View Full Version : Newbie thinking of getting a Panasonic Lumix LF1

02-04-14, 10:40 PM

I would appreciate some advice please.
I have wanted to get into digital photography for a while, and am finally taking the steps!
I don't want just a 'point & shoot' camera. I want to start learning how to use the different camera features to get the best photographs in different environments.
I want a camera which is easy to carry around.
I don't want to have to buy any lenses later on.
This all rules out DSLR and Bridge cameras.
My budget is 300 for camera, charger, battery, memory cards, camera bag.
I have had a look online, and saw this on this website:


On here, the consumer compact camera of the year is the Panasonic Lumix LF1.
I have read a lot of reviews, and I am liking the look of this camera.
Not sure if I will need such a long zoom though.
This camera is available for 239.
It also only had 12.1mp, whereas others have 18mp.
One downside though is it is only has 7.1 optical zoom, whereas other comparable cameras on that link have 20x/22x optical zoom.
I have read though that the problem with small sensor compacts is the very small sensor (which is smaller than a fingernail), needs light to work. However, the way round it is to get a slightly bigger sensor (with less zoom) and a lens that can open wider to let more light in. Is this correct?

I also like the fact that you can adjust some settings with the ring at the front of the camera.

I want it to give photos which 'pop out' at me...hope that makes sense!

Does anyone else have this camera and can advise on their experience of it?
Can anyone suggest an alternative?

Thanks in advance.

03-04-14, 07:34 AM
Hi and welcome let me start by saying that yes you have ruled out a DSLR but bridge cameras do not have interchangeable lenses so you may want to re think your choices

03-04-14, 08:10 AM
Hi Wave,

Bridge ones are a bit big as well, and I would prefer one that is easy to carry around in your pocket, which has led me to compact system cameras.

09-04-14, 08:40 PM
210 views and only 1 person replied.
Thank you for replying Wave, I appreciate it.
Would be good if some of the rest of you were as helpful.

I have got my questions answered from a different forum, and have purchased a camera.

10-04-14, 09:50 AM
thats good what did you get