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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72

£229.98
PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
An enormous bridge camera, great for wildlife photography
Bridge 16.1MP 60x Yes Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 number 100 across all digital cameras.
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980 Reviews + 1 Award
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Very Good
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Good Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
71
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com. Canon digital cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Panasonic digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, good product quality and nice design.
The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite big optical zoom
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Heavy
Does not support Wi-Fi

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 31 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also very good for sports photography, ranking number 19 in sports photography cameras, but good for portrait photography, ranking number 41 in portrait photography cameras.
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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

One Industry Award

One expert review site decided that this digital camera was great. This was from PhotographyBlog.com who gave it an "Highly Recommended".

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Pocket Lint the average expert rating of this camera is 77 out of 100.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 972 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is marvellous. Over 79% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This means that users think this digital camera is one of the better digital cameras.

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Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

67 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

27 customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality.

Users Report Excellent Design

10 people who purchased it reckoned that it was good looking and two people mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 was neat.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

51 people wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use, eight people who reviewed it thought it was easy to setup and five customers mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. four owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus and two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to handle.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

28 people who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good zoom, four people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good lens and two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

45 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images and three people wrote in their reviews that it had a good image sensor.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Seven people said that it was good for video recording.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Four customers said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 was compact, three owners said in their reviews that it was thin and three people wrote in their reviews that it was a good size. three owners wrote that this digital camera was easy to carry around and two people mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight.

Very Good Brand

We checked 11,297 expert and owner reviews (including 2,779 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good reviews. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Four owners who bought it agreed that it had good features.

Customers Report That it is Robust

10 owners who reviewed it thought it was well made and three customers who purchased the product said that it was strong and durable.

Users Report Good Battery Life

Seven people considered that it had a good battery life.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

16 customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old. However at £229.98 it is cheaper than 64% of digital cameras.


Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

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

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Average Megapixels

The Lumix DMC-FZ72's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 60% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Lumix DMC-FZ72 of 60x is in the biggest 6% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 of 6,400 is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 61% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 61% 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 66% of digital cameras.

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Heavy

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72's weight of 562g is in the heaviest 13% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The weights of digital cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72's internal memory of 200MB is in the biggest 8% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have internal memory of between 1MB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 390MB.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Lumix DMC-FZ72 of 5x is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 75% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 0.5" and the largest being 9". The Lumix DMC-FZ72's display diagonal of 3" is in the largest 21% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 does not support Wi-Fi. 72% of cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 features noise reduction, unlike 92% of digital cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Lumix DMC-FZ72 of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 21% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has an HDMI port, unlike 72% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a self-timer, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

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

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Features Calendar

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 features calendar. 86% of cameras do not feature calendar.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Lumix DMC-FZ72's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,200mm is very long compared to most other cameras. It is in the longest 2% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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400 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 which takes 400 battery life.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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3D

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

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 features contrast adjustment. 84% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Supports Direct Printing

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

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Has a Wind Filter

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

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

This digital camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 3072|4608 x 2592|3456 x 3456|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 480|640 x 424|480 x 480|640 x 360, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-FZ72 in July 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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

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