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

Although not a fair comparison, the $499 LF1 has to compete against the mighty $750 Sony RX100 II on the retailer’s shelves. The Sony has a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 28-100mm equivalent f/1.8-4.9 zoom and 20.9-Mpix sensor but it’s a much larger 1-inch type as those used by the Nikon 1 series cameras. Consequently, the Panasonic achieves a DxOMark Score of 52 against the Sony’s 67. As for the individual metrics, the LF1 has around -1 stop less Color Depth, -2/3 Stop less Dynamic Range and around -1 stop disadvantage in ISO.