Panasonic DMC-LF1EB-K Lumix Compact Digital Camera - Black (12.1MP) 3.0 inch LCD
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- F2.0 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON Lens
- 1/1.7-inch, 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
- 0.2-inch 200K-dot Equivalent EVF (Electronic Viewfinder)
- Control Ring and Composition Guide
- Wireless Connectivity via Wi-Fi® / NFC
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Panasonic DMC-LF1 - A Pocket-size Premium Compact Digital Camera with High Image Quality and the Joy of Composing Shots
The LF1 is a pocket-sized compact digital camera that includes a large 12.1-megapixel MOS sensor and a built-in Electronic View Finder. The sleek design includes a F2.0 Leica lens with a 7x zoom range from 28 to 200mm (equivalent) focal length. Wi-Fi connectivity is also supported allowing photos to easily be shared to social networking sites or across your home network.
New Large 12.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
Larger than the sensor used in conventional compact digital cameras, this new 12.1 megapixel type on-board the LF1, offers a larger light-receiving area. This results in beautiful low-noise photos, even in dimly lit situations.
Bright and Fast F2.0 Leica DC VARIO-SUMMICRON Lens
The newly developed super bright F2.0 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens minimises distortion for stunning, true-to-life images with outstanding resolution and detail. The wide aperture F2.0 performance makes the best of low light situations or when shooting indoors without a flash. Faster shutter speeds can be used which result in sharper images when movement is involved. It also provides a shallow depth of focus for those professional looking blurred background type shots.
Powerful 7.1x Optical Zoom Lens
The LF1 offers a focal range of 28-200mm in 35mm equivalent terms. This means a very useful 7.1x zoom ratio, allowing you to zoom closer to your subjects when it's not possible for you to move closer.
Power O.I.S. with Active Mode for Video
Power O.I.S. is about twice as effective as our conventional system at reducing low-frequency vibration-caused blur. It is especially useful when using slow shutter effects or shooting night scenes. With the option of Active mode available during movie recording, videoing from a moving vehicle or while walking is also more precise.
Control Ring for Direct, Intuitive Operation
A knurled Control Ring on the lens barrel provides smoother control of the aperture, shutter speed and zoom, leaving your right hand to concentrate on shutter operation.
10 Frames per Second High Speed Burst Shooting
High-speed burst shooting, up to 10 frames per second at full resolution, is possible. This enables you to capture high speed action with a sequence of still pictures that are sharp and defined, even when it is difficult to keep the subject in the centre of the frame. You can review the images after you have captured the action and choose the best composed shot.
Ease of Use
920k Pixels, 3.0 Inch, Wide Viewing Angle LCD Screen
A high resolution (920,000 pixels) Liquid Crystal Display is offered with a 3.0 inch viewing area that works well in bright light due to the Auto Brightness sensor that automatically increases brightness by up to 40% when in sunny conditions. The wide viewing angle also means a number of people can review the pictures at the same time.
Composition Guide to Aid Taking the Shot
To help compose your shot, five composition example photos are included with guidelines that show how the shot was composed. This is a handy learning tool that will help you take better photos.
Enhanced Shooting Assist Function - Level Gauge
A handy Level Gauge is provided on the display that helps you to correctly align the camera. Whether shooting in a landscape or portrait orientation, the camera's internal gyro sensor always knows the angle of the camera and displays guide lines on screen to help you hold the camera level.
iA (Intelligent Auto) Shooting Mode with iA Plus
iA mode has been a highly appreciated feature of all Lumix models as it helps you take the picture without you having to worry about what settings to use. The camera intelligently works out the type of scene that you are trying to capture from a number of pre-set programmes. iA+ allows you to add an element of your own creative control where you can experiment with the overall look of the shot before you take the picture. New for 2013 is the "Meal Mode" which automatically recognises when you are taking a picture of plated food and optimises the settings accordingly.
Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC for Easy Set-up and Sharing
Amazing new wireless functionality is now possible with this Lumix model. Features like: Remote Monitor and Shooting, Remote Browsing & Playback and Remote Sharing. Additional NFC (Near Field Communication) capability built in to this model utilises the latest smart communication technology. NFC compatible products can share or be ready to share data just by touching the two devices or bringing them close together.
Remote Monitoring and Control with Smartphone
Use your Smartphone to see the live image through the camera lens and then take the shot. Using the "Peer to Peer" or Wi-Fi function in the camera, the picture can be monitored externally and controlled remotely by a connected smart device (controlling device requires Panasonic Image App for iOS/Android smartphones).
Remotely Browse, Playback, Transfer or Print via DLNA and Wi-Fi compatible devices
If you have a compatible DLNA equipped smart TV or handheld device, you can browse and view your pictures directly over your wireless network. This means you no longer need to connect to the TV with the AV cable or even take out the SD card and insert it in the TV. The Wi-Fi function also allows you to transfer and back-up your pictures, and if you have a Wi-Fi printer, you can even print them wirelessly.
Remote Sharing - Social Network Site (SNS) File Upload over Cloud Network
Not only can you enjoy videos and still pictures remotely on your Smartphone*, but you can also upload the content directly to your favourite Social Network sites like YouTube and Facebook. Now it's even easier to share your movies or photos with friends.
* Requires Panasonic Image App for iOS/Android smartphones.
Creative Shooting Controls
Extensive Creative Effects for Recording
Any one of 15 creative filter effects can be selected before taking your shot. These effects: Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, High Dynamic, Miniature effect, Toy Effect, Low Key, Star Filter, One-point Colour, Dynamic Monochrome, Soft Focus, Impressive Art, Cross Process and newly added Old Days gives you the expressive power to turn ordinary situations into highly special scenes.
Creative Panorama Shooting Mode with Filter Effects
In addition to the Panorama shooting mode that allows you to capture ultra-wide vistas in a single image, up to 13 filter effects can also be applied to your shot.
FULL HD Video Mode with AVCHD Recording
When shooting video for playback on a Full HD TV, AVCHD 1080 offers amazing high quality recording. Video captured on the camera's SD card can be played back directly on a Panasonic Viera Full HD TV by putting the card in the SD slot on the TV.
Stereo Sound Recording
A built-in stereo microphone means high quality Dolby encoded stereo sound can be recorded when using movie mode.
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102.5 x 62.1 x 27.9 mm / (4.0 x 2.4 x 1.1 inch)
0.20" Colour EVF
Optional : DMW-LVF2
|Optical Zoom|| |
|Intelligent Zoom|| |
|Focal Length|| |
28 - 200mm in 35mm equivalent
24 - 90mm in 35mm equivalent
LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON / 10 elements in 8 groups / (4 Aspherical Lenses / 7 Aspherical surfaces)
LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX / 11 elements in 10 groups / (5 Aspherical Lenses / 9 Aspherical surfaces)
|Image Stabiliser|| |
|Focus System|| |
Normal / AF Macro / Macro Zoom / MF / Quick AF On / Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF (only for motion picture) / Manual Focus, AF Area Select, AF Tracking
Normal / AF Macro / MF / Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF (only for motion picture) / AF/AF Macro/MF Switchable, AF/AE Lock Button, Focus Lever, Manual Focus, One Shot AF, AF Area Select, AF Tracking
|LCD Screen|| |
7.5cm (3.0") TFT Screen LCD Display (920K dots)
7.5cm (3.0") TFT Screen LCD Display (920K dots)
Li-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, Minimum: 950mAh)
Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 1250mAh)
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Top Customer Reviews
The picture is very good and matches the Canon in most respects and beats the Canon in low light handheld shots without flash . These are truly amazing (especially if you use raw where the finest details are preserved) with lifelike colours and no blur. The image stablilisation is a winner. The flash photos come out nice too, although colours not completely true to the original. Outdoor shots very sharp and the lens quality really shines.
Video cannot match a dedicated camcorder, but better than average for a camera. There is some judder but sound is pretty good. The extra zoom is useful here.
The main criticism I have is that the power button and the shutter button are right next to each other. I have at times inadvertently shut down the camera when I meant to take a shot! The battery life is not great but you can always get a spare battery for not much outlay.
This may not quite match the likes of RX100 but it is cheaper, has a built in viewfinder, and is even more pocketable. The zoom is considerably more versatile. The camera is highly rated by Consumers' Association in the UK and US.
Initial impressions are that the LF1 is producing a good natural picture compared with the over-saturated picture (even in non-EXR modes) of the Fuji F750EXR which is being replaced.
I paid what I had to pay to get a quality compact with an EVR and mid-range zoom. Not disappointed and delighted with the compactness and quality feel.
My wife steered me towards this camera as she insists on having a viewfinder to compose with when the sun is out, making using any rear mounted LCD very difficult. The problem is very few compact cameras have any viewfinders theses days! The few models that do have a viewfinder are often a little too big to be pocketable. This Panasonic LF1 is almost certainly the smallest camera with a viewfinder (electronic) and coupled with the very usable 7x zoom lens, with attendant wide aperture, makes for an almost unique proposition in the current market.
Over christmas we took some family photos using this camera and a Panasonic G3 (micro-four-thirds). Overall my wife commented how the images from the LF1 were nearly always better than the images from the G3! I have to agree with her, the images looked more natural from the LF1 and certainly had as much detail and low noise as the G3.
On a walkabout around York I was impressed with the images when using the fully automatic, iA mode. The camera switched automatically to HDR mode when it detected strong backlight, quickly taking a series of images, which resulted in a noticeably better pictures, with both dark and light areas resolved nicely.
Now many will say they have a perfectly good camera on their smart phone, I for one have had some great pictures, in sunlight, from my Samsung Note 2.Read more ›
I also use a fugi x s1, which I love, but is quite heavy. The LF 1 takes as good pictures.
A great travelling companion and really small for the features.
I notice Leica have now bought it out with their badge, for £200 more, so they must be imprest ! Would happily recommend it.
Have had this 6 months now and it goes everywhere with me, just slips in the pocket. My fugi is being used less and less.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hitherto, I have been a Nikon or Canon man but this small, lightweight camera from Panasonic turns the tables completely. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Big John
Excellent small camera with lots of features and easy to use for a non-techiePublished 1 month ago by S. Jeffrey
I have a couple of other cameras, but wanted a small pocket sized one that had better quality than iPhone especially in low light. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Smithson
Got it for the digital viewfinder, which does the job ok for coarse resolution display. the on / off switch is too easy to press and caused me problems when accidently turning the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Johna
Fantastic camera . This is really pocketable but yet has a professional capability . In its range very few can compete .Published 1 month ago by Varinder Verma
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perfect small camera to take anywhere; nice picture qualita at this size/costsPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer