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Panasonic LF1 review

Premium compact camera with EVF and Wi-Fi

As part of our image quality testing for the Panasonic LF1, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 80 the Panasonic LF1 is capable of resolving up to around 22 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG

Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

Full ISO 80 image, see the cropped (100%) versions below.

Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

ISO 80, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

ISO 100, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

ISO 200, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

ISO 400, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

ISO 800, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

ISO 1600, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

ISO 3200, score: 14 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

ISO 6400, score: 12 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

ISO 12800, score: n/a (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Raw

Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

ISO 80, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

ISO 100, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

ISO 200, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

ISO 400, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

ISO 800, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

ISO 1600, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

ISO 3200, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

ISO 6400, score: 12 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

ISO 12800, score: 10 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeBridge Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom7.1x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Face Detection, Live View
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVCHD, MP4
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)170 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH
Flash Memory Capacity87 MB
Minimum Focus Distance30 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeMOS
Total Camera Resolution12.8 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height62.1 mm
Width102.5 mm
Depth27.9 mm
Autofocus Points23
Focal Length6 mm to 42.80 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW, MPO
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Red-eye Fix
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-LF1
Product NameDMC-LF1 Digital Camera
Product LineLumix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMCLF1EBK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

A Pocket-Size Premium Compact Digital Camera with High Image Quality and the Joy of Composing Shots

The DMC-LF1 is equipped with new 28mm wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens with 7.1x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 28-200mm). This supreme lens features F2.0 high speed, which boasts approx. 2x higher speed of F2.8 lens, itself generally considered a fast lens. The extraordinarily rich amount of light allows not only using higher shutter speed to capture stunningly clear, sharp, blur-free images in lower lighting situation, but also giving impressive expression to the image by reproducing exquisite gradation and mellow defocus.

1/1.7-inch, 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor is larger in size than standard digital compact cameras. Thanks to the extensive light receiving area of each cell, the performance of high sensitivity image recording in low light is obviously superior with its excellent S/N ratio and wide dynamic range. The result is a high resolution image with stunning clarity not only in high sensitivity recording but also in low ISO setting reproducing rich gradation with the exquisitely wide dynamic range even when the situation is highly contrasted.

1/1.7-inch, 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor is larger in size than standard digital compact cameras. Thanks to the extensive light receiving area of each cell, the performance of high sensitivity image recording in low light is obviously superior with its excellent S/N ratio and wide dynamic range. The result is a high resolution image with stunning clarity not only in high sensitivity recording but also in low ISO setting reproducing rich gradation with the exquisitely wide dynamic range even when the situation is highly contrasted.

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 filter of Creative Control / Creative Panorama. To assist learning photography, Composition Guide is also available in DMC-LF1. It is easy to shoot a photo in good composition by just choosing most suitable pattern of composition from and framing the subjects along the guided lines. Well-composed image has a stunning perspective and dramatically look refined.

Battery Life250 Shot
Package Contents
  • DMC-LF1 Digital Camera
  • Battery Pack
  • AC Adaptor
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
Display Resolution920000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone