Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 reviews and prices: Hybrid camera

145 customer reviews

+ This digital camera scores high on features. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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9.2 out of 10 based on 145 reviews.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28: 10.7 MP (Megapixels), 18x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Hybrid camera.

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david, derbyshire Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
excellant to look at and to use im very well impressednone
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Feb 2010

Colin, Hoddesdon Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, light weight and excellent pics taken already - love it! Got a decent camera at last as fed up with pocket ones... A great quality camera for my family and leisure use that's much better than the pocket digitals..
Like the Intelligent Auto mode, would have got 10/10 if not for the points below..
Bad points:
Picture quality not quite as sharp in some shots than other camera comparisons I read but still great..
Use of flash wasn't clear on some settings and not covered fully in the manual - it doesn't work when in multi shot mode and I couldn't work out why initially! I swapped the camera in store as the staff couln'd work it out either then I twigged what was going wrong...!! Quite funny really! Still really like it!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Dec 2009

Hugh, Ashford Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Crisp sharp images particularly in good light and perfectly adequate to ASA800 conditions
Brilliant zoom though not particularly special at wide angle
Fantastic for "traditional" zoom range up to c200mm and usable beyond though shake becomes a factor
Almost perfect file sizes for reasonable sized prints and capable of decent reproductions at 300dpi
Ideal for walking or climbing - why bother with a DSLR?
Superb tool for website photographs (obviously resized down)
Workable flash but then I hardly ever use artificial light anyway
Bad points:
The AF issues have been well discusssed
The AF is also not 100% perfect, particularly for moving subjects and into the light
The technology that suppresses CA is not 100% but brilliant for a P&S and would put many DSLR to shame.
With a dark subject and little contrast other than the sky there can be so noticable CA
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Mar 2010

Al, Broadway, Worcs

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Having upgraded from a Lumix FZ5 to have the benefit of the larger LCD, the improved control layout and easier menu access are an added bonus. The zoom control is better, enabling far quicker subject framing. Being of 1934 vintage, I did not require the additional quasi-video features of the FZ35 and the design of the FZ28 is excellent for my amateur and personal use. I would recommend this camera to anyone not needing one for professional use.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Jan 2010

Trevor, Hampshire Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
we wanted the next stage up from a small compact and this fits our needs brilliantly. It's 18 x zoom gives good pictures over distances, and has a fairly easy to follow menu system for various different situations. The colour quality is vibrant, and when playing back pictures within the slideshlow mode it provides accompanying music.
Bad points:
The various playback options are a little confusing.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Oct 2009

Peter , Edinburgh Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
EVF essential for over 50s with fixed focus eyes on infinity. Amazing zoom. Lens quality. Light weight.
Bad points:
Lens cap instead of protective shutter. Manual focus control is very hit or miss, needs decent analog wheel to adjust instead of the little joy stick. 60 second shutter speed not provided in aperture and shutter priority modes. The ISO setting should be shown in the viewfinder.
No ever-ready case available. EVF eye piece not very comfortable. Panasonic should forget the rear display (useless for over 50s) and concentrate on improving the EVF. Give it larger size, more pixels.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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11 of 13 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Jul 2009

Confirmed purchaser Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Love it easy to use light weight GREAT camera.
Bad points:
Havent found any yet
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Dec 2009

Product Features

Camera Type Hybrid
Resolution (Pixels) 3648x2736
Optical zoom ratio 18
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Mutli
Media format MMC Card
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 370
Flash Yes
Body Only No
Series Lumix
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/60
Waterproof No
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 117.6x75.3x88.9
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.8x4.4
In-built memory (Megabytes) 50
Built-in flash Yes
Release date 2008-07-29
Height in mm 75.3
Width in mm 117.6
Depth in mm 88.9
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Range Finder Type Optical/Electronic Viewfinder and LCD
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 486
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 27

Also known as: Panasonic DMC FZ28, Lumix DMC-FZ28, Panasonic DMCFZ28EBK, Panasonic DMCFZ28EBS, Panasonic DMC-FZ28, Panasonic DMC-FZ28EB-S

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Manufacturer's Description

27mm wide, 18x zoom Leica DC lens and High Speed Burst shooting for ultimate action photography.

The DMC-FZ28 features a 27mm wide-angle Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with 18x optical zoom in a compact body. The bright, large-diameter lens with f/2.8 to 4 aperture has minimal distortion and captures images with corner-to-corner clarity. You can also take advantage of powerful 18x zoom in motion picture recording. From dynamic wide-angle shots to powerful telephotos. From macro shots with the lens as close as 1 cm from your subject to beautiful portraits with softly focused backgrounds.

The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode includes MEGA O.I.S. to detect hand-shake, Intelligent ISO Control to detect subject movement, Face Detection to detect faces in the frame, Intelligent Scene Selector to detect scene conditions, Light Detection to detect the brightness level and – new to the DMC-FZ28 – AF Tracking to continually track a moving subject and keep it in focus. These six functions work automatically and simultaneously in iA Mode to optimize your settings, making it easier than ever to take beautiful photos every time.

13fps High-Speed Burst Shooting Mode in 3 megapixel. 13fpt burst shooting allows users to easily capture subjects in motion. The DMC-FZ28 uses a mechanical shutter mechanism for its burst shooting mode, which allows users to take beautiful pictures with minimal smearing and distortion effects that is often seen when using the electronic shutter mechanism.

The joystick gives the DMC-FZ28 its intuitive and highly precise, full manual operation. Simply move the joystick vertically or horizontally to adjust the exposure and to adjust the focus during Manual focus. The joystick can be easily operated by the thumb to prevent any interruption to your shooting rhythm. This lets you smoothly optimize the settings at the exact moment you finish framing the shot, whether you are capturing the proud stance of a single magnificent flower, the gentle flow of a stream, or a bird taking flight.

The DMC-FZ28 features a developed CCD. Slightly larger than previous types, this 1/2.33-inch CCD fully supports the camera’s 10.1-megapixel resolution.


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