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.