Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28
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I bought it twice, so that says it all.
8 June 2013
Summary: Great camera. I had this model before, but a drop caused the on/off switch to break, and rendered the camera useless. I had that one for three years, never had a case on it. It had gotten wet, been dropped, you name it, but even its plastic body endured. It was such a great camera that when I saw the same model for cheap on ebay, I decided not to continue researching a newer model.
Summary: Extremely low weight for a mega-zoom. Sharp lens with vibrant colors. ISO 400 is well detailed,800 and 1600 need tweaking. Extremely sharp details at low ISO. Zoom is well stabilized. Flash is strongly powered. Handy ergonomics. Not the best but better choice a mega-zoom in such a low price range.
Summary: Very good camera. Takes beautiful pictures. Lots of features for a creative user. Deserves 5 stars, but for detailed settings procedures difficult to remember. But, one can use Intelligent Auto Mode to take very good pictures without referring to the manual at all. Used it for a year. Definitely a 4* camera.
Summary: Bought this camera because I wanted to have something with a zoom, so I could zoom into take pictures of the humming birds at my feeder. Being a novice to photography, I decided I should start out with a bridge camera. I studied the reviews of cameras and found that the panasonic dmc-fz ranked high on the scale. The reviewers seem to like the fz-35 better then the newest fz-40 and the people who had the fz-28's seem to like theres better.
Summary: I am a Nikon DSLR user but wanted a camera I could carry with me when traveling around town. I looked at quite a few cameras and finally settled with this camera. I liked the reviews but was undecided until I looked at one in a large discount store. The camera felt "right" in my hand. It has a digital viewfinder which is ok, I have never liked composing a picture by looking at a back of a camera so it had to have a viewfinder.
Summary: I purchased this camera in early December, after much research and the realization that although I had thought I wanted a DSLR, I really didn't want to lug around all the additional lenses I'd want. That's when I discovered the intermediate (more than point and shoot, not SLR) digital. I had intended to buy a Nikon, upgrading my still wonderful CoolPix 4800.
Summary: I played with all the super zooms for weeks before deciding on the Panasonic. I needed a bridge camera to hold me over until the full frame sensor SLR bodies become more affordable. I am a low and natural light junkie and this is my first digital camera purchase. It's low light, still and video performance is much better than your typical point and shoot which is what I am comparing it to. (That means I can live with it). I've only had it 3 weeks and I am still learning.
Summary: At age 71, I finally got to the point where lugging my Nikon DSLR, 3 lenses, flash, batteries, filters, etc. around became just too darn much. I originally was going to get the Nikon P80, but the reviews on Amazon scared me off of that one! Being a 30+ year Nikon nut, I just could not go to Canon - heresy! I knew Panasonic made grest consumer stuff and Leica sure knows how to make lenses, so that was my next place to look.