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Overall Score

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72

Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 16.1 megapixel 60 times zoom factor digital camera
Bridge 16.1MP 60x Yes Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 as follows for Summary.
93
971 Reviews + 2 Awards
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
40
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 40?

It has not bad expert reviews and superb user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, superior product quality and it is easy to use.
This Panasonic digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very big optical zoom
1" image sensor size
Heavy
Does not support Wi-Fi
79
Very Good
47
Mediocre
61
Good
75
Very Good

How Big is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72?

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 is 130.2mm wide and 97mm tall. It is 118.2mm deep and weighs 562g.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 front dimensions

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 size in context

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The writers at review sites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine both strongly endorse this Panasonic digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100 based on eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Pocket Lint.

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 967 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is exceptional. 609 reviewers (80% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

60 customers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 considered that it was good value for money.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

28 owners who purchased it mentioned that it was good quality.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

41 customers who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 thought it was easy to use, seven people who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to setup and four customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. three owners reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold and two owners concluded that this digital camera was easy to handle.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

28 owners who purchased the product concluded that it had a good zoom and four owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens.

  • Some serious reading of the manual would help probably, annoyingly this can only be done on the computer ! The auto focus can be slow to work in certain circumstances, especially when zooming out too quickly…
  • This camera is a mixture of good and not quite so good ! The results at full optical zoom are pretty good…
  • All in all a decent camera that produces decent photos that most people will be very happy with; and it sure is nice to have that huge zoom lens.
  • The wide angle and macro is great, as is the zoom (just not for my purpose…
  • The image is very jumpy on full zoom and using the 10 second timer does sort of work whilst you are crossing your fingers…
  • Excellent camera brilliant telephoto lens saves having lots of lens hanging about…
  • WOW, on the moon setting on full zoom you can actually get sharp, beautiful pictures of the moon, on a tripod we are talking spectacular…
  • The quality and zoom range of the lens is amazing, nice sharp photos at high telephoto…
    Denbow (Amazon.co.uk) - February 2014
  • Image clarity is superb over the full range of zoom…
  • Superb lens, bought for my daughter, am now thinking of getting one for myself too…

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

43 owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it was able to produce good images, three people wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution and two people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Four customers mentioned that this digital camera was compact, four people thought it was a good size and three customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to carry around. three owners who bought the product considered that it was lightweight and two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was thin.

Panasonic Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 11,202 expert and owner reviews (including 2,725 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good ratings for its cameras. Panasonic also has very good ratings specifically for its cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Design

11 owners said in their reviews that it was good looking.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Six people agreed that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Five people said that it had good features.

Customers Report Great Battery Life

Nine owners who purchased the product agreed that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report it is Robust

Seven owners who purchased this digital camera considered that it was well made and two customers who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 said that it was strong and durable.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

14 people reckoned that the product had a good screen and three people who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 reckoned that it had a good viewfinder.


Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a pretty typical megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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Heavy

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 is one of the heavier cameras (562 grams) amongst cameras of this age. Cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 83x. The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has one of the biggest optical zooms (60 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras is 0.5" and the largest is 9".

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Features Calendar

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 features calendar. Most of the other cameras also feature calendar.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other cameras also have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a wind filter, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly High Magnification

With a magnification of 19.6 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72's magnification is one of the highest amongst cameras. Cameras have magnifications of between 0.15x and 100x.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 features multi burst mode. Most of the other digital cameras also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 features noise reduction, as do most of the other cameras.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2056, 2736 x 2736, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 2048, 2304 x 2304, 3072 x 1728, 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1712, 1920 x 1920, 2560 x 1440, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1536 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 424 and 480 x 480 and 640 x 360. The best still image resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 2.3mm, the longest is 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm. When compared to other digital cameras that we have checked the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of, the Lumix DMC-FZ72's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,200 millimeter is one of the longest.

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3D

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 is 3D. Most of the other digital cameras also are 3D.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a fairly large maximum aperture number (8) compared to most of the other cameras. The smallest maximum aperture number of digital cameras is 1.8, the largest is 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-FZ72 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic camera). In addition, this Panasonic digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Digital cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 is a camera that takes 400 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of cameras is 3.4, and the minimum aperture numbers range from -2 to 22. At only 2.8, the Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 supports direct printing, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the cameras the internal memory range from 1MB to 32GB. At 200 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a self-timer. Most of the other digital cameras also have a self-timer.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Six Aspherical Lenses

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 is a six aspherical lens digital camera. Most of the other cameras have between 1 and 14 aspherical lenses.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the cameras the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.17" to 8". The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes (only 0.2 inches) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other cameras that we have checked the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of, the Lumix DMC-FZ72's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 20 millimeters is one of the shortest. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras range from 2.3mm to 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in January 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcfz72efk, panasonic dmcfz72ebk, panasonic panasonic, panasonic n066276w, panasonic 161mp, info dmcfz72ebk
Barcodes 00885909054411, 04010869236843, 04010869246859, 05025232752256, 05025232752263, 05025232752270, 05025232752287, 05025232760503, 05054230866313

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