Bird Watching

Photography Tips

The Panasonic Lumix FZ200 is an extremely flexible camera, offering a huge range of focal lengths from 25-600mm (up to 24x magnification). Using the macro auto focus setting you can focus as close as 1cm, allowing extreme close-up action of all sorts of wildlife, from insects to tiny parts of flowers. Whatever you can get close enough to without it running away, basically! But without having to change lenses, you could be bringing a distant bird well into range too, without the need for a weighty (and not to mention pricey) telephoto. At the extreme 600mm end of the focal length range you could fill the frame with feathery subjects many hundreds of metres away. So, donít forget the camera has the capability to cover a wide range of photographic requirements, all in one lightweight portable unit. Who needs digiscoping when you have the simplicity of a 24x optical zoom in your hands?

PANASONIC Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera with Kata Lite-431 DL Camera Case - Black
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Optical zoom: 24x
  • HD video: Full HD 1080p
  • ISO Speed Range: 100-6400
RRP £449.99



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