Hot on the heels of the Sony Alpha, Panasonic introduces its first DSLR.............

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1

Overall score:85%
Image Quality:90%


  • Fun handling - especially for the more traditional user; build quality; cracking lens; lovely image tonality; useful set of film modes


  • Price; still limited system at the moment; live view has limitations to its usefulness; small number of AF points


Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 Review


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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 is/was the company’s first DSLR. This camera is the result of a collaboration with Olympus, in as much as it uses the Four-Thirds standard, which Olympus launched as an open standard. Panasonic is the first company after Olympus to launch a Four-Thirds SLR. The company has also collaborated on the sensor, which is the same as that found on the E-330. Panasonic has further strengthened its ties with Leica, the kit including a Leica-designed and badged lens and more are set to appear.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 features

Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 design

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 value for money

Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 verdict

Lumix DMC-L1 specifications


  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Design
  4. 4. Performance
  5. 5. Handling
  6. 6. Image Quality
  7. 7. Value For Money
  8. 8. Verdict
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