Thursday, April 25, 2013

Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-LF1, the first in a new line of Raw-shooting enthusiast compacts. It is one of the sibling for Panasonic famous LX series.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Key Specification :

  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) CMOS sensor
  • ISO 80 - 6400 (12800 with boost)
  • 28–200 mm F2.0 - F5.9
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3″ fixed LCD
  • 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps) video recording
  • Built-In Wireless

The LF1 will sell for a recommended price of $499.99 (RM1,500 after converted).

My opinion : Not a fast lens, not a retro design, I'll get LX7 or Fujifilm X20 anytime with the price tag. However LF1 packed a small design that easily fit into pocket and yet, it has longer zoom. Still, I am disappointed on the small aperture on end zoom. Perhaps, this camera will appeal more for ppl who looking for something compact, high end zoom and also Wi-Fi for quick social sharing. Oh did I forgot to mention the viewfinder? I think it looks awkward to use it on small body camera. I really do.