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Panasonic Lumix L Digital Camera

16.1MP 4x Aug 2014
Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

Panasonic has good average ratings for its waterproof cameras as well as across its entire camera range.

CCD Sensor Type

The Panasonic Lumix L has a CCD sensor type which is better than most waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a MOS sensor type. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

A CCD sensor type is in fact the best sensor type amongst all cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix L.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst sensor type is MOS.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Lumix L has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix L also have an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Lumix L has a built-in flash.

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Waterproof

The Lumix L is waterproof, as are most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix L.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Lumix L is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix L has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Panasonic camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Panasonic digital camera also have still image resolutions of 1280 x 960, 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072.

This camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is in fact the best still image resolution across all cameras of this type and age.

Across comparable types of camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 480.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The Lumix L has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix L. The photo effects "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Light

The Lumix L is one of the lighter similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years (only 125 grams) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 36g and 1.4kg, and the average weight is 260g.

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Supports One Image Format

The Panasonic Lumix L has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of 8 seconds, the Panasonic Lumix L has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix L have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.03s and 60s.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Panasonic Lumix L is more than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Panasonic digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix L.

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Short

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix L the heights range from 17mm to 650mm, and the average height is 80mm. With a height of only 58.3 millimeters, the Lumix L is quite short compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix L.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Lumix L does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix L.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix L, the Panasonic Lumix L does not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix L, the Panasonic Lumix L does not have a GPS.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Lumix L is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix L are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Panasonic Lumix L does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix L has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix L. The smallest optical zoom of waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix L is 3x and the biggest is 14x.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Panasonic Lumix L is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

With a JPEG frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the Panasonic Lumix L has a quite low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix L. The lowest JPEG frame rate of cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix L is 25fps, the highest is 60fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 37fps.

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Only Features One Light Metering Mode

The Lumix L has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently featured light metering mode is Spot, but this light metering mode is not featured on this Panasonic camera. The light metering modes Evaluative (Multi-pattern) are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

At only 230,000 pixels, the Lumix L has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The average display resolution of cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix L is 540,000 pixels, and the display resolutions range from 150,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix L

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Panasonic digital camera was released.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Panasonic Lumix L has a fairly standard megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix L.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix L has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix L.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Lumix L has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix L.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Dust-Resistant
Shock Resistant Case
Freezeproof
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Certificates
Other Features
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
22 January 2015

Price: $200 From: Panasonic Critical specs: 16MP (4,608 x 3,456-pixel) images, 6.08 x 4.56mm sensor, 3-inch LCD, SD Card storage, ISO sensitivity: 100-1,600, built-in flash, 720p (30fps) video,... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 14 November 2014 by E. Leach
(Verified Purchase)

Did not work after a week, i bought it cheap and i lost out, went in the bin...

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic 200, panasonic 161, panasonic 200m, panasonic 161m, panasonic 200me, panasonic 161mp, panasonic 200meg, panasonic 200mega, panasonic dmclz30, panasonic dmclz40, panasonic dmclz30r, panasonic dmclz40k, panasonic 200megap, panasonic 200megapi, panasonic 200megapix, panasonic 200megapixe, panasonic 200megapixel
Barcodes 00885170181021, 05025232724871, 05025232724888, 05025232724901
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