Panasonic LUMIX LF1 Review


Panasonic Lumix LF1 Review – Design


Panasonic Lumix LF1 front angle


The Panasonic Lumix LF1 eschews the design of the Panasonic LX7 and instead opts for a more sleek and unfussy look that's a little reminiscent of Sony's RX100. Its proportions are a little closer to Canon's PowerShot S110 or Nikon's Coolpix P330 though, with dimensions of 102.5 x 62.1 x 27.9mm meaning that it'll easily slip into most pockets and the weight won't be too troublesome either coming in at 192g.

It has a quality feel and while the curved edges mean there's no space for a handgrip of such, it still feels comfy in the hand.

Body mounted controls are kept reasonably sparse. Along with the on/off button on the top plate, there's a mode dial which is accompanied by the shutter button that features a zoom control round its collar.


Panasonic Lumix LF1 rear angle


Rear controls

At the rear of the Lumix LF1 you''ll find scroll dial round a 4-way set of controls (Focusing, Drive, Exposure Compensation and Flash Control), with buttons to access display modes, playback, quick menu/trash and a programmable function.

On top of this there are controls to activate video recording, Wi-Fi and the EVF (no eye sensor here).

Turning to the front and unlike the Panasonic LX7 with has a dedicated aperture control ring, the LF1 has a multifunctional control ring that can be set-up to control aperture, shutter speed, ISO and Creative Control.

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Design 18/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 18/20
Value 18/20
Features 19/20
Overall Score 91%

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