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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 12 MP Digital Camera (Black)

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  • The only pocketable premium zoom digital camera with an adjustable Electronic ViewFinder (EVF)
  • High sensitivity 12.1 MP MOS sensor
  • 13 built-in creative controls plus Panaroma and Retouch modes
  • Bright F/2.0-5.9 7X zoom
  • Wirelessly links to Smartphone (Wi-Fi and NFC enabled)
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.1 x 2.4 inches ; 6.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Item model number: DMC-LF1K
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,571 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at April 23, 2013

Product Description

Color: Black

From the Manufacturer

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1K Wi-Fi, Electronic Viewfinder, Pocket-able, HD Video, 7.1x Zoom, F2.0 Lens, Creative Controls, Creative Panorama Mode, Black

The NFC Wi-Fi Enabled LUMIX DMC-LF1 Unwires Your Creativity

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1 compact point and shoot digital camera is the superior choice for challenging shooting conditions, and the only pocket-able premium zoom camera with an eye-level adjustable electronic viewfinder in its class (as of 04/24/2013 time of announcement). The DMC-LF1 digital camera brings together modern mobile connectivity with a no compromises approach to photography that camera enthusiasts demand, plus it slips into your pocket. Discover greater control and creative flexibility over most point-and-shoot cameras by integrating features like Creative Panorama and the popular LUMIX Creative Control mode, which boasts 15 fascinating filter effects for photo and HD video. Enthusiasts will love its Exposure Control Ring, Composition Guide, high sensitivity MOS sensor, and super bright 7.1X F2.0 zoom lens.

Built-In Electronic Viewfinder, Sleek Stylish Design, 3.0-Inch LCD

The Panasonic DMC-LF1 digital camera is a sleek, stylish digital compact camera with a 0.2-inch EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) with 200K-dot resolution and 100% field of view. This assures controllable framing and high visibility of even in strong sunlight. Designed with an eye for detail, it offers a sense of luxury that will satisfy even the most fashion-conscious. The 3.0-inch, 920,000-dot Intelligent LCD with super high resolution and a wide viewing angle features automatic brightness adjustment in 7 steps as the surrounding brightness level changes. This ensures easy visibility at all times. The big screen's AR coating reflects fine details, making it easy to check the focus before shooting.

Be Inspired With Creative Controls, Panorama, and Composition Guides

The LF1 digital camera's Creative Control and Creative Retouch modes feature 15 filter effects. The Creative Control mode lets you shoot with a filter while checking how it looks on the picture. Certain filters can be used for video recording as well. The Creative Retouch mode lets you apply a filter on a picture, in camera, even after shooting. With the Creative Panorama function, you can apply 13 filter effects to your horizontal/vertical panoramic images. Composition Guide helps you learn photography. It's easy to shoot a photo with great composition by simply choosing the most suitable pattern of composition and framing along the guided lines.

Shoot Impressive Pictures With 12.1-Megapixels and iA (intelligent Auto) / iA Plus Mode

For beginners, iA (Intelligent Auto) mode helps you make beautiful pictures with a variety of shooting-assist functions including AF Tracking, Intelligent D-range Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition and Intelligent ISO Control. The iA Plus mode lets you adjust background focus, exposure compensation, and white balance for even more control. The Panasonic DMC-LF1 integrates a 1/1.7-inch, 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor, which is larger than standard compact point and shoot digital cameras. The result is a high-resolution image with stunning clarity. The extensive light receiving area of each cell delivers high sensitivity image recording in lower light with its excellent S/N ratio and wide dynamic range.

Superior Quality F2.0 LEICA Lens, 7.1x Optical Zoom, and POWER O.I.S.

The DMC-LF1 is equipped with a newly developed 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens with 7.1x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 28-200mm) even when shooting videos. This high quality lens features F2.0, which boasts approximately 2x higher speed than an F2.8 lens. The extraordinary amount of light allows for higher shutter speeds to capture stunningly clear, sharp, blur-free images in lower lit situations, and shallow depth of field. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) suppresses vibration from hand-shake when pressing the shutter button, shooting at night with a slow shutter speed, or using a powerful zoom. The Active Mode is effective for video recording.

Enjoy Wi-Fi Features On the Go and Transfer Photos Easily With Instant Transfer

With Wi-Fi you can instantly upload and share your images on a Social Networking Service using the Panasonic Image App on your smartphone/tablet. Geotagging makes it possible to tag the location information of images by utilizing the GPS (Global Positioning System) log of your smartphone/tablet. The Instant Transfer function allows the camera to transfer your photos to your smartphone/tablet automatically whenever the shutter is released. In playback mode, you can also touch the image displayed on the camera to transfer it directly to your smartphone/tablet with the Panasonic Image App.

One-Touch Connection, Sharing, Remote Shooting, and At Home Connectivity

With NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, connect the camera with a smartphone/tablet simply by touching them together. With the Panasonic Image App, remote photo/video shooting is available using your device as a remote shutter with a monitor displaying the images live. Remotely release the camera's shutter, focus, and set the shutter speed, aperture, and exposure compensation. Easy to use wireless TV Playback of your images with the Wi-Fi Direct function on a DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) - compliant VIERA HDTV. Print pictures wirelessly from a PictBridge printer using Wireless Print, and Panasonic's exclusive Cloud Sync Service synchronizes photos and videos among your devices.

Full-HD Video in AVCHD and MP4 With High Quality Stereo Sound

The DMC-LF1 records 1920 x 1080 at 60i (NTSC) full HD videos with full-time AF and high quality stereo sound in the AVCHD format which excels in both compression efficiency and compatibility with AV equipment for playback. With a dedicated video record button on the back, you can instantly start recording videos while shooting pictures. Videos can also be recorded in MP4 format (30p (NTSC) for playback on a PC or other device without having to convert the files. High-quality stereo sound offers realistic sound, and the stereo microphone delivers a zoom noise reduction system. The Auto Wind Cut function blocks out most of the noise from background wind.

Premium Accessories for the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1
32GB SDHC Memory Card
Panasonic 32GB SDHC Memory Card with Class 10 Speed Performance
USB Connection Cable DMW-USBC1
USB rewind type cable, maximum cable length 1.5m
AV Cable
AV Cable for select LUMIX Digital Cameras
HDMI Cable
High speed HDMI Mini cable with ethernet 4.9ft long

Image Sensor
10.1M, 1/1.7"MOS
12.1M, 1/1.7"MOS
Leica 3.8x, 24-90mm
Leica 7.1x, 28-200mm
Lens Aperture
Lens Design
11 elements / 10 groups / (3 ASPH. / 2 ED)
10 elements / 8 groups / (4 ASPH. / 1 ED)
Lens Shift (POWER O.I.S.)
Lens Shift (POWER O.I.S.)
3.0" 920K-dot
3.0" 920K-dot
Optional Hotshoe Mountable OVF / EVF2
Built-in 0.2" 20K-dot EVF with Diopter
ISO Sensitivity
ISO80-6400 - 12800
ISO80-6400 - 12800
RAW Format Recording
iA Mode
Creative Control Modes
16 Filter Effects
15 Filter Effects
Panorama Mode
Yes Plus 13 Creative Filter Effects
Composition Guide Feature
Continuous Shooting
11 fps/sec
10 fps/sec
Video Recording
AVC Progressive - 1920 x 1080, 60fps
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080, 60 fps
Level Gauge
Control Ring
Neutral Density Filter Lever
Wi-Fi (NFC)
Battery Life
330 images
230 images
Dimensions (W x H x D)
110.5 x 67.1 x 45.6mm
102.5 x 62.1 x 27.9mm

Customer Reviews

I'm very happy with the quality of the pictures this camera takes.
Dorothy E
The control ring is very convenient, and the menus are easy to read and understand.
The camera is also the perfect size and easily fits in your front pocket.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

116 of 118 people found the following review helpful By maxmasa31 VINE VOICE on October 21, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Right off the bat, no, the Lumix DMC-LF1 does NOT produce images that rival the RX100. I've owned both and if image quality (resolution, sharpness, noise, shallow depth of field) is your ONLY priority, stop reading this review and go buy the RX100 or RX100 Mk II. The larger 1" sensor really does make a big difference.

But image quality isn't the be-all-and-end-all of cameras, otherwise I wouldn't have sold my Sony four months ago. So my review won't be comparing the two cameras, as that's already been done to death. No, I'll be focusing on why I chose the LF1 and what I see are the pros and cons.

- Size. The LF1 is surprisingly small, especially taking into account that it has a viewfinder.

- Connectivity. I love that I can easily connect to and control it or transfer images to my Nexus 7 and iPhone 5. If you have an NFC-compatible device, it pairs easily, without the need to manually input the SSID and password. It can be hit-or-miss at times and may take up to a minute to pair devices.

- Viewfinder. This is a pro and a con, actually. I love that it's there, but it's of VERY low-quality (washed out, low-resolution, tunnel-vision). Despite that, I use it regularly and it does have a diopter adjustment for users with glasses.

- Control. With the control ring on the lens, the wheel by the d-pad in the back, and the Fn and Q button, most users will have access to most controls they need quickly.

- RAW. Another pro and con. I like that I can shoot RAW, but I don't like that it's not the open DNG format. C'mon camera makers, just standardize DNG!! You also can't preview RAW photos in the iOS or Android apps--JPEG only.

- Zoom.
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72 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Spencer Gibb on July 2, 2014
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
LF1 Review for Amazon

First of all, I am a professional photographer. I could easily write a long, detailed review and get technical but I'm going to keep it short as this is a relatively simple camera, and other pro websites have already gone into enough detail. Google it. My review is more about "in the field" performance and why I bought and love this camera. My pro rig is mostly Olympus based, and I shoot manually, including manual focus 99% of the time. I wanted a good tiny point and shoot camera that could fit in my pocket but also had some professional features. Not only the standards such as aperture priority etc., but also some tactile buttons and wheels to make these selections. A viewfinder was a must for me if possible (this is also the only camera in this size class that has one by the way). I shoot a lot of low light/no flash photography, so a wider aperture was a priority also. I looked into sticking with the Olympus options as naturally the menus were very familiar. Nothing really jumped out. I LOVE the Stylus 1, with it's floating 2.8 and amazing EVF, but it was just a little too big of a camera for this purpose. I used to shoot with a lot of Leica cameras and had many of the D-Lux series over the years as a backup (which is the same series as the Panasonic Lumix LMX series). Great cameras and I seriously looked into the new Leica D-Lux 6/Lumix LMX 7 when it came to this research. Again, I loved this camera too. Wide open lens at 1.4 and great viewfinder, but still too big for me, not to mention the viewfinder is an expensive optional extra that slides on in a slightly precarious way. I love Leica glass, and the Leica/Lumix menus are still comfortable to navigate for me given my past experience with their systems.
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87 of 93 people found the following review helpful By Dcraftfrombr on July 13, 2013
Color Name: Black
As an owner of many Lumix cameras in the past including the DMC-FZ30, FZ50, FZ100 and the ZS3, I had always hated that I could not take good low-light pictures. Particularly I wanted to take pictures inside the home without a flash and be impressed. I did not want to buy a DSLR and have to learn how to be a photographer, I just wanted a point-n-shoot that would take good idiot-proof pictures. Finally, it looks like the DMC-LF1 is a winner in that category. For a small pocket camera that has an EVF (very helpful when shooting outdoors)I think the pictures look great. You can see a few sample pics at


I was worried that the 7x zoom may not be enough, but the 1st 4 sample pictures show that it is. Most of the sample pictures were taken with the iA mode.
Also like the option to control the camera from my smartphone. To position the camera across the room, sit down in my chair and take my own picture is nice.
I have yet to see how it does in trying to take pictures of bands in a nightclub setting. I don't give it much hope that a $500 pocket camera can do that justice, but I'm hopeful.
The only negative comment I can make is that the on/off button is in a bad spot. I find myself reaching for the shutter and accidently turning the camera off instead

Added a few more pics including some Hot Air Balloons.

Even video taken in a nightclub came out pretty good. However, the video recording apparently stops at 30 minutes or about 3.5gb. I uploaded a video clip, but since smugmug does not support the mt2s format, I had to convert it to mp4 which is much more compressed.
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