It's probably a good camera...I'm just not used to it.
Woodshop Man, Amazon
11 October 2014
Summary: To be honest, this is my wife's camera. I used to own a commercial photo business (now retired) and now use only Canon DSLR's with "L" lenses and battery grips. Much to balky for my wife on vacation. So I bought her this.
Returning it, but not because of the viewfinder...
9 March 2014
Summary: I really wanted to like this camera, and my first impressions were very positive. First of all, it's very small given its sensor size and zoom range. Also, it feels like it's high quality. I personally have found the viewfinder to be useful.
Summary: I just got this camera--it looks very nice so far. Be warned, though, that the wifi connection options are in practice just terrible. I have had two panasonic cameras with this feature and both have proved so frustrating that I have just given up on them.
Excerpt: Bought this Lumix LF1 as part of the Holy Grail Search to find THE camera to fill the void between my iPhone and my DSLR. (Spoiler alert - I am still looking...) My photographic needs are generally simple ones and the Canon A1200 was *so* close. Nice optical viewfinder! Such high hopes...
Summary: EVF Viewfinder - meh. It is very small. I thought it would rescue me from those times the big screen washed out in bright sunlight. It has not been much help in these situations. (The optical viewfinder in my Canon A1200 is much brighter, and was very helpful in this situation.
Excerpt: This is an ongoing experience report of the Panasonic LF1, which I bought just last month. It's not so much an article, but more a list of observations I made during everyday use of the LF1 as mostly a snapshot camera.