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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72

A 20 mm ultra wide-angle 60x optical zoom lens makes it possible to capture dynamic landscape and wild animals distant away. The 20 mm ultra wide-angl...

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“A BRIDGE TO GREAT PHOTOS”

published 27/03/2017

ProDecent photo quality, easy to use in the main, goo...

ConsPrice too high, some settings difficult to work

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 A BRIDGE TO GREAT PHOTOS Please note: I am not a very technical person and am in no way a professional photographer, so therefore, I apologise if I miss anything out or get anything slightly wrong. I purchased this camera about a year ago give or take after my old camera...

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ProWide telephot lens, 60x super zoom, excellent manu...

Consnot ergonomically designed, bulky, low-lihgt issue...

I have graduated on my photographic journey. I used to be on a scale 4 on a 10 and was scared to use anything beyond my aim and shoot compact camera. Now I am on a scale 6 and hence graduated to a bridge camera. A bridge camera is something you need to have when you do feel confident of employing...

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Product Information : Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72

Manufacturer's product description

A 20 mm ultra wide-angle 60x optical zoom lens makes it possible to capture dynamic landscape and wild animals distant away. The 20 mm ultra wide-angle lens captures approx. 140% wider angle of view compared with a 24 mm angle of view. The intelligent zoom extends the zoom ratio up to 120x equiv. with minimum deterioration of image quality. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) effectively suppresses hand-shake vibration. The angular width that the DMC-FZ72 can compensate is more than 200% wider than the predecessor DMC-FZ62 at the tele-end, which realizes handheld 1200 mm super telephoto shooting. The Active Mode is equipped with DMC-FZ72 that encourages active video recording at wide angle such as shooting while walking without causing deterioration of image quality. The DMC-FZ72 records 1920 x 1080 Full-HD video in AVCHD/MP4. The sound quality is improved thanks to the newly developed wind shield zoom microphone that minimizes wind noise by approx. 70% compared with the DMC-FZ62. Externally, the special sealed structure prevents wind from hitting the microphone directly and the draft structure suppresses retention of air internally. With a substantial increase in volume by approx. 50%, the microphone boasts better S/N ratio to suppress noise in quiet circumstances to catch the target sound. The 16.1-megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor is newly integrated in DMC-FZ72. Together with the Venus Engine, it elevates the response, sensitivity and image quality even to the higher level. Integrating the high speed digital signal output technology, the DMC-FZ72 shoot 9 fps in 16.1-megapixel resolution with mechanical shutter and 5 fps with continuous AF. It also contributes to the light speed AF. Together with the quick start-up time, the DMC-FZ72 never misses the most fleeting shooting opportunities.

Product Details

Product Description: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Image Processor: Venus Engine

Sensor Resolution: 16.1 Megapixel

Max Video Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Lens System: 60 x zoom lens - 3.58 - 215 mm - f/2.8-5.9

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 30 cm

Digital Zoom: 5 x, 120 x

Image Stabiliser: Optical (POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode)

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Viewfinder: Electronic - 0.2" - colour

Display: LCD display - 3"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 895 mAh ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio, HDMI

Colour: Black

Dimensions (WxDxH): 13.02 cm x 11.82 cm x 9.7 cm

Weight: 562 g

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

EAN: 5025232752270

Long Name: Lumix DMC-FZ72EB

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 16.1

Viewfinder / Viewfinder Type: without Viewfinder

Flash Memory / Form Factor: SD Memory Card

Lens System / Optical Zoom: 60 x

LCD Display Size: 3

Autofocus: TTL

Camera Flash / Type: Built-in Flash

Manufacturer: Panasonic

General

MPN: DMC-FZ72EB-K, DMC-FZ72LENSKIT

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Enclosure Colour: Black

Sensor Resolution: 16.1 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: MOS

Total Pixels: 16,800,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 16,100,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.3"

Optical Zoom: 60 x

Digital Zoom: 5 x

Image Processor: Venus Engine

Image Stabiliser: Optical (POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode)

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 23

AE/AF Control: Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF

Digital Video Format: AVCHD, H.264

Image Recording Format: JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG, MPO, MPO + JPEG

Max Video Resolution: 1920 x 1080

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio, HDMI

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO auto, ISO auto (1600-6400)

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Shooting Programs: Portrait mode, night portrait, PET, scenery, food, 3D image, panorama assist, night scene, panning, sports mode, sunset, behind glass, high sensitivity, starry sky, soft skin, baby1, baby2, handheld night shot, Dynamic Range (HDR)

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia, Vivid, soft focus, natural, monochrome, portrait, miniature, Cross Process, Retro, Happy, Expressive, high dynamic, Dynamic B&W, High Key, Low Key, Scenery, Toy effect, Star Filter, Impressive Art, One Point Colour, Old Days

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Incandescent, cloudy, Flash, daylight, shade

Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 60 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±3 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2 or 3 EV steps

White Balance Bracketing: Yes

Lens System

Type: 60 x zoom lens - 3.58 - 215 mm - f/2.8-5.9

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 20 - 1200mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 30 cm

Macro Focus Range: 1cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Lens Construction: 12 groups / 14 elements

Features: ED glass, aspherical lens

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: AF illuminator

Effective Flash Range: 0.3 m - 13.5 m : ISO auto ( wide lens ) ¦ 1 m - 6.4 m : ISO auto ( tele lens )

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 2 frames per second, 5 frames per second, 9 frames per second, 10 frames per second (3MPix)

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Additional Features: Direct print, built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, DPOF support, sharpness control, PictBridge support, histogram display, in-camera red-eye removal, cropping an image, resizing an image, saturation control, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording, highlight point display, in-camera film editing, contrast control, 1080p Full HD movie recording, Intelligent Resolution Technology, Exif Print support, HDR image enhancement technology, Intelligent Auto Plus (iA+), text stamp, Noise Reduction control, Light Speed AF, Creative Panorama function

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Electronic

Viewfinder Colour Support: Colour

Viewfinder Diagonal Size: 0.2"

Viewfinder Resolution: 202,000 pixels

Field Coverage: 100%

Display

Type: 3" LCD display

Resolution: 460,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Stereo

Microphone Features: Zoom, wind noise reduction

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB 2.0 ¦ 1 x HDMI output ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Adobe Reader, Panasonic PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 Advanced Edition

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Battery charger, lens cap, shoulder strap, USB cable, lens cap strap

Battery

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 895 mAh ( included )

Battery Life Details: Photo shooting - 400 shots

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Supported Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Image Storage: JPEG 4608 x 3456 ¦ JPEG 3648 x 2736 ¦ JPEG 3072 x 2304 ¦ JPEG 2560 x 1920 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 640 x 480 ¦ JPEG 4608 x 3072 ¦ JPEG 3648 x 2432 ¦ JPEG 3072 x 2048 ¦ JPEG 2560 x 1712 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1360 ¦ JPEG 640 x 424 ¦ JPEG 4608 x 2592 ¦ JPEG 3648 x 2056 ¦ JPEG 3072 x 1728 ¦ JPEG 2560 x 1440 ¦ JPEG 1920 x 1080 ¦ JPEG 640 x 360 ¦ MPO 1920 x 1080 - 3D mode ¦ JPEG 3456 x 3456 ¦ JPEG 2736 x 2736 ¦ JPEG 2304 x 2304 ¦ JPEG 1920 x 1920 ¦ JPEG 1536 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 480 x 480

Video Capture: H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 25 fps - 20Mbps ¦ H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 25 fps - 10Mbps ¦ H.264 - 640 x 480 - 25 fps - 4Mbps ¦ AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 50 fps - 17Mbps ¦ AVCHD - 1280 x 720 - 50 fps - 17Mbps

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 13.02 cm

Depth: 11.82 cm

Height: 9.7 cm

Weight: 562 g

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