Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Review

Overall Score

44

Main Features

  • 10 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 27-486 mm (18x) F2.8-4.4 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 118 x 75 x 89 mm, 417g.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Overview


First introduced in January, 2009, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 is a 10 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Panasonic FZ28 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Sensor resolution of Panasonic FZ28 ~ 3646 x 2742 pixels.

Panasonic FZ28 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 9,997,332 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic FZ28


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
RAW Support
Manual Focus
27 mm Wide Angle Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
4.4 Lens at Tele
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.4
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 has an Overall Score of 44/100 and ranked #276 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #650 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic FZ28 Scores
Imaging score
38
Features score
44
Value for money score
59
Portability score
84
Overall score
44
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic FZ28


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 weighs 417g and has external dimensions of 118 x 75 x 89mm (4.65 x 2.95 x 3.5"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Panasonic FZ28 is 25 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic FZ28
417g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic FZ28
89mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-FZ28 Dimensions Lumix DMC-FZ28
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Panasonic FZ300 691 g 417 g 132 x 92 x 117 mm 118 x 75 x 89 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Panasonic FZ200 588 g 417 g 125 x 87 x 110 mm 118 x 75 x 89 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Panasonic FZ1000 831 g 417 g 137 x 99 x 131 mm 118 x 75 x 89 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 417 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 118 x 75 x 89 mm
Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 423 g 417 g 119 x 72 x 60 mm 118 x 75 x 89 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Panasonic LX5 271 g 417 g 110 x 65 x 43 mm 118 x 75 x 89 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 417 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 118 x 75 x 89 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Panasonic LF1 192 g 417 g 103 x 62 x 28 mm 118 x 75 x 89 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-FZ28
Announced January, 2009
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 8.50
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye Auto, On, Red-Eye On, Red-Eye Slow Sync, Off, Slow Sync (1&2)
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 417 g
Physical Dimensions 118 x 75 x 89 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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