Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 Review

Review Date: March 20th 2007
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Effective Pixels 7.5 Megapixels
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )
Image Sensor Size 17.3 x 13mm
Extra Optical Zoom Max 1.5x (with live view only)
(Not effective with full pixel recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels.)
Digital Zoom 2x
4x (live view only)
Focal Length f=14mm to 50mm (35mm equivalent: 28 to 100mm)
Leica D Vario-Elmarit Lens 16 elements in 12 groups (2 Aspherical lenses)
Aperture Type 7 diaphragm blades / iris diaphragm
Aperture Range F2.8 (Wide) - F3.5 (Tele)
Mininum: F22
Focusing Area 0.29m at all focal lengths
Focus Type: TTL Phase Difference Detection System
Modes: AFS / AFC / MF
AF Assist Lamp Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade /
Halogen / Flash / White Set 1,2 /
Color Temperature Setting
White Balance Adjustment Blue/Amber Bias
Magenta/Green Bias
Color Temperature Setting 2500k to 10,000K in 31 steps
Exposure Program AE
Aperture Priority AE
Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
Auto Bracketing (AE) 1/3 ~ 1EV Step +2EV, 3 or 5 Frames
Light Metering System TTL Full Aperture Light Metering by
49 Zone Multi-Pattern Sensing System (optical viewfinder)
256 Zone Multi-Pattern Sensing System (Live View Mode)
Metering Range 0 - 20EV with optical viewfinder
0 -1 6EV with Live View Mode (with F2.0 lens, ISO 100)
Shutter Speed 1/400 ~ 60 and bulb (up to approximately 8 minutes)
Self Timer 10 seconds / 2 seconds
Recording Format JPEG (Design rule for camera file system based on Exif 2.21 standard)
DPOF corresponding
Recording Image Size (Pixels ) y
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3136 x 2352
2560 x 1920
2048 x 1536
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3136 x 2080
2560 x 1712
2048 x 1360
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3136 x 1760
1920 x 1080
Burst Shooting Mode Up to 6 images (when there are RAW files) at 3 or 2 frames/sec.
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting Yes (when there are no RAW files)
Built-in Flash Mode Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced On/Off
External Flash Hot Shoe
Viewfinder Optical Viewfinder (Eye-level Porro Mirror)
Field of view: approx. 95%
Magnification: approx. 0.93x
Detachable Eyepiece Shutter
LCD Monitor 2.5" Diagonal Polycrystaline TFT LCD (207k pixels)
Field of view: approx. 100% in Live View Mode
Playback Mode Single / 9, 25-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x max), image rotation (except for Raw), Slide Show, Favorite Pictures, Resizing, Trimming, Protection, Aspect Conversion, DPOF Print Setting
OSD Language English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), German, Italian, French
Recording Media SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
Multimedia Card
Interface Digital: USB 2.0 (High Speed)
Analog Video: NTSC/PAL Composite (switched by menu)
Direct Print PictBridge
Power Supply Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1500mAh) (Included)
Battery Charger/AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Included)
Battery Life Up to 450 pictures
(CIPA Standard with Leica D Elmarit12-50mm/F2.8-3.5 ASPH)
Software y
USB Driver Yes
Lumix® Simple Viewer Yes
Photo Fun Studio Yes
Accessories y
Battery Charger Yes
Battery Pack Yes
AC Adaptor Yes
Lens Cap Yes
Lens Hood & Adaptor Yes
Lens Rear Cap Yes
Lens Storage Bag Yes
Eyepiece Cap Yes
Body Cap Yes
Cables AC, DC, USB & Video
Strap Yes
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.42'' x 5.74'' x 3.15''
Weight 1.17 lbs
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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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