Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28
Type Bridge digital camera
Lens 27-486 mm (18x optical zoom) F2.8 - F4.4
Sensor 1/2.33" CCD
Maximum resolution 3648x2432 (10.1 megapixels)
ASA/ISO range ISO 100-1600 (High-sensitivity mode 1600-6400)
Storage SD, SDHC, internal
Focus modes Automatic, Manual (joystick), Macro, AF Area Select, AF Tracking
Focus bracketing ±2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Exposure modes Manual, Program, Automatic, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, plus various custom and defined modes
Metering modes Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Moveable Spot
Flash Built-in pop up; Range max 8.5 meters
Flash bracketing ±2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Shutter speed range 1/2000 sec up to 60 sec
Continuous shooting 2.5 frame/s, 5 shots
Viewfinder EVF and 2.7 inch colour LCD (230,000 pixels)
Image Processing
Custom WB 5 positions, plus 2 manual
Battery Battery id CGA-S006 Li-Ion 7.2 V, 710 mAh
Weight 417 g

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 is a superzoom bridge digital camera, replacing the similar Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18. It was announced in 2008 and released for sale in the United Kingdom in August of that year. Like the FZ18 it has a Leica lens with an 18x optical zoom ratio. It has a slightly larger sensor than the FZ18, a 10.1-megapixel image resolution, and the newer Venus IV image processing engine.

The macro mode allows the capturing of images at a distance of one centimetre. The camera also has intelligent scene detection, 15x face recognition, intelligence ISO, intelligent exposure. Three different aspect ratios are available: 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. Still image quality settings include different qualities of jpeg output and RAW format (in .RW2 format); both jpeg and RAW recordings can be produced simultaneously. Various high-speed burst modes are available, going up to thirteen frames per second at two megapixels in 16:9 aspect ratio.

Video output is 1280x720 p at 30 frame/s HD 1080i in QuickTime format.

There are three data outputs: AV, component out, and USB2.0. Internal memory is 50 MB, supplemented by removable SD or SDHC cards of multi-gigabyte capacity.

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Preceded by
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28
Succeeded by
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38