Panasonic’s Lumix DC-ZS200 Offers 4K and 15X Zoom in a Small Body

Panasonic’s mirrorless GX9 may be in the spotlight since its recent announcement, however, the company hasn’t given up on its other point-and-shoots yet.

Its latest ZS200 is a simple camera, focused towards people who don’t need the flexibility and enhancements of a mirrorless shooter.

Zoom, ISO and Autofocus

At the front, you get a 20.1 MP 1-inch sensor, with a Venus Engine image processor. ISO range goes up to 12800, while burst mode manages 10 fps (6 with continuous autofocus). There’s also five-axis inbuilt optical image stabilization.


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Where the camera really shines is through its zooming capabilities. The new 24-360 mm Leica DC Vario f/3.3-6.4 lens provides up to 15X optical zoom. Contrast AF system supports Depth From Defocus (DFD) technology and has speeds of up to 0.1s.

Video Options

On the video front, you get a new 4K option at 30 fps (with Photo Mode supported allowing for 8 MP shots), as well as a 1080p slow-motion mode at 120 fps (which pales in comparison to the RX 100’s unbelievable 960 fps).

Viewfinder, Battery and Price

Apart from physical dials at the top and a control ring around the lens, there’s a 3-inch 1.24-million-dot touchscreen LCD at the back, with an increased resolution. There’s also a 2.33-million-dot EVF at the back with complete coverage and 1.45x magnification.

There’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 low energy for constant pairing, while a pop-up flash allows better photography in low-light conditions.

As for the battery life, you get up to 370 shots on a single charge. Pricing is set at $800 for the ZS200, which will be available in the second-half of March.

  • Well; Is this better option to buy DSLR intermediate range like canon 77D, 80D, Nikon 7200, 7500 instead of wasting 800$ on point and shoot camera. Yeah benefit for point and shoot camera is its body size and zoom, but more limitations.

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