Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1 Digital Camera (Black)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1 Digital Camera (Black)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1 Digital Camera (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 12.1MP High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • Leica DC Vario-Summicron 7.1x Zoom Lens
  • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28-200mm
  • 3.0" 920k-Dot Intelligent LCD Monitor
  • 0.2" 200k-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • HD 1080i Video Recording at 60fps
  • POWER O.I.S. Optical Image Stabilization
  • Built-In Wireless and NFC Connectivity
  • Exposure Control Ring
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Panasonic DMC-LF1 overview

  • 1Description

The black LUMIX DMC-LF1 Digital Camera from Panasonic is a sleek, compact camera with a 12.1 High Sensitivity MOS 1/1.7" sensor and the LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON 7.1x optical zoom lens. The sensor is large by compact camera standards and provides clear, high resolution images at both high and low ISO settings and rich tonal gradations with a wide dynamic range. Its Venus Engine image processor enables fast performance including 10 fps of continuous shooting at full resolution and fast Sonic Speed autofocus. The LF1 supports HD 1080i video capture in the AVCHD format with stereo audio recording and 30i capture in the MP4 format for simplified playback. A dedicated button immediately starts video recording even from stills mode.

The lens on the LF1 provides the 35mm focal equivalent of a 28-200mm lens which provides broad coverage from true wide-angle to telephoto. Its maximum aperture is f/2.0 which enables fast shutter speeds, effective low-light imaging and shallow depth of field focus. In addition, POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) suppresses the vibration from hand-shake for clear shots in low light and at long focal lengths.

 Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with Near Field Communication (NFC) allows for instant transfer of your images to a computer, smart phone or tablet. NFC lets you connect your smart phone to your camera by simply bringing them together. This significantly simplifies the process of image transfer. And with the free Panasonic Image App you are able to use your device as a remote control and monitor, upload directly to social media sites, playback wirelessly on compliant TV's and sync and store your images in the cloud.

For image composition and playback the LF1 features a 3.0" 920k-dot Intelligent LCD monitor with automatic brightness adjustment and also offers a built-in 0.2" Electronic Viewfinder with 200k-dot resolution and 100% field of view. Use either as your needs demand, the LCD for odd angles and large screen viewing or the EVF for stable control and to reduce the effects of glare.

A control ring built around the lens enables direct, intuitive adjustment of numerous settings including zoom and manual exposure control. Also, the LF1 provides a Level Gauge for proper image alignment and a composition guide to assist in the creation of pleasing images. Intelligent Auto allows the camera to adjust itself according to the scenes it reads utilizing each of the camera's assistive modes and Creative Control lets you add creative filter effects in standard still mode and in panorama mode. 

12.1MP High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
The DMC-LF1 integrates 1/1.7", 12.1MP High Sensitivity MOS Sensor which is larger in size than standard digital compact cameras. Thanks to the extensive light receiving area, low light capture is superior with excellent S / N ratio and wide dynamic range. The result is clear, high resolution images not only in high ISO sensitivity recording but also in low ISO setting reproducing rich tonal gradation with a wide dynamic range.
The DMC-LF1 is equipped with newly developed 28mm wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON 7.1x optical zoom lens with the 35mm equivalent of 28-200mm. This lens features a maximum aperture of f/2.0 which allows using higher shutter speeds to capture sharp, blur-free images in lower lighting situations as well as providing shallow depth of field focus.
3.0" 920k-dot LCD
The 3.0", 920,000-dot Intelligent LCD with high resolution and a wide viewing angle features automatic brightness adjustment in 7 steps as the surrounding brightness level changes, ensuring easy visibility at all times. The big screen with Anti-Reflective coating displays fine details, making it easy to check focus before shooting.
Built-in 0.2" Electronic Viewfinder
The DMC-LF1 comes with 0.2" EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) with 200k-dot resolution and a 100% field of view. It assures stable framing and high visibility of live view images even under strong sunlight.
1080i HD Video Recording in AVCHD and MP4
The DMC-LF1 records HD 1080i video at 60 fps with full-time AF and high quality stereo sound in the AVCHD format which excels in both compression efficiency and compatibility with AV equipment for playback. With a dedicated video record button on the back, users can instantly start recording videos while shooting photos without having to make any extra setting adjustments. Videos can also be recorded in HD 720p and in MP4 format for playback on a PC or other portable electronic devices without having to convert the files. Zoom function is supported during video recording.
Built-in Stereo Microphone
Video recording also comes with the high-quality stereo sound of Dolby Digital. The stereo microphone comes with a zoom noise reduction system, and the Auto Wind Cut function blocks out most of the noise from background wind.
Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC
With NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, you can connect the camera with a smartphone or tablet by just bringing them together. The Wi-Fi setup is extremely easy and finishes within a few seconds, making it possible to pair the camera directly to the device without connection procedure of information input for authorization. With Wi-Fi connectivity you can instantly transfer images to your smartphone the free Panasonic Image App lets you perform multiple wireless tasks, including remote shooting and viewing from your smartphone, direct sharing to social media sites, geotagging, real time broadcasting and Cloud Sync storage of images across compliant devices.
POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode
The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) suppresses the low-frequency vibration created by hand-shake, which is physically generated when pressing the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed. The O.I.S. also works for powerful zoom shots, which are especially susceptible to hand-shake. Plus, the Active Mode is effective for video recording.
Wide ISO Range and Extended ISO
The combination of the MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine achieves ISO 6400 (Auto) and maximum of ISO 12800 in Extended Mode. Images shot in low-lit situations are clear with sharp resolution and minimal noise.
Control Ring
Manual control is easy to try thanks to the Control Ring, which enables direct, intuitive control over frequently-used settings - zooming, aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity and the filters of Creative Control and Creative Panorama.
Built-in Flash
The built-in flash provides numerous modes including Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off and Digital Red-eye Correction.
Composition Guide
To assist learning photography, Composition Guide is available in the DMC-LF1. It is easy to shoot a photo in good composition by just choosing the most suitable pattern of composition from Rule of Thirds Offset, Diagonal Lines, Tunnel, Radiation 1, Radiation 2 and S-shape; and framing the subjects along the guided lines.
Intelligent Auto Mode and iA Plus Mode
iA (Intelligent Auto) mode allows taking beautiful pictures with a variety of assist functions including AF Tracking, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition and Intelligent ISO Control. The iA Plus mode lets you adjust defocusing area in the background, exposure compensation and white balance for more flexible control.
Creative Control and Creative Panorama
The Creative Control mode allows you to enhance images prior to shooting and includes 15 filter options. With the new Creative Panorama function, it is possible to shoot a horizontal or vertical panoramic image and adjust it by using 12 filter effects of Creative Control. The Creative Control Filters in Still mode are Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, and One Point Color.
Creative Retouch
Creative Retouch makes it possible add the filters of Creative Control after the image has been shot.
Playback Modes
All, Slideshow, Filtering Play (Picture Only, Video Only, 3D Play, Category Selection, Select Date, Favorite), Calendar
Languages Supported
English and Spanish
In the Box
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1 Digital Camera (Black)
  • DMW-BCN10 Lithium-ion Battery Pack
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • PHOTOfun STUDIO 9.2 AE Software
  • SILKYPIX Developer Studio Software
  • Adobe Reader Software
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Panasonic DMC-LF1 specs

    Pixels Actual: 12.8 Megapixel
    Effective: 12.1 Megapixel
    Sensor 1/1.7" MOS
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAW
    Movies: MP4, MPEG-4 AVCHD
    Audio: AAC+, Dolby Digital 2ch
    Max Resolution 12 MP: 4000 x 3000
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Lens Leica DC Vario-Summicron, 10 elements in 8 groups
    4 Aspherical, 1 ED
    EFL: 6-42.8mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-200mm)
    Aperture: f/2 (W) - 5.9 (T) to f/8
    Zoom Optical: 7.1x
    Digital: 4x
    Intelligent Zoom: 14.3x
    Focus Range Wide: 19.69" (50.01 cm) to Infinity
    Telephoto: 31.50" (80.01 cm) to Infinity
    Wide Macro: 1.18" (3.00 cm) to Infinity
    Tele Macro: 31.50" (80.01 cm) to Infinity
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-6400 (Extended Mode: 12800-)
    Shutter 250 - 1/4000 Seconds in Manual Mode
    Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    Shooting Modes Cross-Process
    High Dynamic
    Impressive Art
    Low Key
    Miniature Effect
    Old Days
    One Point Color
    Soft Focus
    Star Filter
    Toy Camera Effect
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Incandescent, Shade, White Set
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps at 12.1 MP for up to 12 Frames
    Up to 40 fps for up to Frames
    Up to 60 fps for up to Frames
    Self-Timer 2 Seconds
    Interval Recording No
    Flash Modes Auto
    Auto/Red-eye Reduction
    Flash On
    Red-eye Reduction
    Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
    Built-In Flash Yes
    Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.97 - 22.97' (0.6 - 7 m)
    Telephoto: 2.62 - 7.55' (0.8 - 2.3 m)
    Built-In Memory 87 MB
    Memory Card Type SD
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Resolution 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps
    1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps
    640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps
    Video Clip Length Up to 30 Minutes 35 Minutes
    Audio Recording With Video (Stereo)
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (920,000 pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity AV Output
    HDMI D (Micro)
    USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n built-in
    Software System Requirements Windows: 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7
    Mac: OS 9 or later
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7 VDC, 950 mAh
    AC Power Adapter AC Adapter (Included)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.0 x 2.4 x 1.1" / 10.2 x 6.1 x 2.8 cm
    Weight 6.00 oz / 170.10 g without battery or card
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.2 x 5.2 x 2.0"

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