Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Review

Overall Score

90

Main Features

  • 24 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 5760k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 9 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 149 x 110 x 97 mm, 899g.
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Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Overview


First introduced in February, 2019, Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 is a 24 MP Mirrorless with a Full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Panasonic S1 comes with a Full Frame sensor - 35.6 x 23.8 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 42.82 mm

- Full Frame, approximate the actual size shown above

Sensor resolution of Panasonic S1 ~ 6000 x 4000 pixels.

Panasonic S1 has Crop Factor: 1.01

The sensor has a surface area of 847.3 mm².

There are approximate 24,000,000 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Panasonic S1 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Panasonic S1 2019 24MP 100 - 51200 899g 149 x 110 x 97mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Panasonic S1R 2019 47MP 100 - 25600 898g 149 x 110 x 97mm

Proc and Cons of Panasonic S1


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 with competitors in pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
51200 Max Native ISO
9.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
1/8000s Electronic Shutter Speed
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
5760k dot Viewfinder Resolution
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Bluetooth Connectivity
Tilting Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
24MP High Resolution Sensor
2100k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
UHS-II Memory Card Support
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
225 Focus Points
5 AE Bracketing Range
400000 cycles Shutter Life Expectancy
Focus Stacking
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Low Battery Life: 380 shots
Weight: 899g
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 has an Overall Score of 90/100 and ranked #16 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #17 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic S1 Scores
Imaging score
79
Features score
98
Value for money score
97
Portability score
63
Overall score
90
Average Scores in Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
71
Features Score
78
Value For Money Score
82
Portability Score
74
Overall score
79

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic S1


Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 weighs 899g and has external dimensions of 149 x 110 x 97mm (5.87 x 4.33 x 3.82"). Considering that the average weight of Pro Mirrorless cameras is 691g, Panasonic S1 is 208 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic S1 is more by 12mm more than the average length in Pro Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic S1
899g
Average weight
691g
Min weight
465g
Max weight
1320g

Thickness Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic S1
97mm
Average Thickness
67mm
Min Thickness
37mm
Max Thickness
97mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DC-S1 Dimensions Lumix DC-S1
Sony Alpha A7 III Sony A7 III 650 g 899 g 127 x 96 x 74 mm 149 x 110 x 97 mm
Nikon Z6 Nikon Z6 675 g 899 g 134 x 101 x 68 mm 149 x 110 x 97 mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Panasonic S1R 898 g 899 g 149 x 110 x 97 mm 149 x 110 x 97 mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Panasonic GH5S 660 g 899 g 139 x 98 x 87 mm 149 x 110 x 97 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 Panasonic GH5 725 g 899 g 139 x 98 x 87 mm 149 x 110 x 97 mm
Canon EOS R Canon R 660 g 899 g 136 x 98 x 84 mm 149 x 110 x 97 mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Panasonic G9 658 g 899 g 137 x 97 x 92 mm 149 x 110 x 97 mm
Fujifilm X-T3 Fujifilm X-T3 539 g 899 g 133 x 93 x 59 mm 149 x 110 x 97 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DC-S1


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DC-S1
Announced February, 2019
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Leica L
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1
Number of Lenses 29
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 2100k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 5760
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 225
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.6 x 23.8 mm
Sensor Area 847.3 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 51200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 204800
Min Boosted ISO 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB Yes (can be charged with high-power laptop/tablet chargers or portable power banks)
Battery
Battery Life 380 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 899 g
Physical Dimensions 149 x 110 x 97 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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