When Panasonic launched the ZS100 compact about two years in the past, it had the excellence of providing the most important zoom vary within the 1-inch sensor compact class; now, its successor, the ZS200, retains that benefit with its 15x zoom. Whereas Panasonic has tweaked the design a bit, the 24-360mm f3.Three-6.four lens, a higher-resolution digital viewfinder and the addition of Bluetooth are the first adjustments.
Just like the ZS100, it has could aliases: within the UK you will discover it because the TZ200, and in Australia the TZ220. It’s going to debut at a better value than the ZS100 although, $800, when it ships in March. (I haven’t got pricing for anyplace however the US but, however that $800 straight converts to £580 and AU$1,020.)
The ZS100 all the time teetered between being a mainstream and an fanatic compact, which is a part of its allure. With the ZS200, Panasonic prioritizes zoom over a large aperture, pushing it firmly into the general-purpose zone, and type of into a category by itself.