Object of Desire: Panasonic Lumix ZS200 Compact Camera

May 23, 2018

By Greg Scoblete

The Panasonic Lumix ZS200 Compact Camera.

Panasonic’s latest advanced compact camera boasts a 1-inch, 20-megapixel MOS sensor with a top native ISO of 12,800 (expandable to 25,600). It features a fixed 24-360mm (35mm equivalent) lens with 5-axis image stabilization. You can focus on objects as close as 3cm. The ZS200 can record 4K video or full HD at up to100 fps and uses Panasonic’s 4K Photo Mode to isolate 8-megapixel still images from 30fps bursts of 4K video. Panasonic has added two new modes to 4K Photo. The first is Sequence Composition, which lets you select frames with a moving subject and have the camera compile them into a single image. The second is an Auto Marking mode where the camera scans your stills for signs of motion or a face and tags them for easier retrieval.

The ZS200 incorporates Panasonic’s Depth From Defocus autofocusing technology to speed autofocusing and improve tracking accuracy. You’ll hit 6 fps in burst mode with continuous autofocus or 10 fps with focus fixed on the first frame. You’ll compose your scene through a .21-inch EVF or a 3-inch touch display. Battery life clocks in at a CIPA-certified 370 images. Rounding out the ZS200’s features are in-camera RAW processing, a new L.Monochrome photo filter, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

PRICE: $800

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