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Panasonic Lumix DMC-F1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the memory and portability. The screen and lens also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the value for money, while many are negative about the shutter and battery.

design, lens, screen, portability, memory

battery, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-F1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 70 reviews)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-F1S


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-F1S


Compact, stylish design; solid image quality; excellent overall performance.

Camera's finish scratches easily.

Though its feature set could stand to be a little broader for the bucks, the F1 is an all-around nice, 3-megapixel ultracompact.

Consumer review by:

Welcome to the digital world


Purchased the Panasonic DMC-F1 Digital Camera the Lieca DC Lens 9X zoom 3 X Optical, 3 X Digital. The Camera has 3.2 mega pixels. I also purchased an extra 128 mega byte card which will hold almost 200 photos to go along with the 16 mega byte card that...

Small Rugged nice outdoor Pictures

inside pics are not the best/battery life


Consumer review by:

Welcome to the digital world


Small Rugged nice outdoor Pictures

inside pics are not the best/battery life

Consumer review by:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-F1K


This camera is perfect for one who cares more about the subjects then the techniques. How ever, the exposure program is not so well written. Sometimes in a "landscape" mode, the aperture is widely open, while in "portrait", it keeps the aperture small,...

Beautiful color, quite acurate exposure. Adjustable ISO value. Fast continuous mode. Instantly start up. Simplicity in control. Small enough to put in a pocket.

Annoying stripe bond to the left the body. Some noise shown in shadows. Noise reduction artifacts could be seen in high ISO shots. Aperture shown, but not adjustable.

Consumer review by:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-F1K


Consumer review by:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-F1K


I like this camera so much due to the lens. With multiple elements in groups, it helps with the light gathering capability in both inensity and color rendition. Leica is the lens and it is one of the best. Enough to convince my father in law to use it...

Great lens, fast lens opening, small and weighty. Good picture for both indoor and outdoor. Long lasting charge.


Consumer review by:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-F1K


Camera is an excellent choice. With 3.2 megapixels and a reasonable price it cant be beaten. The lens of the camera and the zoom in is pretty cool. I like the compact size and the color of the panasonic camera. The LCD view is bright and an...

The Lens is pretty good and the size of the camera.

No weakness

Consumer review by:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-F1K


but for around $150, I recommend this camera. I trust Panasonic brand and Lecar's reputation, that's the main reaon I bought this camera, and founatately it is good. I like it.

very small and looks cool, good reputation on lens, cool color.

short on battery and not good on night shooting, also it is easy to fall down from my hand, maybe it is good for girl.

Consumer review by:

Excellent machine in a small bundle


I've found the perfect P&S dig-cam. I've owned a Canon S330 (heavy with few custom image features and supersaturated color) and have used an Olympus Stylus (bad shutter lag). This Panasonic is a great little box, comes in colors (mine's silver), and is...

Many exposure options. Accurate natural colors in photo quality. Small & light. High-quality lens

Prefer Canon charger that plugs into wall w/o cable

Product Specifications

Panasonic has developed an exciting new digital camera line that will revolutionize the world of digital photography. Introducing the new LUMIX Digital Camera, the first to combine world-renowned Leica Optics with advanced Panasonic digital technology for the perfect balance of art and science. These cameras produce high-quality, professional-looking photographs, their convenient user-friendly features make multimedia applications quick and easy. Featuring built-in USB ports and SD memory card slots, the new megapixel digital cameras also offer networking versatility with PCs and a wide variety of compatible SD-enabled devices.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Run Time (Up To):75min

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Macro / Night portrait / Portrait mode/Macro / Night portrait / Panning / Portrait mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:16MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Lumix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.9
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:3.2Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:3
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White/Black & White / Cool / Vivid / Warm
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical