Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-L1; High-Tech Digital SLR With Conventional Controls And Traditional Style

Technical Specifications
Sensor: 17.3x13mm (Four Thirds format) Live MOS; 7.4 megapixels effective
Maximum Resolution: 3136x2352 pixels
Image Formats: 4:3 aspect ratio; also, in Live View, 3:2 and 16:9 selectable (lower resolution)
Lens Mount: Four Thirds mount; 2x focal length magnification factor
Shutter: Electronic; speeds from 60 seconds to 1/4000 sec selectable; also, to 8 minutes in (non-metered) Bulb mode
Viewfinder: Optical porro mirror finder with diopter correction dial and eyepiece shutter; 95 percent coverage; 0.93x magnification; full data display
Capture Formats: Raw plus several JPEG size/quality options
White Balance: Auto and seven presets; two Custom; color temperature (Kelvin) selection; WB Fine Tuning and WB Bracketing
Focusing: TTL phase detection AF and (focus by wire) Manual; manual focus possible after AF confirmation; three focus detection points, automatic or manual point selection; AF Assist lamp; single shot and continuous tracking focus; EV 0-19 (ISO 100) detection range
ISO Equivalent: ISO 100-1600 and Auto
Exposure Control: Center-Weighted, Spot (2 percent), and Intelligent 49-zone Digital ESP, (256-zone in Live View); exposure compensation, bracketing and AE Lock
Operating Modes: Aperture and Shutter Priority AE, metered Manual, and Program with shift option
Color Modes: AdobeRGB or sRGB; also, various "Film Modes" for color or black and white images with different levels of contrast, color saturation, sharpening
Image Adjustments: Seven "Film Modes" plus two "My Film" modes for user-selectable adjustment of noise reduction, sharpening, color saturation, and contrast levels
Drive Modes: Single shot, Continuous framing at up to 2 fps or 3 fps, self-timer
Flash: Built-in TTL, dual-angle flash, GN 13 in meters; Auto, Redeye, Slow-Sync, Second Curtain Sync, and Fill Flash modes; flash sync at 1/160 sec or slower; flash exposure compensation available; hot shoe for accessory flash
Live View: One mode, with available depth of field preview, mirror lockup, 2x or 4x digital zoom and Extra Optical Zoom in lower resolution; also, 4x or 10x magnification
Other: Orientation sensor; 2.5" fixed LCD monitor (207,000 pixels); Venus Engine III LSI engine; ultrasonic sensor dust removal system; Luminosity and RGB histogram plus highlight/shadow warning in Playback mode; PictBridge compatible
Storage: MMC, SD, or SDHC
Connectivity: USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed); video output
Power: One rechargeable 1500 mAh lithium ion battery; AC adapter provided
Dimensions/Weight: 5.7x3.4x3.0" (146x87x80mm); 18.7 oz (530 g)
Street Price: $1999, kit with 14-50mm Leica D zoom with Image Stabilizer