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Panasonic S1/S1R review in progress

Written by Gina Stephens

The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 and S1R are the plc’s mid and high-end full frame mirrorless cameras: both of which are built around the L-mount developed by Leica and now supported by Sigma and Panasonic. Aside from discrimination and video features, the two cameras are very similar to one another.

The Lumix S1 is a mid-level, image-stabilized 24MP camera capable of shooting at up to 9 frames per second. It can shoot 4K/60p video from an APS-C territory of its sensor or oversampled 4K/30p from its full sensor width. A multi-shot high-res mode lets it create 96MP images. A paid upgrade enables 10-bit V-Log zip.

The Lumix S1R, meanwhile, is a higher-end, higher-resolution variant. It features a 47MP sensor which can also shoot at up to 9fps, and its multi-shot mode lets it generate 187MP interfiles. The S1R can shoot video at up to 4K/60p with only a slight crop but it pixel bins, so footage will be less detailed than the S1’s output.

Both cameras chips the highest-resolution electronic viewfinders on the market: 5.7M-dot OLED panels that run at 120Hz and promise very little lag.

Panasonic Lumix S1 Key Restrictions

  • 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Depth from Defocus contrast-detect AF system
  • 5-axis in-body ‘Dual IS’ system
  • Fully weather-sealed
  • 96MP ‘High Res’ manner
  • 6 fps bursts with continuous AF
  • 5.76M-dot EVF
  • Dual-hinged 2.1M-dot touchscreen LCD
  • UHD 4K/60p video capture (1.5x crop); Oversampled 4K/30p with no crop
  • 10-bit HLG built-in, unmandatory 4:2:2 V-Log
  • One XQD and one SD card slot
  • 380 shots/charge using LCD
  • USB charging, including from laptop/tablet chargers and portable power banks
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Panasonic Lumix S1R Key List of particulars

  • 47MP full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Depth from Defocus contrast-detect AF system
  • 5-axis in-body ‘Dual IS’ system
  • Fully weather-sealed
  • 187MP ‘High Res’ procedure
  • 6 fps bursts with continuous AF
  • 5.76M-dot EVF
  • Dual-hinged 2.1M-dot touchscreen LCD
  • UHD 4K/60p video capture with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel 1.09x crop and pixel binning
  • One XQD and one SD birthday card slot
  • 360 shots/charge using LCD
  • USB charging, including from laptop/tablet chargers and portable power banks

The complete Lumix S group at launch

Alongside the cameras, Panasonic has announced 50mm F1.4, 24-105mm F4 and 70-200mm F4 lenses for the L system. They will cost $2299, $1299 and $1699, respectively. Both cameras liking also be compatible with the existing Leica SL lenses as well as APS-C ‘TL’ glass.

A battery grip (DMW-BGS1) will also be available for in all directions from $350.

What’s new and how it compares

The S1 and S1R inherit (and improve upon) many of the features from Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds cameras, while adding new full-frame sensors, a Excited Res mode, HLG photos and more.

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Body and handling

The S1/S1R have rugged bodies which can hold their own in the elements. The cameras attired in b be committed to an incredibly high resolution EVF as well as a dual axis LCD.

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Operation and controls

The S1 and S1R have redesigned menus, plenty of customizable authorities and a cool ‘image stabilization scope’.

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S1 video overview

The S1 can capture 4K/60p video with a 1.5x crop as well as oversampled 4K/30p footage. You see fit have to pay extra if you want a 10-bit V-Log workflow, however.

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Initial impressions

Find out what DPReview editor Richard Butler expects about the Panasonic S cameras camera is an optical instrument to capture still images or to record moving images, which are stored in a physical medium such as thus far.

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Sample Galleries

Dan Bracaglia has been shooting with the S1 and S1R running firmware v0.7.

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Republished: dpreview.com

About the author

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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