RAWsumer reviews at the Compact Reviews Organizer
CANON: G11 S95 G10 G9 S90 SX1is
PANASONIC: LX5 LX3 LX2 FZ50 FZ100 FZ40/FZ45 FZ38/FZ35 FZ28
FUJI: S100fs
NIKON: P7000 P6000
CAMERA DIARIES: Panasonic LX3 Canon G10

Friday, August 22, 2008

First review: Panasonic FZ28 at TR

The Panasonic FZ28 hyperzoom RAWzoomer (RAWsumer + superzoom) has just received its first major review! The review is published at UK supersite Trusted Reviews. And unlike most review sites, TR allows users to comment directly on the review pages making it a more interactive experience.

As always we won't reveal the outcome of the review, but if you are in a hurry jump to page #3 of the review and look for the "Verdict" segment.

The FZ28 is available at Amazon. Amazon itself has not started shipping it, but some of the 3rd party retailers there like Vanns of Montana and Abt of Illinois are shipping the FZ28. In fact Vanns offers it for $390 and free shipping.

Update! We just noticed that the silver FZ28s is on sale, even though it is still in pre-order mode at Amazon. The price is down to $365, probably the lowest price by a reputable dealer! Pre-order the silver model at $365.

Reactions to the Review
Lightscape has posted their reactions to the TR review.

A 20+ post thread in the Panasonica dpreview forum dissects the review. There are are some fireworks in that thread as well.


Juha Haataja said...

I must say I was a bit surprised of the verdict! Compared to Olympus SP-570, there seems to be no contest (at least if the price normalizes).

1001 noisy cameras said...

I am not familiar with all the prices around the world, but in the US market they are in a similar price range, the SP570uz is about $10-$20 more at the moment.

Juha Haataja said...

Thanks for the price comparison. Here in Finland SP-570 has been for sale for some time, but FZ28 seems to be just now appearing in shops.

1001 noisy cameras said...

It has just started shipping here as well, only a few retailers at the moment. It will be interesting to see where the price will go. The FZ18 started at $400 and was selling at about $300 a couple of weeks ago, which is about one year since its introduction. The FZ28 is starting at $400 as well.

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