Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Bridge Camera, HD 1080p, 12.1MP, 24x Optical Zoom, 3" LCD Flip Screen, Black

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Bridging the gap between high-end compacts and digital SLRs, Panasonic's DMC-FZ200 offers a level of control close to that of an SLR, but without the hassle of lens changing and complicated settings. Integrated optical image stabilisation and a sharp electronic viewfinder even take the guesswork out of composing show stopping shots.


  • The DMC-FZ200 is equipped with the world’s first 25-600mm LEICA DC lens featuring a full range f2.8 aperture. Capable of capturing 12.1 megapixels of detail, this precision-engineered lens gives you sharper images and less distortion in conditions ranging from wide-angle shots to macro close-ups.
  • The powerful 24x optical zoom can be used in photo and video recording. This is extendable to a stunning 48x using Pansonic’s ‘Intelligent Zoom’ technology. The lens also features nano surface coating to cut down on ghosts and flaring.
  • The High Sensitivity MOS sensor boasts excellent S/N ratio resulting in super clear image with less noise even during high sensitivity recording. Intelligent noise reduction and multi-process noise reduction combine to reduce noise and render dramatically clear images, even in low light.
  • The DMC-FZ200 has a 0.2-inch electronic viewfinder that features a 1,312,000-dot equivalent high resolution, 100% field of view. Thanks to the increased 30 - 60fps frame rate, screen freeze is reduced, making it suitable for shooting fast-moving subjects.
  • A vibrant 3-inch colour screen lets you review your pictures and compose perfect shots.
  • Power Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) creates sharper images whether you’re shooting or filming. Move into position or shoot off-the-cuff with confidence - the FZ200 always delivers rock solid results.
  • You can also record high quality 1920 x 1080 full HD movies in AVCHD for playback on your HD TV via the mini HDMI connection.

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Accessories Included
Battery Charger, Battery Pack, USB Cable, AC Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM, Lens Hood, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String
Autofocus Information This feature fixes onto the main subject and enhances focus on a snap's hot spots
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx 540 shots per charge
Built In Flash
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, Flash Synchro ; 1st/2nd Slow Sync
Camera Type
Digital Bridge
AV Output, USB 2.0, mini HDMI, mic input, flash shoe
Continuous Shooting Speed Information The amount of frames per second that can be shot in continuous shooting mode
12 fps
H8.6 x W12.5 x D11cm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
PictBridge, DPOF
Eligible for International Delivery
File Formats
Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3), RAW, MPO
GPS Information Allows your camera to detect and record where a picture is taken
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
Internal Memory
25-600mm Leica DC Vario-Elmarit
Lens Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
f/2.8 - f/8
Lens Size Information Also known as focal length, this is the distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
4.5 - 108mm
Lens Type Information Whether it zoom, wide-angle or telephoto, different lens types serve different purposes
Macro Information Extreme close-up shots of small subjects like insects or plants
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating Information Defines the sensor's light sensitivity and, thus, performance in low-light settings
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card (included)
Memory Card Type
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Power Supply
1x lithium-ion battery and charger
Screen size
Self Timer Information Lets you run into your own pictures by delaying it being taken by a few seconds after the shutter is pressed
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
High Sensitivity MOS
Shooting Modes
Shutter Speeds Information The amount of time is takes for the shutter to open and close. High speed lets you freeze action completely, slower ones allow motion blur
60 - 1/4000
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Type of Battery
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Viewfinder Information The interface you look through to compose and focus your picture
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information Higher the zoom, the closer you can get to the subject. In optical, the lens physically moves, maintaining more quality than digital zoom.


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We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 20 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great camera Can be used as fully automatic and manual aperture/shutter speed etc. Very good optical quality of lens, with zoom . Not too heavy to carry about all the time. Very pleased with the photos. Recommended as a step up from a compact for those not wanting the weight and lenses (and cost) of a DSLR. 28 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Camera. After much deliberation , I finally bought an FZ200. Great camera . As previous reviewer stated , the supplied manual & CD advanced features manual are not great. You Tube has many guides by Graham Houghton on the use and features of the camera . He also does a free E book manual online . Totally invaluable . 08 July 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good product bad service I bought this product full of hope that I would be able to use it at once. No handbook supplied for low computer intellect users. No connection cable supplied (and not available from John Lewis either) Certainly not a manufacturer interested in non technical customers. 07 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great bridge camera A pleasure to use and great results from rhe few features (of many) that I've managed to use so far - stabilisation works well at maximum optical zoom. Compact and light - really pleased. 02 June 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by a real camera This camera has an excellent lens so that the pictures are really clear. Can be used fully automatically with great results and the video is also very easy to use. The viewfinder makes it easy to frame your shots and the screen can be closed down when not in use. 05 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great camera Bought for a safari and got great results. Wanted a better camera than an I phone without lugging round telephoto lenses and it performed beautifully. haven't scratched the surface yet but automatic setting is so easy. Good movies too. Recommended. 11 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stunning bridge camera I am absolutely delighted with my purchase of a Lumix FZ200 camera. I bought it to take with me on a three week trip to the USA from which I have just returned. I was visiting the canyon lands of Utah and Arizona - an area with its own very particular light, heat and altitude demands and was restricted by weight and size but wanted more adaptability than was available on a simple compact camera. The camera was highly recommended to me by a keen photographer friend and it has thoroughly lived up to his billing. It is small, light, and compact and fits into a small canvas bag that I always take on holiday with me making it an excellent, practical, easy to use travel camera. The lens is wonderful for the size and price of camera and, as I had hoped, meant that I certainly did not need bulky extra lenses to cope with wide angle or zoom. I particularly liked the inclusion of a view finder - vital in the bright light of the Grand Canyon, etc - and the fold out screen on the back which made reviewing my photos as I went along very easy. Initially I was using it at the point and shoot level but as I became more familiar with it, I became aware of the wealth of features more usually found on a more expensive dSLR camera. I am aware that there is a great deal still to learn about its many sophisticated and advanced features and am looking forward to exploring it further. Most highly recommended - the best camera of this sort that I have ever had. 16 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A great camera at a fair price! This camera does all it says - takes great photos, both indoors and out. It has an excellent lens which gives pinpoint clarity in photos. The zoom works well and I have taken several great shots of bird life! 19 August 2014
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