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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 16.1MP 60x Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Good quality pictures
Good product quality
917 Reviews + 2 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This Panasonic digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both review sites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which decided that this digital camera was very good.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews this digital camera has an average expert rating of 80%.

Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this camera is outstanding based on 961 user reviews. 733 reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. That puts this Panasonic camera in the top 17% of all the cameras of a similar age and spec.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 8,853 expert and owner reviews (including 765 verified purchases), Panasonic has good reviews for its cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 supports direct printing, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Calendar

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 features calendar, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Features Histogram

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 features histogram. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also feature histogram.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Coolpix S9700 ($329.99), or the P510 both from Nikon which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera do support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi that you might also want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 ($533.99), the Olympus Stylus SH-2 ($341.98), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700 ($329.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Seventeen customers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 thought it had a good battery life. Two years ago Mr a Newton said “Good battery life” and scored the product 8 stars. Three years ago Nat said on Amazon.co.uk “Only issues is battery life”. Kernow Rich wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The one thing that spoils it for me and prevents a 5 star rating is the battery life” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 review and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

One owner who reviewed it considered that it was quick to charge. Nat gave it a rating of 5 stars and said three years ago “And how long it takes to charge, longer then a iPhone for example.”.

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Support

Good Support

Twelve people said in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Navigator_1969 mentioned “Manual focus is easily selected from the button used for Auto Focus/Auto Focus Macro/Manual Focus which is again conveniently placed” in their review of this digital camera. Mike scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 7 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Perhaps Panasonic should include a full manual in the package”. Three years ago Mike G. wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Come on panasonic write a manual that is useful to the average person” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.


Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and type.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-FZ72 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Battery

400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras of this age and type take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Lumix DMC-FZ72 which takes 400 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a battery charger included. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a hand strap, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

At 200 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera. Medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera have internal memory of between 8MB and 8GB.

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Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have a shoe mounting point.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a self-timer. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a self-timer.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Design

Easy to Use

Eighty-eight owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Digital Versus “Its 60x zoom can be used easily, with no need for particular skills or experience, making it a great travel companion or a handy second camera for users”. Mr. A. N. Tolladay mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Superb camera this one - easy to use, great pictures” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72. Two years ago Mr. Brian Hunt said on Amazon.co.uk “Nice camera, easy to use and takes good pics” and gave it a score of 8 stars.

Eighteen people thought it was easy to setup. Mr. J. Milne rated it 8 stars and said “Great product easy to set up” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 review. Karen Brader mentioned in her Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 review “Fantastic device, really easy to set up and go, was unsure if I should go to the expense of an IPad”. Katy Hampton gave this digital camera a rating of 8 stars and she said on Amazon.co.uk “Great item easy to set up arrived very quickly even though I did the standard post would definitely use again”.

Ten people who reviewed it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Liam wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “It is also a lot lighter than the full size iPad which again makes it more comfortable to hold” . Liam also wrote “Not so big it is difficult to hold” in their review. Syd gave this digital camera a rating of 8 stars and mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “It's lighter and easier to hold, better for using in bed, better for reading on the train, more portable”.

Five customers concluded that the product was easy to use the menus. Simon9999 gave it a rating of 6 stars and said “The menu is reasonably intuitive” in their review of this digital camera. Bryanh wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The menu is very extensive”. Chris scored it very highly and he mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The menu is in the usual easy to use Lumix style and there are enough settings and features to enable some really individual” in his review of this digital camera.

Three owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to handle. David wrote on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “This is a nice handling camera” in his review of this digital camera. Bickram gave it a score of 8 stars and said “The lens quality and handling exceeded my expectations”.

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Good Product Quality

Sixty owners who purchased this digital camera thought it was good quality. Mr. M. J. Baggaley said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 “The metal body giving a substantial, quality feel in your hand”. Three years ago Monty mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Took pictures of a hot air balloon at dusk and quality was superb I am looking forward to taking it on holiday” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 review and rated the product 8 stars. Mr Baz said in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 review “The XS-1 has stronger image quality and it's cheaper too”.

Nice Design

Twenty-five customers mentioned that this digital camera was good looking. Three years ago Kamal Nayan Bhatt wrote “When we're LOOKING at a beautiful photo taken with (for instance) this camera's wide-angle lens, we're using our central vision to view the photo” in their review of this digital camera. Margaret B. said “Sleek & stylish too!” in her review of this digital camera. Robert Xavior Thorpe mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Seems pretty good up to now” and gave it a score of 8 stars.

Five owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was neat. Kindle Customer said two years ago “Very pleased with this item immaculate only thing was the charger was broken the pin part was broken” . Paul Saunders mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Neat and light, delivered early in safe packaging” in his review of this digital camera. Bookie scored it 7 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “I love this neat little device and would recommend it without hesitation”.

Four owners reckoned that the product was well designed. Mr Sh Johnson wrote on Amazon.co.uk “I just want to say i'm a great lover of apple products in their sleek design and feel” and gave the product a score of 7 stars. Mr B. mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Quickly moved onto fully manual operation as the camera design made it so easy” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72. Kallan Easton scored it 8 stars and said three years ago “Very nice design, quick processing”.

One person who reviewed the product thought it was smooth. Roger (devon) mentioned “Zoom is incredible, low noise, smooth and takes a superb pic, without tripod etc” in their review of this digital camera. One customer thought this digital camera was rough. Rita Rous wrote two years ago “As I am not very technical a friend set it up for me gave me a rough guide now I need to sit” and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

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Robust

Twenty-one owners mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 was well made. Four years ago Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 review on Trusted Reviews “The Panasonic Lumix FZ72 is a solid camera.”. Navigator_1969 scored the product 7 stars and wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 review “Providing it continues to function without any faults in its build quality then I am extremely pleased with my purchase of this camera”. Nick Roden said two years ago “The mini iPads are a solid choice of iPad as its not bulky”.

Two people who purchased it wrote that it was easy to damage or scratch. T I Mcconnell-Wood wrote in their review of this digital camera “Sadly the screen was damaged and had to be returned”. Three years ago Harry Deacon said “The charger is extremely slow and broken at the end as well” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 and scored it 5 stars.

One owner wrote that it was reliable. Miss C a Hollyhead said “Faster, more reliable and doesn't keep crashing” and gave the product a rating of 7 stars.

One person who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was strong and durable. Justine mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “And to add insult to injury - my ipad mini was in a Griffin military shock/rugged proof case”.

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Viewfinder

Very High Magnification

Medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera have magnifications of between 0.17x and 20x, and the average magnification is 3.3x. When compared to other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera that we have assessed, the Lumix DMC-FZ72's magnification of 19.6 times zoom factor is one of the highest.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR, the Olympus Stylus SH-2 ($341.98), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700 ($329.99).

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Has an HDMI Port

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

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

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 ($533.99), the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR, and the Olympus Stylus SH-2 ($341.98) is also worth considering.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1536 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1920, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2304 x 2304, 2560 x 1440, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1920, 2736 x 2736, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 2304, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2056, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 34. The worst still image resolution of all cameras that are a similar age to this camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Lens System

Very Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 60 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 has one of the biggest optical zooms amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The smallest optical zoom of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.34x, the biggest is 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have digital zooms of between 1x and 120x. With a digital zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera, the Lumix DMC-FZ72's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,200 millimeter is one of the longest. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera range from 18mm to 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm.

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Six Aspheric Elements

Most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera have between 1 and 12 aspheric elements, including the Lumix DMC-FZ72 which has six aspheric elements.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.5 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4. The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (8) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Lumix DMC-FZ72 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 20 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-FZ72 has one of the shortest minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Three owners said in their reviews that it was quiet. Three years ago Mrs K a Creasy said on Amazon.co.uk “It's very quiet around here now” in her Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 review and gave this digital camera a rating of 9 stars. T Lee mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “The sound is unpleasant and very noticeable in quiet surroundings”. Sophie Kaute wrote on Amazon.co.uk “All I can say is my son can't get enough of it! Brilliant for keeping the kids quiet” and gave this digital camera a score of 8 stars.

Two people who bought it agreed that it was noisy. Amazon Customer said “Camera doesn't perform so well indoors, shots tend can be blurry or noisy without the flash.” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 review. Three years ago John Wadey said “The 60x zoom actually was too noisy and processed, resulting in unclear images -” in his review of this digital camera.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also feature noise reduction.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a wind filter. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also have a wind filter.

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Features Voice Recording

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Four people who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 agreed that it had email functionality. A. J. S. said on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “My laptop was getting old and slow and it has been such a relief to be able to hop on the Internet in seconds and do a quick email check” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72. John Ryan he mentioned on Amazon.co.uk also three years ago “I'd use it for pleasure (eMail, watching films or playing the odd game”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Sixteen people concluded that it had good features. Expert review site Ephotozine.com rated it 6 stars and mentioned “There are plenty more features that will he”. Ephotozine.com also wrote “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 packs a number of features that will appeal to many users, highlights including the 60x optical zoom lens, 1cm minimum focusing distance, 9 fps continuous shooting” in their review. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com rated this digital camera 6 stars and said “Premier to its feature set is that massive 20-1200mm equivalent zoom which offers more range than the competition out there” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72.


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Popular Choice

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 is one the most popular digital camera currently available.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Panasonic digital camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Eleven owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was heavy and bulky. Michelle mentioned “Its light and easy to hold, I have very weak hands due to illness so I find the full size version my daughter has is far to heavy for me” in her review of this digital camera. Stuart Andrew wrote “I bought the Panasonic FZ72EB as a holiday camera to use instead of my Nikon D610 which can be bulky to carry around after a while” and gave it a score of 7 stars. Quinn281 said three years ago “As it fits in her handbag and isn't too heavy she just loves it”.

Nine owners thought this digital camera was compact. Four years ago expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned “Lens technology has moved on so much that we now see that in compact cameras, while bridge cameras like the Panasonic Lumix FZ72” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 and gave it a rating of 6 stars. Digitalversus.com rated this digital camera 7 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Digital Versus in the same month “Panasonic today presented two new cameras—one at either end of its "compact" digital camera range”. Navigator_1969 wrote on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “I am a keen amateur photographer and have used compact, DSLR and Bridge Cameras over the years” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72.

Seven owners who purchased it mentioned that it was a good size. Karen mentioned “Excellent product! Easy to transport and good size screen” in her review of this digital camera. Susie White rated it 8 stars and she mentioned three years ago “A good size & of the highest quality” in her Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 review. Amazon Customer wrote “Ideal size”.

Six owners concluded that it was easy to carry around. L a Wiles rated the product 8 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “It is easy to carry around and is so useful”. Maureen Wheeldon wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “It's light and easy to handle”. Three years ago Beverley Bramwell said in her review of this digital camera “Its brilliant, size easy to carry arount”.

Six people who bought it said that it was thin. Amazon Customer said in their review of this digital camera “It fits perfectly, protects well, is very slim and, If it lasts as well as my previous one, will be a bargain purchase from an exceptional retailer”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Bought as a present for my wife to replace old one, she loves it, sooo light and slim” in their review. Alexcompton wrote “This is the real deal! What a fantastic little ipad! It's thin and light perfect for my up coming holiday”.

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Heavy

With a weight of 562 grams, the Lumix DMC-FZ72 is one of the heavier medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The lightest digital camera of this spec and age is 20g and the heaviest is 1.3kg.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony NEX-3NL (210g and higher rated), or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR (213g and higher rated).

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Good Quality Pictures

One hundred and one people wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 was able to produce good images. Four years ago Mr. A. Duthie said on Amazon.co.uk “The lense could do with more ED Glass to give a sharper picture” and gave it a score of 7 stars. Mr. Jonathan Wright scored it 9 stars and he mentioned two years ago “Superb pictures even on full zoom, thanks to image stabiliser feature” in his review of this digital camera. Three years ago Mr B. mentioned “The quality of the camera and the images it takes are as good as my Nikon D7100” in his review of this digital camera.

Four customers wrote that it had a good picture resolution. Pizzapeter1998 wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The quality resolution is really good” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 review and rated it 6 stars. Chris Young mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Resolution was made instantly very impressed”. Andy Woolnough said “The zoom and resolution is great and the panoramic setting is brilliant” in his review of this digital camera.

Three customers wrote that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com rated the product 5 stars and mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 review on expert website Ephotozine “The camera features a 16 megapixel sensor, full HD video”. Two years ago R. P. J. White wrote on Amazon.co.uk “It has only half the sensor size as my main camera” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 review. Three years ago David gave it a rating of 8 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “The advantage of a large sensor quickly disappears over optical zoom”.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. I. C. Crossley wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Very good on low light levels and the zoom is fantastic” in their review of this digital camera. Joy Albone wrote in her review of this digital camera “Even got some very good low light images inside a poorly lit church, as well as some evening light photos that were very clear” and scored it 9 stars.

One customer said that the product was good at handing highlights and shadows in pictures.

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Good Video Capture

Seventeen customers who purchased it concluded that it was good for video recording. Navigator_1969 gave it a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk “Scene mode, Intelligent Auto, Creative Control (previously mentioned) Panorama and all the usual manual controls are available along with video control” in their review of this digital camera. Kevin wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Just one minor gripe! In full zoom video mode the recorded footage seems to wobble/flutter”. Three years ago Keith Le Vallee said on Amazon.co.uk “The camera and video are really good” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 review.

Good Quality Lens

Sixty-four people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “The Panasonic Lumix FZ72 boasts an impressive 60x optical zoom lens, however, as the lens starts at the ultra wide-angle equivalent of 20mm” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72. Ephotozine.com also mentioned “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 was announced in July 2013 and is a bridge camera which has a 60x optical zoom lens” in their review. Pocket-Lint.com said on Pocket Lint “Packs in a huge 60x optical zoom lens”.

Nine customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good lens. Mr. Brian Hunt said “Fantastic lens” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 review and gave it a rating of 9 stars. Three years ago Mr B. said “The FZ45 is also handy for MACRO shots and has a nice big 55MM lens that opens wide” in his review of this digital camera. Also three years ago Kamal Nayan Bhatt mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “They were different and impressive because no other bridge camera (at least that I know of) has this optical lens RANGE”.

Five people who purchased it said that it had a good autofocus. Kamal Nayan Bhatt wrote on Amazon.co.uk “It's fast and accurate focusing, etc, then I think this FZ72 represents the current "state of the art" in affordable bridge cameras” and rated it 7 stars. Miu Cristian Pasquale said three years ago “Image stabilization and focus are very good” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 review. David wrote on Amazon.co.uk “On longer zooms, you will work very hard to maintain good focus and good pictures especially above 900mm (35m equivalent” and gave it a score of 8 stars.

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Good Flash

Three people concluded that it had a good flash. Three years ago James wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The flash is powerful”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Thirty-two customers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 concluded that it had a good screen. Mr. Nazeer S. Karim mentioned “The display is fantastic and free software like iMovie”. Navigator_1969 said on Amazon.co.uk “I note the FZ200 has an articulated rear screen (but it doesn't have the 60X zoom that the FZ72 has” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 review and scored it 76.168356916587 out of 100. L a Wiles mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 “I watch quite a few programmes on it and the size of the screen is good” .

Six customers who bought it considered that it had a good viewfinder. Mr Baz mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “I have to say I think the FZ200 whilst it's not pefect is the best Lumix to date in the bridge category, you get a much better viewfinder, more controls” in his review of this digital camera. Max Wheel mentioned “One niggle is the viewfinder which needs better resolution” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 review. T Lee rated it 7 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Having a good viewfinder is very important”.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR, or the Sony NEX-3NL which has better reviews.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcfz72efk, panasonic panasonic, panasonic pan1474
Barcodes 00885909054411, 04010869236843, 04010869246859, 05025232752256, 05025232752263, 05025232752270, 05025232752287, 05025232760503, 05054230866313

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