panasonic FZ200 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Panasonic FZ200 is $499.99