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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2020 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and lens. The value for money and usability also get good views, whereas many are less positive about the control panel and energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28


The last Panasonic camera we had our hands on - the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 - left us thoroughly impressed by its image quality and reasonable price. Their new superzoom offering - the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 does the same, here's why...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 (Silver)


Useful 27mm wide-angle zoom; excellent image stabilization; full selection of manual and automatic exposure controls; 720p movie capture with operational zoom; relatively fast.

Prone to soft, noisy photos; no hotshoe.

Other cameras may deliver higher resolution and longer optical zooms, but the Panasonic FZ28 proves that the "more is better" presumption isn't always valid.

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Panasonic Lumix FZ28


Panasonic's new Lumix DMC-FZ28 has features that give it a jump on many of its competitors in the advanced point-and-shoot and megazoom categories. Its predecessor (the Lumix DMC-FZ18) was already a good camera, though not without a few flaws: It...

Powerful 18x optical zoom lens ; Shoots high-definition movies

Auto white balance acts unpredictably ; Slow to focus at telephoto end

Light, durable, and easy to use, this Panasonic megazoom model performs marvelously under most conditions.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28


Panasonic has added yet another powerful Super-zoom to their ranks, with the new Lumix DMC-FZ28, which boasts a 27mm wide-angle LEICA lens with an 18x optical zoom. The 10.1 megapixel digital camera also features an enhanced Intelligent Auto Mode (iA),...

The high-performance Venus Engine IV supports a faster response time, allowing the camera to shoot 2.5 shots per second at full resolution and 13 shots per second in High-Speed Burst mode. In High Sensitivity mode, the FZ28 can shoot up to ISO 6400 in...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28


You'd be hard-pressed to find better performance in the compact ultrazoom category, regardless of manufacturer. The excellent Leica optics, Panasonic's leading edge Venus Engine IV image processor, and the camera's incredible ease of use all add up to...

18X optical zoom Lens10.1 megapixel resolutionAdvanced iA (Intelligent Auto) mode2.7 TFT Color LCDA host of scene and shooting modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 is this year's entry by Panasonic into the com

Highly Recommended!

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Review


The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 is the successor to the popular, one-year-old FZ18 camera. The defining feature of the Panasonic FZ28 is still its massive 18x zoom lens, now equivalent to a slightly wider-angle 27-486mm focal length. The FZ28 is a...

In summary the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 is a marginally better camera than the FZ18, with better image quality, a slightly bigger LCD screen, very useful and improved Intelligent Auto mode for beginners, and the added attraction of HD video. And thanks...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!


The Panasonic Lumix FZ28 has a sensor resolution of 10.1 effective megapixels from a 1/2.33" RGB CCD image sensor, and Panasonic has coupled this to an image stabilized, Leica DC Vario-Elmarit branded 18x optical zoom lens with a useful range all the...

ISO sensitivity ordinarily ranges from 100 to 1600, with the ability to extend this as far as ISO 6400 equivalent in High Sensitivity Auto mode. Shutter speeds from 1/2000 to 60 seconds are possible, controlled automatically. The Panasonic DMC-FZ28...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Black Digital Camera


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 black Digital Camera is an upgraded version of the Panasonic Lumix DMC- FZ 18 which had  a disappointing battery life and could not zoom in video mode. Panasonic has taken care to see that these flaws are properly taken care...

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Panasonic FZ28 review


When it comes to the design of the Panasonic LUMIX FZ28, it is almost similar to that of its predecessor. Obviously, there is no need or drive to change this design. Also, the dimensions and weight of both cameras are alike, or nearly alike. Even the...

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Panasonic Lumix FZ28 Review at Let's Go Digital


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.

Product Specifications

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 apertures 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 macro shots with the lens as close as 1cm 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. 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 megapixels resolution.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aerial photo / Baby1 / Baby2 / Beach / Candle / Film grain / Fireworks / Flash-burst / Flower / Food / Hi-speed burst / High sensitivity / Nature / Night portrait / Night scene / Panning / Party/indoor / Pet / Pin hole / Portrait mode / Scenery / Self-portrait / Snow / Soft skin / Sports mode / Starry sky / Sunset/Aerial photo / Baby1 / Baby2 / Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Flower / Food / Hi-speed burst / High sensitivity / Nature / Night portrait / Night scene / Panning / Party/indoor / Pet / Portrait mode / Scenery / Self-portrait / Snow / Soft skin / Sports mode / Starry sky / Sunset


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Lumix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.4
Max Focal Length:86.4mm
Min Focal Length:4.8mm
Optical Zoom:18
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (MEGA O.I.S.)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):6400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto / ISO auto (1600-6400)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cool / Sepia / Warm
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic