Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 
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General
Model Number: DMC-L1
Camera Format: SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $1999.00
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2006-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 18.7 oz (530 g)
Size: 5.7 x 3.4 x 3.1 in.
(146 x 87 x 80 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: N-MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 7.5
Sensor Format: 4/3
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.3mm x 13mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.52 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3136 x 2352 (7.4 MP, 4:3),
3136 x 2080 (6.5 MP, 3:2),
3136 x 1760 (5.5 MP, Other),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1712 (4.4 MP, Other),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), Raw
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Four Thirds
Lens Thread: 72mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Panasonic Leica D VARIO-ELMARIT ASPH
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 100 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.57x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) / f/3.5 (T) - f/22
Normal Focus Range: 29 cm to Infinity
11.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x, 4x (live view mode only)
Filter Thread: 72mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 3 point TTL Phase Difference Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: Eye level Porro Mirror type optical viewfinder
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 207,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 1600
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 1600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, Flash, White Set 1, White Set 2, Color temperature setting
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple (256-zone in live view, 49-zone with optical viewfinder), Center Weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes:  
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced On/Off
Flash Guide Number: 10.0 m / 32.8 ft.
Flash Range Description: 10 meters at ISO 100
Max Flash Sync: 1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe for FL360/FL500
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: Raw
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
Connections (extended): Wired Remote
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.880
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): 5.00
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 1.220
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 1.110
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 2.090
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): Unlimited
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.340
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.340
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.330
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.235
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.410
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 1.300
Shutdown Time: 1.900
Play -> Record Time: 0.100
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 3.000
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 1,672.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 450
Software
Included Software: LUMIX Simple Viewer, PhotofunStudio Viewer, Silkypix Developer Studio
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Comes with bundled LEICA D VARIO-ELMARIT 14-50mm/F2.8-F3.5 ASPH. lens

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