Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 Bridge Camera, HD 1080p, 16.1MP, 60x Optical Zoom, 3” LCD - John Lewis £199, £169 after cashback
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 Bridge Camera, HD 1080p, 16.1MP, 60x Optical Zoom, 3” LCD - John Lewis £199, £169 after cashback

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Found 10th Dec 2015
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 Bridge Camera, HD 1080p, 16.1MP, 60x Optical Zoom, 3” LCD

John Lewis price is £199. 2 year guarantee included.

Claim £30 cashback via redemption. Offer ends 25 January 2016:
promotions.panasonic.co.uk/pro…/94

Total after cashback £169.

Then get the Panasonic DMW-LT55 1.7x Tele-Conversion Lens (55mm thread) to extend optical zoom:

thedigitalcamerashop.co.uk/Len…T55
£124.99 incl free P&P

102x optical zoom camera for less than £300!

Should be ok to find them flamedeers around here
 
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Excellent deal
is it a good canera ?
Same price in most places but admittedly with one year less warranty
Good luck getting this delivered, John Lewis have lost the plot. Their customer services team are dismal too.
kay1992

Good luck getting this delivered, John Lewis have lost the plot. Their … Good luck getting this delivered, John Lewis have lost the plot. Their customer services team are dismal too.



​My recent order arrived within 2 days as promised. Never had a problem with their deliveries.
kay1992

Good luck getting this delivered, John Lewis have lost the plot. Their … Good luck getting this delivered, John Lewis have lost the plot. Their customer services team are dismal too.



​My recent order arrived within 2 days as promised. Never had a problem with their deliveries.
sparklehedgehog

Same price in most places but admittedly with one year less warranty


A two-year guarantee applies for the sale of all consumer goods everywhere in the EU.
rexyrex360

is it a good canera ?



I've got one and very happy with it. Zoom is amazing. Picture quality is decent for a bridge camera. Video is very good as well, even better than my Sony camcorder. And last but not least is the price.
Nice find
Cracking camera. Brought one for daughters xmas present last year
kay1992

Good luck getting this delivered, John Lewis have lost the plot. Their … Good luck getting this delivered, John Lewis have lost the plot. Their customer services team are dismal too.



​i agree pretty bloody
banita

A two-year guarantee applies for the sale of all consumer goods … A two-year guarantee applies for the sale of all consumer goods everywhere in the EU.



​really? how come so many things come only with one year?
same price since ages and there was a double cashback of £60 previously....so cold.....
rohitmkiller

​really? how come so many things come only with one year?


companies count on lack of knowledge about EU laws ... google it and see
I bought this camera from John Lewis when the £60 cash back deal was on. Smart Pee, unless there is some way for a person currently looking for an FZ72 to get the £60 cash back offer now, would you not agree that this is a decent camera at a decent price?

As for the customer service from john Lewis, I experienced a problem with my camera and they put it right straight away. Mistakes happen, it's about how they are dealt with.

2 year guarantee according to the EU is one thing but trying to argue that point with a lot of retailers can be a huge headache! JL offer a bit of piece of mind.
banita

A two-year guarantee applies for the sale of all consumer goods … A two-year guarantee applies for the sale of all consumer goods everywhere in the EU.



Not quite, John Lewis are offering a 2 year retail warranty - i.e. you can return it to the store. EU warranty is 6 months at the retailer, 18 months with the manufacturer, which is often worthless or a lot more hassle.
Had this camera a few weeks now and reasonably happy with it. I think I can improve the pictures I'm getting as I get used to its manual options. Many users recommend turning the noise reduction down, which requires departing from the automatic mode.

Here's a couple of pictures taken at close to full zoom, the squirrel shot was handheld in iffy light.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OFB5sKopxLg/VmoBDc8o-_I/AAAAAAAAATA/HE7EB2iNcZc/s144-Ic42/P1000355.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZeSTqoMlSro/VmoAa7WtzhI/AAAAAAAAAS0/yfzjocspxfY/s144-Ic42/P1000106.jpg

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Edited by: "daz73" 11th Dec 2015
Although I know we don't have time machines this isn't the cheapest the camera has been as it was £169 plus £30 cashback (giving total after cashback of £139) @ Amazon on the 22nd of October...I know because my Dad was after one and I'd been keeping an eye on the prices and when it dropped he bought one...

Also possibly worth noting Panasonic did double cashback over the Christmas period last year...not saying they'll do it again but if you're on the fence about this camera and are in no rush possibly worth waiting to see if they do double cashback again....I bought this camera then and it worked out at £155 after cashback.
Just got my first flame deer
I bought one from john lewis last month does anyone know if I will be able to claim the £30 cashback?
Jools21

I bought one from john lewis last month does anyone know if I will be … I bought one from john lewis last month does anyone know if I will be able to claim the £30 cashback?


Yes you will, assuming that you still have the box and receipt.
The worst company.
sellingmysoul666

Just got my first flame deer



Whats that?
sellingmysoul666

Just got my first flame deer



Whats that?
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Moon test using FZ72 + DMW LT55E 102x optical zoom here.
 
Similar to using Nikon Coolpix P900 83x optical zoom here. Can't wait for this camera to fall below £350, might be a long wait still.

The size of the moon in both vids seem the same. I would have expected a bigger difference from 83x to 102x magnification.
 

Edited by: "Sqsq" 11th Dec 2015
kay1992

Good luck getting this delivered, John Lewis have lost the plot. Their … Good luck getting this delivered, John Lewis have lost the plot. Their customer services team are dismal too.


You seem to be slagging them off on any JL related threads I've been on today. Never had an issue with delivery from them and I've spent alot from them. Also just got a 2 year old iPad Air replaced for a brand new off the shelf one, which was only possible because they were offering a year longer warranty over everyone else. Now I have a 3 year warranty on the new one so......
Edited by: "mcaf123" 11th Dec 2015
Sqsq

 Moon test using FZ72 + DMW LT55E 102x optical zoom here. Similar to u …  Moon test using FZ72 + DMW LT55E 102x optical zoom here. Similar to using Nikon Coolpix P900 83x optical zoom here. Can't wait for this camera to fall below £350, might be a long wait still.The size of the moon in both vids seem the same. I would have expected a bigger difference from 83x to 102x magnification. 


Its not very useful to compare the X times zoom. Because it depends on what the 1X is, ie the widest angle. To figure out how big something will appear, better to compare the equivalent focal lengths.

So checking the specifications, for focal length (in 35mm equivalent):
Lumix FZ72: 20 - 1200mm
Lumix FZ72 + DMW LT55E: 34 - 2040 mm
Coolpix P900: 24 to 2000 mm

So at max zoom, the FZ72 with the teleconverter is about the same as the Coolpix. Plus when zoomed out, the FZ72 can give a wider view.

Also the moon can appear bigger at certain times, so those videos may not be an fair comparison.
Edited by: "vclaw" 11th Dec 2015
mcaf123

You seem to be slagging them off on any JL related threads I've been on … You seem to be slagging them off on any JL related threads I've been on today. Never had an issue with delivery from them and I've spent alot from them. Also just got a 2 year old iPad Air replaced for a brand new off the shelf one, which was only possible because they were offering a year longer warranty over everyone else. Now I have a 3 year warranty on the new one so......


They are probally fine if you purchase in store but I would be very wary about placing an order online.
I placed an order for a D3200 I think it was, which was on HUKD at the time as the best deal going. Shortly afterwards I recieved an email (not a phone call) saying that my order had been cancelled as I failed their security checks and would need to reorder over the phone. I've never had any issues ever with my card before and so was a bit bemused. Guess what, when I called them, the item was no longer in stock. Well it was but at a higher price. When I explained what had happened they were more than happy to place an order at the igher price but unable to re-instate the order I placed ealier! I only had dealings over the phone but this has not left a good impression.
mcaf123

You seem to be slagging them off on any JL related threads I've been on … You seem to be slagging them off on any JL related threads I've been on today. Never had an issue with delivery from them and I've spent alot from them. Also just got a 2 year old iPad Air replaced for a brand new off the shelf one, which was only possible because they were offering a year longer warranty over everyone else. Now I have a 3 year warranty on the new one so......



Bahahaha.
banita

companies count on lack of knowledge about EU laws ... google it and see



​doesn't work, tried it with a Sony laptop a few years ago, they said the hard drive only had a warranty for 1 year
Original Poster
vclaw

Its not very useful to compare the X times zoom. Because it depends on … Its not very useful to compare the X times zoom. Because it depends on what the 1X is, ie the widest angle. To figure out how big something will appear, better to compare the equivalent focal lengths.



Thanks for the info, TIL
 

rohitmkiller

​doesn't work, tried it with a Sony laptop a few years ago, they said the … ​doesn't work, tried it with a Sony laptop a few years ago, they said the hard drive only had a warranty for 1 year

ohh please ...
Original Poster
rohitmkiller

​doesn't work, tried it with a Sony laptop a few years ago, they said the … ​doesn't work, tried it with a Sony laptop a few years ago, they said the hard drive only had a warranty for 1 year



John Lewis includes 2 years guarantee for the FZ72. Simples
 
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whats the aperture on that
Original Poster
 
Nikon COOLPIX P900 with 83x Optical Zoom is £419.99 on SLRHut.co.uk. Cheapest in the UK by quite a bit (but can't post as a deal on HUKD probably because they are based in the US so grey imports; they have a UK website and phone number).

Anyone dealt with this shop before? Their site states they prepay all import duties and VAT, you only pay the price shown. They are a Google Certified Shop, ratings here.
 



Edited by: "Sqsq" 12th Dec 2015
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kittykat69

whats the aperture on that



Aperture F2.8 - 5.9 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.8 - 8.0 (W), F5.9 - 8.0 (T))

Full specs here: panasonic.com/uk/…tml
 
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Sqsq

Aperture F2.8 - 5.9 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.8 - 8.0 (W), F5.9 - … Aperture F2.8 - 5.9 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.8 - 8.0 (W), F5.9 - 8.0 (T))Full specs here: http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/cameras-camcorders/lumix-digital-cameras---point-and-shoot/bridge-cameras/dmc-fz72eb.specs.html 



brill thanks I was looking for low aperture 2.8 is wicked
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