- Jul 19, 2012
A New Super-Zoom Digital Camera with Full Range F2.8 Aperture
24x Optical Zoom LUMIX DMC-FZ200
Featuring High Speed Response and
1920 x 1080 60p / 50p Full-HD Video Recording
* 35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm
Panasonic is pleased to introduce new DMC-FZ200 with 25mm ultra wide angle 24x powerful optical zoom featuring full range F2.8 aperture (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm). The stunningly bright F2.8 aperture in 600mm has never been achieved by any digital compact cameras*, which makes it possible to capture moving subjects clearly with fast shutter speed even it is distant away.
The LUMIX’s popular FZ series pack a powerful optical zoom and superior controllability including manual operation over photo and full-HD video recording. The powerful 24x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm) can be increased its power to 48x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function taking advantage of the Intelligent Resolution technology maintaining the picture quality even using digital zoom. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) is improved in the correction accuracy to minimize blur even when using powerful zoom and the Active Mode effectively suppress handshake vibration in video recording. Panasonic's Black Box Nano Surface Coating technology minimizes light reflection that causes ghost and flare.
Newly developed 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the advanced image processor Venus Engine in the true shooting-style camera DMC-FZ200 feature high speed response and high quality image even in high sensitivity recording. It contributes to the high speed burst shooting at 12 fps in full resolution and the Light Speed AF to catch the most fleeting shooting opportunities together with the quick start-up time of approx. 0.95 sec. The newly designed 0.2-inch EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) features 1,312,000-dot equivalent high resolution, 100% field of view and minimum screen freeze. Together with the Light Speed AF and quick start-up, the DMC-FZ200 responds to the speed demanded by high-end users to capture the most fleeting shooting opportunities.
The DMC-FZ200 records 1,920 x 1,080 60p (NTSC) / 50p (PAL) full-HD video recording in AVCHD progressive / MP4** with high quality stereo sound. The powerful 24x optical zoom and manual control are also available in video recording to make the video more attractive.
In addition to the full manual control, wide variety of shooting options such as Creative Control and Photo Style are integrated to look photo and video even more true to the photographer’s creative intention.
Featuring stunning optical performance that no other compact digital camera can offer, the DMC-FZ200 realizes high shooting performance to even satisfy advanced photographers with its bright, high quality photo and video.
* As of July 18, 2012.
** 30p (NTSC) / 25p (PAL) in MP4 recording.
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