LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic LF1 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 920k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LF1 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic LF1 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
Unfortunately LF1 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Panasonic LF1 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 23 points to choose from.
Panasonic LF1 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Panasonic LF1, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60,50,30,25 fps with bit rates up to 20 mbps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Panasonic LF1 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
LF1 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Panasonic LF1 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Fujifilm X30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic LF1 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( With NFC capabilities) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC feature, LF1 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.
You can connect LF1 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic LF1 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 250 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 253 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Compact Cameras
Fujifilm X30 with its 470shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic LF1 vs Fujifilm X30 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Panasonic LF1 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Panasonic LF1 is $499.99