Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1

84
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

Panasonic manages to squeeze a control ring, decent image quality, WiFi, NFC, and even an EVF into a pocketable premium compact. The DMC-LF1 looks like a slimmed down LX7, and ePHOTOzine says that "despite the small size [it] feels well built with quick access to controls." A big feature the LF1 has over its rivals is its built in EVF, and while some critics found it small and underwhelming, Photography Blog says "we'd rather have one than not." Like the LX7, the DMC-LF1 delivers in the speed department, with Digital Versus calling it "fast and effective." When shooting photos the LF1 performs fairly well, delivering "reliably consistent performance" according to T3, but TechRadar says the images are "good but not amazing." The same is true for its video quality, as Expert Reviews finds the quality is "good rather than great." For its first attempt at a premium compact, Panasonic does well by delivering solid performance and an EVF into a pocketable body.

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Design and form factor

78
 

Battery life

60
 

Image quality

82
 

Video quality

80
 

Speed (start-up time, lag)

83
 

Ease of use

80
 

How It Stacks Up

86

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86
 

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How It Stacks Up

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