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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Sound quality is improved thanks to the Wind Shield Zoom Microphone that minimises wind noise.

  • 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.

  • 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
Camera Type
Digital Bridge
miniHDMI, AV Output (PAL / NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Digital Bridge
H97 x W130 x D118mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
Eligible for International Delivery
Image Stabilisation
Internal Memory
3.58 - 215mm (20 - 1200mm in 35mm equiv.)
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating
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.
Memory Card (included)
Memory Card Type
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Power Supply
1x lithium-ion battery and charger
Screen size
Sensor Type
Shooting Modes
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information A 7 x zoom will get you closer to your subject than a 5 x zoom


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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by DMC-FZ72 as a replacement for a Leica V-LUX 40 My wife had damaged her much-prized Leica, which meant that we didn't have a camera capable of long telephoto shots. (We like photographing animals and birds.) Leica have stopped marketing the V-LUX 40, apparently because it has been found to be vulnerable to accidental damage of the telephoto.) The new camera has been used for one overseas trip, and in my view it has performed admirably, but my wife won't use it because she finds it cumbersome! I find the camera features, especially the viewfinder excellent. I think I've gained a camera! 12 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfectly capable super zoom. A bargain at the current circa £200 price. A very useful and configurable all purpose camera. Goes from an extra wide 20mm equivalent to 1200mm. No real vices that I can find and as long as you do not imagine you are getting a large sensor camera it does very well. I competes with the shorter zoom but faster lens FZ200 amongst the Panasonic fans so it probably has not done as well as it deserves but I think it is a fine buy for its type. The wind shielded microphone is an extra bonus. 23 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent photos and easy to use Really easy to use camera with lots of tricks to take some really good shots. A little bulkier than the compact cameras I have used previously so requires a new carry case. The viewfinder is great when you can't see the LCD screen. 23 June 2015
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
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