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Panasonic DMC-LF1 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12.1MP 7.1x Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are good
Compact size
The battery life is not the greatest if you use the WiFi
23 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including overpress.it, portablegear.nl and tech.uk.msn.com this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 82%. If all the low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the top 17%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this camera rated this camera 90 out of 100 on average. 10 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 8,853 owner and expert reviews (including 695 verified purchases), Panasonic has good ratings for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic DMC-LF1 has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DMC-LF1 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The viewfinder screen sizes of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera range from 0.2" to 3". With a viewfinder screen size of only 0.2 inches, the DMC-LF1 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes amongst cameras of this age.

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Power

The Battery Life is Not the Greatest If You Use the WiFi

Four customers reckoned that the Panasonic DMC-LF1 did not have a good battery life. Tech.uk.msn.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The battery life is not the greatest if you use the WiFi”. Mrs. M. Eager wrote four years ago “Sadly for me, let down by disappointing image quality and battery life”.


Support

Manual Controls

Five owners who reviewed the Panasonic DMC-LF1 thought it had good technical guidance. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera “11.7inch sensor size better than many standard compacts, manual focus” . Two years ago Blaise mentioned “None in English! Though the accompanying CD manual for 'advanced use' has an English language section”.


Lens System

Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2, the DMC-LF1 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera. The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras of a similar type and age to this camera is 1.3 and the largest is 11.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 7.1 times zoom factor, the DMC-LF1 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We compared this camera to all the other 7.1x optical zoom digital cameras and we think the Nikon P7700 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Lumix DMC-FZ330 (24x), or the Lumix DMC-FZ200 ($339.95) (24x) both from Panasonic or the Canon SX280 HS (20x) which also has a higher rating.

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Light Exposure

Supports Ten ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic DMC-LF1 is more than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "100", "200", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Memory

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The DMC-LF1 has a fairly big internal memory (87 megabytes) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera. The smallest internal memory of low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera is 8MB and the biggest is 7.5GB.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The DMC-LF1 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The DMC-LF1 features voice recording, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DMC-LF1 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Camera

Features Calendar

The Panasonic DMC-LF1 features calendar, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera, the Panasonic DMC-LF1 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic DMC-FT3, or the Canon SX230 HS is also worth considering.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact Size

Six owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Dp Review wrote “Compact size” in their Panasonic DMC-LF1 review however they only gave this digital camera a score of 14 out of 100. Dpreview.com wrote on expert review site DP Review “With smartphones taking over the low-end compact camera market, manufacturers have been striking back with feature-rich top-tier compacts” in their Panasonic DMC-LF1 review and gave it a score of 5 stars. John Broom gave it a rating of 8 stars and he mentioned in his Panasonic DMC-LF1 review “Perfect really compact camera with all-important viewfinder, for those bright days”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good structurally. One owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape. Dp Review mentioned four years ago “Genuinely pocketable body” however they only gave it a rating of 14 out of 100.

One owner thought it was heavy and bulky. Frenzied Gerbil mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It is too bulky for casual use”.

One owner who purchased it considered that it was lightweight. Mrs. M. Eager wrote on Amazon “This is a very lightweight camera, with lots of features (hence 3 stars - 2 stars seemed a bit too mean”.

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Average Weight

The DMC-LF1 has a relatively average weight (170 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Smart TV

Wifi Connectivity

Two customers said in their reviews that the Panasonic DMC-LF1 was good in terms of connectivity. Dp Review mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Built-in Wi-fi connectivity” .


Design

Solidfeel Build

Three owners who reviewed the Panasonic DMC-LF1 mentioned that it was well made. Four years ago Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Construction soigne, ergonomie agrable et bon quilibre simplicit fonctions avances” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-LF1 nonetheless they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Dp Review also said “Solidfeel build” in their review.

Good Image Quality

Nine owners considered that it was good quality. Dp Review wrote “Good image quality” in their review of this digital camera. Dp Review also wrote “Good build quality, handles nicely, good balance between simplicity” in their review. Dp Review also said “The camera takes good quality full highdefinition videos with stereo sound” in their review.

Full Manual Control

Seven customers considered that the Panasonic DMC-LF1 was easy to use. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Small size (particularly considering feature set), lens control ring, builtin viewfinder has its appeal, bright aperture at wideangle, raw JPEG” in their review of this digital camera. Dp Review also wrote “And Panasonic's smartphone app is a wonder, giving remote control over ISO, white balance, exposure compensation, zoom” in their review. Dp Review also said “Full manual control” in their review.

One owner thought it was easy to handle.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Geoff mentioned in their review of the Panasonic DMC-LF1 on Amazon.co.uk “Very good performance - and clear menus for personalising commonly used settings”.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic DMC-LF1 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Canon SX50 HS, or the Panasonic DMC-LX7 ($419.95) which has better reviews.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic DMC-LF1 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. In addition, this Panasonic camera have still image resolution(s) of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1536 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1920, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2448 x 2448, 2560 x 1440, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1920, 2992 x 2992, 3264 x 1840, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 2448 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2672. The worst still image resolution of all low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 4032 x 3024.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Panasonic DMC-LF1 supports video capability, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video capability to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II, and the SX230 HS both from Canon or the Samsung ZZBPWFR is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-LF1 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the SX50 HS, or the 1000D both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix P340 ($665.31) which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Panasonic DMC-LF1 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Panasonic DMC-LF1 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic DMC-LF1 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera do not support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the S110, or the SX280 HS both from Canon.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic DMC-LF1 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The DMC-LF1 does not feature bluetooth, although keep in mind that most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 1" and the largest is 3.5". At 3 inches, the Panasonic DMC-LF1 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include the P500, or the P7700 both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII ($810.00) which has better reviews.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5" and higher rated).

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the display resolutions (numeric) range from 640 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 920,000 pixels, the DMC-LF1 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Good Exposure Control

One owner considered that the Panasonic DMC-LF1 had good exposure controls.

Good Video Capture

Two owners agreed that the Panasonic DMC-LF1 was good for video recording.

Zoom Range

Eight customers concluded that this digital camera had a good zoom. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera on DP Review four years ago “Wide zoom range”. Dp Review also mentioned “Decent 7.1x zoom range with 2.0 at wide-end” in their review. Techamuna.com said “Useful 28200mm zoom”.

One customer who purchased this digital camera said that it had a good lens. One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good autofocus.

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Electronic Viewfinder

Ten people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera on DP Review four years ago “Electronic viewfinder”. Mr. Howard M. Jones mentioned “It easily fits in a pocket, takes excellent photos in both jpeg and RAW and has the added bonus of a viewfinder which is essential on sunny days” in his Panasonic DMC-LF1 review. Three years ago Frenzied Gerbil wrote on Amazon “This camera fits my spec yet still has enough extras to give opportunity for a little "play"The eye level viewfinder is very good especially considering it's size”.

Two owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it had an electronic viewfinder. Dp Review mentioned “Builtin EVF” although they gave it a score of 14 out of 100. One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen.

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Good Image Quality

Ten customers considered that it was able to produce good images. Dp Review said on DP Review “Built-in Wifi NFC for wireless control and image transfer” in their review of this digital camera yet they only rated the Panasonic DMC-LF1 1 stars. Dpreview.com said on expert review site DP Review “These cameras out-perform the smartest of phones by offering much better image quality, useful zoom ranges” in their review of this digital camera. Lclavilier said in their review of this digital camera “The this little camera is just as wished, good quality pic” .

Three people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Dp Review mentioned four years ago “Capteur bon jusqu' 1600 ISO” however despite that they only rated it 14 out of 100. Dp Review also said “Sensor works well up to 1600 ISO” in their review.

Two customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Dp Review wrote in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “Excellent responsiveness even when shooting RAW Jpeg”. Dp Review also said “It is tiny and relatively low resolution.” in their review.

One owner who reviewed the product considered that it had a good image sensor.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had good features.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The DMC-LF1 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The DMC-LF1 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this Panasonic camera was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmclf1w, triax dmclf1ebk, info dmclf1ebk, dmclf1egw, dmclf1ew
Barcodes 05025232739004, 05025232739011, 05025232739028, 05025232739127

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