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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72
Mark Peters : July 22th 2013 - 12:50 CET
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PanasonicPanasonic Lumix FZ72 digital camera : Continuing to push the boundaries, is the new addition to the award winning FZ series of digital cameras - the Panasonic DMC-FZ72. The new Panasonic camera comes equipped with an outstanding zoom range with a 20mm ultra wide-angle lens. The Panasonic DMC-FZ72 boasts the industry’s highest 60x optical zoom (20-1200mm) making it possible to capture your subject from a distance. Thanks to the exceptionally long zoom, you can confidently capture shots that are not possible with alternative zoom cameras. Exceptionally versatile, the Panasonic FZ72 also features a stunning LUMIX DC VARIO 20mm ultra wide-angle lens, which captures 140% wider angle of view compared with a 24mm lens, allowing you to capture dynamic and expressive landscapes.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 features
The zoom ratio can be further extended up to 120x equivalent, maintaining the picture quality even when combining a digital zoom thanks to the Intelligent Zoom and the Intelligent Resolution technology. If this wasn’t enough, the optical zoom ratio can further be extended with the Panasonic DMW-LT55 1.7x Tele Conversion Lens (sold separately). The 1.7x zoom of the DMW-LT55 telephoto lens transforms the 60x optical zoom of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 to an incredible 102x optical zoom, which is so powerful it can even capture the cratered surface of the moon clearly.

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Optical Image Stabilizer with Active Mode
The Panasonic DMC-FZ72 digital camera is equipped with POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Active Mode - a feature enjoyed by the high-end Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 model. Providing approx. twice the correction angle at the tele-end setting, and blurless zoom shots and night shots, this feature ensures stable framing and blurless shots with powerful zooming. The Active Mode is also fully functional in video recording, allowing active video recording at wide angle such as shooting while walking without causing deterioration of image quality. Adopting Hot Shoe and high compatibility with a host of optional accessories, the Panasonic DMC-FZ72 pushes the boundaries of what a palm sizes digital compact camera can do.

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Shooting Full HD Video with the Panasonic DMC-FZ72
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 digital camera is versatile not only in its optical performance but also in its photo/video hybrid shooting capability. Users can record high-resolution full-HD 1920 x 1080 60i (NTSC, sensor output 30p) / 50i (PAL, sensor output 25p) videos in AVCHD (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. The AVCHD format excels in the compatibility with AV equipment like HD-TVs or Blu-ray Disc players and the video can be played back by simply inserting an SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card or by connecting with a mini HDMI cable. Alternately, you can choose MP4 at 30p (NTSC) / 25p (PAL) for video recording, which has a higher compatibility with Personal Computers.

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Wind Shield Zoom Microphone
The Panasonic DMC-FZ72 compact camera also boasts the highly realistic Dolby Digital Stereo Creator for superior video sound. The newly developed Wind Shield Zoom Microphone minimizes wind noise by approx.70% compared with the predecessor DMC-FZ62, resulting in clear sound, even if it was recorded on a windy day. With a substantial increase in volume by approx.50%, the microphone boasts better S/N ratio to suppress noise in quiet circumstances to catch the target sound. The industry leading 60x optical zoom with POWER O.I.S. is also available in video recording, allowing recording of events in the distance. Designed to be user friendly, a dedicated button on the top of the camera enables users to instantly start recording videos while shooting photos without having to make any extra settings.

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Panasonic DMC-FZ72 camera with high performance image processing engine
The new 16.1 megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and high performance image processing LSI Venus Engine elevate the response, sensitivity and image quality of the Panasonic DMC-FZ72. The Panasonic FZ72 provides Light Speed AF, allowing users to quickly focus on moving subjects, such as when shooting sports scenes or animals. Incredibly responsive, the FZ72 shoots 9 fps in 16.1-megapixel full resolution with mechanical shutter, and 5 fps with continuous AF. Together with the quick start-up time of approx. 0.9 secs, the DMC-FZ72 never misses the most fleeting shooting opportunities. Full manual control is available with Panasonic Lumix FZ72 for advanced users to enjoy more creative photography. With its P/A/S/M mode, users can enjoy creative shooting, offering users unlimited ways of expression in both photo and video.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 price
The Panasonic DMC-FZ72 price in Europe is set at € 399.95. The new Panasonic digital camera will be available from August 2013. Availability of colors and optional Lumix FZ72 accessories may differ depending on the country. Please check the Panasonic Lumix camera website in your region for more details.

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