I am planning on buying my new camera. This time this has to be a interchangeable lenses one. But here I face a problem. I need some zoom power as I love photographing birds and wildlife in general. However, The depth of field of a bigger sensor with the right lenses is so beautiful. Too bad they are very expensive. I have been researching on a substitute for my dear Canon SX40HS which packs a 35x optical zoom which is pretty good but there are some good new cameras with 50x Optical zoom on the market too.
I was really happy when I found out that the Panasonic DMC FZ200 keeps an f2.8 aperture throughout all the zoom ranges, this is brilliant and creates great depth of field that no superzoom camera has at the moment. Thumbs up for the Panasonic engineers! I am anxiously waiting for the DMC FZ200’s successor that Panasonic should announce this year. Despite not having the longest zoom available on the market and being a little out-of-date in terms of zoom power I think this is a good camera that fulfills all my current photographic needs.
Here are some photos I took a while ago.