Product Comparison: Panasonic Lumix FZ200 vs Panasonic DMC-FZ72


General Specifications
Brand
Panasonic
Panasonic
Model
Lumix DMC-FZ200
DMC-FZ72
Origin
Japan
Japan
About the Product
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 features a high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 24x (25-600mm) ultra-wide angle super-zoom lens achieves full range F/2.8 aperture available throughout the entire zoom range, making it possible to capture moving subjects clearly with fast shutter speed, even from a distance. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) provides improved correction accuracy to minimize blur, even when zoomed, and Active Mode effectively suppresses handshake vibration in both still picture and video recording.
Continuing to push boundaries of optical excellence is the award winning and well renowned FZ series of cameras - the DMC-FZ72. This Lumix bridge camera comes equipped with an outstanding focal range with a 20mm ultra wide-angle lens and the industry’s highest 60x optical zoom. Also included is Panasonic's latest generation of Optical Image Stabilisation for both photo and video mode. A high resolution Electronic Viewfinder, Full manual control, Stereo wind-supressed microphone and Full HD video mode go together to make this camera a superb all-rounder for the beginner or enthusiast alike.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
12.1 MP
16.1 MP
Sensor Type
MOS
MOS
Optical Zoom
24 x
60 x
Image Stabilization
Optical
Optical

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic DMC-FZ72

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic DMC-FZ72

Size & Weight
Height
3.41 in.
3.82 in.
Width
4.93 in.
5.13 in.
Depth
4.34 in.
4.65 in.
Weight
1.29 lbs.
1.34 lbs.

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic DMC-FZ72

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic DMC-FZ72

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic DMC-FZ72

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic DMC-FZ72

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera
  • This little beauty weighs 0.9 kilos. It fits into a medium size handbag.
  • For the price this camera does everything, portability of a smaller camera, features of a bigger camera, perfect size and the quality of the photos/videos is astonishing!
  • This camera gives you performance, control with smaller size, lower weight, huge zoom range without changing lenses, better movie capabilities and more convenience.
  • The body has increased slightly in size and weight, but not too much here, and I find it fits comfortably in my hands with the main controls falling easily to hand.
  • The camera is nicely balanced,not heavy,the hand grip is just the right size and the battery life is excellent.
Panasonic DMC-FZ72 Camera
  • I absolutely love this camera. It's very lightweight for the size. The zoom is incredible, and the clarity is amazing. I would definitely recommend this camera to anyone.
  • Nice features great weight and size and very impressed with image quality would recommend this to any body interested in photography.
  • Camera has a good weight to it, so its not heavy on your neck. We took this on our honeymoon and used it every single day in snow and sun, it's perfect.
  • The auto feature is so good you can just leave it and let the camera decide. Nice weight to it and easy to hold.
  • It is quite big and a bit on the heavy size but obviously it has to be to pack that huge lense in.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
4.5 mm.
3.58 mm.
Max. Focal Length
108 mm.
215 mm.
ISO Settings
100-3200, Extended: 100-6400, High Sensitivity Mode: 1600-6400
100-3200
Aperture
F2.8 (W) - 8 (T)
F2.8 (W) - 8 (T)
Digital Zoom
4 x
5 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
No
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW, MPO
JPEG, RAW, DPOF

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic DMC-FZ72

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic DMC-FZ72

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic DMC-FZ72

What customers say about "Imaging"
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera
  • This Panasonic gives me a wide focal range with a fast lens even at the highest zoom setting.
  • I am particularly pleased with the lens element and the ability to have f2.8 at all focal lengths. This helped when I was taking photographs of whales on a long focal length!
  • The FZ200 lens's minimum focal length is equivalent to 25mm on a 35mm camera. This gives a field of view, which is wide enough for most requirements.
  • Another plus point for me was the aperture. It's f/2.8 and can be fixed at that over the entire zoom range, which allows a lot of light to enter when at full telescopic zoom.
  • The FZ200 is now an old design (just over 5 years) and the old technology and small sensor size means that noise is a bit of a problem unless you stick to really low ISOs.
Panasonic DMC-FZ72 Camera
  • The picture quality is amazing, the zoom is one of the best i've seen and even at 60x it still picks up clearly.
  • The zoom is great, the attached photo was zoomed to about 125mm focal length and was crystal clear. Overall, I'm very, very happy with the purchase.
  • It's light, take good pics and has a superb lens considering it's focal lengths.
  • I struggle with capturing moving objects at long focal lengths as you have to track the object while it focuses.
  • Lack of fine detail in images even at lower ISO levels, raw can help here but for a jpeg shooter it does struggle a bit, I'd avoid going above ISO 800 if possible.
Display
Display Type
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Touch Screen
No
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
460000 dots
460000 dots
Viewfinder
0.21 electronic viewfinder (Approx. 1,312K dots)
0.20" Color EVF (202K dots equiv.)
Vari-angle Display
Yes
No

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic DMC-FZ72

Panasonic Lumix FZ200

Panasonic DMC-FZ72

What customers say about "Display"
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera
  • The photos are sharp, the tonal balance is good and the fantastic tele lens gets the pictures that you might otherwise miss with a standard camera.
  • Bought this for my partner and it's a nice built camera with a decent viewfinder and LCD display. The results are pleasing and the zoom range adequate.
  • The high resolution viewfinder, multi-angle screen and sheer design excellence of the new camera are bonuses.
  • The new high resolution Electronic ViewFinder (EVF) is excellent most of the time - very clear and detailed, and I think only Sony superzooms can currently match/beat it.
  • There is no eye proximity sensor which automatically switches off the 3" display when composing photos through the EVF.
Panasonic DMC-FZ72 Camera
  • The viewfinder was a key factor for me as no lcd screen is really good enough in fierce sunshine. And it's work wonderful.
  • The digital viewfinder in this camera is not super-precise but it does the job well enough and I would not be without it.
  • I certainly like the large viewing screen I don't think it matters too much that you can't angle it, the camera controls are quick and responsive and nicely set out and to hand.
  • The screen on this camera is not, as I thought, articulated and so cannot be turned in to protect the screen as in an older Lumix camera of mine.
  • The only things that let it down are lack of wifi connectivity and the fact that the lcd screen is fixed and cant be tilted or rotated.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
Yes
Shooting Modes
Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Panning, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, HDR, Food, Pet, Sunset, Glass Through, 3D Photo
Portrait, Night Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Night Scenery, Sports, Panning, Handheld Night Shot
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Incandescent, White Set1, White Set2, Color Temperature
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1, White Set 2, Color Temperature
Shutter Speeds
60" - 1/4000
8" - 1/2000
What customers say about "Features"
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera
  • It has and transformed my walking hobby to allow me to get shots from 28mm-600mm as well as panoramas using the built in scene function.
  • There's also a nifty panorama mode that produces a large image as you sweep the camera along, rather like taking an old school photo.
  • This allows a faster shutter speed than previous bridge cameras. The Creative controls allow in-camera effects, which for me, add a lot if interesting ideas to play with.
  • Autofocus is very fast, as is shot-to-shot speed. Shutter lag is minimal. Burst rates are very respectable - continuous 2fps and 5.5fps are available with autofocus for each shot.
  • There a lots of functions on this camera and unfortunately the user manual is pretty useless.
Panasonic DMC-FZ72 Camera
  • It also has panorama sweep and 3D on it. The anti shake is excellent for controlling those long telephoto shots.
  • Scene mode, Intelligent Auto, Creative Control (previously mentioned) Panorama and all the usual manual controls are available along with video control.
  • There are some interesting picture taking options in the menus, and the Panorama feature is excellent - good colour and acceptable sharpness.
  • Been able to do shoot fantastic macros, portraits and wildlife with no problems at all. Highly recommended.
  • Not waterproof, which is frustrating because you need to use it carefully in nature near water.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
Yes
NFC Enabled
No
No
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
AV Output (PAL/NTSC), Microphone (3.5 mm stereo minijack), Mini HDMI
Mini HDMI, AV Output (PAL/NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera
  • This is one of the best bridge cameras with Full HD video recording (1080p/50) and the option to connect an external microphone for much improved sound recording.
  • Panasonic has always been about customer brand loyalty and the first thing I noticed was the 2.5mm microphone input. It works great.
  • It has an jack point for an external microphone, as well as a built in stereo mic!
  • The main disappointment is the lack of a headphone output for monitoring audio, which is a neglected part of making videos.
  • It lacks two essential features in my opinion. The most important of these is Live Recording output from the HDMI, which Panasonic provides on other cameras in its range.
Panasonic DMC-FZ72 Camera
  • The panoramic tool is a nice feature and again, gives a good standard of output.
  • Loading the files to computer, (I use Mac computers), was simple using the supplied USB cable.
  • Has a good size built in memory 200MB which is useful to have.
  • A real shame it doesn't have GPS so it records photo location which has been a standard with smartphones and most other modern cameras.
  • The memory card was not compatible for recording video on playback devices.
Power
AC Adapter Compatible
Yes
Yes
Battery Model
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh, 8.7Wh)
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 895mAh, 6.5 Wh)
Number of Batteries
1
1
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer


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