PMA 2004: Panasonic leaves it until the second day of PMA to launch
its new DMC-LC1 Lumix camera. The 5-megapixel DMC-LC1 has a digital brain
but the heart and soul of a finely crafted 35mm camera, right down to
its controls. Zoom, focus and aperture are manually controlled by ring
settings on the lens; shutter speed is controlled by a dial located on
the top of the unit. The new DMC-LC1 incorporates a finely crafted, F2.0
- 2.4 Leica DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens (13 elements in 10 groups) with zoom
capability equivalent to 28 - 90mm on a 35mm camera. The Panasonic Lumix
DMC-LC1 is scheduled for March, 2004 delivery. It will have a manufacturer's
suggested retail price of $1,599.00
Panasonic Introduces New 5-Megapixel Lumix(TM) Digital Still Camera
With Leica Lens and Full Manual Controls
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Once again Panasonic revolutionizes the world of digital photography with the new DMC-LC1 Lumix camera. The DMC-LC1 has a digital brain but the heart and soul of a finely crafted 35mm camera, right down to its controls. A true breakthrough in digital camera craftsmanship, the 5-megapixel DMC-LC1 brings a traditional photographic experience to the digital world, evoking the look, feel, precision, and responsiveness of a 35mm camera. Zoom, focus and aperture are manually controlled by ring settings on the lens; shutter speed is controlled by a dial located on the top of the unit. And, like all of Panasonic's Lumix models, the DMC-LC1 features a high-performance Leica lens for extraordinary image rendering.
The DMC-LC1 combines unrivalled Leica optics with Panasonic's most advanced digital electronic technology to create a camera that allows photographers to experience a new level of creative expression. The camera's full manual operation serves as a natural extension of the photographer's hands and eyes.
Leica lenses retain a legendary reputation for creating images that capture the most delicate nuances of light and shade, the elusive ambience of "air," and subtle gradations of color. The new DMC-LC1 incorporates a finely crafted, F2.0 - 2.4 Leica DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens (13 elements in 10 groups) with zoom capability equivalent to 28 - 90mm on a 35mm camera.
Beyond the lens, Panasonic converts the optical data into digital information with unmatched processing speed. Panasonic's innovative Venus Engine LSI handles all image processing functions simultaneously -- from displaying the image on the LCD to writing data to the memory card -- as soon as the CCD captures the image signal. The result is superb image rendering and outstanding responsiveness.
The DMC-LC1 can capture image in the RAW format as well as Super Fine/Fine/Standard JPEG and QuickTime® motion JPEG images. Often referred to as a "digital negative," the raw file format stores uncompressed data directly off the camera's CCD with no in-camera processing. This raw image can then be manually manipulated in a photo editing program. Adobe announced at PMA today a free, updated version of the Camera Raw plug-in, which will provide integrated support of the Panasonic raw format within Adobe Photoshop® CS, the latest version of Adobe's professional image editing product.
The DMC-LC1 features a built-in USB port and SD Memory Card/Multimedia Card slot, offering consumers networking versatility with PCs and a wide variety of compatible SD-enabled devices.
Other features include:
- Built-in pop-up flash which can tilt 45 degrees to create a bounce
flash. The camera can also accept and synchronize with optional
external flash units. Auto-flash and manual flash settings.
- Red-eye compensation.
- Large 2.5-inch LCD.
- 3.2x optical and 3x digital* zoom.
- Burst shooting mode.
- Real-time histogram.
- Auto bracketing mode automatically takes three or five shots at
- Remote shutter helps prevent even slight shaking or vibration caused
by contact with the camera.
- Three light metering modes: Intelligent Multiple/Center Weighted/Spot
- Microphone and speakers for audio recording.
- Included accessories: Battery charger/AC adaptor, battery pack, SD
Memory Card, AC cable, DC cable, lens cap, A/V cable, USB driver, USB
connection cable, lens hood, hood cap, MC protector, remote shutter,
strap, SD viewer software, ArcSoft editing software: ArcSoft
PhotoBase(TM), ArcSoft PhotoImpression(TM), ArcSoft PhotoPrinter(TM)
and ArcSoft Panorama Maker(TM).
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1 is scheduled for March, 2004 delivery. It will have a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1,599.00
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1 Specifications
|Lens|| Leica DC Vario-Summicron
13 elements in 10 groups
(2 Aspherical lenses)
|Digital Zoom 1||3x|
|Camera Effective Pixels||5.0 Megapixels|
|CCD (Image Sensor)|| 2/3"
5.2 Megapixel CCD
Primary Color Filter
|LSI Type||Venus Engine� LSI|
|Recording Image Size (Pixels)|| 2560 x 1920
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
1920 x 1080
Motion Image: 320 x 240
|Motion Image (Quick Time� Motion JPEG)||30 or 10 fps (320 x 240 pixels) 2|
|Focal Distance||f=7.0-22.5mm (35mm equiv: 28-90mm)|
|Focusing Area|| AF: 1.97 feet-Infinity
|Focus|| Hybrid Auto Focus System with
Spot AF On/Off
Manual Focus (Ring)
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto / 100 / 200 / 400|
|White Balance|| Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/Halogen/
White Balance Adjustment
(except for Auto and B&W Modes)
|Exposure|| Program AE (Program Shift (P mode))
Aperture Priority AE
Shutter Priority AE, Manual
|Exposure Compensation||1/3 EV Step, � 2 EV|
|Auto (AE) Bracketing||+1/6EV-1EV Step, 3 or 5 Frames|
|Light Metering||Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot|
|Shutter Speed|| 2 - 1/4,000 sec.: Program AE,
Aperture Priority AE
8 - 1/2,000 sec.: Shutter Priority AE, Manual
|Self Timer||10 seconds / 2 seconds|
|Picture Adjustment||Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation|
|Image Quality||RAW/Super Fine/Fine/Standard|
|Mega Burst� Consecutive Shooting|| Full-resolution image:
Standard Mode: Up to 9 images at 2.7 or 1 frames/sec.
Fine Mode: Up to 5 images
|Still Image Recording with Audio||5 seconds|
|Audio Dubbing||Maximum of 10 Seconds|
|Built-in Flash Mode|| Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction,
Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync., Forced On/Red-eye Reduction
Flash Output Adjustment (1/3EV step, -2 +2EV)
1.64 - 15.75 feet (Wide)
1.64 - 13.12 feet (Tele) (ISO 100/ISO Auto)
|External Flash||Yes (Metz SCA 3502 Compatible)|
|LCD Monitor|| 2.5" Diagonal Polycrystalline
TFT LCD Display (211k pixels, Transflective Type)
Field of view: approx. 100%
|Viewfinder|| 0.44" diagonol Color EVF (235k
Field of view: approx. 100%
|Built-in SD Card Slot||Yes|
|Recording Media|| SD Memory Card
|Interface||DC Input, A/V Output, USB|
|Power Supply|| Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.2V,
Battery Charger/AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Included)
|Battery Life 3|| Up to 360 pictures/180 minutes
Up to 440 pictures/220 minutes with EVF
|Included ArcSoft� Software 4|| ArcSoft� PhotoImpression�
ArcSoft� Panorama Maker�
|Other Included Software||SD Viewer for DSC 5|
|Included Accessories|| Battery Charger/AC Adapter
16MB 6 SD Memory Card
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||3.21'' x 5.30'' x 4.0''|
- As digital magnification increases, resolution significantly decreases.
- Max. recording time depends on Memory Card capacity.
- Shooting once every 30 seconds, flash in operation for every shot, 77°F(25°C) ambient temperature.
- Each ArcSoft® program requires Microsoft®Windows®98, Windows®98SE, Windows®Me, Windows®2000, Windows®XP or Macintosh®OS 9 - OS X (Classic mode).
- Requires Microsoft®Windows®98SE, Windows®Me, Windows®2000 or Windows®XP.
- MB means one million bytes. Usable capacity will be less.
|Blue and yellow in water by fireplace33|
from Ink and water
|Kylmä joki kopio by Kaappo|
from Shutter speed 1/25 or slower
|WR_2.8_13 copy copy by photoprof|
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