Behind the Scenes of the Panasonic DMC-L1
Remember the Panasonic DMC-L1 digital SLR that was announced back in late February at the PMA show? Panasonic have published some very interesting background information of the development of this upcoming 7.5 megapixel DSLR which is based on the Four Thirds system.
“Ever since the LC5, my aim has been to design a camera that, to put it simply, ‘looks like a camera.’ For example, if you hand someone a pencil and paper and ask them to draw a picture of a camera, most people will probably draw a camera with a square body and a round lens. This is exactly what we adopted as our ideal. More than anything else our goal was to create a design that would reflect the image that an ordinary person has when he thinks of a camera, what you might call an archetypical camera.”