It has a 24× optical zoom lens and 12.1 effective megapixels. The maximum aperture is f2.8 for the whole 24X zoom range which is really the selling point. It is capable of zooming a distance of 4.5mm to 108mm which is also equivalent to 25mm to 600mm (full-frame).
It also has a built-in electronic viewfinder of its own so you won't have to buy it as a separate accessory anymore. This time, you can use the hot shoe for an external flash alone and still use an electronic viewfinder at the same time.
Another selling point of this magnificent camera is the articulating LCD which is really handy for that dramatic low angle shot effect.
It currently has a price tag of $545.89 in amazon.com & ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.
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Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Size: 1/2.3"
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Effective Megapixels: 12.1
Total Megapixels: 12.8
Maximum Resolution: 4000 x 3000
Sensor Filter: RGB - Bayer
Shutter Speed: 1/4000 – 60 seconds
ISO: 100 – 6400
Continuous Drive: 12.0 fps
Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Dimensions: 3.4″ × 4.9″ × 4.3″
Weight: 20.7 oz (includes battery and memory card)
View Screen: 3.0″ 460,000 dots
Built-In Flash: Yes
Flash Range: 44.00 feet max
Supported Memory Cards: SD • SDHC • SDXC • UHS
Battery: DMW-BLC12PP (7.2V / 1200mAh / 8.7Wh)
Self Timer: Yes
Flash Hot Shoe: Yes
Environmentally Sealed: No
Max Video Res: 1080p 60fps
Supported Video Modes: AVCHD • MP4
Optical Zoom: 24.0x
Focal length: 4.5mm – 108mm
Focal length (35mm): 25mm – 600mm
Aperture: f/2.8 – f/8.0
Minimum Focus Distance: 11.80″
Remote Included: No
3D Capture: Yes
Below are more pictures of the new Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ200 from different angles.