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The DMC-FZ72 features stunningly versatile LUMIX DC VARIO 20mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 60x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 20-1200mm) making it possible to capture dynamic landscape and wild animals or birds distant away. The 20mm ultra wide angle lens captures approx. 140% wider angle of view compared with a 24mm angle of view.
Power O.I.S. with Active Mode
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 1200mm super telephoto shooting.
Clear Sound Recording with Wind Shield Zoom Microphone
The recorded videos come with the highly realistic Dolby Digital Stereo Creator and its sound quality is further improved with the DMC-FZ72 thanks to the newly developed Wind Shield Zoom Microphone that minimizes wind noise by approx. 70% compared with the predecessor DMC-FZ62. Externally, the special sealed structure prevents wind from hitting the microphone directly and the draft structure suppresses retention of air internally. As a result, the sound is clear, comfortable to listen even if it was recorded on a windy day.
Full HD Video Recording in AVCHD and MP4 Format
The DMC-FZ72 records full-HD 1920 x 1080 videos in both AVCHD and MP4 format. A special, separate button on the top lets you instantly start recording videos while shooting photos without having to make any extra settings.
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||130.2 x 97.0 x 118.2 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 562g without Battery and SD Memory Card (1.24 lb)|
|Camera Effective Pixels||16.1 Megapixels|
|Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter||1/2.3-type High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / Total Pixel Number 16.8 Megapixels / Primary Color Filter|
|Aperture||F2.8 - 5.9 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.8 - 8.0 (W), F5.9 - 8.0 (T))|
|Focal Length||f = 3.58 - 215mm (20 - 1200mm in 35mm equiv.)|
|Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)||75.8x (4:3 / 10M), 108x (4:3 / 5M), 135x (4:3 / under 3M)|
|Lens||LUMIX DC VARIO|
|Optical Image Stabilizer||POWER O.I.S. (On with Active Mode (only for Motion Picture) / Off)|
|2- Speed Zoom||Yes|
|Conversion Lens Compatibility||Yes|
|Digital Zoom||Max. 5x|
|Focusing Area||Normal: Wide 30cm - infinity / Tele 150cm - infinity|
|AF Assist Lamp||Yes (On/Off)|
|Focus||Normal / AF Macro / Macro Zoom / MF|
|AF Metering||Face / AF Tracking / 23-area / 1-area (flexible / scalable)|
|Shutter Speed||Still Image:|
|Viewfinder||0.20" Color EVF (202K dots equiv.), Field of View: Approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x|
|File Format||Still Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3) / RAW, DPOF|
|Mode Dial / Mode Button||Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Creative Video, C, Panorama Shot, Scene, Creative Control|
|Creative Control mode||Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic,|
|Still Image Scene Mode||Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Panning, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot,|
|Continuous Shooting Mode||Full-Resolution Image: 9 frames/sec, Max. 3 images with AF Tracking: 5 frames/sec, 2 frames/sec|
|Motion Picture Recording|
|HD Video||1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 25fps)|
|STD Video||640 x 480, 25p (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps)|
|Continuous recordable time (motion pictures)|
|AVCHD||Approx. 160 min (FSH), Approx. 180 min (SH)|
|MP4||Approx. 160 min (FHD)|
|Exposure||Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual|
|Exposure Compensation||1/3 EV step, +/-3 EV|
|Auto (AE) Bracketing||1/3-3EV step, Max. +/-3 EV, 3 frames|
|Light Metering||Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200|
|Picture Quality Picture Adjustment||Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Noise Reduction|
|Still Picture Recording||[4:3] 4608x3456 (16M) / 3648x2736 (10M EZ) / 3072x2304 (7M EZ) / 2560x1920 (5M EZ) / 2048x1536 (3M EZ) / 640x480 (0.3M EZ)|
|Image Quality||RAW / RAW+Fine / RAW+Standard / Fine / Standard (3D Mode: MPO+Fine / MPO+Standard)|
|White Balance||Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1 / White Set 2 / Color Temperature (2-axis adjustable)|
|Photo Style / Film Mode||Photo Style: Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom|
|Colour Mode / Colour Effect / My colour||Colour Mode (only in iA Mode): Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Happy|
|Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)||Yes (On/Off)|
|Zoom in Motion Picture||Yes|
|Self Timer||2 sec / 10 sec / 10 sec (3 images)|
|Playback Mode||All, Slideshow, Filtering Play (Picture Only, Video Only, 3D Play, Category Selection, Favorite), Calendar|
|Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback||12,30-thumbnails / Yes|
|Calendar Display / Dual- Image Playback||Yes (Menu / Zoom Lever) / No|
|Set Favourites / Rotate Image||Yes / No|
|DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection||Yes / Yes|
|Retouch||Auto Retouch / Creative Retouch|
|Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling||Yes / Yes / No / Yes|
|Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp||Yes / Yes / Yes|
|PictBridge Support||Single / Multi / All / DPOF / Favourites|
|OSD language||Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish|
|LCD Monitor||7.5cm (3.0") TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots), AR Coating|
|Built- in- Flash||Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off|
|Recording Media||Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card|
|Built- in- Memory||Approx. 200MB|
|Microphone / Speaker||Stereo / Mono|
|Interface||miniHDMI, AV Output (PAL / NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)|
|Power||Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 895mAh, 6.5 Wh) (Included)|
|Battery life (approx.)||400 pictures (CIPA Standard)|
Photo Shooting Performance
16.1 megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
The 16.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor is newly integrated in the DMC-FZ72. Together with the high performance image processing LSI Venus Engine, it elevates the response, sensitivity and image quality of the DMC-FZ72 even to the higher level.
High Speed Response
Integrating the high speed digital signal output technology, the DMC-FZ72 shoot 9 fps in 16.1-megapixel full resolution* with mechanical shutter and 5fps 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.
*Max. 3 images.
Creative Control / Creative Retouch
The Creative Control and Creative Retouch features a total of 15 filter effects - Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, and One Point Color. The Creative Control lets users shoot with a filter effect while checking how it makes difference on the picture, which can be used for video recording, too*. The Creative Retouch enables applying a filter effect on the picture even after shooting in camera.
*Soft Focus cannot be used in video recording.
With the Creative Panorama function, it is possible to shoot a horizontal / vertical panoramic image with consequent shots taken by overlaying the previous picture and to put on a filter effect of Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Soft Focus, Star Filter and One Point Color.
Video Recording Performance
60x Optical Zoom in Video Recording
The powerful 60x optical zoom with POWER O.I.S. is available in video recording, too. 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.
Creative Video Mode
The Creative Video Mode lets you adjust the shutter speed and aperture any way you like when shooting videos.
3.0 inch 460K-dot Monitor
The 3.0-inch 460,000-dot Intelligent LCD with AR Coating and wide viewing angle assures comfortable monitoring in severe shooting postions in various conditions or circumstances.
Built-in Electronic Viewfinder
The DMC-FZ72 is equipped with 0.2 inch EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) that features 202,000-dot equivalent high resolution, 100% field of view. Thanks to the increased frame rate from 30 fps to max. 60 fps, image lag is also minimized making it suitable for shooting fast moving subject under strong sunlight.
iA (Intelligent Auto) / iA Plus Mode
In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose shots and capture moments in both photo and video recording. In addition, the iA Plus Mode enables you to adjust defocusing area, exposure compensation and white balance by just moving the slider.
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
The DMC-FZ72 integrates HDR (High Dynamic Range) in the Scene Mode. Several still pictures consecutively shot at different exposure levels are overlaid to produce a single composite picture without whiteout (over exposure) or black (under exposure).