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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72

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Overall 8
Design 9
Value for money 8
Features 9
Performance 9
Picture quality 8

Panasonic Lumix FZ72 Review

What Digital Camera
28 September 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. However this has not always resulted in better cameras.
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Overall 8

Panasonic Lumix FZ72 review

Pocket Lint
16 December 2013
  • 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. In practice we found above the 1000mm equivalent to be a bit too soft, but it was rare we needed to max out the zoom.
  • 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
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Overall 8

Expert Review

Photo answers
7 December 2013
  • 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 speed range, and a rather pedestrian, three-shot burst mode. Similarly-priced rivals offer more in these stakes, but nothing else matches it for zoom range.
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Overall 7

Panasonic Lumix FZ72

Trusted Reviews
8 October 2013
  • Summary: A bridge camera with a 60x optical zoom: what could go wrong?
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Overall 8

Panasonic FZ72 : Zoom 60x, j’irai stalker sur vos tombes

Ere Numérique
10 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Difficile de le croire et pourtant Panasonic a bel et bien réussi à intégrer un zoom 60x (20mm à 1200 mm de focale !) dans un boîtier bridge avec ce Panasonic FZ72. Le tout est bien évidemment stabilisé sans quoi il serait même impossible de dépasser les 30x sans un trépied. A l’essai, c’est une vraie réussite, le zoom fonctionne parfaitement et la stabilisation tient la route. Pourtant, on ne prend pas des photos en 1200 mm comme cela.
  • Pros: Prix, Belle optique, Zoom 60x stabilisé vraiment efficace
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Overall 8
Picture quality 7

Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (Digitalkamera)

CHIP Online
14 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Fazit: Die Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 begeistert im Test mit extrem langen Brennweite und sehr guter Ausstattung. Die Bildqualität der 16-Megapixel-Kamera kommt über Durchschnittskost jedoch nicht heraus. Daher rutscht die Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 trotz besserer Extras in der Bestenliste hinter das Vorgängermodell.
  • Pros: Extrem großer Brennweitenbereich, Gute Ausstattung, Feine Videofunktionen, Akku-Laufzeit
  • Cons: Billiges Gehäuse, Bildrauschen, Auflösung am Bildrand
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