Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28



Playback Modes & Screens


(Note: All screens and menus can be displayed on either the EVF or LCD.)


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Here you can see the playback screen with minimal, extended info, and no exposure information displayed. A musical note indicates Audio has been added to this frame (not shown), press "Up" on the 4-way controller to listen. You can also display a histogram (not shown) by enabling this option in the Setup menu.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Toggling the zoom lever to the Wide angle position brings up the thumbnail index mode display. You can bring up 12 or 30 images per page as well as the calendar display, allowing you to quickly sort though saved images.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Toggling the zoom lever to the telephoto position allows you to enlarge the current image up to 16X in 2x steps. At any point you can use the 4-way selector to scroll around inside of the enlarged image.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Playback Mode Options:

    Normal Play - View images 1 at a time
    Slide Show - View images in a slide show
    Category Play - View images by the shooting mode they were taken in
Playback Menu Options:
    Calendar - Takes you to the Calendar index
    Title Edit - Give the photo or movie a title
    Text Stamp - Add shooting date, age, travel date, or title to the picture
    Resize - Make the image smaller inside the camera
    Trimming - Allows you to crop your photos inside the camera
    Leveling - Level and uneven shot
    Aspect Conversion - 3:2, 4:3
    Rotate - Change the orientation of the images inside the camera
    Rotate Display - On or Off
    Favorite - On or Off
    DPOF Print - Single or Multi
    Protect - Single or Multi
    Audio Dub - Add audio to an image
    Copy - Copy images back and forth from the memory card to the internal memory




Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

The Leveling option lets you correct un-level images by rotating and image by small increments. It when saves the new file as a smaller 7M image.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

The Resize option lets you "down size" larger images.





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Trimming allows you to crop out a certain portion of the frame and save it as a new smaller image.





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Ten-second audio memos can be attached and replayed in-camera.





Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Movies are played back fullscreen on the LCD, EVF or a television set when using the supplied audio/video cables. If played back in-camera, the audio portion of a clip is heard on the built-in speaker.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

While a clip is playing, you get VCR like controls for Play/Pause, Fast-forward/Rewind, and Stop. You can also adjust the volume using the zoom controls.



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Setup Menu (same in record or play mode):

    Clock Set - Set the time and date
    World Time - Set Home and Destination (if traveling) time zones
    Travel Date - Set Date and Location you are traveling to
    Beep - Changes the volume of several of the camera settings
    Volume - Internal speaker volume control
    Custom Set Memory - Use current setting for Custom mode
    Fn Button SET - Choose the operation of the Fn (Down) button on the 4-way controller
    Monitor - Adjust the EVF brightness
    LCD Mode - Off, Auto Power LCD, Power LCD
    Guide Line - Set Rec. Info (On/Off), Histogram (On/Off), and grid lines pattern
    Histogram - On or Off
    Highlight - On or Off
    MF Assist - Off, MF1, MF2
    Economy - Reduces the brightness of LCD to save battery power (Level 1 or 2)
    Play on LCD - Show playback images on EVF or LCD
    Auto Review - Auto review after capture (off, 1s, 2s, Zoom, Hold)
    Zoom Resume - Off or On
    No. Reset - Reset file numbering counter
    Reset - Reset all settings to factory default
    USB Mode - PC Mass Storage / PictBridge
    TV Aspect - Choose 4:3 or 16:9
    m/ft - Choose Metric or Imperial measurements
    Scene Menu - Display scene menu Automatically when selected or never
    Format - Format the memory card
    Language - Menu language; English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Japanese
    Demo Mode - See demo of camera movement, or the auto demo




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