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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the focus and design. The usability and lens are also appreciated. Many are negative about the viewfinder and low light performance. There are mixed opinions on the sensor and battery.

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price, size, memory, low-light, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the image quality and design. The lens and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the memory and size.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (

Review of the Panasonic DMC LC1 - Digital SLR Reviews


Panasonic's collaboration with Leica bore fruit for the electronics giant in the Lumix LC1, it is its flagship version of...

Expert review by : Eamon Hickey (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1 review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1


Intro The 5-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1 is the somewhat cheaper (by roughly $250) sister to Leica's Digilux 2 . The LC1's appearance and exterior finish are slightly different than the Leica's, but the two cameras share the same extensive feature...

Beautiful mechanical focus, zoom, aperture, and shutter-speed controls; high-quality magnesium body; fast lens with sensible zoom range; ingenious tiltable flash; excellent manual focus system.

Relatively low resolution for an enthusiast model; big and heavy; long raw-format shot-to-shot time; electronic viewfinder isn't the best available; high-res continuous shooting limited to three frames.

This well-made advanced-shooter's camera features several unique and very efficient analog controls, but it may have trouble luring buyers away from cheaper digital SLR systems.

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1


Physical Views The Lumix DMC-LC1 compared to a standard CD disc. Continue on to Features & Controls Lumix DMC-LC1 Specifications Lens LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON 13 elements in 10 groups (2 Dual-sided aspherical lenses), 69mm filter threads Maximum...

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Eamon Hickey (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1


Its fluid operation and precise controls

Beautiful mechanical focus, zoom, aperture, and shutter-speed controls ; High-quality magnesium body ; Fast lens with sensible zoom range ; Ingenious tiltable flash ; Excellent manual focus system

Relatively low resolution for an enthusiast model ; Big and heavy ; Long raw-format shot-to-shot time ; Electronic viewfinder isn't the best available ; High-res continuous shooting limited to three frames

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Hardware Zone (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1 is clearly a winner in terms of design. There are no confusing placement of controls, neither are there tons of buttons to test your memorizing skills. Menus are logically categorized, making navigation a stroll in the park....

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Eamon Hickey (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1


Its fluid operation and precise controls

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Asim Zaidi (

Panasonic Lumix LC1


There has always been an ongoing battle to get out the perfect camera, but classifying a perfect camera entirely depends on its type of user, and users are plentiful. Today we will be taking a look at a slightly different type of digital camera...

This is definitely a great fully manual camera with great controls and flexibility to take pictures.

Jul, 2004

Expert review by : Dc Resource (

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Ifa camera could be deemed worthy on looks alone, the PanasonicLumix DMC-LC1 gets a perfect score from this review. Itsbody reminds you of the great Leica film cameras of old. Theold design has been brought into the digital age, and old favoriteslike...

Great retro design; built like a tank (and heavy as one), Zoom, focus, and aperture rings around lens; Shutter speed dial on top of camera, Very good photo quality, though noisy, Full manual controls, Histogram in both record and playback modes, Hot...

Price!, No AF-assist lamp, Images on the noisy side, Redeye when flash is used directly (use bounce instead), EVF/LCD unusable in low light, Unimpressive macro mode, No RAW conversion software included

May, 2004

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Panasonic DMC-LC1


The Panasonic DMC-LC1 is a 5 megapixel digital camera with a 3.2x optical zoom Leica lens. It is designed to have the feel of a 35mm camera. It has a 2.5inch LCD, real time histogram, red eye compensation, 3 metering modes and full manual control....

The DMC-LC1 combines unrivalled Leica optics with Panasonic's most advanced digital electronic technology to create a camera that allows photographers to experience a new level of creative expression. The camera's full manual operation serves as a...

Feb, 2004

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"Excellent quality througout. This is a photographer's camera"

Oct, 2005

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