Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 lens review: first 1/1.7inch format lens tested

By Kevin Carter - Thursday July 18 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1 lens performance | Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1 versus Sony RX 100 II | Conclusion
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 lens review: first 1/1.7inch format lens tested

Featuring a 12-Mpix back-illuminated 1/1.7inch type CMOS sensor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 is highly portable compact camera with a hugely versatile, image stabilized 28-200mm (equivalent) f/2.0-5.9 zoom. This is our first lens test on a compact camera with a 1/1.7-inch type image sensor. Read on to see how well this optical zoom 7.1x bearing the prestigious Leica-brand name performs in our labs.

The recently introduced Lumix DMC-LF1 isn’t the first of its type to feature an Electronic View Finder (EVF). In fact the firm were one of the first to add a EVF to a compact more than a decade ago. Be that as it may, the LF1 is the first to revive the feature and incorporate it in a high-end model aimed at enthusiasts. As such at $499 it features a 12-Mpix back-illuminated 1/1.7-inch type CMOS sensor and a stabilized Leica Vario-Summicron 28-200mm (equivalent) f/2.0-5.9 zoom, making it one of the more flexible of its type.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1 lens performance

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1 versus Sony RX 100 II

Conclusion