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: 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.
Pros: - Light weight and balanced for all day carrying. - Comfortable and solid grip. - Good LCD screen. - Functions available for most situations. - Great zoom. - Superb macros. - Quality Leica lens. - Viewfinder is small but very usable. - Dependable.
Cons: - Auto focusing sometimes searches repeatedly. - Manual focus hard to use. - Viewfinder small and hard to focus. - Blowups at 18x are grainy, even if taken in bright light and even if ASA is set to 100. - Indoor are grainy even without blowup.
Excerpt: Noise level became intolerable to an amateur but serious photographer like myself in situations with bad light. otherwise so far the camera has exceeded my expectations and has provided satisfactory performance for the $300 I spent on it. In conclusion, its a good deal for a budding photographer who wants more flexibility than a consumer camera but is intimidated or doesn’t want to invest in a SLR.