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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Accessories Included
Battery Pack, Battery Charger, USB Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String
Autofocus Information This feature fixes onto the main subject and enhances focus on a snap's hot spots
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx 400 shots per charge
Battery Size & Number
Built In Flash
Camera Type
Digital Bridge
miniHDMI, AV Output (PAL / NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Continuous Shooting Speed Information The amount of frames per second that can be shot in continuous shooting mode
10 fps
H9.7 x W13 x D11.8cm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
Eligible for International Delivery
File Formats
Still Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3) / RAW, DPOF / 3D Image: MPO / Motion Picture: AVCHD, MP4
GPS Information Allows your camera to detect and record where a picture is taken
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
Lens Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
f/2.8 - f/5.9
Lens Size Information Also known as focal length, this is the distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
3.58 - 215mm
Lens Type Information Whether it zoom, wide-angle or telephoto, different lens types serve different purposes
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating Information Defines the sensor's light sensitivity and, thus, performance in low-light settings
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 Information Measured diagonally.
Self Timer Information Lets you run into your own pictures by delaying it being taken by a few seconds after the shutter is pressed
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Shooting Modes
Shutter Speeds Information The amount of time is takes for the shutter to open and close. High speed lets you freeze action completely, slower ones allow motion blur
8 - 1/2000
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Viewfinder Information The interface you look through to compose and focus your picture
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Wireless networking
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information Higher the zoom, the closer you can get to the subject. In optical, the lens physically moves, maintaining more quality than digital zoom.


  • Click & collect

    Click & collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops tomorrow from 2pm
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  • Collect+

    Collect + from a local shop from Tuesday, postcode exclusions apply
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  • UK delivery

    Standard delivery within 5 working days
    Next or named day delivery
    Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am
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  • International delivery not available


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You can return for free in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+ or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454

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