The Panasonic Lumix FZ200 camera which recently went official, is classified as a ‘super-zoom’ device since its Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 25mm ultra-wide angle lens proffers 24x optical zoom capabilities. This snapper even sports full HD 1920 x1080p video recording in AVCHD Progressive and MP4 formats at 60fps.
Equipped onto this snapper is a freshly developed 12.1MP MOS sensor combined with the LSI Venus Engine for quick response times, better sensitivity recording and enhanced image quality. The Light Speed AF attribute can snap up pictures at 12fps, while the device is said to have a start up time of around 0.95 seconds. What’s more, the 24x optical zoom can go all the way up to 48x with help from the Intelligent Zoom function, while the Intelligent Resolution technology aims at maintaining picture quality.
“Panasonic continues to strive to meet the photography demands of its consumers by providing unique features and advanced technology in all our Lumix digital cameras,” expressed Marc Sorkin, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America. “With the 24x optical zoom and full range F2.8 aperture, the FZ200 is a versatile, powerful camera that provides users with endless options to take creative and high-quality images and videos.”
The device also features the Creative Control mode apart from popular iA functions, with 14 filter options that pack in the newly added Soft Focus, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, One Point Color, Cross Process, Low Key, Toy Effect and Star Filter. A 3-inch, free-angle, 460,000-dot LCD screen with an AR coating is fitted on the rear. The battery life is apparently capable of delivering up to 540 clicks on a single charge.
Similar to the Lumix LX7, the Panasonic Lumix FZ200 price and release date details will be officially unveiled approximately 30 days before the camera starts to ship.