Panasonic L1

Megapixels: 7.5MP
Camera size: 145.8W x 86.9H x 80D mm
57.4W x 34.2H x 31.5D in
Weight: 530g / 18.7oz
Release date: Feb 2006


The Panasonic L1 was Panasonic's first Four Thirds camera and it's first digital SLR, using their own made CMOS sensor clocking in 7.5MP, and featured film-like manual controls, with a dedicated shutter speed dial and aperture on the lens.

Speaking of the lens, the best thing about this camera is probably the kit lens it came with - the Panasonic 14-50mm f/2.8-3.5 was a worthy competitor to the Olympus 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5

Eddie's take on it

This camera is probably one of the worst DLSRs ever made on the planet. The Live View implementation is unbearable, but what make it stand out, is the dim, tunnel like Porro prism.

The earlier Olympus E-300 at least has the CCD sensor as the redeeming quality.

There is absolutely no reason to buy this over the later models, like the E-5xx, E-4xx and E-6xx series.