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: I've had this lumix for a few years now, and it's awesome. It's a little on the bulky side, but its' been worth it. First off, the lifesaver is the ability to go from LCD screen to VIEW FINDER. I actually cracked my LCD accidentally, but because i can switch to viewfinder and still see photos i've taken in that... i haven't had to buy another mid-range point & shoot while saving up for a DSLR. the RAW and RAW+JPG capability is what I really love.
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 love my Pentax DSLR, but find it too bulky and heavy for hikes and some travel. I bought the FZ28 because of reasonable photo quality and, unlike the ultra compacts, I can actually hold and use it without tripping buttons I don't intend to. Understand that the sensor is teeny-tiny. The physics of the situation guarantee problems with noise, and that any attemps at noise reduction will smear detail. Use the viewfinder to frame and trust the autofocus.
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.
Summary: I have never owned a digital camera, and being a college student certainly didn't have a lot of money to spend (the price has been raised since my purchase); so after spending A LOT of time reading reviews I decided to go with the Lumix DMC- FZ28 and couldn't have been happier with my purchase. The first time I used the camera was at a hockey game between the Bruins and Sabres.
Summary: estaba temeroso pues ya tube la fz30 y cambie a nikon d200 pero por motivos de trabajo tube que conseguir este equipo, sin embargo se ha desembolvido bien y no es la mejor pero como dicen la camara no hace el fotografo, ademas es perfecta para quienes esten empesando con lo de la fotografia
Pros: - buena resulucion, buena calidad en imagen, prestaciones exelentes
Cons: - ruido a isos despues de 200, aberraciones cromaticas evidentes
Summary: Super Zoom captures a great images. Convenient auto modes for the inexperienced. Images suffer after ISO 400. Typical for Lumix. Takes near HD video with quick-time format although the audio is sub par. The price has ballooned to Six hundred plus. I paid under three hundred for this unit October '08. Maybe a testament to the quality of this camera. This unit has never found a way to disappoint me.