panasonic DMC L1  Panasonics first DSLR: Lumix DMC L1

Engadget has news about Panasonic’s newest addition to it’s Lumix family of
digital cameras. The Lunix DMC-L1 happens to be Panasonic’s first Digital Single
Lens Reflex camera, allowing interchangeable lens. This new DSLR boasts of
various features found on Olympus systems like it’s Supersonic Wave Filter
system to remove dust on the sensor, and also, live preview on the CCD. This
DSLR will continue the use of Leica lenses, much alike the most other cameras
from the Lumix lineup. “Well we’ll be a monkey’s uncle, Panasonic tapped Olympus
for a little bit of the old intra-corporate synergy to help fill in that weak
spot in their digital product lineup: DSLRs. Among other things, Panny’s new
DMC-L1 features the Venus Engine III, a 2.5-inch live LCD (like in Olympus’s
E-330), and a 7.5 megapixel “Live MOS” sensor, as they call it — which sounds
more or less like a CMOS, though they claim it has reduced power consumption and
more CCD-like image quality. (Remember, Canon also uses CMOS sensors in their
DSLRs.) Panasonic has also added Oly’s Supersonic Wave Filter dust reduction
system, which shakes dust off the sensor before it has a chance to sully the
image. The DMC-L1 also includes Panasonic’s image stabilization system, and
continues Panny’s use of Leica-branded lenses — though in this case the lenses
use Olympus’s Four Thirds system. No announcement on price or release date yet,
but we aren’t expecting this fine motha to run us cheap.”

panasonic DMC L1  Panasonics first DSLR: Lumix DMC L1

Engadget has news about Panasonic’s newest addition to it’s Lumix family of
digital cameras. The Lunix DMC-L1 happens to be Panasonic’s first Digital Single
Lens Reflex camera, allowing interchangeable lens. This new DSLR boasts of
various features found on Olympus systems like it’s Supersonic Wave Filter
system to remove dust on the sensor, and also, live preview on the CCD. This
DSLR will continue the use of Leica lenses, much alike the most other cameras
from the Lumix lineup. "Well we’ll be a monkey’s uncle, Panasonic tapped Olympus
for a little bit of the old intra-corporate synergy to help fill in that weak
spot in their digital product lineup: DSLRs. Among other things, Panny’s new
DMC-L1 features the Venus Engine III, a 2.5-inch live LCD (like in Olympus’s
E-330), and a 7.5 megapixel "Live MOS" sensor, as they call it — which sounds
more or less like a CMOS, though they claim it has reduced power consumption and
more CCD-like image quality. (Remember, Canon also uses CMOS sensors in their
DSLRs.) Panasonic has also added Oly’s Supersonic Wave Filter dust reduction
system, which shakes dust off the sensor before it has a chance to sully the
image. The DMC-L1 also includes Panasonic’s image stabilization system, and
continues Panny’s use of Leica-branded lenses — though in this case the lenses
use Olympus’s Four Thirds system. No announcement on price or release date yet,
but we aren’t expecting this fine motha to run us cheap."