Panasonic today unveiled the Lumix DMC-LF1, the very first compact digital camera with a built-in EVF. This premium model offers a stabilized 7X optical zoom lens paired with a larger-than-usual 1/1.7″ CMOS sensor just like the one on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 reviewed here.
Just like other premium compacts, the LF1 offers full manual-controls with both dual control-dials and a traditional mode-dial to access those feature efficiently. Its CMOS sensor can capture images continuous at 10 FPS or full 1080p HD video.
Given the very small size of the Panasonic LF1, it is neat how they managed to pack a 0.2″ EVF, a 3″ LCD and a 7X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 28-200mm F/2-5.9. To round-off its bonus features, the LF1 manages to also pack WiFi and NFC communication capabilities.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 has a suggested retail price of $499 USD and is expected to be available a few days before July starts. B&H Photo is already accepting LF1 pre-orders.