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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 16.1MP Digital Camera with Lumix DC Vario 20mm Ultra Wide-Angle Lens (p/n DMC-FZ72EB-K)

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Overview
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...
Summary
Memory Card Type: SD
Resolution: 16 Megapixels
Sensor Type: MOS
Type: Photo
Video Resolution: HD 1080
Included in box
  • 1 x Lumix DMC-FZ72 
  • 1 x Battery Pack
  • 1 x Battery Charger
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x Shoulder Strap
  • 1 x CD-ROM 
  • 1 x Lens Cap
  • 1 x Lens Cap String

About the Panasonic DMC-FZ72 Camera

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. 

Metrics
Dimensions (W x H x D)130.2 x 97.0 x 118.2 mm
WeightApprox. 562g without Battery and SD Memory Card (1.24 lb)
Pixels
Camera Effective Pixels16.1 Megapixels
Sensor
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter1/2.3-type High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / Total Pixel Number 16.8 Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Lens
ApertureF2.8 - 5.9 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.8 - 8.0 (W), F5.9 - 8.0 (T))
Optical Zoom60x
Focal Lengthf = 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)
Intelligent Zoom120x
LensLUMIX DC VARIO
Optical Image StabilizerPOWER O.I.S. (On with Active Mode (only for Motion Picture) / Off)
2- Speed ZoomYes
Conversion Lens CompatibilityYes
Digital ZoomMax. 5x
Focus
Focusing AreaNormal: Wide 30cm - infinity / Tele 150cm - infinity
AF Assist LampYes (On/Off)
FocusNormal / AF Macro / Macro Zoom / MF
AF MeteringFace / AF Tracking / 23-area / 1-area (flexible / scalable)
Shutter
Shutter SpeedStill Image:
Finder
Viewfinder0.20" Color EVF (202K dots equiv.), Field of View: Approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x
File
File FormatStill Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3) / RAW, DPOF
Recording Modes
Mode Dial / Mode ButtonIntelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Creative Video, C, Panorama Shot, Scene, Creative Control
Creative Control modeExpressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic,
Still Image Scene ModePortrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Panning, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot,
Continuous Shooting ModeFull-Resolution Image: 9 frames/sec, Max. 3 images with AF Tracking: 5 frames/sec, 2 frames/sec
Motion Picture Recording
HD Video1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 25fps)
STD Video640 x 480, 25p (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps)
Continuous recordable time (motion pictures)
AVCHDApprox. 160 min (FSH), Approx. 180 min (SH)
MP4Approx. 160 min (FHD)
Exposure Parameters
ExposureProgram AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation1/3 EV step, +/-3 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing1/3-3EV step, Max. +/-3 EV, 3 frames
Light MeteringIntelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO SensitivityAuto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
Picture Quality Picture AdjustmentContrast, 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 QualityRAW / RAW+Fine / RAW+Standard / Fine / Standard (3D Mode: MPO+Fine / MPO+Standard)
White BalanceAuto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1 / White Set 2 / Color Temperature (2-axis adjustable)
Photo Style / Film ModePhoto Style: Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom
Colour Mode / Colour Effect / My colourColour Mode (only in iA Mode): Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Happy
Other
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)Yes (On/Off)
Zoom in Motion PictureYes
Self Timer2 sec / 10 sec / 10 sec (3 images)
Display
Playback ModeAll, Slideshow, Filtering Play (Picture Only, Video Only, 3D Play, Category Selection, Favorite), Calendar
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual- Image PlaybackYes (Menu / Zoom Lever) / No
Set Favourites / Rotate ImageYes / No
Show HistogramYes
Show HighlightsYes
DPOF Print Setting / Set ProtectionYes / Yes
Edit
RetouchAuto Retouch / Creative Retouch
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / LevelingYes / Yes / No / Yes
Copy / Title Edit / Text StampYes / Yes / Yes
Cut AnimationYes
Video DivideYes
PictBridge SupportSingle / Multi / All / DPOF / Favourites
Setup
OSD languageJapanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Monitor
LCD Monitor7.5cm (3.0") TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots), AR Coating
Flash
Built- in- FlashAuto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Media
Recording MediaBuilt-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built- in- MemoryApprox. 200MB
Audio
Microphone / SpeakerStereo / Mono
Interface
InterfaceminiHDMI, AV Output (PAL / NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Power
PowerLi-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.

Creative Panorama
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).

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