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

When pitched against the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II the Lumix DMC-LF1 struggles to match the image quality.

While, the Lumix DMC-LF1 achieved the lowest Lens score in our database much of this is due to small size (and low signal to noise ratio) of the image sensor - and it shows against the $750 Sony compact with a sensor that’s 2.7x larger in surface area.

Despite the prestige name on the barrel, with high levels of distortion and chromatic aberration, both zooms reveal compromises in their optical construction.