Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Last update (06 June’09):
– Review by PCWorld

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 is the successor of FZ18 a megazoom 10.1 megapixels digital camera features 18x optical zoom (35mm Equiv.: 27-486mm), MEGA O.I.S. (Auto/Mode1/ Mode2), ISO 100-1600 (High Sensitivity Mode : Auto(1600 – 6400) ), 2.5 frames/sec, and a 2.7″ LCD Display (230k dots). The camera measures 2.96” x 4.63” x 3.5” and weighs .82 lbs

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

Panasonic FZ28 Reviews

PCWorld reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 and writes;
“The Panasonic FZ28 is easy to handle, is capable of taking great photos and has many useful features. The price may be a little high but it’s one of the finest cameras in this price range.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 and writes;
“Other cameras may deliver higher resolution and longer optical zooms, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 proves that the ‘more is better’ presumption isn’t always valid. With a robust feature set and better-than-average performance, this superzoom beats much of the competition”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PCAdvisor reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 and writes;
“Given the price, the Leica lens, the telephoto reach, the wide angle, and the camera’s ability to shoot RAW, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 review is a solid high-zoom point-and-shoot.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ImagingResource reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 and writes;
“Most impressive is the FZ28’s low chromatic aberration at wide angle, as well as the sharp corners, something most long zoom digital cameras cannot achieve. …FZ28 a great all-around digital camera, great for indoor shooting as well as outdoor, long-range photography, and a Dave’s Pick.”
Rating: N/A

Video review by TigerDirect;

CameraLabs reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 and writes;
” The FZ28’s body is also surprisingly small and light, which many will consider a key advantage, especially if you’re hiking or travelling light – unlike the relatively hefty SX10 IS, you’ll hardly notice you’re carrying it.”

Rating: ★★★★½

Pocket-Lint reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 and writes;
“This is a superb, easy to use and well-specified camera able to produce stunning shots; overall, a good balance between features, control and image quality provide an excellent all-round, surprisingly compact package.”
Rating: ★★★★½

LesGoDigital reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 and writes;
” The Panasonic DMC-FZ28 offers a solid and excellent image quality. The optical image stabilizer system enables shooting with relatively low ISO in order to considerably lessen the chance of image noise at 800 ISO and higher.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 and writes;
“Imager noise was well controlled when using the higher ISO capabilities of this camera. I found you can create nice large prints using settings of ISO 800 and below. 1600 looks as if you could still get away with some good 4×6-inch prints as well. “
Rating: N/A reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 and writes;
” Photographs taken with the test camera contained plenty of detail and colours looked natural under most types of lighting. Saturation appeared to be well-controlled. The autofocusing system was accurate under most conditions…”
Rating: ★★★★½

DigitalCameraReview reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 and writes;
” Overall, the FZ28 sets a very high bar for the next generation of ultrazooms: it’s rare that a camera has this much to offer to shooters of widely varying skill levels, and at the end of the day, this versatility will likely make the FZ28 one of the new models to beat in its class.”
Rating: N/A

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 video review by TigerDirect;

PhotographyBlog reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 and writes;
” FZ28 produces noise-free images at ISO 100 and 200, with limited noise starting to appear at ISO 400. ISO 800 exhibits quite visible noise, loss of fine detail and colour desaturation, and ISO 1600 and is even noisier, although still usable for small prints.”
Rating: ★★★★½

GoodGearGuide reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 and writes;
” This is a decent model to choose if you want a long zoom range and versatile controls, yet don’t want a bulky digital SLR. It’s good for travellers in this respect, despite its soft pictures and slightly underdone colour.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 and writes;
“In single shot mode the shot-to-shot cycle time is approximately 1.8 seconds.. In RAW+JPEG shooting mode it can manage a shot every 3.8 seconds. In my opinion it is currently the best all-round super-zoom camera on the market, and will become better value as the price drops over the next few months.”
Rating: ★★★★★

Panasonic FZ28 Samples

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Sample Images @ ImagingResource
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Sample Images @ LetsGoDigital
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Sample Images @ CameraLabs
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Sample Images @ Steve’sDigicams
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Sample Images @ DCR
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Sample Images @ TrustedReviews
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Sample Images @ PhotographyBlog

Panasonic FZ28 User Manual (PDF)

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Panasonic FZ28 Press Release

Panasonic introduces the Lumix DMC-FZ28 digital still camera, featuring a 27mm wide-angle Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with an 18x optical zoom*. Joining Panasonic’s popular FZ series of cameras that pack a high-powered zoom into a compact body, the FZ28 also boasts 10.1-megapixel resolution and adds a number of enhanced features that boost user fun and convenience, represented by an advanced iA (Intelligent Auto) mode.

The super-powerful 18x zoom lens makes it easy to pull in subjects from far away or to take dramatic close-ups. For an added boost, zoom power can be increased to 32.1x with the Extra Optical Zoom function**. The 27mm wide-angle feature is ideal for both broad landscapes and tight indoor shots, letting photographers capture a wider view. The 10.1-megapixel resolution allows photos to be greatly enlarged while still retaining outstanding detail, or edited by trimming and enlarging parts of the photo to print.

For image processing, the FZ28 features the high-speed, high-performance, Venus Engine IV. Thanks to the Venus IV, the FZ28 can snap off consecutive shots at a fast max.13 frames per second for subjects with fast motion in High Speed Burst Shooting mode. In High Sensitivity mode, the FZ28 can capture stunning photos with sensitivity up to ISO 6400 in extremely low light situations*. The engine allows the FZ28 to shoot up to 460 photos (CIPA) on a single battery charge thanks to improvements in power efficiency.

One Response to “Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28”

  1. Emily says:

    Experiencing some lag problems with mine that were promised away upon sale. Still there, still tedious.

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