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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72

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A very good value for money and best selling bridge digital camera, with good features and a gigantic 60x optical zoom
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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 8 in best selling cameras and number 109 across all digital cameras.
91
Reviews
976 Reviews + 2 Awards
94
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
57
Age
4 Years Old
82
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 82?

It has good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine plus one other site. Praktica 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 digital cameras 2018.
The Lumix DMC-FZ72 is one of the best selling cameras currently on the market. View best selling cameras January 2018.
Customers report it is fairly priced, good product quality and picture quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Very big 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?

Having compared this digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 91 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 97 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 90 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £229 to £199.99 in the last 72 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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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 Summary

Two Industry Awards

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

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 78 out of 100 based on 11 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews.

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Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this camera is superb based on 965 user reviews. Over 79% of reviewers gave this digital 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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Top Seller

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 is a popular choice of camera.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

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

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

28 owners who reviewed the product considered that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

41 people who bought it mentioned that it was able to produce good images, three customers who bought this digital camera agreed that it had a good image sensor and two owners who purchased it wrote that it was good in low light.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

30 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good zoom, six people who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good lens and two people thought this digital camera had a good autofocus.

  • Focusing is super fast…
  • The wide angle and macro is great, as is the zoom (just not for my purpose…
  • This camera is a mixture of good and not quite so good ! The results at full optical zoom are pretty good…
  • 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…
  • 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.
  • This is something else the Zoom is fantastic and no need to carry a big lens with you…
    Grandad (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2014
  • Very good on low light levels and the zoom is fantastic…
  • The zoom is very powerful and fast…
    James (Amazon.co.uk) - October 2014
  • 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 image is very jumpy on full zoom and using the 10 second timer does sort of work whilst you are crossing your fingers…

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

50 owners concluded that it was easy to use, five customers thought this digital camera was easy to use the menus and five owners concluded that this digital camera was easy to setup. four customers reckoned that the product was comfortable and easy to hold and three people who purchased it thought it was easy to handle.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Six customers mentioned that the product had good features.

  • Cant wait to get into the course and get to use the more advanced features…
  • Easy to use, great features, lightweight…
  • Became frustrated with the constant freezing that seems to plague android devices, can't fault this though it has transformed my tablet experience, great size, great quality, great features, great price, just great! Buy one now you won't regret it!
  • Would be good if there was a book on how to make the best use of its features…
  • There are so many features that are normally found only in much more expensive cameras…
  • The colours are great and enough pixels There are some really good features on this camera great for entry level photography only problem is the shutter speed was not very efficient…

Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 13,199 owner and expert reviews (including 3,558 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good reviews for its cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Eight customers said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 was good looking, two people said in their reviews that this digital camera was well designed and two people who bought it concluded that it was neat.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Seven people reckoned that this digital camera was good for video recording.

  • The photo and video quality are especially good…
    Sue b. (Amazon.co.uk) - November 2014
  • Scene mode, Intelligent Auto, Creative Control (previously mentioned) Panorama and all the usual manual controls are available along with video control…
  • Great zoom, lightweight, takes a great picture, video camera is also great on it…
  • A good buy and peace of mind from a my daughter who would cry her heart out when her favorite videos get disrupted because of poor connection…
  • Best point is the Video facility which is outstanding…
  • Excellent for video chats (to grandchildren…
    Ron (Amazon.co.uk) - February 2015
  • Very good value and takes remarkable shots, probably better as a video camera than an out…

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around, four owners who purchased it considered that it was compact and four customers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 agreed that it was lightweight. two owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was a good size and two owners who bought it considered that it was thin.

Users Report Superior Battery Life

Seven owners who bought it agreed that it had a good battery life.

Users Report That it is Robust

Seven owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was well made, two people who reviewed the product wrote that it was strong and durable and two people who reviewed the product considered that it was reliable.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

12 customers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 thought it had a good screen.

Value For Money

Outstanding Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old. However at £199.99 it is cheaper than 70% of cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by £29 (13%)

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since July 2013.

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Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 of 16.1MP is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 62% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The Lumix DMC-FZ72's optical zoom of 60x is very big compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 4% 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 digital cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Lumix DMC-FZ72 of 6,400 is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 38% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Lumix DMC-FZ72's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 34% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

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

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other cameras, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

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

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Lumix DMC-FZ72's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 20mm is in the shortest 30% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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3D

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 has a built-in speaker(s). 91% of cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Self-Timer

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

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Has an HDMI Port

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

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Features Noise Reduction

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

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 features saturation adjustment. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Lumix DMC-FZ72's image sensor size of 0.435" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 48% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

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

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 does not support Wi-Fi. 69% of digital cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Wind Filter

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

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. 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 ordered by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72's display diagonal of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 58% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 supports direct printing, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72's internal memory of 200MB is very big compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 97% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest internal memory of digital cameras is 1MB, the biggest is 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB.

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400 Battery Life

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

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Features Calendar

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

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Only 480 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FZ72 supports a maximum still image resolution of 480 x 480. That's 92% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 features contrast adjustment. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Lumix DMC-FZ72 of 8 is larger than 94% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

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

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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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