Dear friends,recently i have bought one for bird photography.Before buying it i considered Canon sx50 and Nikon P510 but as Panasonic FZ 200 has a constant 2.8 aperture all through the zoom range i thoght it would be better. Today i have shot some bird pictures. I am posting one here .Compared to my Nikon D5100 with Nikkor 55-300mm reach is more. Picture is sharp with pretty details( courtsey Leica lens). But what i find annoying is dynamic range is not satisfactory. You will tell me why expect that from a compact camera? Anyway it is a good compromise. One thing i forgot to mention that focussing was very quick . I am waiting for final judgement of yours.Cheers.