Panasonic LF1 digital camera - £259.99 - Ask Direct
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Panasonic LF1 digital camera - £259.99 - Ask Direct

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Found 25th Jan 2014
Current best price for this often overlooked gem of a camera, especially for those who value a viewfinder. Great f/2 7.1 times zoom lens with a larger than normal sensor that easily fits in a pocket and matches cameras such as the Canon S110 or S120.

Check out the review at cameralabs.com/rev…F1/

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Original Poster

Nice to see the cold voters are out with no comments as to why. Currently the lowest price you can get this camera, which Trusted reviews have voted Best Affordable Enthusiast Compact for 2014.

I have one and am amazed how it performs for such a small device. I love the iA automatic mode that can even recognise backlit situations and automatically switches to HDR mode that takes 3 bracket shots to improve the dynamic range. For a take anywhere travel camera you can't really find any better, especially if you value the EVF.

HotBot

Nice to see the cold voters are out with no comments as to why. .



Lidl do cheaper cameras !

ebay.co.uk/itm…275

If you are happy to take a chance on customs charges, that'll potentially save £60...(100% feedback seller too)

dogswotsits

Lidl do cheaper cameras !


cock!

Original Poster

wenttoabetterplace

If you are happy to take a chance on customs charges, that'll potentially … If you are happy to take a chance on customs charges, that'll potentially save £60...(100% feedback seller too)



You will almost certainly get stung with the import duty and. VAT and have no warranty so hardly a better deal. If you use the Far East imports via eBay for reference then no deals posted on this site would ever be hot!

HotBot

You will almost certainly get stung with the import duty and. VAT and … You will almost certainly get stung with the import duty and. VAT and have no warranty so hardly a better deal. If you use the Far East imports via eBay for reference then no deals posted on this site would ever be hot!



I didn't say it was a better deal...just an alternative :).
Modern electronics rarely need a warranty - that seller has 100% feedback too. & the vast majority of items pass through customs without incurring an additional charge. So yes - some people may indeed save the full £60.

The problem for this camera is the IQ isn't quite as good as its fellow Panasonic, the LX7, with it's sharper and faster lens.

Original Poster

toaster

The problem for this camera is the IQ isn't quite as good as its fellow … The problem for this camera is the IQ isn't quite as good as its fellow Panasonic, the LX7, with its sharper and faster lens.

But the IQ is not far off and the LX7 has no viewfinder and won't fit in your pocket! This really is a nice camera for having with you at all times. In iA mode anyone can use it and get great pictures, benefiting from the 7x zoom lens and automatic HDR mode, as well as advanced users that can benefit from the creative modes.

It's a shame more people don't take a closer look at this camera, including handling it in store, as it really is a cracking buy for the discerning family photographers.

The rx100 mk 1 is nearly in this price range.

nimchimpsky

The rx100 mk 1 is nearly in this price range.



Using the word "nearly" is a bit misleading when comparing the LF1 to a £369 camera. That's 40% more.

Original Poster

The cold voters are ensuring many will miss out on this camera, which is really very good! I took some photos yesterday in very dull conditions and they can match images from my Panasonic GF3. In fact due to the auto HDR mode many came out a lot better!

This is a great camera that anyone can pick up and use in iA auto mode and be sure of getting nice images.
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