Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-L1 at PMA

Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-L1 at PMA


Panasonic has released initial glimpses of its first interchangeable-lens DSLR camera. The result of a new collaboration with Olympus, the DMC-L1 has an effective megapixel count of 7.5, a 4 thirds type Live MOS sensor, and a 2.5″ LCD monitor.

The DMC-L1, one of the Lumix family, has its shutter speed dial on top of the camera body and makes aperture setting a breeze with the combination of an aperture ring, focus ring, and zoom ring.

Sensitive to the dust capabilities of interchanging lenses, Panasonic has included a Supersonic Wave Filter, which shoots a supersonic vibration across the lens area, blowing away any dust that might have found its way onto the image you were about to shoot.

The camera stores data on an SD memory card, allowing up to 2GB of storage right now, and more with new SD cards to come. Full specifications and price should be released closer to launch date.