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Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ28 | Digital Camera Review | Storage and Energy
Being one of the founders, Panasonic fully supports the SD format. The success of the Secure Digital as universal storage medium for digital cameras, camcorders, MP3 players etc, laid the foundation of the development to the SDHC platform. At present, the SD platform consists of a standard SD card with a storage capacity of 2GB and the SDCH format with a maximum capacity of 32GB. And if you think this is the end, you are wrong; the introduction of several new memory cards in 2009 will highly surprise you. The official name has not yet been announced, however, storage capacities of 64GB and at a later stage perhaps 128GB, are figures that have been mentioned. For now, the Panasonic LUMIX FZ28 will not need that much storage space and the SDHC platform offers sufficient capacity.
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RAW & JPEG format photos
Increasing the resolution means larger files in practice. The Panasonic Lumix FZ28 features an internal memory of approximately 59MB. This suffices nicely for a few pictures of the highest quality; however, this does not last for shooting an entire holiday, of course. The Panasonic FZ28 supports RAW and JPEG format, at which both formats deliver a file size of 5.2MB per picture. The camera is also able to store in RAW+JPEG simultaneously. In my opinion, you should at least shoot with a 2GB memory card in this camera.

Considering 2GB of storage capacity:
3648 x 2736 pixels - RAW - 4:3 mode - 160 pictures
3648 x 2736 pixels - RAW+JPEG - 4:3 mode - 130 pictures
3648 x 2736 pixels - JPEG Fine - 4:3 mode - 390 pictures
3648 x 2736 pixels - JPEG Normal - 4:3 mode - 770 pictures
3072 x 2304 pixels - JPEG Fine - 4:3 mode - 550 pictures
3072 x 2304 pixels - JPEG Normal - 4:3 mode - 1090 pictures
2560 x 1920 pixels - JPEG Fine - 4:3 mode - 790 pictures
2560 x 1920 pixels - JPEG Normal - 4:3 mode - 1530 pictures
2048 x 1536 pixels - JPEG Fine - 4:3 mode - 1220 pictures
2048 x 1536 pixels - JPEG Normal - 4:3 mode - 2360 pictures
1600 x 1200 pixels - JPEG Fine - 4:3 mode - 1920 pictures
1600 x 1200 pixels - JPEG Normal - 4:3 mode - 3610 pictures
640 x 480 pixels - JPEG Fine - 4:3 mode - 8780 pictures
640 x 480 pixels - JPEG Normal - 4:3 mode - 12290 pictures

3648 x 2432 pixels - RAW - 3:2 mode - 180 pictures
3648 x 2432 pixels - RAW+JPEG - 3:2 mode - 145 pictures
3648 x 2432 pixels - JPEG Fine - 3:2 mode - 440 pictures
3648 x 2432 pixels - JPEG Normal - 3:2 mode - 870 pictures
3072 x 2048 pixels - JPEG Fine - 3:2 mode - 620 pictures
3072 x 2048 pixels - JPEG Normal - 3:2 mode - 1220 pictures
2560 x 1712 pixels - JPEG Fine - 3:2 mode - 890 pictures
2560 x 1712 pixels - JPEG Normal - 3:2 mode - 1700 pictures
2048 x 1360 pixels - RAW - 16:9 mode - 1360 pictures
2048 x 1360 pixels - RAW+JPEG - 16:9 mode - 2560 pictures

3648 x 2056 pixels - RAW - 16:9 mode - 210 pictures
3648 x 2056 pixels - RAW+JPEG - 16:9 mode - 175 pictures
3648 x 2056 pixels - JPEG Fine - 16:9 mode - 520 pictures
3648 x 2056 pixels - JPEG Normal - 16:9 mode - 1020 pictures
3072 x 1728 pixels - JPEG Fine - 16:9 mode - 730 pictures
3072 x 1728 pixels - JPEG Normal - 16:9 mode - 1420 pictures
2560 x 1440 pixels - JPEG Fine - 16:9 mode - 1040 pictures
2560 x 1440 pixels - JPEG Normal - 16:9 mode - 1980 pictures
1920 x 1080 pixels - JPEG Fine - 16:9 mode - 1800 pictures
1920 x 1080 pixels - JPEG Normal - 16:9 mode - 3410 pictures

Video Resolution HD - 8 min 20 sec
Video Resolution WVGA - 19 min
Video Resolution VGA - 22 min 10 sec
Video Resolution QVGA-H - 64 min
Video Resolution QVGA-L - 171 min

SanDisk Extreme Ducati Plus SD memory card
During the tests in practice, I used the Panasonic Lumix FZ28 with a 4GB SDHC card and besides that, I used it in combination with a special type Secure Digital memory card; the SanDisk Extreme Ducati Plus SD memory card. It has the size of a standard SDHC card but does have a unique feature; taking the card out of the camera you can snap it in two and a USB interface is then freed. This way you can insert the card directly into a free USB port and get access to the stored pictures or videos. No need for wires or a card reader, even the camera can be put aside.
Panasonic FZ28 equipped with a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 has been equipped with a fast USB 2.0 Full Speed interface. It transfers pictures at a high speed. The FZ18, predecessor to this camera, still featured the USB 1.0 interface. The speed of the Panasonic FZ28 is stable and reasonably fast. If you want to make things simple for yourself, and don't want the hassle of working with a cable all the time, you might want to purchase a fast USB 2.0 High Speed card reader, which does not require connecting the camera. It's fast, easy and saves battery capacity.

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Battery of the Panasonic Lumix FZ28
According to CIPA measurements, a standardized measurement by the Camera & Imaging Products Association, the Panasonic LUMIX FZ28 is able to shoot some 460 pictures with a fully charged battery. This equals approximately 230 minutes capture in practice. This measurement will not often equal use in practice, however, it is still an indication of what you may expect. Measurements for example, are based on an environmental temperature of 23 degrees Centigrade, AE mode on and 50% monitor use. If you shoot with a consistent use of the viewfinder, leaving the monitor turned off, you will get approximately 480 pictures out of one charge, and a capture time of 480 minutes. Charging the battery takes around two hours which is average.

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