Summary Panasonic FZ72

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$255 - $351
Score Snapsort rank
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#n/a of 6
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 20
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 60x
Screen size
Help 3"
Aperture
Help f/2.8
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Wide angle
Help 20 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
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Also known as: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

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Pros

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The Panasonic FZ72 vs other recent digicams

Zoom Huge zoom Help
60x
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
60 seconds
Wide angle Excellent wide angle lens Help
20 mm
Battery life Above average battery life Help
400 shots
Macro focus Good macro Help
1.0 cm
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital
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The Panasonic FZ72 vs other recent super zooms

Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$254.94

Cons

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The Panasonic FZ72 vs other recent digicams

Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
41.0
Color depth Little color depth Help
19.4 bits
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.7 MP
Announced Old Help
July 2013
Weight Heavy Help
606 g
Size Quite large Help
Large (130×97×118 mm)
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.8 EV
Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
171 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
23
Thickness Thick Help
4.6"
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The Panasonic FZ72 vs other recent super zooms

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm

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Guest (1:21 PM, October 18, 2013)
a 60x zoom is incredible at this price, however it lacks the lumix flip out screen of the G1, has no GPS and has a smallish sensor with no HD video so for me, that is a death nail. Each to their own.
 
George Sides (3:04 PM, August 27, 2013)
I'm a little curious about something. You say this camera doesn't support external flash, yet clearly even in the pics of this camera that you've posted there is a hot-shoe on top of the camera. I mean, this isn't something that you would normally miss seeing upon examining the camera. I'm not trying to be ugly or anything, but do you guys actually put "hands on" these cameras, or compile your findings from what your read elsewhere? Because let's face it, for even a casual photographer, a hot-shoe would be kind of hard to miss, ya know?
 
LUMIXLION (11:24 AM, August 12, 2013)
Does anybody think this camera would be better or the same for wildlife photography than the Fuji HS50 EXR?
 
Mickspics (10:48 AM, August 09, 2013)
How can you say it's heavy at 606gms ?? The very small Sony Alpha 55-SLT with the kit lens, and the equally small (18-55)wide to zoom, weighs in at 654gms. Consider the wide to zoom capabilities of the FZ70/72 against what you'd need for the same results with any DSLR and the weight is no problem at all.