Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 review: performance and pocketability?

By Kevin Carter - Friday July 12 2013

Camera Review
Introduction | Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1 sensor performance | Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1 Versus Nikon Coolpix P330 Versus Canon Powershot S110 | Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1 Versus Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II | Conclusion

Against rivals with the same size 12Mpix BI CMOS image sensor (1/1.7-inch type) and sharing a similar 24-120mm f/2-5.9 zoom between them (the Nikon is faster slightly with a f/1.8-5.6 variable aperture), the LF-1 compares favorably overall.

Although the DxOMark Scores are similar, in realty the LF1 is closest in performance to P330. Both those models have around +1/2 stop more in dynamic range and +1/3 stop advantage in ISO over the popular $350 12-Mpix Powershot S110.