Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1


As it offers a significantly different feature set from most other DSLRs, the L1 is worth considering particularly if you are new to automated cameras, maybe coming from older analogue models, or if you're enough of a traditionalist to miss the operation of those cameras.

Certainly I enjoyed going back to the days of shutter dials and aperture rings, and I think as a I result I took more care in my photography, which isn't a bad thing. I also had fun with it, and if photography is your hobby, then fun should play a big part. The camera isn't going to suit all subjects, but for most enthusiast purposes, it will.

Of course, image quality is the most important consideration and the results from the L1 are very pleasant with a great tonality. Shame about the price, though.

Lens Reviews

Price as reviewed



Design 18/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 17/20
Value 15/20
Features 17/20
Overall Score 85%