Lumix® 5 Megapixel Digital Camera


Lumix® 5 Megapixel Digital Camera with Leica DC Vario-Summicron Lens


The Feel and Control of a 35mm Camera--the Performance of a Digital
The DMC-LC1 may look, act and feel like a 35mm camera, but it is most definitely digital. Most film-based cameras allow you to manually adjust certain features. That's why we added manual functionality to the focus and exposure settings on the DMC-LC1. Simply flick the Focus button on the side of the lens to MF (Manual Focus) and you're ready to go. If you need to check the focus, our Manual Focus Assist function enlarges the center part of the image in the viewfinder or LCD monitor by 3x for easy viewing. The Manual Exposure Mode allows you to select the aperture and shutter speed of your choice. You can even see how much your setting differs from the setting the camera considers optimal with the Manual Exposure Assist function.

A Lens Worthy of the Renowned Summicron Name
With the LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON1 lens on the DMC-LC1, you can capture subjects in crisp, clear detail while giving shadows and highlights smooth, rich gradation. Featuring 13 lenses in 10 groups, the DMC-LC1's 3.2x optical zoom lens system renders sharp images from edge to edge with high contrast and rich colors. It also offers a focal distance equivalent to a 28mm to 90mm lens on a 35mm camera and boasts a wide-open aperture value of F2.0 at the wide setting and F2.4 at the telephoto setting. The exquisite rendering of this fine lens, heir to Leica Camera AG's prominent optical technology, makes the Lumix DMC-LC1 a tool of rare expressive power.

High-Speed, High-Quality Image Processing
In some digital cameras, the LSI (which acts as the camera's brain), generates a luminance signal from only the green component of the incoming light. The Venus EngineTM LSI in the DMC-LC1 generates the signal from the red and blue components as well as the green. This rich information in the luminance signal helps to boost the diagonal resolution, resulting in outstanding images.

5 Megapixels and up to 9.6x Zoom Power--all in a Compact Camera
The DMC-LC1 has an impressive 5-Effective Megapixel CCD that helps you create clear, beautiful images. It also has a powerful 3.2x optical zoom that can be combined with the 3x digital zoom2 for up to 9.6x zoom power.

1. Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH. The Leica DC lenses are manufactured using measurement instruments and quality assurance systems that have been certified by Leica Camera AG based on the company's quality standards.

2. As digital magnification increases, resolution significantly decreases.

SpecificationsExpand All

    • Camera Effective Pixels
    • Optical Zoom
    • Image Sensor
    • Image Processor
    • Focal Length
    • Lens
    • Lens Construction
    • Aperture Range
    • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Digital Zoom
    • Focusing Area
    • Conversion Lens Compatibility
    • AF Metering
    • Focus
    • AF Assist Lamp
    • ISO Sensitivity
    • White Balance
    • Exposure
    • Exposure Button
    • Exposure Compensation
    • Backlight Compensation
    • Auto Bracketing ( AE)
    • Light Metering
    • Shutter Speed/Shutter System
    • Self Timer
    • Auto Review
    • Review
    • Picture Adjustment
    • Color Effect Mode
    • Image Quality
    • Motion Image (Quick Time Motion JPEG)
    • Burst Shooting Mode
    • Unlimited Consecutive Shooting
    • Still Image Recording with Audio
    • Audio Dubbing
    • Real-time Histograms
    • Composition Guide Lines
    • Flip Animation
    • Economy Mode
    • Built-in Flash Type/Mode
    • External Flash
    • Viewfinder
    • LCD Monitor
    • Playback Mode
    • OSD Language
    • Recording Media
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
    • Interface
    • Direct Print
    • Power
    • Battery Life
    • Included Software
    • Standard Accessories
    • Dimensions (H x W x D)
    • Weight



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