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

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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)
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
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 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
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

Delivery

Click & collect

Free Click & collect from John Lewis or Waitrose shops for collection tomorrow from 2pm
355 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops
Free

Standard delivery in time for Christmas

Free

Next, named or Saturday UK delivery

£6.95

Next/named day UK delivery pre-10.30am

£9.95

International delivery not available

Returns

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Q & As

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 Bridge Camera, HD 1080p, 16.1MP, 60x Optical Zoom, 3” LCD Screen, Black 4.6 5 8 8
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
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
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
Good all-rounder Still getting to grips with the camera but so far I'm liking it. Lightweight compared to my previous Lumix of a few years ago. Controls are easy to use. Went for this camera as it has a normal viewfinder which I prefer, as well as a screen. Good creative control with lots of features. The creative touch is excellent. Particularly like the 'one point colour'. Zoom is nice and smooth but there are times when it's best to use a tripod even if it's a mini one. Battery life seems good and doesn't take long to recharge. I would suggest downloading the manual onto a phone, tablet etc as there is so much to digest! 30 July 2014
My first 'real' camera and it was wonderful! I wanted a camera that I could take on Safari to Tanzania (no relation to the previous reviewer!) and felt my little digital would not be good enough. Knowing very little about cameras, this seemed light and simple to use. It was in fact fantastic, It was easy to understand and find my way about quickly, especially as I only had it a few days before I went. I could easily find the right buttons without looking and switch modes, playing with different effects. The viewfinder was essential with the sun and I could change the light settings within a few clicks. The zoom worked well too, very little shake, especially as I was in a vehicle with other people moving around and I took some amazing photos. I can't tell you anything technical and if you are a photo geek it may be a bit basic, but it was perfect for new amateur and I love every second of using it. 20 July 2014
Excellent results I wanted a camera to give me chance of getting good shots of birds and mammals on a holiday in Tanzania. The 60x zoom appealed, although I was concerned about camera shake. Using high shutter speeds and burst mode I've got some very satisfactory photographs. I didn't have any time for testing before the trip, but found the features that I needed quite intuitive. I've still a lot to learn about the camera, but so far I'm very pleased with my choice. 09 July 2014
Perfect In every way. Whenever I am out & about, its usually on my motorbike, space is always at a premium. I use to have a full DSLR with multiple lenses but that filled my top box on its own. I then bought a decent compact but they just can't do enough so I resigned myself to mobile snaps only. Then I came across the Bridge range of cameras which turned out to be the ideal solution & the FZ72 with its 60x zoom is perfect. Quality camera does almost everything my full DSLR did but takes up a fraction of the space & it's much much lighter too. Perfect. 08 July 2014
mega Zoom Got this for Christmas and used it for a week the zoom is incredible , but the pictures can be dark in poor light then after a week the flash stooped working so i returned it J L , Got a refund and am now waiting for John lewis to stock new Fujifilm S1 and will order That As ever John Lewis Customer Service Second to none 14 March 2014
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