Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
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 (Metal)
Weight: 18.7 oz (530 g)
Weight With Batteries? No
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.7 x 3.4 x 3.1 in.
(146 x 87 x 80 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: N-MOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic 
Total Megapixels: 7.9
Effective Megapixels: 7.5 
Sensor Format: Four Thirds 
Sensor Size (dia.): 0.85"
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning:  
Sensor-shift Stabilized: 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 
Video Capture
Movie Mode:  
Movie Resolution: n/a
Movie Frame Rate:  
Movie Audio: n/a 
Movie File Format: n/a 
Optics
Lens Mount: Four Thirds 
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 
Face Detection:  
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical 
Viewfinder Type: Eye level Porro Mirror type optical viewfinder 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 207,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
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 AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes:  
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse:  
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 (ISO 100): 10.0 m / 32.8 ft.
Flash Range Description: 10 meters at ISO 100 
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe for FL360/FL500 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant:  
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
HD Video Out:  
HD Video Connection:  
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: DMW-RSL1 (Optional) 
Other Connection: Wired Remote 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 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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