Panasonic FZ28 overview
Panasonic FZ28 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Superzoom camera initially launched on January of 2009. The camera houses a 10MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The FZ28 is positioned #237 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all round #1053 out of 1436 for cameras in our list. You can test our Smart camera search to get camera rankings based on your personalized requirements.
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Panasonic FZ28 family
The Panasonic FZ28 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the full range underneath.
Panasonic FZ28 Gallery
You can check the FZ28 from various angles in the gallery here.
Panasonic FZ28 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of upsides and downsides of the Panasonic FZ28 based on things which are normally seen as essential in a camera.
Panasonic FZ28 Sensor details
The sensor measurement in the Panasonic FZ28 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor has 10MP and delivers a native ISO range of 100 - 6400. RAW format is supported which means that you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath displays the FZ28's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The FZ28 sensor has a crop factor of 5.9 and is outlined in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Panasonic FZ28 dimensions
Panasonic FZ28 weighs around 0.92 lb (417 gr or 14.71 oz) & has exterior dimensions of 118mm x 75mm x 89mm (4.6" x 3.0" x 3.5"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr so the Panasonic FZ28 is very similar in comparison with other competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Here is a shot of the Panasonic FZ28 alongside a soft drink so you're able to get a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will highlight the button layout on the FZ28.
Panasonic FZ28 Lens specs
The FZ28 is equipped with a built in lens and it has a focal range of 27-486mm making it a 18.0 x zoom which is very good and is going to enable you to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 27mm, the lens has an aperture of f2.8 making it somewhat slow and not ideal for low light circumstances and you will likely find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You might also have to increase the ISO setting causing noisy pictures. On the tele end, 486mm is phenomenal zoom and comes to f4.4 making it very sluggish and you might need to choose slow shutter speeds.
Panasonic FZ28 Connectivity
The FZ28 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to send photos and sometimes adjust camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.
A few applications even give a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB socket.
Panasonic FZ28 Video specs
The highest video quality in the Panasonic FZ28 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in format. 720p is awful for today's requirements. You should try to get a minimum 1080p quality for video recording. The camera doesn't include a microphone and / or headphone socket which means you have got little control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to have a look at another model should you want decent audio for your video clips.
Panasonic FZ28 Weather Sealing
Panasonic FZ28 doesn't include weather proofing so damp conditions may ruin the camera.
Panasonic FZ28 Display and Viewfinder
The Panasonic FZ28 is equipped with a 2.7" fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230k dots.
Sadly the screen is not a touch screen.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The ViewFinder details for Panasonic FZ28 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
Viewfinders are very useful during sunny outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and hard to see.
Panasonic FZ28 Shutter specs
Panasonic FZ28 has the capability to shoot continuously at 3.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Panasonic FZ28 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Panasonic FZ28 has only integrated flash lacking external flash ability.
Panasonic FZ28 Autofocusing specs
Panasonic FZ28 has just Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and exact in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Panasonic FZ28 has the ability to use manual focus in case it is required during low light occasions or you want to have more exact focus control.
Panasonic FZ28 Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the highest (600) battery life within this kind of cameras.
Following is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with the highest battery life:
Panasonic FZ28 for various categories of photography
The following illustration displays a summation of the Panasonic FZ28 for various categories of photography. To look at more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Panasonic FZ28 Portrait photography highlights
The Panasonic FZ28 receives a score of 36 which is subpar, and means the camera is just not good for portrait photos. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW photos and flexibility to use off-camera lighting.
Panasonic FZ28 Street photography advice
Having a average points total of 56, the Panasonic FZ28 is relatively appropriate for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Panasonic FZ28 Sports photography highlights
A subpar sports photography rating of 33 indicates the Panasonic FZ28 is just not good for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have very good autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Panasonic FZ28 Travel photography advice
Portability is pretty critical in buying a camera for travel. On the whole, the Panasonic FZ28 gets a average 52 for a travelling camera which makes it fairly adequate to take with you on your vacations.
Landscape photography with Panasonic FZ28
For anyone planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photography, the most important factor will be image quality. The Panasonic FZ28 with it's subpar grade of 40 as a landscape camera is just not good compared to its competitors.
Vlogging with Panasonic FZ28
A camera for vlogging really should offer a articulating display screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Panasonic FZ28 is just not good for vlogging as it gets a subpar score of 24.
Panasonic FZ28 Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the FZ28, below is a list of the top ranked cameras that fall in to the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line chart below provides you an overview of the FZ28 compared to it's top ranking rivals mentioned earlier.
These are some more cameras you may look into as alternative options. To review a thorough comparison, visit the "compare" link.