- 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 6400 (Push to 12800)
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 28-200mm (F2.0-5.9) lens
- 192g - 103 x 62 x 28mm
- Released November 2013
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- Size Comparison
Panasonic LF1 overview
Panasonic LF1 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally revealed on November of 2013. It includes a 12 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/1.7" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The LF1 stands at #19 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all-around #551 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. Remember to use our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your personal criteria.
Here is a diagram of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Panasonic LF1 history
The Panasonic LF1 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the complete list underneath.
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Panasonic LF1 Gallery
You can look at the LF1 from several angles in the gallery here.
Panasonic LF1 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of advantages and drawbacks of the Panasonic LF1 based on things which are typically viewed as essential in a digital camera.
Panasonic LF1 Sensor information
The sensor dimension in the Panasonic LF1 is 7.44mm x 5.58mm (1/1.7"). The 42 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily cause cropping.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and features a standard ISO range of 80 - 6400. The ISO can also be extended electronically to a maximum of 12800. RAW format is saved therefore you have more room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath displays the LF1's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The LF1 sensor comes with a crop factor of 4.8 and is pointed out in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic LF1 dimensions
Panasonic LF1 weighs in at 0.42 lb (192 grams or 6.77 ounces) and features external measurements of 103mm x 62mm x 28mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.1"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Panasonic LF1 is more heavy as compared with various competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Here is a picture of the Panasonic LF1 besides a softdrink so you can have a feel for its size.
The top view just below will highlight the button layout on the LF1.
Panasonic LF1 Lens information
The LF1 comes with a built-in lens having a focal range of 28-200mm giving it a 7.1 x zoom which is definitely not great but it would certainly be convenient in a few situations.
At it's widest 28mm, the lens provides an aperture of f2.0 which is ideal in low light conditions and capturing good bokeh. It will also let you use a much lower ISO for getting cleaner images. At the long end, 200mm comes to f5.9 making it fairly sluggish and you may have to use slower shutter speeds.
Panasonic LF1 Connectivity
The LF1 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily send images and at times change camera settings without connecting physically with the camera.
Several apps also allow a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external screen. Many cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Panasonic LF1 Video information
The maximum video resolution in the Panasonic LF1 is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in MPEG-4 and AVCHD file format. 1080p resolution delivers a great balance for video quality versus file size but FULL HD won't leave you with much room to downsample. The body doesn't feature a mic or headphone socket which means that you get absolutely no control over your audio. It is probably best to purchase a different model in case you require decent audio in your videos.
Panasonic LF1 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing for the Panasonic LF1 so you have to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.
Panasonic LF1 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic LF1 includes a 3" fixed screen having a resolution of 920k dots.
Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder specifications regarding Panasonic LF1 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
Viewfinders can be rather beneficial for sunny outdoor situations which may make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.
Panasonic LF1 Shutter information
Panasonic LF1 is able to shoot continuously at 10.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Panasonic LF1 Flash and Hot shoe information
Panasonic LF1 has got just inbuilt flash with no external flash ability.
Panasonic LF1 Autofocus information
Panasonic LF1 has got only Contrast Detect AF and does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster and exact as compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera includes Face detection which can be useful for people photography.
The Sensor includes 23 focus points to select from. It also boasts Tracking AF for moving subjects. Panasonic LF1 boasts manual focus when needed for low light scenarios or you want to have more precise control on focus.
Panasonic LF1 Battery life
The battery for the Panasonic LF1 is fashioned to last for 250 pictures based on the CIPA specifications which is comparable with its competitors. The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the highest possible (470) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Below is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the best battery life:
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Panasonic LF1 for specific kinds of photography
The following bar chart displays a summation of the Panasonic LF1 for specific kinds of photography. To view more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Panasonic LF1 Portrait photography highlights
The Panasonic LF1 receives a points total of 42 which is horrible, and means the camera is not really acceptable to use for portraits. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW files and flexibility to use off-camera lighting.
Panasonic LF1 Street photography information
Getting a very good score of 65, the Panasonic LF1 is a very decent pick for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Panasonic LF1 as a Sports photography camera
A horrible sports photography score of 39 means the Panasonic LF1 is not really acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have good focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Panasonic LF1 Travel photography highlights
Weight is very important in getting a camera for travel. All round, the Panasonic LF1 gets a above average 64 for a travel camera which makes it a good choice to buy for your journeys.
Landscape photography with Panasonic LF1
When you're planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most vital factor will no doubt be image quality. The Panasonic LF1 at it's modest grade of 54 for a landscape camera is relatively acceptable compared to it's rivals.
Panasonic LF1 Vlogging features
A vlogging camera should really come with a moving display, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Considering everything, the Panasonic LF1 is not really acceptable as a vlog camera as it comes to a horrible rating of 36.
Panasonic LF1 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the LF1, here is a selection of the highest placed cameras that fall under the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart just below gives you an overview of the LF1 compared to it's top scored competitors mentioned earlier.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may look at as alternative options. To check out a detailed comparison, visit the "compare" link.