Equipment->News: February 2006 Archives

PanasonicDMC-L1.jpgAt the PMA convention, Panasonic has announced their formal entry into the interchangeable lens DSLR category with the Lumix DMC-L1. It uses the interchangeable 4/3 (four-thirds) system lens mount, so technically it should be able to mount lenses from any other manufacturer who is participating.

Although it looks like a rangefinder, it's actually a DSLR (none of the holes above the lens mount are for viewfinders). The body styling, though, is reminiscent of the Konica Hexar RF. In any case, the Lumix DMC-L1 has the following features:

  • 7.5 megapixels
  • Live viewfinder
  • MOS sensor
  • Supersonic sensor cleaner
  • Mega OIS - optical image stabilization (built into lens)
  • SD memory card
  • Pricing is rumoured to be around US$3000 which is too much.
  • Shipping is rumoured to be Q4 2006 which is too late.

Leica has announced its first 4/3 system lens, the Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50mm f/2.8-3.5 ASPH, which will be the standard lens for the DMC-L1, but could be used with any other 4/3 camera.

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