Panasonic S1 with Olympus E-M1 II Comparison

Panasonic S1 and Olympus E-M1 II Main Features

  • February, 2019
  • September, 2016
  • 24 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 20 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 5760k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 9.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 60.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 4K 4096 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 149 x 110 x 97 mm, 899g.
  • 134 x 91 x 67 mm, 574g.
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Panasonic S1 Scores


Imaging score
79
Features score
98
Value for money score
97
Portability score
63
Overall score
90

Olympus E-M1 II Scores


Imaging score
55
Features score
96
Value for money score
75
Portability score
80
Overall score
83

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II with Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Overview


Let's compare Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 with Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Panasonic S1 was released in 2019, and Olympus E-M1 II in 2016. Lumix DC-S1 is newer, which is a plus. OM-D E-M1 Mark II 3 years older. However 3 years, the difference is not so bad.
The sensor resolution of Lumix DC-S1 is greater than that of OM-D E-M1 Mark II. However, the difference of 4 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the second camera (OM-D E-M1 Mark II), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. At Panasonic S1, the maximum ISO is greater by 25600. Both cameras have 5-axis Sensor-shift image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch tilting screen.
Both cameras have a electronic viewfinder. Viewfinder Lumix DC-S1 has a higher resolution of 5760k dots, OM-D E-M1 Mark II has a resolution of 2360k dots. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 has 60.0 fps continuous shooting. Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 has 60.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Lumix DC-S1 OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Brand Panasonic Olympus
Model Lumix DC-S1 OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Announced February, 2019 September, 2016
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Leica L Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 2
Number of Lenses 29 103
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Articulated
Screen Resolution 2100k pixels 1037k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 5760
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78 0.74
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 225 121
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps 60.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash 9.10
Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.6 x 23.8 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 847.3 mm² 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 51200 25600
Min Native ISO 100 200
Max Boosted ISO 204800 0
Min Boosted ISO 50 64
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 4096 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MOV, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB Yes (can be charged with high-power laptop/tablet chargers or portable power banks) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 380 shots 350 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model BLH-1
Physical
Weight 899 g 574 g
Physical Dimensions 149 x 110 x 97 mm 134 x 91 x 67 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots
Storage Slots 2 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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