As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 is also often compared to travel zooms, mirrorless and super zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1's top rivals come from Leica (such as the C Typ112 and the D-LUX 5) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-TZ60 and the Lumix DMC-ZS7)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LF1 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (april 2013 vs january 2011), is slightly less expensive ($299.01 vs $1,595.64) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), has a slightly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 320 shots) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112
4 months newer
$1,596

Significant advantages of the Typ112 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Typ112 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • None found

common strengths of the Typ112 and DMC-LF1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III
3 years older

Significant advantages of the GR Digital III (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the GR Digital III (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the GR Digital III and DMC-LF1

  • Each has a built-in flash

Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5
2 years older
$78

Significant advantages of the D-LUX 5 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the D-LUX 5 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the D-LUX 5 and DMC-LF1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $78.15 vs $299.01
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1
2 years older
$549

Significant advantages of the XZ-1 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly longer battery life: 320 shots vs 250 shots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-1 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 614k dots vs 920k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the XZ-1 and DMC-LF1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
10 months older
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 920k dots
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 12 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-LF1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $403.11 vs $299.01

Nikon DL24-85

Nikon DL24-85
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DL24-85 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DL24-85 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DL24-85 and DMC-LF1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LF1 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.1), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 33 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 86k dots) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (12 MP vs 8.6 MP).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS and is not waterproof.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ6
6 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-LZ6 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LZ6 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 86k dots vs 920k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-LZ6 and DMC-LF1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75
2 years older
$545

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX75 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX75 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-FX75 and DMC-LF1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.2 vs f/2
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS3 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Has a GPS
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS3 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the DMC-TS3 and DMC-LF1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix L22

Nikon Coolpix L22
3 years older

Significant advantages of the L22 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L22 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/2

common strengths of the L22 and DMC-LF1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1
7 years older
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX1 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX1 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 207k dots vs 920k dots
  • Narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2

common strengths of the DMC-LX1 and DMC-LF1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62
4 years older
$144

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS62 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Smaller: Super compact (97×55×22 mm) vs Compact (103×62×28 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Lighter: 135 g vs 192 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS62 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the DMC-FS62 and DMC-LF1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LF1 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.5), has a slightly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 460k dots), takes slightly higher resolution photos (12 MP vs 9.6 MP), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is significantly less expensive ($299.01 vs $2,192.19).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 300 shots) and is older (april 2013 vs february 2014).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
9 months newer
$2,192

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Much shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DMC-LF1

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
2 years newer
$367

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 360 shots vs 250 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DMC-LF1

  • Inexpensive: $366.79 vs $299.01

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the DMC-ZS7 and DMC-LF1

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
2 years newer
$315

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and DMC-LF1

  • Inexpensive: $269.00 vs $299.01
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
1 year newer
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Much shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and DMC-LF1

  • Inexpensive: $279.00 vs $299.01

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
1 year older

Significant advantages of the ZS20 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the ZS20 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the ZS20 and DMC-LF1

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LF1 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 460k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and is slightly smaller (compact (103×62×28 mm) vs mid size (120×67×53 mm)).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and lacks and external mic jack.

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2
2 years older
$435 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL2 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL2 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the E-PL2 and DMC-LF1

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×73×42 mm) vs Compact (103×62×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 362 g vs 192 g

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
3 years newer
$1,098 (body only)
$1,498 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly heavier: 453 g vs 192 g
  • Significantly thicker: 2.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and DMC-LF1

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×53 mm) vs Compact (103×62×28 mm)
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LF1 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3), has a slightly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 460k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (103×62×28 mm) vs large (130×94×119 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (1.1" vs 4.6").

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (7.1x vs 60x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 20 mm), has a much shorter battery life (250 shots vs 600 shots), is older (april 2013 vs february 2016) and doesn't support an external flash.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
similar age
$599

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 400 shots vs 250 shots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×97×118 mm) vs Compact (103×62×28 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DMC-LF1

  • Light weight: 606 g vs 192 g
  • Inexpensive: $599.00 vs $299.01

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 330 shots vs 250 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Compact (103×62×28 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.7" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and DMC-LF1

  • Light weight: 616 g vs 192 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28
4 years older
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ28 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ28 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ28 and DMC-LF1

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×75×89 mm) vs Compact (103×62×28 mm)
  • Very light: 417 g vs 192 g
  • Thin: 3.5" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
2 years newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 250 shots
  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DMC-LF1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/2
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 541 g vs 192 g

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and DMC-LF1

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (103×62×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 192 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.1"