Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 Bridge Camera, HD 1080p, 16.1MP, 60x Optical Zoom, 3” LCD Screen, Black

Product information

The powerful Panasonic DMC-FZ72 digital bridge camera strikes an ideal balance between versatility and performance. It pairs an advanced processing engine with a precision-engineered 20mm wide-angle lens for faster, sharper shooting. When a picture just won’t do, you can switch to crisp Full HD video capture, and thanks to the 60x optical zoom - you’ll always be in the middle of the action.

 

Key benefits:

  • This camera combines Panasonic’s Venus Engine with a 16.1 megapixel MOS sensor. The result is sharper, more detailed shots, with less noise in low light situations.
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  • A 60x optical zoom ensures that you don’t miss a beat. This can even be pushed to 120x in digitally enhanced Intelligent Zoom mode.
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  • Record Full HD 1080p in the popular AVCHD and MP4 formats and watch your movies back on a monitor or HD TV through the mini HDMI port. Your videos will even boast high quality Dolby Digital sound.
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  • The POWER OIS (Optical Image Stabiliser) effectively suppresses hand-shake vibration. In addition, the 60x optical zoom with POWER OIS is available in video recording too
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  • Sound quality is improved thanks to the Wind Shield Zoom Microphone that minimises wind noise.
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  • The DMC-FZ72 is equipped with a 0.2-inch EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) for flawless portraiture. Thanks to the 60fps frame rate, image lag is minimised making it suitable for shooting fast-moving subject under strong sunlight.
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  • Includes charger, battery pack, USB cable, shoulder strap, CD-ROM, lens cap, lens cap string and PHOTOfunSTUDIO software.
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Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx 400 shots per charge
Brand
Panasonic
Camera Type
Digital Bridge
Connections
miniHDMI, AV Output (PAL / NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Digital Bridge
YES
Dimensions
H97 x W130 x D118mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
YES
Display
3"
Eligible for International Delivery
NO
GPS
NO
Image Stabilisation
YES
Internal Memory
200MB
Lens
3.58 - 215mm (20 - 1200mm in 35mm equiv.)
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
DMC-FZ72
Maximum ISO Rating
3200
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
16.1MP
Memory Card (included)
NO
Memory Card Type
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Model name / number
FZ72
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
NO
Power Supply
1x lithium-ion battery and charger
Screen size
3"
Sensor Type
MOS
Shooting Modes
33
Sweep Panorama
YES
Touch Screen
NO
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Waterproof
NO
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
560g
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
5x
Zoom (optical) Information A 7 x zoom will get you closer to your subject than a 5 x zoom
60x

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Named or Saturday UK delivery

£6.95

Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am

£9.95

International delivery not available

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Q & As

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 - A Great Camera! I used this camera on a holiday to Florence in April 2015 and found it easy to use and very versatile. I have other Panasonic products from John Lewis but wanted to take a high zoom camera at a competitive price. It is easy to select any setting from the fully automatic "Ai" option, to various other choices (e.g. a "scene" option). The camera is nicely balanced and has a reassuring non-slip feel. It took some great panoramic shots looking down on Florence from the Piazza Michael Angelo in the surrounding hills. It was also good with night pictures using the handy pop up flash. The battery has a good life too. I took over 125 pictures during my 4 night city break and the battery still has plenty of power remaining. I am not a professional photographer, but I found the DMC-FZ72 a joy to use. I used other John Lewis reviewers of this camera as part of my purchase "research"prior to buying the DMC-FZ72. I like the peace of mind too that purchasing from John Lewis gives me with the insurance cover. 20 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really Happy ! I bought this for my husband's birthday last month based on the positive reviews on this site and I am really happy with it. We haven't had much chance to use it yet but he is delighted with the quality and ease of use. There seems to be a lot of information online about how to get the best out of the camera. Excellent quality at a very reasonable price. 20 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant piece of kit Bought this camera as an upgrade to my Fuji HS 20 EXR and boy was I impressed with it's performance, very fast start and zoom great 60x zoom that even without a tripod can be great just zoom out a little slower. In all a very good camera with a great name of Panasonic behind it I would recommend to anyone not wanting to go down the DSLR route with several lenses so 10/10 25 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A superb piece of kit The purchase started as a general chat about camera's. The John Lewis partner had all the time in the world and discussed my needs. Checking all the products it was easy to decide on the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ72 for wildlife photography and I am more than satified with my new camera. 27 January 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very very pleased I use a bridge camera for my work which I now see is very basic. When I got this as a christmas pressent I was so pleased. This is so simple to use, the basic set up instructions had me up and using in within minutes and the pictures, wow you can see the difference. I am only a basic user previously having a panasonic previous, I knew that the quality would be good. I hope that this will now give me the scope to expand my skills. 13 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it bought this camera two weeks ago at John Lewis newcastle.got a good deal with a price promice and £30 cash back.wanted the camera for upcoming cruise to Spain and gibralter,have just returned and I am delighted with the quality of the photos,especialy the wide angle panarama shot mode photos.its so easy to use my best buy for a long time 09 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seems excellent I have not tamed this beast completely yet, but so far it takes first class pictures, and is both intuitive and easy to use. I hope to explore the far boundaries of photography in due course, after reading the rather daunting on-line manual. 30 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A great new camera from Panasonic Lumix. Equipped with a 1.7 X lens and adapter the camera is a very light alternative to a DSLR and its heavy bulky lenses. 05 September 2014
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