The LF1 records 1,920 x 1,080 60i (NTSC) full-HD video recording in AVCHD / MP4** with high quality stereo sound. The 7.1x optical zoom is also available in video recording. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Active Mode powerfully suppresses blur even in video recording.
Advanced in function and more fashionable in design – the LF1 is for users who want to get more inspired by photography in their sophisticated lifestyles. *Some modes of Creative Control cannot be used in Creative Panorama and Creative Retouch. ** 30p (NTSC) / 25p MP4 recording. - Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [MP4] is 29 minutes 59 seconds or up to 4 GB. - You can check the recordable time on the screen. (For [FHD] in [MP4] format, the file size is large and so the recordable time will drop below 29 minutes 59 seconds.)
1. Practical EVF and Large, High Resolution LCD for Easy Viewing of Image The LF1 is a premium sleek, stylish digital compact camera with the *only 0.2-inch EVF with an adjustable diopter (Electronic Viewfinder) in its class. Its EVF features 200K-dot resolution and 100% field of view. It assures stable framing and high visibility of live view image even under strong sunlight.
The 3.0-inch, 920,000-dot Intelligent LCD with super high resolution and a wide viewing angle features automatic brightness adjustment in 7 steps as the surrounding brightness level changes, ensuring easy visibility at all times. The big screen with AR coating reflects fine details, making it easy to check the focus before shooting. It also serves as a small photo and video viewer, allowing the user and friends to enjoy viewing the still and motion images together. * For compact premium point and shoot at the time of this announcement.2. The F2.0 Fast LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON Lens with 7.1x Optical Zoom The LF1 is equipped with newly developed 28mm wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens with 7.1x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 28-200mm). This superb lens features F2.0 high speed, which boasts approximately twice the speed of an F2.8 lens. The extraordinarily rich amount of light allows not only higher shutter speed to capture stunningly clear, sharp, blur-free images in low lighting, but also delivering impressive expression to the image by reproducing exquisite gradation and mellow defocus. The lens unit consists of 10 elements in 8 groups with 4 aspherical lenses with 7 aspherical surfaces including an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens that compensates for chromatic aberration at entire zoom range. The super-high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens minimizes distortion at the wide end, so users can get stunning, true-to-life images with outstanding resolution and detail. For more effective countermeasures against hand-shake which tends to occur in shooting with a long zoom, POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Active Mode is equipped with the LF1 to powerfully suppress blur in both photo and video recording.