Panasonic 5-Megapixel Lumix LC1 with Leica Lens and Full Manual Controls

LAS VEGAS, NV (February 13, 2004) - The DMC-LC1 has a digital brain but the heart and soul of a finely crafted 35mm camera, right down to its controls. A true breakthrough in digital camera craftsmanship, the 5-megapixel DMC-LC1 brings a traditional photographic experience to the digital world, evoking the look, feel, precision, and responsiveness of a 35mm camera. Zoom, focus and aperture are manually controlled by ring settings on the lens; shutter speed is controlled by a dial located on the top of the unit. And, like all of Panasonic's Lumix models, the DMC-LC1 features a high-performance Leica lens. It will have a manufacturer's suggested retail price of ,599.00 and will be available in March 2004.

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