The LF1 is Panasonic’s newest advanced compact and it is a somewhat similar to the Lumix LX7, albeit having a slightly different flavor. The sensor within the LF1 is the same size and type as the one found within the LX7, though the LF1’s sensor sports a greater resolution. Other differences incorporate a longer but slightly slower lens as well as an electronic viewfinder (EVF) which is a rarity on smaller cameras. But they are all these enough to make the LF1 stick out? While we managed to test out the Panasonic LF1 in Bali, rapid time we had with the camera did leave a good first impression on us that we've chose to revisit it in this full review.
The Panasonic Lumix LF1 may be the new star of the Lumix camera range, slotting in over the Panasonic Lumix LX7. Like the LX range, the LF1 offers Raw shooting and full manual control inside a compact body, but it’s smaller sized and has a few key differences that distinguish it - including the intriguing inclusion of the electronic viewfinder.
Panasonic Lumix LF1 Key Features and Specs
New 12.1-megapixel 1/1.7-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
Built-in 200K-dot EVF
7.1x 28-200mm f/2.0-5.9 Leica optical contact lens with Power O.I.S. image stabilization
Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC (Near Field Communication)
Panasonic Image App for iOS and Android
1920 x 1080 60i AVCHD & MP4 full HD video with built-in stereo mic
3-inch 920k-dot Liquid crystal display
P,A,S,M manual shooting modes
10 FPS full-resolution high-speed burst & 60 FPS at 2.5 megapixels
Sensitivity: ISO 80 to 12,800
Customizable Control Ring
Built-in electronic level