Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 Review
Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 Specifications
|Price|| US: $1,999 including lens (14-50 mm OIS)|
|Body material|| Rear and top metal, remainder plastic|
|Sensor|| 4/3 type MOS ('Live MOS sensor'), NMOS type
17.3 x 13.0 mm active area
7.9 million total pixels
7.5 million effective pixels
5.6 x 5.6 µm pixel pitch
RGB (Primary) color filter array
Fixed low pass filter (anti-alias filter)
Supersonic Wave Filter (dust protection)
|Image processor||Venus Engine III|
|Image sizes|| 3136 x 2352 (L) - 7.4 MP
2560 x 1920 (M) - 5.0 MP
2048 x 1536 (S) - 3.0 MP
|Image sizes (3:2)|| 3136 x 2080 (L) - 6.5 MP
2560 x 1712 (M) - 4.5 MP
2048 x 1360 (S) - 2.5 MP
|Image sizes (16:9)|| 3136 x 1760 (L) - 5.5 MP
1920 x 1080 (S) - 2.0 MP (HDTV)
|Aspect ratios|| 4:3 (native)
3:2 (Live View only)
16:9 (Live View only)
|File formats|| RAW + JPEG
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - three quality levels
|Lenses||• 4/3 standard lens mount
• Optimal with Leica/Panasonic 4/3 lens with aperture ring
• Range of 4/3 lenses available
• Multiply focal length by 2 for 35 mm equiv. FOV
|Auto focus||• 3-point TTL Phase Difference Detection
• Automatic or manual point selection
• EV 0 to 19 (ISO 100) detection range
|Focus area selection||• Automatic
|Focus modes||• Single shot AF
• Continuous AF
• Manual focus
|Manual focus||Focus by wire|
|AF assist lamp||Yes, dedicated lamp|
|Image stabilization|| With Kit lens
Mode 1 (continuous operation)
Mode 2 (shutter release only)
|Extended optical zoom|| M size 1.2x
S size 1.5x
(frame crop with no magnification)
|Digital zoom|| 2x
(frame crop with magnification)
|Exposure modes||• Program AE (with shift)
• Aperture priority AE
• Shutter priority AE
|Metering system||• 49-zone multi-pattern (viewfinder mode)
• 256-zone multi-pattern (live view mode)
• Range (viewfinder mode): 0 to 20 EV (50 mm F2, ISO 100)
• Range (live view mode): 0 to 16 EV (50 mm F2, ISO 100)
|Metering modes||• Digital ESP
• Center-Weighted Average
• Spot (2%)
|AE Lock||• AEL/AFL button
• With shutter release half-press
|AE Bracketing||• 3 frames
• 1/3, 2/3 or 1.0 EV steps
|Exposure steps||1/3 EV|
|Exposure compen.||• -2.0 to +2.0 EV
• 1/3 EV steps
|Shutter speed||• 60 -1/4000 sec
• Bulb (up to 8 mins)
• Flash X-sync 1/160 sec
|Aperture values||Depends on lens: 1/3 EV steps|
|White balance||• Auto
• Custom 1
• Custom 2
• Kelvin temp (2500 - 10000 K)
|WB fine tuning||Yes|
|Color space||• sRGB
• Adobe RGB
|Image parameters||• Color mode (Standard, Dynamic, Nature, Smooth)
• Saturation (5 levels)
• Contrast (5 levels)
• Sharpness (5 levels)
• Noise reduction (5 levels)
• Monochrome (Standard, Dynamic, Smooth)
• My Film (2 memories)
|Drive modes||• Single
• Continuous H (3 fps)
• Continuous L (2 fps)
|Continuous buffer||• 6 RAW images
• Unlimited JPEG images with a fast card (9 minimum)
|Self-timer||• 2 sec
• 10 sec
|Flash||• Manual pop-up
• 2 position (straight ahead / bounce)
• TTL auto / manual
• Guide no. 13
• Sync modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow syncro with red-eye reduction,
Slow syncro, 2nd curtain slow syncro, Fill-in, Off
• Flash power: Up to +/- 2EV in 1/3 EV steps
|Flash X-sync speed||1/160 sec|
|External flash||Hot shoe|
|Viewfinder||• Eye-level TTL Optical Porro Finder
• Field of view 95%
• Magnification 0.93x with a 50mm lens and -1 dioptre
• Eye point 18 mm at -1 dioptre
• Dioptre adjustment -3 to +1 dioptre
• Focusing screen: Fixed type
• Mirror: Quick return mirror
• Eye cup: Interchangeable type EP-5/6 (EP-5 supplied)
• Eye piece shutter built-in (activated by lever)
|DOF preview||Yes, button (Live View only)|
|LCD monitor||• 2.5" TFT LCD monitor
• 207,000 pixels
• 100% frame coverage
|Live view on LCD||• Live view using main sensor
• 100% frame coverage
• No viewfinder in live view mode
• AF available (mirror drops and raises)
• MF with 4x or 10x mag.
|Playback functions||• Single
• Magnify (2 - 14x)
• Index (4, 9, 16, 25 frames)
• Calendar view
• Light box view
• Slide show
• Histogram (Lum / RGB)
• Highlight & Shadow point warning
|Editing||• RAW development
• JPEG editing (B&W, Sepia, Red eye reduction, Color saturation, Resize)
|Storage||• SD card (Secure Digital)
• Supports SDHC cards (2 GB+)
|Connectivity||• USB 2.0 (High Speed)
• Video Out (NTSC / PAL)
|Vertical / battery grip||None|
|Power|| • 1500 mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
• Supplied charger / AC adapter
• Dummy battery (connects to AC adapter via cable)
|Dimensions||146 x 87 x 77 mm (5.7 x 3.4 x 3.0 in)|
|Weight (no batt)||530 g (1.2 lb)|
|Weight (inc batt)||606 g (1.4 lb)|
|Supplied accessories||Battery Charger/AC adaptor, Battery Pack, Eyepiece Cap, Body Cap, Video Cable, USB Connection Cable, AC Cable, DC Cable, Strap, CD-ROM|
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