Panasonic just announced the 12-megapixel LUMIX DMC-LF1 compact digital camera offering Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, along with a 0.2-inch EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) with an adjustable diopter. Its EVF features 200K-dot resolution and 100% field of view. It assures stable framing and high visibility of live view image even under strong sunlight.
With Wi-Fi connectivity and NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, the LF1 features “Touch & Share” in which users can connect the camera to their smartphone/tablet anywhere with one touch to share an image easily right on the spot. It is also possible to use a smartphone/tablet as a multi-capable remote shutter with a monitor. With the new Instant Transfer function, photos are automatically sent to the smartphone/tablet right after shooting. Additionally, both photo and video can be archived to the registered digital device such as a PC automatically via the wireless access point (router) at home.
Panasonic’s advanced optical technology has made it possible to fit a 28mm-200mm high performance lens into the LUMIX DMC-LF1’s lightweight and beautifully designed compact body. The new F2.0 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens will offer amazing image quality, even when you find yourself in low-light conditions. The high influx of light allows for faster shutter speeds, ensuring stunning, blur-free images. Similarly, the lens’ F2.0 aperture makes capturing professional looking photos with shallow depth of field and beautiful, warm backgrounds easier than ever before.
The new LEICA lens also offers outstanding range in terms of width and zoom. A 28-200mm wide angled lens with 7.1x optical zoom is designed to help you take perfect shots in a variety of shooting situations. From panoramic photos of rolling landscapes to intricate portrait shots, the LUMIX DMC-LF1 offers consistently outstanding image quality and performance.
With the LUMIX DMC-LF1’s new LEICA lens and a 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor, you can take advantage of a wonderfully wide dynamic range of 80 – 12800. Even when your composition includes a strong contrast of light and dark, the LUMIX DMC-LF1 is capable of taking high resolution images with stunning clarity. The camera’s Venus Engine further enhances performance and image quality, thanks to the very latest Panasonic Noise Reduction and Edge Smoothing systems. No matter what time of day or night, the camera will minimise distortion and noise guaranteeing beautiful, true-to-life pictures.
The LUMIX DMC-LF1 has been designed to provide you with complete control over your photography, wherever you find that once-in-a-lifetime shot and whatever the conditions. By framing and aligning subjects with the most suitable pattern from a new composition guide consisting of Rule of Thirds Offset, Diagonal Lines, Tunnel, Radiation 1, Radiation 2 and S-Shape, images will be perfectly composed for stunning perspective and refined results. A new 0.2-inch electronic viewfinder, in addition to the 3-inch LCD display, means you can choose a shooting configuration that perfectly suits your style. Similarly, a Control Ring at the base of the lens barrel makes it easy to manually control aperture, shutter speed and zoom with minimal movement, allowing you concentrate on your target and set up the camera for that perfect picture.
The LUMIX DMC-LF1 also lets you add your own creative touches both before and after you’ve pressed the shutter. Creative Control and Creative Retouch include 15 filter effects and will help turn the most ordinary shots into truly artistic images. 13 of these filter effects can also be applied to panorama shots in Creative Panorama.
The DMC-LF1 also records 1920 x 1080 60i (NTSC) full-HD video recording in AVCHD / MP4 with high quality stereo sound. The 7.1x optical zoom is also available in video recording. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Active Mode powerfully suppresses blur even in video recording.
Price and Availability
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1 will be available for $499.99.