Panasonic S1 with Sony A7S III Comparison

Panasonic S1 and Sony A7S III Main Features

  • February, 2019
  • July, 2020
  • 24 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 12 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 80 - 102400 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Fully articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 5760k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 9440k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 9.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 10.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 149 x 110 x 97 mm, 899g.
  • 129 x 97 x 81 mm, 699g.
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Panasonic S1 Scores


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

Sony A7S III Scores


Imaging score
71
Features score
100
Value for money score
92
Portability score
75
Overall score
90

Sony A7S III with Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Overview


Let's compare Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 with Sony A7S III. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Panasonic S1 was released in 2019, and Sony A7S III in 2020. A7S III is newer, which is a plus. Lumix DC-S1 1 years older.
The sensor resolution of Lumix DC-S1 is greater than that of A7S III. The difference of 12 MP is quite a lot. 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 first camera (Lumix DC-S1), 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 Sony A7S III, the maximum ISO is greater by 51200. Both cameras have 5-axis Sensor-shift image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch tilting screen.
Both cameras have a electronic viewfinder. Viewfinder A7S III has a higher resolution of 9440k dots, Lumix DC-S1 has a resolution of 5760k 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 10.0 fps continuous shooting. Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 has 10.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Lumix DC-S1 A7S III
Brand Panasonic Sony
Model Lumix DC-S1 A7S III
Announced February, 2019 July, 2020
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Leica L Sony E
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 1x
Number of Lenses 29 146
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Fully articulated
Screen Resolution 2100k pixels 1,440kk pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 5760
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78 0.91
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 225 759
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/ sec
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash 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 no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±±5 EV EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.6 x 23.8 mm mm
Sensor Area 847.3 mm² 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 4240 x 2832
Max Native ISO 51200 102400
Min Native ISO 100 80
Max Boosted ISO 204800 409600
Min Boosted ISO 50 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, XAVC S, XAVC HS, XAVC S-1, H.264, H.265
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 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 380 shots 600 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FZ100
Physical
Weight 899 g 699 g
Physical Dimensions 149 x 110 x 97 mm 129 x 97 x 81 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/CFexpress Type A slots
Storage Slots 2 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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