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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Panasonic Announces Availability of the Lumix DMC-L1 in The United States

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Extra Optical Zoom*

When the camera is set to record at less than the maximum number of pixels, users can take advantage of an Extra Optical Zoom function*. This function alters the 7.5-megapixel Live MOS sensor's operating area, to vary the angle of view and increase the maximum zoom ratio.

Unlike a digital zoom, the Extra Optical Zoom function extends the focal length 1.5 times** (when shooting at 3-megapixel or a lower-resolution mode)without degrading the image. Users enjoy extra zoom power without loss ofpicture quality.

* Only applicable in using full-time Live View function. ** When the DMC-L1 is used with the LEICA D VARIO-ELMARIT 14-50mm/F2.8-3.5 ASPH lens provided. Other features and functions * Supports SDHC format * Compatible with external TTL flash units (models DMW-FL500, DMW-FL360) * Auto bracket function - shoots three or five photos at exposures changing in steps of +1/3 to 1 EV * Equipped with a shutter-speed Bulb setting (8 minutes max.) Variety of accessories Leather Bag DMW-BAL1 Shoulder Strap DMW-SSTL1 Battery Pack CGR-S603 Remote Shutter DMW-RSL1 MC Protector DMW-LMCH72 PL Filter DMW-LPL72 External Flash (GN50) DMW-FL500 External Flash (GN36) DMW-FL360 Specifications DMC-L1 TYPE Type Interchangeable Lens Digital SLR Camera Recording Media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, Multimedia Card Image Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm Mount Four Thirds mount IMAGE SENSOR Type Live MOS Sensor Total Pixels 7.9 Mega-pixel Camera Effective pixels 7.5 Mega-pixel Aspect Ratio 3:4 (Vertical : Horizontal) Color Filter Primary color filter Dust Reduction System Supersonic Wave Filter RECORDING SYSTEM Recording File Format JPEG(Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF corresponding, RAW Aspect Ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 (3:2,16:9 with Live view only) File Size 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 3136 x 2352 pixels, 2560 x 1920 pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 3136 x 2080 pixels, 2560 x 1712 pixels, 2048 x 1360 pixels 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 3136 x 1760 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB VIEWFINDER Type Eye level Porro Mirror type Optical View Finder Field of View Approx. 95% Magnification Approx. 0.93x Eye point Approx.18mm (-1[m-1]) Diopter Adjustment -3.0 ~ +1 [m-1] Focusing Screen Fixed type Mirror Quick Return Mirror Depth-of-Field Preview Enabled with Aperture Preview button (with Live view only) Eyepiece Shutter Detachable AUTO FOCUS Type TTL Phase Difference Detection System Focusing Mode AFS/AFC/MF Focusing Area 3 points Focusing Area Selection Auto / 1fixed point, left / 1fixed point, center/ 1fixed point, right AF Detective Range EV0-19 (ISO100) AF Assist Lamp YES AF Lock AFL/AEL button or Shutter button halfway pressed in AFS mode EXPOSURE CONTROL Light Metering System TTL Full Aperture Light Metering by 49 Zones Multi-pattern Sensing system (Optical view finder ) 256 zone Multi-pattern Sensing system (Live view mode) Light Metering Mode Intelligent Multiple/Center Weighted/Spot Metering Range 0 - 20EV with Optical view finder), 0 - 16EV with Live view mode (with F2.0 lens, ISO 100) Exposure Mode Program AE / Aperture Priority AE/ Shutter Priority AE / Manual ISO sensitivity Auto/100/200/400/800/1600 Exposure Compensation 1/3EVStep +/-2EV AE Lock AFL/AEL Button or Shutter button halfway pressed AE Bracket 3 frame 5 frame 1/3~1EV Step +/-2EV WHITE BALANCE White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Flash / White Set 1,2 / Color temperature setting White Balance Adjustment blue/amber bias, magenta/green bias Color temperature setting 2500K to 10000K in 31 steps SHUTTER SYSTEM Type Focal-plane shutter Shutter Speed 1/4000 ~ 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 8 minutes) Self Timer 10 sec / 2 sec Remote Control Remote control with bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional) BURST SHOOTING Burst Speed 3 frames/sec or 2 frames/sec Number of Recordable 6 pictures (when there are RAW file), Unlimited consecutive shooting (when there are no RAW file) (depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression) BUILT-IN-FLASH Type TTL Built-in-Flash, GN10 (ISO100,m), Built-in Pop-up, Bounce flash Built-in Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On/Red- eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced On/Off X-Sync speed Less than 1/160 second Flash output adjustment 1/3EVStep +/-2EV Flash synchronization 1st. Curtain Sync. and 2nd Curtain Sync. (Selectable) Hot Shoe TTL Auto with FL360/FL500 (Optional) LCD MONITOR Type Low temperature Polycrystalline TFT LCD Monitor Size 2.5 inch Pixels 207K pixels Filed of view Approx. 100% in LIVE VIEW MODE OSD language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Traditional), Japanese LIVE VIEW Type YES (LCD monitor can be used as view finder, with Live MOS sensor set to monitor mode. Digital zoom 2x, 4x (with Live view only) Extra Optical zoom Max.1.5x (With Live view only. Not effective with full pixel recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels.) FILM MODE Color Standard / Dynamic / Nature / Smooth Color Black and White Standard / Dynamic / Smooth Color PLAYBACK Playback Mode Single / 9, 25-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x max.), /image rotation (except for RAW) Slide show (duration is adjustable, also manual controllable), Playback of favorite pictures/ Resizing (selectable number of pixels) Trimming / Protection / Aspect conversion / DPOF print setting PROTECTION/ ERASE Protection Single / Multi or Cancel Erase Single / Multi / All DIRECT PRINT Print PictBridge(Print size, Layout, Date setting is selectable ) INTERFACE Digital USB 2.0 (High speed) Analog Video NTSC/PAL Composite (Switched by menu) POWER Battery Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1500mAh) (Included) Battery Charger/AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Included) Battery Life Approx. 450 images (CIPA Standard) DIMENSIONS/ WIGHT Dimensions (W x H x D) 145.8 x 86.9 x 80mm Weight Approx. 530g(Body only) OPERATING CONDITION Operating temperature 0 to 40 Celsius Operating humidity 10% to 80% STANDARD ACCESSORY Software LUMIX Simple Viewer, PhotofunStudio -viewer- SILKYPIX DEVELOPER STUDIO Quick Time USB Driver Standard Accessory Battery Charger/AC adaptor, Battery Pack, Eyepiece Cap, Body Cap, Video Cable, USB Connection Cable, AC Cable, DC Cable, Strap, CD-ROM LEICA D VARIO-ELMARIT 14-50mm/F2.8-F3.5 ASPH. Lens Construction 16 elements in 12 groups (2 Aspherical lenses) Mount Four Thirds mount Optical Image Stabilizer YES On/Off (selectable Mode1 /2 with only DMC-L1) Focal Length f=14mm to 50mm (35mm film camera equivalent 28mm to 100mm) Aperture Type 7 diaphragm blades / iris diaphragm Aperture Range F2.8(wide) - F3.5(Tele) Minimum Aperture F22 Closest Focusing Distance 0.29m at all focal lengths Maximum magnification Approx. 0.32x (35mm Equiv) Diagonal Angle of View 75 Degree(W)~ 24 Degree (T) Filter Size 72mm Max. Diameter f78.1 Overall Length 102.8mm Weight 490g Standard Accessory Lens Cap, Lens Hood, Lens Rear Cap, Lens Storage Bag

SOURCE Panasonic Corporation of North America


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