Top 20 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Digital Camera Questions & Answers

Googling the item gives this info : 'all the zoom range you could ever need (27-486mm, 35mm equivalent). However, if that's still not enough there is also an optional 1.7x tele converter available'.
However, if you are 'really into birding', a DSLR with interchangeable lenses would serve you far better, as the optics are of a far higher quality, with a greater resolving power.

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Here is a link to the troubleshooting part of the manual.
I hope it will help you

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I suspect the snap key is shot circuited, use contact cleaner spray in the click button often press it to get ride of possible carbon shot circuit between the switch. in some cases the processor will malfunction, and if moisture or water particles gone inside, you must open the cam and clean the motherboard thoroughly with PCB cleaning agent.

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I think that you need a professional's help on this one

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Slide on the left side of viewfinder

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If you've powered on and off the device multiple times and it still won't retract it's likely the delicate mechanism that retracts the lens was damage. Generally that is not repairable...

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Previously posted and asked question. Does unit do anything?
Remove and replace battery.

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More than one possibility can cause this. Your battery can be on the end of life. Only when the battery works in another camera, of the same model, you can check the capacity. Or with a multimeter, but you must have some electronic skills. Then the contacts on both the battery and in the camera can be dirty or oxidised. Sometimes users manage to put in a battery the wrong way around. This should be virtually impossible with your camera. Try cleaning the contacts in the camera and on the battery, using some cotton swabs. Never use anything sharp.
Then again try charging the battery. Look if the charger light starts green. And is it stops after some time. If you already charged the battery, it could be the light goes out after a few minutes.
If the charger light starts flashing, you know something is wrong with the battery to the connectors. Don't forget to close the battery cover correct. There is a switch, and if the door is not locked correct this switch still indicates open battery door and the camera won't switch on. Check your manual page 17 and 18.

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Do you really need a driver?

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use iPhoto or any other photo management program.

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Zijn de opnamen echt overbelicht, of heb je het display licht gezet? Je kunt de helderheid van het display behoorlijk ver regelen. 7 stappen. In het histogram kun je zien of de belichting goed was, te licht (alles naar rechts, over de rand) of te donker, (alles naar links over de rand)

Verder moet je even kijken of je niet aan de exposure compensation hebt gezeten. Druk op het knopje met + en - erop, . Met de joystick kun je dan meer of minder licht toelaten. 1 EV, zijn al drie diafragma stops, dus kijk even ( op je scherm onderaan, links van het midden)


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Make sure you have the histogram turned on in the setup menu as described on pages 24-25 of the manual:

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Try inspecting the memory card slot, eventually with a magnifying glass. Sometimes just a little bit of dust, a small paper or other debris, can block data transfer. Be sure al contacts on the card, but also in the camera are clean and shining. Never use sharp tools in or around a camera. Don't scratch the contact points.
And to make sure you can put pictures on a memory card, there must be space. If possible try to format the card in the camera. Just to make sure the camera sees the correct file system on the memory card.

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Try this link. You only have to answer a few questions to verify you are not a bot and you can download.

Link to download manual

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The histogram is a tool that is useful to the photographer that shows a graph that represents how much color or bright and dark areas are in a photo. If you're looking at a photo that has a larger portion of the histogram graph on the left, it means there's a lot of dark / black tones - and that details in those areas are likely lost. The same holds true if the graph was heavy to the right edge - but it would mean there is a lot of bright or whites. Subtle details in these areas would also be lost. You can use the graph to adjust your exposure so that these details are visible. A wedding dress that lacks the fine lace details because the whites were "blown" (over-exposed) lacks interest when compared to a photo that preserves the details. Here's a link to a site with some great info in general - and about histograms specifically. Check it out.

Tinker with exposure settings to move the large areas of the graph away from the edges - this will show the details. You can switch the histogram off and on as you see fit.

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Take it to a panasonic service center. They will replace switch a well as the wires

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This is a lens mechanism fault. USe can of air and spray on surrounding the lens For cleaning the dust. and then try.

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Please read very well the owner manual. They have all information how to do it in terms very explicit.

God blesss you

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