Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 announced, Price, Specs, Release Date, Where to Buy

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-LF1, the first in a new line of Raw-shooting enthusiast compacts. The LF1 marries the sensor from the LX7 to a longer, slower lens and adds an electronic viewfinder. The camera combines a 12MP 1/1.7″ CMOS sensor with a 28-200mm equivalent F2.0-5.9 lens and finds room for a 202k dot-equivalent electronic viewfinder. It becomes the fifth Panasonic model to offer Wi-Fi for remote control and wireless communication that can be set up using NFC.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Price

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 – $499.00.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Specifications

The LF1 will sit alongside the LX7 and offer fewer direct controls but still represent a significant step up from most conventional compacts. The LF1 includes an exposure mode dial and function ring around its lens, as well as a larger sensor than most compacts. In a sense it’s a competitor to Canon’s S series and the recent Nikon Coolpix P330, but with the added bonus of a longer zoom and built-in EVF. The EVF shares its specifications with the low-resolution, field-sequential LCDs used in Panasonic’s lower-end bridge-style superzooms (such as the FZ60). The rear LCD is a 3.0″, 920k dot panel, which is about normal for this class.

The LF1 offers the same easy-to-establish Wi-Fi connection as the G6, GF6, ZS30 and TS5, if you’re pairing it with a device that supports NFC (Near Field Communication). If not, you’ll have to manually enter the Wi-Fi details into your device, but you still gain the ability to remotely control the camera as well as the option to download images from it. Using Wi-Fi extensively will cut into its already modest 250 shot-per-charge battery life.

MSRP $499.99 / £379
Body type
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 12.1 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 12.8 megapixels
Sensor size 1/1.7″ (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
White balance presets 4
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Optical
Image stabilization notes Power O.I.S.
Uncompressed format RAW
File format
  • JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3)
  • RAW
  • MPO
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 28–200 mm
Optical zoom 7.1×
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Digital zoom Yes (Max 4x)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69″)
Macro focus range 3 cm (1.18″)
Lens mount None
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3″
Screen dots 920,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT Color LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Photography features
Maximum aperture F2.0 – F5.9
Minimum shutter speed 60 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Soft Skin
  • Scenery
  • Panorama shot
  • Sports
  • Night Portrait
  • Night Scenery
  • Handheld Night Shot
  • HDR
  • Food
  • Baby1
  • Baby2
  • Pet
  • Sunset
  • Glass Through
  • 3D Photo
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 7 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Continuous drive Yes
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±1 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
  • MPEG-4
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
Videography notes 1920 x 1080 (60i FHD: 17Mbps, Sensor Output is 60fps; 30fps FHD: 20Mbps / MP4, Sensor Output is 30fps)
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage included 87 MB Internal
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini HDMI)
Wireless Built-In
Remote control No
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery Life (CIPA) 250
Weight (inc. batteries) 192 g (0.42 lb / 6.77 oz)
Dimensions 103 x 62 x 28 mm (4.06 x 2.44 x 1.1″)
Other features
Timelapse recording No
GPS None

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Release Date

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 starts shipping on July 5, 2013.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Sample Images

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