Summary: Beautiful camera, great seller, as advertised. I own a DMC-LC1, will never part with it and this L1K is just natural progression for me, wanted to experiment with my many older AI Nikon lenses in a digital format, for my taste this is the perfect platform to do it, so far so good, but have to learn...
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.
Summary: It is now a few years later. This camera has survived and unlike the models it was compared to, still viable. Looks may have something to do with it but not everything is based on looks. Others like the Canon or Nikon have most likely been replaced with newer models as they appear.
Summary: This camera is capable of producing preposterously good photos. The lens is as clear, sharp and contrasty as any lens made today. Lens and camera are both extremely well made and engineered. The pop up flash is well designed to work direct or as a ceiling bounce.