In addition to its amazing 24x constant f2.8 lens, the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 superzoom is the only video-capable camera with an external mic jack and HD slow motion below $7000.
I have the earlier version of this camera, the Panasonic FZ150, and it is a great hybrid still/video camera even without the fast lens or 720/120p.
With these features, the FZ200 can create video images like these (please watch at 720P):
And it's not a bad still camera, either.
The FZ200 is on sale now for $499 at Amazon and $488 (with a full manufacturer's warranty) from BuyDig via eBay.
The Amazon sale lasts until September 27th - and there are only 8 cameras left at the $488 price on eBay.
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