This is an everyday camera great for family photography!
3 May 2013
Summary: This is a great four-thirds digital SLR camera that produces stunning images. I bought it because it can take the Panasonic - Leica 14-50mm zoom lens and the Olympus Macro 35 mm lens among many other lenses. The size is perfect -- not too big and not too small. It is light weight as well. The built in strobe can do both direct and bounce flash which is a nice feature that many other cameras do not have. The image quality is excellent.
Summary: I bought a used body for the specific purpose of using my numnerous old OM1 lenses on a reasonably sized format digital camera. I find that I dont need more than 7.5 megs. Most of the time I am using much lower size pics. I paid 200 which was very good value for money. My old OM1 lenses are acting at approx 1.6 x focal length so my old 50 mm Zuiko is now effectively approx 85 mm My old 28mm is now effectively circa 50mm It has rekindled my interest in photography.
Summary: I bought this product,because I think it represent a design- filosofy that is uniqe. I am still in the "finding out"-process,so pros and cons are not clear to me yet. Comparing this camera to others,isn,t interesting to me.
Old world craftsmanship in this Panasonic Lumix (Leica) DMC-L1
9 October 2011
Summary: This is a beautifully built and designed camera, almost identical to the Leica Digilux III. I purchased the Leica lens that originally came with the camera from another seller. Together, they are spectacular!
Summary: New, DMC-L1 is not value for the money. Getting it used at less than $250, then it's a great value. Panasonic/Leica lenses' prices don't worry me. I am using this camera with old manual-focus lenses that I have owned for decades. Manual focusing on this camera is quite easy. Image quality is good. Although there are cameras with better image quality out there, I want one that doesn't look funny with old manual-focus lens mounted on.