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


Price as reviewed:


Value For Money

At a penny shy of £1500, including the lens, the L1 is somewhat more expensive than its competitors. It reminds me of the Fujifilm S3 Pro, in that it offers something different for a high price. The S3 Pro is now half the price it was, if you can find one. With the similar Olympus E-330 at half the price of the L1, and 10 MP models now even lower, I worry that the Panasonic brand name alone justifies the price.

  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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