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  • 7.5-megapixel Live MOS image sensor
  • Venus Engine III image processor
  • High resolution, 2.5 inch colour LCD with Live View
  • SD and SDHC media card storage
  • Supersonic wave dust reduction filter
  • Four Thirds lens mount

(From company literature) Panasonic is pleased to announce the development of our first interchangeable-lens digital SLR camera, the LUMIX DMC-L1. State-of-the-art digital and optical technologies developed for our compact digital cameras have been crystallized to make LUMIX a top camera brand while helping establish a new photographic culture for the digital age. Panasonic is drawing on these leading technologies, and the emotional excitement of true-to-life photographic images, as we announced in our entry to the digital SLR market in 2005.


The DMC-L1 being introduced today is an entirely new kind of digital SLR camera. It is operated much like a traditional film camera but provides a variety of innovative features that increase the fun of shooting photos. While the DMC-L1 is digital, it has a classic design that will remind users of traditional analogue cameras. These characteristics, together with a shutter speed control dial on the camera body and an aperture ring on the LEICA D VARIO-ELMARIT 14-50mm f/2.8-3.5 lens (also being introduced), distinguish the DMC-L1 from conventional digital SLRs in both design and operation.


Because it is digital, the DMC-L1 can offer features such as a full-time Live View function through the large 2.5” high-resolution LCD, which offers a shooting style different from conventional digital SLRs that have only an optical viewfinder. The full-time Live View is made possible by the new Live MOS sensor, developed using Panasonic's original Maicovicon™ technology. Used in the DMC-L1, the 4/3-type Live MOS sensor with 7.5 million pixels provides both the outstanding image quality of a CCD and the low energy consumption for which CMOS sensors are known. The DMC-L1 also incorporates the Venus Engine III image processing LSI, which teams up with the Live MOS sensor to achieve stunning picture quality and responsive performance, with features such as rapid consecutive shooting.


The DMC-L1 further incorporates a Supersonic Wave Filter that serves as a dust reduction system, so you don't have to worry about dust entering the camera during lens changes.


The LUMIX DMC-L1 debuts as a state-of-the-art digital SLR camera that maintains the intuitive control and operability of familiar analogue cameras, unlike digital SLRs that simply offer extended functions and specifications. The DMC-L1 is a finely crafted, truly satisfying camera that makes it easy for people who have never even used a digital single lens reflex camera to take beautiful shots and gives professionals a powerful tool for creating photographic masterpieces that visually express the emotions of their subjects.


Suggested list price is US$1999.95, including LEICA D VARIO-ELMARIT 14-50mm f/2.8-3.5 optically stabilized lens.


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Keywords: Panasonic SLR SD Four-Thirds 8MP


Misa

Registered: June 2007
Posts: 1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 review by Misa
Review Date: 6/9/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $1,750.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Image cuality, construction cuality, reliable, easy & fast to operate, lot of settings, elegant looking.
Cons: To find the time tu use it more neather the price should be it is in drop check the latest offerts.

Yes it took me some mor than $1,700.00. I have not the detailed info to hand jus righ now but if it can be edited later i'll include it.


Exellent for a first dSLR and very good for a dSLR: the colours, response, fuctionallity, construction, features, performances, speed, write speed (recording time no issue). Big lens selection abailable caus it use four/third mount that meant it can atrach any Olympus lens and Sigma.


I feel very satisfied with this amazing product and i recomend to any one that to jump from traditional film or just like it enought. Of course is not completely perfect souch product doe's exist but this ones makes me forget that event. For example is heavy but it is because of the metal body that at the time makes it feel i have something well constructed and resistant.


If you are interested and steel does't decided check this link below and start to feel:


http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/lumix/popup/l1_simulation/index.html


If you have experience or had read much and understan and like photography i recomend 100% this tool to do the job.


there are a lot more to say but no time for me to share -_- but check this:


http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/lumix/l1/index.html


http://www.four-thirds.org/


http://www.megapixel.net/reviews/panasonic-l1/l1-gen.php


http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/DMCL1/DMCL1A.HTM


 






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