Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72
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Value for money 8
Picture quality 8
Panasonic Lumix FZ72 Review
What Digital Camera
16 November 2013
Summary: The race between manufacturers, or rather between their respective marketing departments, to sell more cameras by printing ever bigger numbers on the box, has led to some impressive technical innovation over the years, with incredibly high-resolution sensors and ever-more-powerful zoom lenses.
Pros: Extensive focal range; Handling; Performance; Video and sound
Cons: Image quality issues; Relatively high price; Weighty
Conclusion: If you're after a big zoom at a fair price then the Panasonic Lumix FZ72 has a lot going for it. Premier to its feature set is that massive 20-1200mm equivalent zoom which offers more range than the competition out there.
Pros: Massive zoom range available, decent image stabilisation, electronic viewfinder built-in, raw image quality worth the write-to-card wait, low-mid ISO settings can deliver decent image quality
Cons: Almost always overexposes, shutter lag, 1200mm is too soft, slow for raw file writing, competition is strong (Canon SX50 HS), no eye-level-finder for viewfinder activation
Excerpt: The FZ72 sits below the flagship FZ200 in Panasonic's ultra-zoom range, but unlike previous generations, it's not simply a cut-price alternative. For one thing, it's only slightly cheaper, although it'll probably come down a little from its £370 launch price. The biggest difference is the lens.
Summary: World's longest zoom range… but it does it deliver decent images?
Pros: 60x zoom, Raw format shooting, Full manual control, The best thing about this camera is its huge zoom ratio. It's the world's longest available, and at 60x you've got a lot of flexibility. It's also nice to see that the widest point of the lens is 20mm, a good chunk wider than its nearest rivals ...
Cons: No Wi-Fi, No touchscreen, Low resolution, small EVF, It seems like an odd decision on a camera with so much manual control that is aimed at enthusiasts to not allow you to change the autofocus point. We'd like to see that addressed for the next version of this camera, as having to focus and recom...
Conclusion: With such an extensive focal length range packed into one camera, the Panasonic Lumix FZ72 will certainly appeal to anyone looking for a do-it-all, all-in-one package. Overall it's a nicely built, responsive camera that's a pleasure to use, though it's let down a little by a limited ISO and shutter...
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 is a very pleasant camera to use. It feels solid in your hands and responds well to commands. The zoom is fast without being too fast that you miss where you want to be. Focusing is super fast, and the start-up time is brilliant.
Excerpt: A Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72, também conhecida como Lumix DMC-FZ70 nos EUA, apresentada em Julho de 2013, vem substituir o modelo anterior, a DMC-FZ62 (DMC-FZ60 nos EUA), lançado em Julho de 2012.