Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Review

4.5
June 13, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Metrics

Dimensions (W x H x D) 102.5 x 62.1 x 27.9 mm / (4.0 x 2.4 x 1.1 inch)
Weight Approx. 170g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.37 lb) / Approx. 192g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.42 lb)

Pixels

Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Megapixels

Sensor

Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/1.7-type High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / 12.8 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter

Lens

Aperture F2.0 - 5.9 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.0 - 8.0 (W), F5.9 - 8.0 (T))
Optical Zoom 7.1x
Focal Length f = 6.0 - 42.8mm (28 - 200mm in 35mm equiv.) / (31 - 220mm in 35mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 8.7x (4:3 / 8M), 11.1x (4:3 / 5M), 13.9x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 14.3x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON / 10 elements in 8 groups / (4 Aspherical Lenses / 7 Aspherical surfaces)
Optical Image Stabilizer Power O.I.S. (On/Off)
2- Speed Zoom Yes
Digital Zoom Max. 4x

Focus

Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50cm - infinity / Tele 80cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO / Motion picture: Wide 3cm - infinity / Tele 80cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes (On/Off)
Focus 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
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 23-area / 1-area

Shutter

Shutter Speed Approx. 250 - 1/4000 sec  / 15sec / 30sec / 60sec in Starry Sky mode

Finder

Viewfinder 0.20" Color EVF

File

File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3) / RAW, DPOF / 3D Image: MPO / Motion Picture: AVCHD, MP4

Recording Modes

Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, C1, C2, Panorama, SCN, Creative Control
Creative Control mode Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, / Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color, Old Days (15 filters)
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, / Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, Glass Through, HDR, Starry Sky, 3D Photo
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image: 10 frames/sec, Max. 12 images / with AF Tracking: 5 frames/sec, 2 frames/sec / High-speed Burst: Approx. 60 frames/sec (speed priority) / Approx. 40 frames/sec (picture quality priority)

Motion Picture Recording (*2)

HD Video 1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (FHD: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 50fps) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 50p (HD: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 50fps) / 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 25fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps)
STD Video 640 x 480, 25fps (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps)
High Speed Video -

Continuous recordable time (motion pictures)

AVCHD Approx. 70 min (FHD)
MP4 Approx. 80 min (FHD)

Actual recordable time (motion pictures)

AVCHD Approx. 30 min (FHD)
MP4 Approx. 35 min (FHD)

Exposure Parameters

Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3-1EV step, Max. +/-1 EV, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 (Extended)

Picture Quality

Picture Adjustment -
Still Picture Recording [1:1] 2992x2992 (9M) / 2448x2448 (6M EZ) / 1920x1920 (3.5M EZ) / 1536x1536 (2.5M EZ) / 480x480 (0.2M EZ) / [4:3] 4000x3000 (12M) / 3264x2448 (8M EZ) / 2560x1920 (5M EZ)/ 2048x1536 (3M EZ) / 640x480 (0.3M EZ) / [3:2] 4000x2672 (10.5M) / 3264x2176 (7M EZ) / 2560x1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048x1360 (2.5M EZ) / 640x424 (0.3M EZ) / [16:9] 4000x2248 (9M) / 3264x1840 (6M EZ) / 2560x1440 (3.5M EZ) / 1920x1080 (2M EZ) / 640x360 (0.2M EZ)
Image Quality RAW / RAW+Fine / RAW+Standard / Fine / Standard
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set
Photo Style / Film Mode -
Color Mode / Color Effect / My color Color Mode: Standard, Happy (only in iA Mode) , Vivid (except iA Mode), Black and White, Sepia
Aspect Bracketing -

Other

Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes
GPS -
Wi-FI IEEE 802.11b/g/n / 2412MHz - 2462MHz (1-11ch) / WPA / WPA2 / Infurastracture mode / WPS / Wi-Fi Direct / Wi-Fi Button
NFC Yes ISO/IEC 18092(NFCIP-1) NFC-F
Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec

Display

Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback (Picture Only, Video Only, 3D, Category Selection, Select Date, Favorites), Calendar Search
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual- Image Playback Yes (Menu / Zoom Lever) / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
Show Histogram Yes
Show Highlights -
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes

Edit

Retouch Auto Retouch / Creative Retouch
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / No
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

Setup

OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Monitor

LCD Monitor 7.5cm (3.0") TFT Screen LCD Display (920K dots), AR Coating / Field of View: Approx. 100% / Power LCD mode, AUTO Power LCD mode

Flash

Built- in- Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, / Digital Red-eye Correction, 0.6 - 7.0m (Wide / ISO Auto), 0.8 - 2.3m (Tele / ISO Auto)

Media

Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built- in- Memory Approx. 87MB

Audio

Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Mono

Interface

Interface microHDMI, AV Output (PAL / NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)

Power

Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, Minimum: 950mAh) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Included)
Battery life (approx.) 250 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1

Standard Package

Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2AE, / SILKYPIX® Developer Studio, / Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories Battery Pack, AC adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM

Further Specifications

NOTE *1 / Recording conditions by CIPA standard / - Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF) / Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on. / - Using a Panasonic SDHC Memory Card / - Using the supplied battery. / - Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].) / - Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording. / - Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording. / - The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the recording interval time. / - If the recording interval time becomes longer, the number of recordable pictures decreases. / - CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association]. / *2 / - These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23 oC (73.4 oF) and a humidity of 50%RH. / - The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use. / - Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as switching the power supply [ON] / [OFF], starting/stopping recording, zoom operation etc. / - Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [AVCHD] is 29 minutes 59 seconds. (excluding when [SH] is set) / - Motion pictures in [MP4] can be recorded continuously for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds. Also, motion picture recorded continuously in [MP4] is up to 4 GB.

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