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Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) First impressions review

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Meet the Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 / TZ200: the sector’s furthest attaining pocketable 1″ -type digital camera. It sits beside the near-identical-looking ZS100 because the longer attaining fashion, offering a 24-360mm equiv. F3.Three-6.four zoom vary in comparison to the 25-250mm equiv. F2.Eight-Five.nine lens of the ZS100.

What’s cool concerning the ZS200 is its larger zoom vary is completed whilst slightly expanding the scale of the physique (it is 1mm thicker and 1mm taller than the ZS100), although the lens is just about a part prevent slower on the extensive finish, in comparison to its older sibling.

Both cameras use a 20.1MP 1″ -type sensor however the ZS200 positive aspects the next solution 2.33M dot equiv. digital viewfinder in comparison to the 1.7M dot LVF at the ZS100 (nonetheless box sequential, extra on that later). Panasonic has additionally added low energy Bluetooth connectivity, along with Wi-Fi. It additionally positive aspects a 3cm macro mode (to be had at the extensive finish most effective), Panasonic’s L. Monochrome Photo Style, and a brand new highspeed 1080/120p video mode.

Key Features:

  • 20.1MP 1″-type BSI CMOS sensor
  • F3.Three-6.four 24-360mm equiv. zoom lens
  • 2.33M dot LVF with zero.53x equiv. magnification
  • 10 fps burst (AF-S), 6 fps burst (AF-C)
  • Five-axis in-body stablization
  • UHD 4K/24/25/30p video
  • Three” contact LCD
  • Depth from Defocus AF
  • Wi-Fi and occasional energy Bluetooth
  • 4K Photo
  • USB charging

To put it merely the ZS200 turns out to take the very good pedigree of the ZS100 (considered one of our selections for highest go back and forth digital camera), makes some slight enhancements and provides an extended, fairly slower lens. Combined, those two cameras fill an opening within the 1″ -type compact digital camera marketplace, offering vital telephoto succeed in past that of different pocket pleasant fashions, such because the Sony RX100 sequence.

Compared to its friends

Speaking of the RX100 sequence, here is how the ZS200 stacks up on the subject of specification to its friends.

Panasonic DC-ZS200 Panasonic DMC-ZS100 Sony DSC- RX100 V Sony DSC-RX100 IV Canon G7 X Mark II
MSRP $800 $700 $999 $899 $699
Lens vary (equiv.) 24-360mm 25-350mm 24-70mm 24-70mm 24-100mm
Aperture vary F3.Three-6.four F2.Eight-Five.nine F1.Eight-2.Eight F1.Eight-2.Eight F1.Eight-2.Eight
Autofocus Contrast detection Contrast detection Phase detection Contrast detection Contrast detection
Viewfinder 2.3M-dot (box sequential) 1.7M-dot (box sequential) 2.36M-dot 2.36M-dot No
Rear display Fixed Fixed Tilt up/down Tilt up/down Tilt up/down
Touch delicate? Yes Yes No No Yes
Video capacity

4K/30p
1080/120p

4K/30p
1080/60p
4K/30p
1080/120p
4K/30p
1080/120p
1080/60p
Burst Shooting 10 fps 10 fps 24 fps 16 fps Eight fps
Wifi, Bluetooth, NFC Yes, Yes, No Yes, No, No Yes, No, Yes Yes, No, Yes Yes, No, Yes
Battery lifestyles (CIPA) 370 300 220 280 265

As you’ll see, the ZS200 suits up or beats its friends in some spaces, like providing contact sensitivity and considerable video seize choices. But it additionally will get beat in others spaces like most aperture vary and burst velocity. Though something value calling out is the ZS200 options the most productive battery lifetime of the bunch, one thing we stay up for confirming in actual global checking out.

We’ll additionally come with an an identical aperture vs an identical focal period graph, evaluating the ZS200 to its friends, once we get a last model of the digital camera again in our place of work.

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Pricing and availability

Available mid-March, the ZS200 may also be yours for $800 in both black, or silver/gunmetal, proven right here.

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