The LUMIX DMC-LF1 is the superior choice for challenging shooting conditions, and it¿s the only* pocket-able premium zoom camera with an eye-level adjustable electronic viewfinder in its class. The LUMIX DMC-LF1 brings together modern mobile connectivity with a no compromises approach to photography that many camera enthusiasts demand, plus it slips easily 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.
The DMC-LF1 takes advantage of the power of mobile connectivity found in your smartphone. With Wi-Fi connectivity using NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, you can easily connect the camera to your smartphone/tablet anywhere simply by touching them together, making it easier than ever to share images. Utilize a smartphone/tablet as a remote shutter with a monitor, or use the Instant Transfer function to automatically send photos to your smartphone/tablet right after shooting. Combine your smartphone with the Panasonic Image App and you¿ll be sharing your photos to your favorite Social Networks in no time. Easily archive both photos and videos automatically to your computer at home via a wireless access point (router).
*As of 04/24/2013 time of Announcement.
The DMC-LF1 is a sleek, stylish digital compact camera that comes 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 your live view image 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.
For beginners of Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras, 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 DMC-LF1 integrates a 1/1.7-inch, 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor, which is larger than standard digital compact 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.
The LF1¿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.
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.
With NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, you can 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 that displays the images live. You¿ll have the power to release the camera¿s shutter, focus, and set the shutter speed, aperture, and exposure compensation. Enjoy 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 your pictures wirelessly from a PictBridge printer using Wireless Print, and use Panasonic's exclusive Cloud Sync Service for synchronizing photos and videos among your devices.
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.
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 of Dolby® Digital** 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.
**Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.