Panasonic S1 with Sony A7 Comparison

Panasonic S1 and Sony A7 Main Features

  • February, 2019
  • January, 2014
  • 24 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 24 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 50 - 25600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 5760k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 9.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 5.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 149 x 110 x 97 mm, 899g.
  • 127 x 94 x 48 mm, 474g.
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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 A7 Scores


Imaging score
79
Features score
75
Value for money score
90
Portability score
85
Overall score
84

Sony Alpha A7 with Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Overview


Let's compare Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 with Sony Alpha A7. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Panasonic S1 was released in 2019, and Sony A7 in 2014. Lumix DC-S1 is newer, which is a plus. Alpha A7 5 years older. 5 years, this is a pretty big age difference.
These two cameras have the same sensor resolution - 24 MP. 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 Panasonic S1, the maximum ISO is greater by 25600. Lumix DC-S1 has image stabilization(5-axis Sensor-shift), Alpha A7 doesn’t, it is a big minus. 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, Alpha A7 has a resolution of 2359k 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 5.0 fps continuous shooting. Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 has 5.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Lumix DC-S1 Alpha A7
Brand Panasonic Sony
Model Lumix DC-S1 Alpha A7
Announced February, 2019 January, 2014
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Leica L Sony E
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 1
Number of Lenses 29 116
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Tilting
Screen Resolution 2100k pixels 1230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 5760
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78 0.71
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 225 117
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 25
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps 5.0 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
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.6 x 23.8 mm mm
Sensor Area 847.3 mm² 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP 24 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 51200 25600
Min Native ISO 100 50
Max Boosted ISO 204800 0
Min Boosted ISO 50 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, AVCHD
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 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 380 shots 340 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FW50
Physical
Weight 899 g 474 g
Physical Dimensions 149 x 110 x 97 mm 127 x 94 x 48 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 2 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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