Panasonic Digital Cameras - Panasonic DMC-L1

 
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Panasonic DMC-L1 Digital camera Review

TYPE
Type Interchangeable Lens Digital SLR Camera
Recording Media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, Multimedia Card
Image Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm
Mount Four Thirds mount
IMAGE SENSOR Type Live MOS sensor
Total Pixels 7.9 - Megapixels
Camera Effective pixels 7.5 - Megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:4 (Vertical: Horizontal)
Color Filter Primary color filter
Dust Reduction System Supersonic Web Filter
RECORDING SYSTEM Recording File Format JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard),
DPOF corresponding, RAW
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 (3:2, 16:9 with Live view only)
File Size 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 3136 x 2352, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 3136 x 2080, 2560 x 1712, 2048 x 1360
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 3136 x 1760, 1920 x 1080
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
VIEWFINDER Type Eye level Porro Mirror type Optical View Finder
Field of View apporox. 95%
Magnification apporox. 0.93x
Eye point approx. 18 mm (-1[m-1])
Diopter Adjustment -3.0 - +1 [m-1]
Focusing Screen Fixed type
Mirror Quick Return Mirror
Depth-of-Field Preview Enabled with Aperture Preview button (with Live view only)
Eyepiece Shutter Detachable
AUTO FOCUS Type TTL Phase Difference Detection System
Focusing Mode AF-S / AF-C / MF
Focusing Area 3 points
Focusing Area Selection Auto / 1 fixed point, left / 1 fixed point, center / 1 fixed point, right
AF Detective Range EV0-19 (ISO100)
AF Assist Lamp YES
AF Lock AFL / AEL button or Shutter button halfway pressed in AFS mode
EXPOSURE CONTROL Light Metering System TTL Full Aperture Light Metering by
49 Zones Multi-pattern Sensing system (Optical view finder )
256 Zones Multi-pattern Sensing system (Live view mode)
Light Metering Mode Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering Range 0 - 20EV with Optical view finder, 0 - 16EV with Live view mode (with F2.0 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Mode Program AE / Aperture Priority AE / Shutter Priority AE / Manual
ISO sensitivity Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step 2 EV
AE Lock AFL / AEL Button or Shutter button halfway pressed
AE Bracket 3 frame, 5 frame 1/3-1 EV step 2 EV
WHITE BALANCE White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Flash / White Set 1,2 / Color temperature setting
White Balance Adjustment blue / amber bias, magenta / green bias
Color temperature setting 2,500 K to 10,000 K in 31 steps
SHUTTER SYSTEM Type Focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed 1/4,000 - 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 8 minutes)
Self Timer 10 sec / 2 sec
Remote Control Remote control with bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
BURST SHOOTING Burst Speed 3 frames / sec or 2 frames / sec
Number of Recordable 6 pictures when RAW is selected
Unlimited consecutive shooting when RAW is not selected
BUILT-IN-FLASH Type TTL Built-in-Flash, GN10 (ISO100,m), Built-in Pop-up, Bounce flash
Built-in Flash Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On / Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On / Off
X-Sync speed Less than 1/160 second
Flash output adjustment 1/3 EV step 2 EV
Flash synchronization 1st. Curtain Sync. and 2nd Curtain Sync. (Selectable)
Hot Shoe TTL Auto with FL360 / FL500 (Optional)
LCD MONITOR Type Low temperature Polycrystalline TFT LCD
Monitor Size 2.5 inch
Pixels 207 K pixels
Filed of view approx. 100% in Live view mode
OSD language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Chinese(Traditional), Chinese(Simplified), Russian, Japanese
(Varies according to sales area)
LIVE VIEW Type YES, LCD monitor can be used as viewfinder, with Live MOS sensor set to monitor mode
Digital zoom 2x, 4x (with Live view only)
Extra Optical zoom Max. 1.5x
(with Live view only. Not effective with full pixel recording.
Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels.)
FILM MODE Color Standard / Dynamic / Nature / Smooth Color
Black and White Standard / Dynamic / Smooth Color
PLAYBACK Playback Mode Single / 9, 25-thumbnail display, Calendar display,
Zoomed playback (16x max.), / image rotation (except for RAW)
Slide show (duration is adjustable, also manual controllable),
Playback of favorite pictures / Resizing (selectable number of pixels)
Trimming / Protection / Aspect conversion / DPOF print setting
PROTECTION / ERASE Protection Single / Multi or Cancel
Erase Single / Multi / All
DIRECT PRINT Print PictBridge (Print size, Layout, Date setting is selectable)
INTERFACE Digital USB 2.0 (High speed)
Analog Video NTSC / PAL Composite (Switched by menu)
POWER Battery Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2 V, 1500 mAh) (Included)
Battery Charger / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240 V AC) (Included)
Battery Life approx. 450 images with LEICA D VARIO-ELMARIT lens (CIPA standard*)
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT Dimensions (W x H x D) 145.8 x 86.9 x 80 mm
Weight approx. 530 g (Body only)
OPERATING CONDITION Operating temperature 0 C to 40 C
Operating humidity 10% to 80%
STANDARD ACCESSORY Software LUMIX Simple Viewer, PhotofunStudio -viewer-
SILKYPIX DEVELOPER STUDIO
Quick Time
USB Driver
Standard Accessory Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the standard accessories that are available in your market.

Reviews
 
Review by: Adolf
Lacation: Milwaukee,Wisconsin
Type of Sport: Point and shoot cameras
Review Date: 04-16-2007
Cost Performace

I like this camera as its controls systems are placed absolutely at the right position and make it easy to use. Lens is great and produces brilliant pictures with superb clarity. It is an entirely different DSLR camera. It provides the variety of innovative features which adds the fun of shooting photos.

 
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