Sony A9 with Panasonic S1 Comparison

Sony A9 and Panasonic S1 Main Features

  • April, 2017
  • February, 2019
  • 24 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3686k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 5760k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 20.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 9.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 127 x 96 x 63 mm, 673g.
  • 149 x 110 x 97 mm, 899g.
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Sony A9 Scores


Imaging score
78
Features score
92
Value for money score
92
Portability score
78
Overall score
90

Panasonic S1 Scores


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

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 with Sony Alpha A9 Overview


Let's compare Sony Alpha A9 with Panasonic Lumix DC-S1. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Sony A9 was released in 2017, and Panasonic S1 in 2019. Lumix DC-S1 is newer, which is a plus. Alpha A9 2 years older.
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.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . 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, Alpha A9 has a resolution of 3686k dots. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Sony Alpha A9 has 9.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha A9 has 9.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha A9 Lumix DC-S1
Brand Sony Panasonic
Model Alpha A9 Lumix DC-S1
Announced April, 2017 February, 2019
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E Leica L
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 1
Number of Lenses 116 29
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Tilting
Screen Resolution 1440k pixels 2100k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 3686
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78 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 693 225
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 20.0 fps 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 no built-in flash
Flash Modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync 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 ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Full frame
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.6 x 23.8 mm 35.6 x 23.8 mm
Sensor Area 847.3 mm² 847.3 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP 24 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 51200 51200
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 204800 204800
Min Boosted ISO 50 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264 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 None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes (can be charged with high-power laptop/tablet chargers or portable power banks)
Battery
Battery Life 650 shots 380 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FZ100
Physical
Weight 673 g 899 g
Physical Dimensions 127 x 96 x 63 mm 149 x 110 x 97 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible)
Storage Slots 2 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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