Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28
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The Lumix DMC-FZ28 digital camera boasts a premium 27mm wide-angle LEICA lens with an 18x optical zoom, ideal for tight indoor shots and long-distance action photos. The 10.1 mega pixel digital camera also features an enhanced Intelligent Auto Mode (iA), with the AF (auto focus) Tracking function, making it easier for photographers at any level to shoot sharp, well-focused photos, even when the subject is moving making it ideal for action shots. The AF Tracking function, the component to be adde... Read more [ Report abuse or wrong photo | Share your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 photo ]
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Digital Camera, size: 14.8 MB
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28
Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ28 review
User reviews and opinions
|Petrushka||7:58pm on Saturday, October 16th, 2010|
|Best camera for a first time DSLR user out of the box. Auto mode setting and features provide very good pictures and allow room for experimentation.|
|Iraqnewsadr||1:55pm on Sunday, September 12th, 2010|
|Excellent lens/zoom and picture quality None Get a 46mm UV filter to protect the beautiful lens Image/lens quality, RAW support, compact size, extensive settings, fast operation, great flash. Other than the poor audio, I am very pleased with this camera. It takes fantastic pictures.|
|penetrode||6:30pm on Thursday, July 29th, 2010|
|I play with my camera daily, from macro, to nature shots, to portraits. Love it! "Great Resolution","Takes great macros","Fast Shutter Speed".|
|eric_credou||12:00pm on Thursday, July 29th, 2010|
|Loved this one, my first digital camera, instant win, lots of features for advanced photographers, easy of use for novice, complete succes.|
|ami||6:51pm on Thursday, July 8th, 2010|
|If you want the best SLR style superzoom camera without spending big money this camera is for you. Video Review: var isExplorer = document.|
|jorisvh||10:17pm on Tuesday, April 20th, 2010|
|I bought this camera a few months after breaking my originally and wanted to also at the same time upgrade to something more complicated. Having used and tested Panasonic cameras for quite some time (beginning with their original mega-zoom camera the FZ1 with 12x optical zoom. Since my application is recording videos in a nightclub setting, this is the best camera for the money.|
|asoler||4:40pm on Sunday, April 4th, 2010|
|This is my first bridging camera although at first i nearly regret the decision to buy it because i had another choice which is the D60. This camera is excellent. Great to handle and super photos. Also easy to use with one hand if I choose. We found in the FZ28 a lightweight, versatile, inexpensive ($300) carry-around which takes images (landscapes, macro.|
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~ [LANGUAGE] language.
Set the language displayed on the screen.
If you set a different language by mistake, select [~] from the menu icons to set the desired
Select this to display [JITTER, SUBJ. MOVE DEMO.] or the cameras features.
[JITTER, SUBJ. MOVE DEMO.] [AUTO DEMO]: The cameras features are displayed as a slide show.
A Jitter detection demonstration B Movement detection demonstration A In playback mode, [JITTER, SUBJ. MOVE DEMO.] cannot be B displayed. Press [DISPLAY] to close [JITTER, SUBJ. MOVE DEMO.]. Press [MENU/SET] to close [AUTO DEMO]. [JITTER, SUBJ. MOVE DEMO.] is an approximation. [AUTO DEMO] has no TV output capability. You can also display [JITTER, SUBJ. MOVE DEMO.] by using the quick menu. (P31)
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Selecting the [REC] Mode
When the [REC] mode is selected, the camera can be set to the Intelligent auto mode in which the optimal settings are established in line with the subject to be recorded and the recording conditions, or to the scene mode which enables you to take pictures that match the scene being recorded.
A [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch
Switching the mode by rotating the mode dial.
M C 1 C2 A S SCN
Align a desired mode with part B. Rotate the mode dial slowly and surely to adjust to each mode. (The mode dial rotates 360 o) The screen C is displayed on the LCD monitor/Viewfinder when the mode dial is
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Intelligent auto mode (P43) Programme AE mode (P49)
The subjects are recorded using settings automatically selected by the camera. The subjects are recorded using your own settings.
Advanced Aperture-priority AE mode (P81) The shutter speed is automatically determined by the aperture value you set. Shutter-priority AE mode (P82) The aperture value is automatically determined by the shutter speed you set. Manual exposure mode (P83) The exposure is adjusted by the aperture value and the shutter speed which are manually adjusted. Custom mode (P90) Use this mode to take pictures with previously registered settings.
Motion picture mode (P108) Scene mode (P96)
This mode allows you to record motion pictures.
This allows you to take pictures that match the scene being recorded.
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Advanced scene mode Portrait mode (P92) Use this mode to take pictures of people. Scenery mode (P93) Use this mode to take pictures of scenery. Sports mode (P93) Use this mode to take pictures of sporting events, etc. Night portrait mode (P94) Use this mode to take pictures of night scenes and people with night time scenery. Close-up mode (P72) Use this mode to take picture of close-by subject.
[i-PORTRAIT] [i-SCENERY] [i-CLOSE-UP] [i-NIGHT PORTRAIT] [i-NIGHT SCENERY] Only when  is selected Only when  is selected
 is set if none of the scenes are applicable, and the standard settings are set. If a tripod is used, for instance, and the camera has judged that camera shake is minimal when
the scene mode has been identified as [ ], the shutter speed will be set to a maximum of 8 seconds.Take care not to move the camera while taking pictures. An optimum scene for the specified subject will be chosen when set to AF tracking (P127).
Face detection When [ ] or [ ] is selected, the camera automatically detects a persons face, and it will adjust the focus and exposure (P126). Note Due to conditions such as the ones below, a different scene may be identified for the same
subject. Subject conditions: When the face is bright or dark, The size of the subject, The distance to the subject, The contrast of the subject, When the subject is moving, When zoom is used Recording conditions: Sunset, Sunrise, Under low brightness conditions, When the camera is shaken To take pictures in an intended scene, it is recommended that you take pictures in the appropriate recording mode.
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The Backlight Compensation Backlight refers to when light comes from the back of a subject. In this case, the subject will become dark, so this function compensates the backlight by brightening the whole of the picture automatically.
AF Tracking Function
It is possible to set the focus to the specified subject. Focus will keep following the subject automatically even if it moves. Refer to P127 for details. Set the [AF TRACKING] in the [REC] mode menu to [ON].
([ is displayed on the screen.)
Bring the subject to the AF tracking frame, and press [ AF/AE LOCK] to lock the subject
AF tracking frame will turn yellow. An optimum scene for the specified subject will be chosen. Press [ AF/AE LOCK] again to release.
About the flash
Open the flash when the flash is to be used. (P66) [ ], [i], or [i] will appear depending on the type and brightness of the subject. When [i] or [i] is displayed, the Digital red-eye correction (P67) is turned on, and the Flash modes cannot be switched using 1 () in the intelligent auto mode.
flash will be activated twice.
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Settings in Intelligent auto mode
[REC] mode menu [PICTURE SIZE] (P116)/[ASPECT RATIO] (P119)/[COLOR EFFECT] (P132)/ [AF TRACKING] (P127) The settings which can be selected are different from when other [REC] modes are used. [SETUP] menu [CLOCK SET]/[WORLD TIME]/[TRAVEL DATE]/[BEEP]/[LANGUAGE] The settings of the following items are fixed. Item Settings
Normal playback is set automatically in the
following cases. When the mode was switched from the [REC] to [PLAYBACK]. When the camera was turned on while the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch was at [(].
Press 2/1 to select the picture.
A File number B Picture number
2: Play back the previous picture 1: Play back the next picture Speed of picture forwarding/rewinding Fast forwarding/Fast rewinding Press and hold 2/1 during playback. 2: Fast rewind 1: Fast forward The file number A and the picture number B only change one by one. Release 2/1 when the If you keep pressing 2/1, the number of pictures forwarded/rewound increases.
number of the desired picture appears to play back the picture. changes depending on the playback status.
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Confirm the picture in [REC] mode (Review)
You can confirm the picture in [REC] mode. You can also move between pictures using 2/ 1, use zoom playback (P58), or delete pictures (P60). 1 Select the [Fn BUTTON SET] on the [SETUP] menu, and then press 1. 2 Press 3/4 to select [REVIEW] and then press [MENU/SET] to set. You can review by pressing 4 in [REC] mode if it is set.
Displaying Multiple Screens (Multi Playback) Rotate the zoom lever towards [L] (W).
1 screen>12 screens>30 screens>Calendar screen display (P147)
A Number of the selected picture and the total number of recorded pictures Rotate the zoom lever towards [Z] (T) to return to the previous screen. Pictures are not rotated for display.
To return to normal playback 1 Press 3/4/2/1 to select a picture. An icon will be displayed depending on the recorded picture and the settings. 2 Press [MENU/SET]. The picture that was selected will appear.
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Using the Playback Zoom Rotate the zoom lever towards [Z] (T).
1k>2k>4k>8k>16k When you rotate the zoom lever towards [L] (W) after When you change the magnification, the zoom position
enlarging the picture, the magnification becomes lower.
indication A appears for about 1 second, and the position of the enlarged section can be moved by pressing 3/4/2/1. The more a picture is enlarged, the more its quality deteriorates. When you move the position to be displayed, the zoom position indication appears for about 1 second. Focus point will be enlarged when [AF#/FOCUS] is pressed. (P51) You can review next picture in enlarged view by pressing 2/1 of the joystick.
Note This camera complies with the DCF standard Design rule for Camera File system established
by JEITA Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association and with Exif Exchangeable Image File Format. Files which do not comply with the DCF standard cannot be played back. The lens barrel retracts about 15 seconds after switching from [REC] mode to [PLAYBACK] mode. You can also delete the recording information etc. on the LCD monitor/Viewfinder during playback zoom by pressing [DISPLAY]. If you want to save the enlarged picture, use the trimming function. (P153) The playback zoom may not operate if pictures have been recorded with other equipment.
subject. given to the CCD by the aperture value and the shutter speed.
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Taking Pictures using Auto Bracket/ Colour Bracket
In this mode, 3 pictures are automatically recorded in the selected exposure compensation range each time the shutter button is pressed. You can select the picture with the desired exposure from the 3 pictures with different exposures. With auto bracket d1 EV 1st picture 2nd picture 3rd picture
Press 3  until [AUTO BRACKET] appears, set the compensation range of the exposure with 2/1.
When you do not use auto bracket, select [OFF] (0).
You can also press the shutter button halfway to finish.
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In this mode, up to 3 pictures in black & white, standard, or sepia in the selected modes are automatically recorded each time the shutter button is pressed.
Press [DISPLAY] to display [COLOR BRACKET] from the auto bracket.
It is switched between auto bracket and colour bracket every
time [DISPLAY] is pressed.
Press 2/1 to select the mode.
OFF [MODE1]: [MODE2]: [MODE3]:
[B/W]/[STANDARD] [STANDARD]/[SEPIA] [B/W]/[STANDARD]/[SEPIA]
You can also press the shutter button halfway to finish. Note When setting exposure bracket, [ ] appears on the screen. When setting colour bracket, [ ] appears on the screen. When taking pictures using auto bracket after setting the exposure compensation range, the
pictures taken are based on the selected exposure compensation range. When the exposure is compensated, the exposure compensation value appears on the lower left of the screen. The exposure may not be compensated with auto bracket depending on the brightness of the subject. The auto bracket/colour bracket setting is cancelled if you turn the camera off or [POWER SAVE] is activated. When auto bracket/colour bracket is set, the auto review function is activated regardless of the auto review setting. (The picture is not enlarged.) You cannot set the auto review function in the [SETUP] menu. In shutter-priority AE and manual exposure, if the shutter speed is set to more than 1 second, auto bracket is cancelled.  is set for the flash when auto bracket/colour bracket is set. Burst is cancelled when auto bracket/colour bracket is set. The one set last will take precedence. (auto bracket and colour bracket cannot be set simultaneously.)
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Taking Pictures using Burst Mode
Pictures are taken continuously while the shutter button is pressed. Select the ones you really like from among the pictures you have taken.
[MODE1], only vertical jitters can be compensated. optional). (P178) jitter can easily occur.
When the camera cannot follow the subject well
background will not become a blur.)
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This allows you to take vivid pictures of a starry sky or a dark subject. Setting the shutter speed Select a shutter speed of [15 SEC.], [30 SEC.] or [60 SEC.]. 1 Press 3/4 to select the number of seconds and then press [MENU/SET]. It is also possible to change the number of seconds using the
quick menu. (P31)
Take pictures. Press the shutter button fully to display the countdown screen. Do
not move the camera after this screen is displayed. When countdown finishes, [PLEASE WAIT.] is displayed for the same length of time as the set shutter speed for signal processing. Press [MENU/SET] to stop taking the picture while the countdown screen is displayed.
Technique for Starry sky mode The shutter opens for 15, 30 or 60 seconds. Be sure to use a tripod. We also recommend We recommend using prefocus (P88) to focus in advance on a subject, such as a bright star or
a distant light, that is easy to focus on. taking pictures with the self-timer.
Note The optical image stabilizer function is fixed to [OFF]. ISO sensitivity is fixed to [ISO100].
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This mode allows you to take beautiful pictures of fireworks exploding in the night sky. Technique for Fireworks mode We recommend performing the following steps to prefocus on the point the pictures will be taken so that you do not miss taking pictures of the fireworks when they are fired. 1 Aim the camera at an object, such as a distant light, that is about the same distance from the camera as the point where the fireworks will rise. 2 Press the shutter button halfway until the focus indication (P50) lights. 3 Press the [AF/MF] to select [MF]. (P86) 4 Aim the camera in the direction that the fireworks will be fired and wait. 5 Press the shutter button fully to take the picture when the fireworks are fired. If zoom was used, the focus position will not be correct. Perform steps 2 to 5 again. We recommend using a tripod. Note The focus range is 5 m to in AF mode. (We recommend performing steps 1 to 5 for This mode is most effective when the subject is 10 m or more away. The shutter speed becomes the following. When [OFF] is set on the optical image stabilizer function: Fixed to 2 seconds When [AUTO], [MODE1] or [MODE2] is set on the optical image stabilizer function: 1/4th of a
higher the numbers of pixels, the finer the picture will be when it is printed on a large piece of paper or displayed on a PC monitor. A Many pixels (Fine) B Few pixels (Rough) These pictures are examples to show the effect. If you change the aspect ratio, set the picture size again. The extra optical zoom does not work in [HIGH SENS.], [HI-SPEED BURST], [FLASH BURST], [PIN HOLE], or [FILM GRAIN] in scene mode so the picture size for [ ] is not displayed. Pictures may appear mosaic depending on the subject and the recording conditions. Refer to P206 for information about the number of recordable pictures.
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For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P29. Set the compression rate at which the pictures are to be stored. Applicable modes: [A]: : [ [ Fine (when giving priority to the picture quality) Standard (when using the standard picture quality and increasing the number of pictures to be recorded without changing the number of pixels)
]: RAW file (When the image is to be edited with a PC in high quality)1 ]: RAWiJPEG file: (In addition to the [RAW] settings, a standard-equivalent JPEG image is simultaneously created.)2
1 It is fixed to maximum recordable pixels of each aspect ratio ( , , ). 2 If you delete a RAW file from the camera, the corresponding JPEG image will also be deleted.
Note If a RAW picture is recorded with the built-in memory, it will take time to write the picture data. Refer to P206 for information about the number of recordable pictures. You can enjoy more advanced picture editing if you use RAW files. You can save RAW files in a
file format (JPEG, TIFF etc.) that can be displayed on your PC etc., develop them and edit them using the software SILKYPIX Developer Studio by Ichikawa Soft Laboratory on the CD-ROM (supplied). [ ] images are recorded with a smaller data volume than [ ]. The following [PLAYBACK] mode menu can be used for [ ] or [ ]. [CALENDAR] [ROTATE] [PROTECT]
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For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P29. This allows you to select the aspect ratio of the pictures to suit printing or the playback method. Applicable modes: [X]: [ASPECT RATIO] of a 4:3 TV [Y]: [ASPECT RATIO] of a 35 mm film camera [W]: [ASPECT RATIO] of a high-definition TV, etc.
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About AF area selection You can select the AF area by pressing [AF#/FOCUS] when [ ], ,  or  is selected. It is also possible to switch to AF area selection screen by pressing 1 when AF mode is selected with 3/4. You can set from the quick menu. (P31) When selecting ,  or  1 Press 3/4/2/1 to move the AF area. You can set to arbitrary position of the
screen. (It cannot be set to edge of the screen) After moving the AF area, press [DISPLAY] to return it to the centre.
When selecting [ ] 1 Press 3/4/2/1 to select AF area as shown in the figure to the right. 2 Press [MENU/SET] to set.
Note The spot metering target can also be moved to match the AF area when using . Position of the AF area will return to initial state when the camera is set to Intelligent auto
mode, When the power save mode is activated, or When this unit is turned off.
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For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P29. The camera will adjust focus automatically depending on the settings. Applicable modes: [OFF]: [ [ ]: Quick AF ]: Continuous AF [ [ ] is displayed on the screen. ] is displayed on the screen.
] (Continuous AF) can be selected.
In motion picture mode, only [
About [ ] and [ ] [ ] will adjust the focus automatically when the jitter of the camera gets small. [ ] will adjust the focus at all times (continuous AF operation). The camera will adjust the focus automatically, and the focus adjustment when the shutter button is pressed becomes faster. It is effective when you do not want to miss the photo opportunity. Note The battery will be consumed faster than usual. Press the shutter button halfway again when it is difficult to focus on the subject. When [PRE AF] is set to , it may take time to focus on the subject if you rotate the zoom
lever from Wide to Tele or suddenly change the subject from a distant one to a nearby one.
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For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P29. Take a picture with the focus or exposure locked. This is a technique for setting the focus and the exposure in advance when the subject is outside the focus area or when the contrast is too sharp and the appropriate exposure cannot be achieved. Applicable modes: [AF]: [AE]: Only the focus is locked. ] is displayed when the focus is adjusted. [ Only the exposure is locked. [ ], aperture value, and shutter speed is displayed when the exposure
Both focus and exposure are locked. ], aperture value, and shutter speed are displayed when the focus and [
exposure are adjusted.
Setting the AF/AE lock 1 Aim the AF area at the subject. 2 Press [AF/AE LOCK] to fix the focus and exposure. 3 Move the camera to compose the picture and then press the shutter fully. To cancel the AF/AE lock The setting is cancelled by pressing the [AF/AE LOCK] again. Note The exposure is set, even if the brightness of the subject changes. The subject can be focused again by pressing the shutter button halfway even when AE is Programme shift can be set even when AE is locked. Lock is cancelled when zooming is performed after locking. Perform the locking again.
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[I.EXPOSURE] (Intelligent exposure adjustment)
For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P29. Contrast and exposure will be adjusted automatically when there is a big difference in brightness between the background and subject, to bring the image close to how you see. Applicable modes: [OFF]/[LOW]/[STANDARD]/[HIGH] Note ] is displayed when it is set to either [LOW], [STANDARD], or [HIGH]. [ Even if the ISO sensitivity is set to [ISO100], ISO sensitivity may become higher than [ISO 100] Compensation effect may not be achieved depending on the conditions. [ ] in the screen turns to yellow when [I.EXPOSURE] is in effect. [LOW], [STANDARD], or [HIGH] represents the maximum range of effect.
when a picture is taken with [I.EXPOSURE] enabled.
For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P29. This can enlarge subjects even more than the optical zoom or extra optical zoom. Applicable modes: [OFF]/[ON] Note Refer to P53 for details. If camera shake (jitter) is a problem during zooming, it is recommended that [STABILIZER] be
set to [AUTO] or [MODE 1].
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For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P29. Setting colour effects for the recorded pictures. Applicable modes: [OFF]: [B/W]: [SEPIA]: [COOL]: [WARM]: This is the standard setting. The picture becomes black and white. The picture becomes sepia. The picture becomes bluish. The picture becomes reddish.
Note This should usually be set to [1/8 ] to take pictures. (When you select a minimum shutter speed Setting [MIN. SHTR SPEED] to slower speed might increase the chance of jitter, so we Setting [MIN. SHTR SPEED] to faster speed might make the picture darker, so we recommend
recording the picture in well-lit area. If correct exposure cannot be achieved, [ red when the shutter button is pressed halfway. ] will flash in recommend using a tripod and the self-timer for taking pictures. other than [1/8 ], [ ] appears on the screen.)
For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P29. Audio can be recorded simultaneously with the image. You can record the conversation during the shooting or the situation as a memo. Applicable modes: [OFF]: [ON]: Audio will not be recorded. [B] is displayed on the screen. Audio will be recorded as soon as the image is recorded. (It will stop in 5 seconds)
If you press [MENU/SET] during audio recording, the audio recording is cancelled. Note Audio is recorded from the built-in microphone on the camera. Audio recorded with this unit may not playback on other equipment.
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[AF ASSIST LAMP]
For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P29. Illuminating the subject makes it easier for the camera to focus when recording in low light conditions that make focusing difficult. Applicable modes: [OFF]: [ON]: The AF assist lamp does not turn on. When taking pictures in dark places, the AF assist lamp lights while the shutter button is pressed halfway. (Larger AF areas are now displayed.)
Note When you do not want to use the AF assist lamp A (e.g. when taking
pictures of animals in dark places), set the [AF ASSIST LAMP] to [OFF]. In this case, it will become more difficult to focus on the subject. Remove the lens hood. A vignetting effect may appear on the circumference of the AF assist lamp because the AF assist lamp may be obscured by the lens, however, this does not cause a problem with the performance of the camera.
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For details on [REC] mode menu settings, refer to P29. [2ND] (2nd synchro) activates the flash just before the shutter closes when taking pictures of moving objects such as cars using a slow shutter speed. Applicable modes: [1ST]: The normal method when taking pictures with the flash.
The light source appears behind the subject and picture becomes dynamic.
Note Set it to [1ST] normally. [2ND] is displayed in the flash icon on the LCD monitor/Viewfinder if you set When a fast shutter speed is set, the effect of [FLASH SYNCHRO] may deteriorate.
Perform steps 1 and 2 on page 139. Press 3/4 to select [FAVORITE PLAY], and then press [MENU/SET].
Note You can use only [ROTATE], [ROTATE DISP.], [DPOF PRINT], [PROTECT] or [AUDIO DUB.]
in the [PLAYBACK] menu.
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Playing Back Motion Pictures/Pictures with Audio
Motion pictures Press 2/1 to select a picture with a motion picture icon (such as [ ]), and then press 3 to play back.
A The motion picture recording time B Motion picture icon C Motion picture playback icon After playback starts, the elapsed playback time is displayed on the upper right of the screen. For example, 8 minutes and 30 seconds is displayed as [8m30s].
Operations performed during motion picture playback The cursor displayed during playback is the same as 3/4/2/1.
A B C D Play/Pause Stop Fast rewind, Frame-by-frame rewind Fast forward, Frame-by-frame forward These operations can be performed only in the pause mode.
Pictures with audio Press 2/1 to select a picture with the audio icon [ and then press 3 to play back.
A Audio icon Refer to [AUDIO REC.] (P134) and [AUDIO DUB.] (P161) for information about how to create still pictures with audio.
Note Sound can be heard through the speaker. Refer to [VOLUME] (P33) for information about how The file format that can be played back with this camera is QuickTime Motion JPEG. Please note that the bundled software includes QuickTime to play back motion picture files Some QuickTime Motion JPEG files recorded by a PC or other equipment may not play back If you play back motion pictures that have been recorded with other equipment, the picture Motion picture with audio recorded on other cameras might not play on this unit. When using a high capacity card, it is possible that fast rewinding may be slower than usual.
quality may deteriorate or the pictures may not play back. on the camera. created with the camera on the PC. to adjust the volume in the [SETUP] menu.
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Creating still pictures from a motion picture
You can create a single still picture (with 1 screen or 9 screens) from a recorded motion picture. This is effective in moving scenes when you want to look carefully at the movement of a sportsperson etc.
Press 3 to pause motion picture playback.
To save the displayed image as 1 picture > go to step 3 To save the motion picture as 1 picture with 9 screens > go to
Press [MENU/SET] to display the 9 screens playback screen.
A: 30 frames: Display image every 1/30 second as picture To advance frame-by-frame 3/4: Advance every 3 frames 2/1: Advance every 1 frames Change the number of frame rate per second Turn the zoom lever toward [L] (W)
Quality / / / Frame rate per second 30>15>10>5 15>5
To end 9 screen display Press [MENU/SET]
Select [ASPECT CONV.] on the [PLAYBACK] mode menu. (P29) Press 3/4 to select [Y] or [X] and then press [MENU/SET].
Press 2/1 to select a picture taken with [W] aspect ratio, and then press [MENU/SET].
Press 2/1 to determine the horizontal position, and press [MENU/SET] to set.
Use 3/4 to set the frame position for pictures rotated vertically.
Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu. Note After converting the aspect ratio, the picture size may become larger than that of the original You may not be able to convert pictures taken on other equipment.
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[ROTATE]/ [ROTATE DISP.]
This mode allows you to automatically display pictures vertically if they were recorded holding the camera vertically or rotate pictures manually in 90o steps. Rotate (The picture is rotated manually)
Select [ROTATE] on the [PLAYBACK] mode menu. (P29)
The [ROTATE] function is disabled when [ROTATE DISP.] is set to [OFF].
Press 2/1 to select the picture and then press [MENU/SET].
Motion pictures and protected pictures cannot be rotated.
Press 3/4 to select the direction to rotate the picture and then press [MENU/SET].
: : The picture rotates clockwise in steps of 90o. The picture rotates counter-clockwise in steps of 90o.
Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu. Rotate display (The picture is automatically rotated and displayed)
Select [ROTATE DISP.] on the [PLAYBACK] mode menu. (P29) Press 4 to select [ON] and then press [MENU/SET].
The pictures are displayed without being rotated when you select Refer to P56 for information about how to play back pictures.
Note When you play back pictures on a PC, they cannot be displayed in the rotated direction unless
the OS or software is compatible with Exif. Exif is a file format for still pictures which allows recording information etc. to be added. It was established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association). It may not be possible to rotate pictures that have been recorded with other equipment.
Double-click on [Removable Disk] in [My Computer].
When using a Macintosh, the drive is displayed on the desktop. (LUMIX, NO_NAME
or Untitled is displayed.)
Double-click [DCIM] folder. Using a drag-and-drop operation, move the pictures you want to acquire or the folder storing those pictures to any different folder on the PC.
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Disconnecting the USB connection cable safely Proceed with the hardware removal using Safely Remove Hardware on the task tray of the
PC. If the icon is not displayed, check that [ACCESS] is not displayed on the LCD monitor of the digital camera before removing the hardware.
Note Turn the camera off before connecting or disconnecting the AC adaptor (optional). Before inserting or removing a card, turn the camera off and disconnect the USB connection With the Mac OS X v10.2 or an earlier operating system, set the Write-Protect switch of the
cable. Otherwise, data may be destroyed. SDHC memory card to the [LOCK] position when importing pictures from an SDHC memory card.
Viewing the contents of the built-in memory or card using the PC (folder composition) 3 Folder number File number JPG: MOV: RW2: MISC: PRIVATE1: Pictures Motion pictures Pictures in RAW files DPOF print Favourite Pictures recorded in flip animation function
A new folder is created when pictures are taken in the following situations. After [NO.RESET] (P36) in the [SETUP] menu has been executed When a card containing a folder with the same folder number has been inserted (Such as when When there is a picture with file number 999 inside the folder Connection in the PTP mode (WindowsR XP, Windows VistaR and Mac OS X only) Set [USB MODE] to [PictBridge(PTP)]. Data can now be read only from the card into the PC. When there are 1000 or more pictures on a card, the pictures may not be imported in the PTP
mode. pictures were taken using another make of camera)
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Printing the Pictures
If you connect the camera to a printer supporting PictBridge, you can select the pictures to be printed out and instruct that printing be started on the cameras LCD monitor. Preparations: Turn on the camera and the printer. Remove the card before printing the pictures in the built-in memory. Perform the print quality and other settings at the printer before printing the pictures.
Connect the camera to a printer via the USB connection cable A (supplied).
A USB connection cable (supplied) Check the directions of the connectors, and plug them straight in or unplug them straight out. (Otherwise the connectors may be bent out of shape which will cause trouble.) B Align the marks, and insert. C AC adaptor (optional) Use a battery with a sufficient battery power or the AC adaptor (optional). If the remaining battery power becomes low during USB connection, the alarm beeps. If this happens during printing, stop printing at once. If not printing, disconnect the USB connection cable. When the camera is connected to the printer, the cable disconnect prohibit icon  appears. Do not disconnect the USB cable while  is displayed.
(Otherwise the connectors may be bent out of shape which will cause trouble.)
Connect the component cable B (DMW-HDC2; optional) to the component input and the audio input sockets on the TV. Connect the component cable to the [COMPONENT OUT] socket on the camera. Turn on the TV and switch to component input. Turn the camera on.
Play back the pictures.
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Note Depending on the [ASPECT RATIO], bands may be displayed on the top and bottom or the left Do not use any other cables except a genuine Panasonic component cable (DMW-HDC2; Audio will be output as monaural. When you play back a picture vertically, it may be blurry. Image is not displayed on the LCD monitor/Viewfinder when the component cable is There are some playback menus that cannot be used while the component cable is connected. (P194) When pictures are displayed, they may not be displayed properly depending on the type of TV. Read the operating instructions for the TV.
connected. optional). and right of the pictures.
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Using the Conversion Lens (optional)
With the optional conversion lenses, you can record even more faraway pictures and take close-up pictures of smaller subjects. Refer to P138 for details. Preparations: Remove the lens cap, lens hood, and hood adaptor.
Attach the lens adaptor.
Rotate the lens adaptor slowly and carefully.
Attach the tele conversion lens.
A Lens adaptor (DMW-LA3; optional) B Tele conversion lens (DMW-LT55; optional) Close-up lens (DMW-LC55; optional) can be attached in a similar manner.
Zoom magnification when a lens is attached (Max. number of pixels) Tele conversion lens Normal Close-up lens Macro Tele-Macro 3k-18k 9k-18k
Recordable range when using a conversion lens Wide 5.5 m to 22 cm to 50 cm 22 cm to 50 cm 40 cm to 50 cm 40 cm to 50 cm 33 cm to 50 cm Tele
The actual magnification when the zoom is used will be 1.7 times the display.
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Select [CONVERSION] on the [REC] menu. (P29)
Introduction to Digital Photography and Introduction to Digital Photography and Digital Imaging Instructor: Jacqueline Poutasse For these classes you need to have a camera that has manual functions to benefit from the class. If you dont and do not want to purchase a new camera you will not be able to participate in many of the class exercises and may want to sign up for the How to Take Better Pictures workshop instead. Any DSLR (Digital SLR) camera will work fine. Nikon and Canon make some good low cost DSLRs. Nikon makes the D50, D60 and D3000. Canon offers the EOS 500D / Rebel T1i DSLR as well as a few other models These cameras are hybrids as they are between the point and shoot and a DSLR: The Nikon CoolPix P90 The Canon Powershot SX10 IS The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 The Fuji FinePix S700
These cameras have limited manual functions but will work well for the class.
The Canon Powershot G10 or the upcoming G11 The Nikon Coolpix 6000 has manual functions as well as GPS and movie mode. Any compact camera that has the ability to manually set the ISO, F-Stop and shutter speed should work
The following textbook is also suggested for the class: Expressions: Your Behind the Camera Guide to Taking Extraordinary Photos of Ordinary Life. Here is a link to it on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1581809093?ie=UTF8&tag=tjbookarts20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1581809093
The Lumix DMC-FZ28 digital camera boasts a premium 27mm wide-angle LEICA lens with an 18x optical zoom, ideal for tight indoor shots and long-distance action photos. The 10.1 mega pixel digital camera also features an enhanced Intelligent Auto Mode (iA), with the AF (auto focus) Tracking function, making it easier for photographers at any level to shoot sharp, well-focused photos, even when the subject is moving making it ideal for action shots. The AF Tracking function, the component to be added to Panasonics iA system, allows users to lock focus on a moving subject. The camera then automatically tracks the subject as it moves, keeping it in focus without the need to hold the shutter halfway down. AF Tracking makes it easier to capture moving subjects and spur-of-the-moment action shots. The AF Tracking technology also improves face detection, by providing continuous adjustment of the focus and exposure, even if the face is turned away from the camera.
|Product Type||Digital camera - compact|
|Optical Sensor Type||CCD|
|Total Pixels||10,700,000 pixels|
|Effective Sensor Resolution||10,100,000 pixels|
|Optical Sensor Size||1/2.33"|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO auto, ISO auto (1600-6400)|
|Digital Zoom||4 x|
|Shooting Modes||Frame movie mode|
|Shooting Programs||Portrait mode, party/indoor, night portrait, self-portrait, pet, scenery, food, fireworks, flower, night scene, panning, sports mode, sunset, candle, beach, snow, high sensitivity, starry sky, soft skin, baby1, baby2, aerial photo, nature, hi-speed burst|
|Special Effects||Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia|
|Image Stabilizer||Optical (MEGA O.I.S.)|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||60 sec|
|Exposure Metering||Multi-segment, center-weighted, spot|
|Exposure Modes||Program, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority|
|Exposure Compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Auto Exposure Bracketing||3 steps in 1/3 EV step|
|White Balance||Custom, automatic, presets|
|White Balance Presets||Cloudy, flash, daylight, halogen, shade|
|Digital Video Format||QuickTime|
|Still Image Format||JPEG, RAW|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||2.5 frames per second|
|Video Capture||QuickTime - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps QuickTime - 848 x 480 - 30 fps QuickTime - 640 x 480 - 30 fps QuickTime - 320 x 240 - 30 fps QuickTime - 320 x 240 - 10 fps|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card|
|Integrated Memory||50 MB|
|Image Storage||JPEG 3648 x 2736 JPEG 3648 x 2432 JPEG 3648 x 2056 JPEG 3072 x 2304 JPEG 3072 x 2048 JPEG 3072 x 1728 JPEG 2560 x 1920 JPEG 2560 x 1712 JPEG 2560 x 1440 JPEG 2048 x 1536 JPEG 2048 x 1360 JPEG 1920 x 1080 JPEG 1600 x 1200 JPEG 640 x 480 JPEG 3584 x 2016|
|Camera Flash||Pop-up flash|
|Flash Modes||Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||1 ft - 28 ft|
|Features||AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation|
|Type||Zoom lens - 4.8 mm - 86.4 mm - f/2.8-4.4|
|Focal Length||4.8 mm - 86.4 mm|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||27 - 486mm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, manual|
|Auto Focus||TTL contrast detection|
|Auto Focus Points (Zones)||11|
|Min Focus Range||11.8 in|
|Macro Focus Range||0.4 in|
|Optical Zoom||18 x|
|Zoom Adjustment||Motorized drive|
|Lens Construction||8 group(s) / 11 element(s)|
|Features||ED glass, aspherical lens|
|Self Timer Delay||10 sec, 2 sec|
|Additional Features||Audio recording, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, RGB primary color filter, digital noise reduction, date/time stamp, DPOF support, sharpness control, digital image rotation, PictBridge support, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, in-camera red-eye removal, cropping an image, resizing an image, saturation control, highlight point display, contrast control, face detection, built-in help guide, Motion Detection Technology|
|Viewfinder Color Support||Color|
|Viewfinder Diagonal Size||0.2"|
|Viewfinder Resolution||201,600 pixels|
|Type||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color|
|Display Form Factor||Rotating|
|Display Format||230,000 pixels|
|Type||Microphone - built-in|
|Microphone Technology||Electret condenser|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Mono|
|Connector Type||1 x USB 1 x composite video/audio output 1 x component video output 1 x DC power input|
|Expansion Slot(s)||1 x SD Memory Card|
|Software||Drivers & Utilities, ArcSoft Panorama Maker, SILKYPIX Developer Studio, ArcSoft MediaImpression, Panasonic PHOTOfunSTUDIO 2.1E|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Peripheral Devices||USB port, CD-ROM drive|
|Certified for Windows Vista||Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.|
|Included Accessories||Lens hood, lens cap, shoulder strap, lens adapter|
|Cables Included||USB cable A/V cable|
|Power Device||Battery charger - external|
|Supported Battery Details||1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 710 mAh ( included )|
|Min Operating Temperature||32 °F|
|Max Operating Temperature||104 °F|
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