Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1K Digital Interchangeable Lens SLR Camera, 7.5 Megapixel, with Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50mm f/2.8-3.5 Zoom Lens, 2.5" TFT LCD Monitor


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About Panasonic

An entirely new kind of digital SLR... The DMC-L1 benefits from a new LEICA D VARIO-ELMARIT 14-50mm/F2.8-3.5 lens, equipped with an aperture ring, focus ring and zoom ring, for easy, direct aperture setting. This inspiring digital SLR also features a shutter speed dial on top of the camera body, to enhance the sense of camera control. These features, combined with a classic design that will remind users of traditional analogue cameras, ensure the Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 is distinct in both design & operation

Outstanding image quality at low energy consumption:
Panasonic proudly developed the Live MOS sensor using its original Maicovicon technology. The 4/3 type Live MOS sensor with 7.5 million pixels helps capture the beautiful images of a CCD sensor with delicate gradation & a wide dynamic range, whilst suppressing energy consumption as only a CMOS sensor can do. Noise is also minimised thanks to a special processing technology that runs on voltage as low as 5V.

The power of the Venus Engine III LSI:
The Venus Engine III is an image processing LSI, developed to maximise the performance of the Live MOS sensor. Offering high resolution, superior color reproduction & detailed gradation, the Venus Engine III reduces noise to the level expected from a digital SLR, thus achieving stunning picture quality.

The Venus Engine III improves camera responsiveness supporting high-performance consecutive shooting & a short shutter interval. Despite offering superior performance, the Venus Engine III consumes only 80% as much power as its predecessor, the Venus Engine II. This combines with the Live MOS sensor's low energy consumption to provide longer battery life.

Full-time Live View for a whole new style of Digital SLR shooting:
The heart of a digital SLR is the mirror box unit, which integrates a quick-return mirror, viewfinder, & AE sensor. This, combined with the full-time image output of the Live MOS sensor, achieves a full-time Live View function that displays the image on the LCD directly from the sensor signal.

This incredibly useful function is selectable in both Auto Focus & Manual Focus modes. In Manual Focus, photographers can enlarge an image within the frame & then select the area focusing, making it easier to check the focusing condition on the large 2.5", high resolution, 207,000 pixel LCD. It is also possible to check the depth of field by pressing the Aperture button.

Shake off dust with the Supersonic Wave Filter system:
The ingenious DMC-L1 effectively manages the interchangeable lens dust problem by incorporating a Supersonic Wave Filter dust reduction, which uses supersonic vibration to instantly shake off dust that might otherwise affect the image.

A Digital SLR offering home networking capabilities:
The DMC-L1 is compatible with the SD memory card. It is also compatible with mass-storage SD standard based on FAT32, including the upcoming super-high-capacity SDH.

Panasonic Features

  • A combination of Leica's rich abundance of lens know-how and Panasonic's extraordinary optical and digital technologies.
  • LEICA D VARIO-ELMARIT 14-50mm/F2.8-3.5 ASPH. comprises 16 elements in 12 groups,with two glass molded aspherical lenses
  • 14-50mm focal length is equivalent to 28-100mm on a 35mm film format.
  • The L1 features analog-like controls that feel comfortable and instantly familiar
  • Lever-operated light metering mode and drive mode
  • Exposure compensation, AF/AE lock button & other features designed for easy use while shooting
  • Set functions can be easily recalled
  • Minimum focusing distance is 29 cm over entire zoom range, capture 0.32x close-ups (35mm equivalent).
  • LEICA D VARIO-ELMARIT is the first Leica D lens and first Four Thirds lens to incorporate Panasonic's advanced MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
  • Two image stabilization modes to suit different needs
  • Live MOS sensor combines advantages of both the CCD & CMOS sensors
  • Beautiful, low-noise color reproduction with spectral characteristics
  • A preview function that displays the exact same image signal on the LCD monitor that the sensor receives through the lens.
  • Accurate phase difference detection system allows auto focusing, even in Live View
  • The L1 lets you choose from four color types and three monochrome types
  • Four types of White Balance adjustment
  • Quick, easy playback
  • Playback Zoom gives you a closer look

Panasonic Specifications

Image sensor
Image Sensor Size: 17.3 x 13mm
Camera Effective Pixels: 7.5 Megapixels
Camera Type: Interchangeable Lens Digital SLR Camera
Leica D Vario-Elmarit Lens: 16 elements in 12 groups (2 Aspherical lenses)
Focal Length: f=14mm to 50mm (35mm equivalent: 28 to 100mm)
Aperture Range: F2.8 (Wide) - F3.5
Aperture Type: 7 diaphragm blades / iris diaphragm
Digital Zoom
Digital Zoom: 2x
4x (live view only)
Extra Optical Zoom: Max 1.5x (with live view only) (Not effective with full pixel recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels.)
Optical viewfinder
Eye-level Porro Mirror
Field of view: approx. 95%
Magnification: approx. 0.93x
Detachable Eyepiece Shutter
LCD monitor
2.5" Diagonal Polycrystaline TFT LCD (207k pixels)
Field of view: approx. 100% in Live View Mode
Focus method
Type: TTL Phase Difference Detection System
Modes: AFS / AFC / MF
AF Assist Lamp
Focusing Area: 0.29m at all focal lengths
Optical Image Stabilizer: MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )
Shutter speeds
1/400 60 and bulb (up to approximately 8 minutes)
Light Metering System: TTL Full Aperture Light Metering by 49 Zone Multi-Pattern Sensing System (optical viewfinder)
256 Zone Multi-Pattern Sensing System (Live View Mode)
Metering Range:
0 - 20EV with optical viewfinder
0 - 1 6EV with Live View Mode (with F2.0 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control method
Program AE
Aperture Priority AE
Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
Auto Bracketing (AE): 1/3 1EV Step +2EV, 3 or 5 Frames
Continuous shooting
Burst Shooting Mode: Up to 6 images (when there are RAW files) at 3 or 2 frames/sec.
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting: Yes (when there are no RAW files)
10 seconds / 2 seconds
Sensitivity (equivalent film speed)
Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
White balance
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Flash / White Set 1,2 / Color Temperature Setting
White Balance Adjustment: Blue/Amber Bias Magenta/Green Bias
Color Temperature Setting: 2500k to 10,000K in 31 steps
Built-in flash operating modes
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced On/Off
Terminals for external flash
External Flash Hot Shoe
Storage media
Recording Media: SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
Multimedia Card
Image recording format
JPEG (Design rule for camera file system based on Exif 2.21 standard)
DPOF corresponding
Resloution Modes
Recording Image Size (Pixels ):
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3136 x 2352
2560 x 1920
2048 x 1536
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image):
3136 x 2080
2560 x 1712
2048 x 1360
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image):
3136 x 1760
1920 x 1080
Digital: USB 2.0 (High Speed)
Analog Video: NTSC/PAL Composite (switched by menu)
Direct Print: PictBridge
Playback Mode: Single / 9, 25-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x max), image rotation (except for Raw), Slide Show, Favorite Pictures, Resizing, Trimming, Protection, Aspect Conversion, DPOF Print Setting
Power Source
Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1500mAh) (Included)
Battery Charger/AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Included)
Battery Life: Up to 450 pictures
(CIPA Standard with Leica D Elmarit 12-50mm/F2.8-3.5 ASPH)
3.42" x 5.74" x 3.15"
1.17 lbs
Special features
OSD Language: English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), German, Italian, French
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