Canon PowerShot SX720 HS vs Panasonic DMC FZ72 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX720 HS vs DMC FZ72 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS vs Panasonic DMC FZ72 Specs

PowerShot SX720 HS

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 80 – 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor
  • Zoom 24-960mm (40x), f3.3-6.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 109.7 x 63.8 x 35.7mm³ (4.3″ x 2.5″ x 1.4″)
  • 270g (8.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX720 HS

DMC FZ72

  • Introduced in July 2013
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 100 – 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor
  • Zoom 20-1200mm (60x), f2.8-5.9
  • No WiFi
  • 130.2 x 97 x 118.2mm³ (5.1″ x 3.8″ x 4.7″)
  • 600g (19.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ72

PowerShot SX720 HS vs DMC FZ72: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

The Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.).

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS VS Panasonic DMC FZ72 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX720 HS a better choice

PowerShot SX720 HS

DMC FZ72

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

20.30 16.10
Better sensibility (4)

80 – 3200 ISO 100 – 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

0.92 0.46
Weighs less (2)

270g
(8.7 oz.)
600g
(19.4 oz.)
More portable (2)

250cm³
(16 cu.in.)
1493cm³
(94 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS are the higher resolution, the larger sensitivity and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the lower weight than the DMC FZ72, the more compact size and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PowerShot SX720 HS scores 17 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ72

PowerShot SX720 HS

DMC FZ72

Higher speed (4, frames/second)

6 9
Auto Focus points (4)

9 23
Longer battery life (3, photos)

250 400

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ72 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 11 points for the DMC FZ72.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX720 HS

DMC FZ72

Sensor format

Compact Compact
Built-in flash

Image stabilizer

Video resolution

1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS VS Panasonic DMC FZ72 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX720 HS and DMC FZ72

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Panasonic DMC FZ72

17
11

We recommend Canon PowerShot SX720 HS as better choice.

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