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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72

73

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72
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An award winning and enormous optical zoom bridge camera, with good features
Bridge 16.1MP 60x Yes Jul 2013
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 number 847 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
976 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Features
Good Features
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has good 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 2018.
This Panasonic digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Bigger than average optical zoom
Great moments near and far - 20mm ultra wide angle lens with super telephoto 60x optical zoom
60x / 120x optical zoom / intelligent zoom
16.1 megapixels high-sensitivity MOS sensor
1920 x 1080 FULL HD video recording
Heavier than average
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

77
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
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

Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The Lumix DMC-FZ72's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 58% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 of 60x is bigger than 93% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72's maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 41% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 of 2.8 is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 31% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Heavier Than Average

The Lumix DMC-FZ72's weight of 562g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 86% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 features multi burst mode, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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3D

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 is 3D, unlike 90% of cameras which are not 3D.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Lumix DMC-FZ72 of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 79% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Lumix DMC-FZ72 of 8 is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 7% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Only 480 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 supports a maximum still image resolution of 480 x 480. That's 92% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a shoe mounting point. 89% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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400 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Lumix DMC-FZ72 which takes 400 battery life.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

Cameras have internal memory of between 1MB and 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB. The internal memory of the Lumix DMC-FZ72 of 200MB is bigger than 97% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 supports direct printing. 89% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 of 5x is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 75% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a wind filter, unlike 96% of cameras which do not have a wind filter.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 does not support Wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that 69% of digital cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Lumix DMC-FZ72 of 0.435" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 57% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 features noise reduction, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 73% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a built-in speaker(s). 92% of cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Features Calendar

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 features calendar. 87% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Higher Than Average Magnification

The magnification of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 of 19.6x is in the highest 12% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic dmcfz72ebk, panasonic n066276w, panasonic pan1474, info dmcfz72ebk

Barcodes:

00885909054411, 04010869236843, 04010869246859, 04010869249881, 05025232752256, 05025232752263, 05025232752270, 05025232752287, 05025232760503, 05054230866313

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