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In this post, I will share my opinion and Hands-On Review of the Panasonic Lumix S1. I will share my honest opinion on whether it is the Best Mid-Range All-Rounder Mirrorless Camera by Panasonic.

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Panasonic Lumix S1 Overview

Panasonic Lumix S1 - Product Image - Front

Panasonic Lumix S1 is a Mirrorless Camera with a 24.2-Megapixel Resolution Full-Frame MOS Sensor.

It features a Venus Engine Image Processor that results in Fast Processing and Prevents Overheating. 

Image Quality is one of the Best in the Market. You will love the Gorgeous and Colorful Photos.

The Combination of Excellent Dynamic Range and Noise-Reduction Ability Produces Excellent Low-Light Photos.

You are given more control over the Composition and Noise-Reduction.

Panasonic Lumix S1 Features the Latest and Improved DFD Autofocus Technology.

You get about 225 Contrast-Detection Points with Improved Algorithms from Machine Learning.

The Autofocus works well in Continuous Shooting Mode that can shoot up to 9 FPS.

You can Record 6K, 4K, and Full HD Videos in 10–Bit colors. Although there is some crop factor with 4K, it is manageable.

It also gets Dual-Channel Audio Recording Support.

You get Two Fast-Speed SD Card Slots. It also supports Data Redundancy to back up your important work and memories.

Lumix S1 is Built to Endure Harsh Conditions. I was impressed by the built quality of the Camera.

Apart from these features, you can shoot up to 400 Shots in One Full Charge.

Panasonic Lumix S1 is a Mid-Range, All-Rounder Mirrorless Camera By Panasonic.

Panasonic Lumix S1 Key Features

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • 5.76m-Dot 0.78x-Magnification OLED LVF
  • 3.2″ 2.1m-Dot Triaxial Tilt Touchscreen
  • UHD 4K60 Video; HDR and 10-Bit Recording
  • ISO 100-51200, Up to 9 fps Shooting
  • Contrast-Detect 225-Area DFD AF System
  • Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • 96MP High-Res Mode, Dual Card Slots

Panasonic Lumix S1 Pros And Cons

Pros

  • Strong Built Quality
  • Fast and Accurate Image Stabilization
  • Great Battery Life
  • 6K Video Recording
  • Value For Money
  • Easy To Use
  • Best Viewfinder
  • Massive Dynamic Range

Cons

  • Slow AutoFocus
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Panasonic Lumix S1 Product Images

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Panasonic Lumix S1 Sample Images

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LUMIX S 24-105/F4
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LUMIX S 24-105/F4
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35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art 012
35.0mm · ƒ/3.5 · 0s · ISO 100

Panasonic Lumix S1 Photo Quality

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Sensor

Panasonic Lumix S1 has a 25.9-Megapixel Resolution Full-Frame MOS Sensor

S1 has an AA Filter. Though, it does not have an Optical Low-Pass Filter. The Absence of the Low Pass Filter Increases Image Sharpness. 

You will Love its Low Light Performance because of its Excellent Dynamic Range. It Manages Shadows Excellently with the Minimum Loss in detail at High ISO compared to other cameras on the Market.

Photos Taken in Daylight are Very Sharp and Clear. And the JPEG Colors are Close to Natural Colors. I feel that there is still Some Room for Improvement.

Panasonic Lumix S1 has a Very Powerful Sensor that Performs Excellently in all Situations.

Processor

Pansonic Lumix S1 has an Improved Venus Engine Image Processor. Over the years, Panasonic has worked hard to Improve the Processing Power of the Camera.

Lumix S1 has been Smart with its Noise Reduction Implementation. 

Panasonic S1 gives you Amazing Noise Control in Low Light. And it can Preserve Noise in Low Light.

This gives you more control over Noise Reduction in Post-Production. This also prevents the Camera from Over-Correct any Image with Noise Reduction.

Also, the Processor provides you with many more features like High Res Mode.

You can take a 96-megapixel Resolution Photo with this High Res Mode. The Camera takes 8 Pictures while Shifting the Sensor and Stitches it together to give a Beautiful and Crisp Picture.

You also get a Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) Mode. The HLG mode lets you Record for High Dynamic Range Displays.

This is Mostly used for Broadcasting TV and opens a New Door of Opportunities for Indie Filmmakers.

Although its Post-Production Work is Very Resource Heavy.

Apart from these powerful features, S1 provides you with Two High-Speed Card Slots. One is a UHS-II Slot, and the other is an XQD Card Slot.

Overall, the Panasonic Lumix S1 has a Powerful Processor.

AutoFocus

Panasonic Lumix S1 uses DFD Autofocus Technology with Contrast-Detection. 

Contrast Detection is more Accurate than Phase Detection. But it is not faster than the Hybrid AF System.

Although the Panasonic Team has introduced Several Improvements to its Technology.

The DFD Technology takes advantage of Improved Machine Learning Algorithms for Subject Detection.

You get about 225 Contrast-Detection Points. It can now Perform 480 Adjustments Per Second.

And, it can Easily Switch from Face to Eye to Body Detection. Also, it can Track a Subject if it Turns it Back to the Camera.

Although, S1 Performs Best when in Face Detection Point. And it is Constantly Looking for a Subject to Focus on, thus giving a Wobbling Effect.

Panasonic Lumix S1 provides you with Nine Autofocus Modes. That includes Face, Eye, Head, and Body Detection.

Also, Four Customizable AF Modes are available in the Camera. The Camera performs Excellently when the Subject is moving at a Low Speed.

Though, the Camera will Struggle if your Subject is Moving Rapidly. The Same goes for its Autofocus Performance in Low Light.

Overall, the Pansonic Lumix S1 has a Decent AF System that Performs Excellently.

Image Stabilization

Panasonic Lumix S1 is known for its Excellent Image Stabilization. It features a 5-Axis Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization System. 

You get about 5.5 Stops of IBIS. And, if you use a Lens with Built-In IBIS, you will get 6-Stops of IBIS.

It compensates for Decent Handshakes and Vibrations. But there is one more feature that I am impressed by.

Panasonic S1 has a mode where a dot appears at the center of your Composition. And it moves as your Hand Shakes while keeping the Composition Still.

This is a Nice Tool for Beginners to learn to hold the Camera in a Better Way.

The IBIS of the Panasonic Lumix S1 performs excellently, but I Recommend a Tripod or a Gimbal for Professionals.

Shooting Speed

Panasonic Lumix S1 provides you with Decent Shooting Speed. You can shoot up to 9 FPS for 90 Frames Raw and 999 Frames JPEG.

You can get to another Burst Session quickly because of its Fast Writing Speed.

The Autofocus also Performs Decently in Continuous Shooting Mode. Although, the Camera can not Focus on the Unpredictable Rapid Movement of the Subject.

Panasonic Lumix S1 offers you a Decent Shooting Speed. 

Exposure

Panasonic Lumix S1 can Handle Exposure Excellently.

Whether you use this Camera in Low-Light or Bright Daylight. It can Handle Shadows and Highlights very well.

S1 offers an ISO Range from 100 to 51200 for Photos and Videos. It can extend up to ISO 50 to 204,800 for Photos.

The Camera takes Advantage of Dual ISO Gain to output Beautiful and Clear Low-Light Photographs.

You also get to choose if you want to use Dual-Gain ISO or not.

Photos are Clear, Sharp, and Noise Reduction is taken care of Without Losing Details. Also, you can use Photos up to 25,600 ISO.

You will see Some Graining and a Tiny Loss of Detail. 

But I recommend you to be careful with your choices. The Camera may choose to overcorrect some of your photos, and they start to lose details above 25600.

Overall, Panasonic Lumix S1 has Excellent Exposure Control, and you also get Decent Control over it.

Panasonic Lumix S1 Video Quality

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4K Video

Panasonic Lumix S1 can record up to 6K Videos at up to 24 FPS with 1.15x Crop. 6K Videos can also be recorded in HLG Format.

You can also Record 4K Videos at up to 60 FPS in 10-Bit Colors with Anamorphic Lens Support.

The 4K Videos at 60 FPS also have a 1.5x Crop.

You can Record for Unlimited Time with a Low Frame rate. But there is a 29.59 Minutes Limit to High Frame Rate Video.

With Amazing Abilities Comes Two Downsides of this Camera.

First, the Camera does not offer Log Gamma out of the Box. There is a Paid Upgrade Required to Access Extended Video Abilities.

And Second the Autofocus of the Camera.

As you know, Panasonic uses Contrast-Based Detection with its DFD Autofocus Technology.

Although the Camera can Easily lock on to Slow-Moving Subjects. But, Rapidly Moving Subject can ruin your Video. It produces a Wobbling Effect in the Videos.

Full HD Videos

Panasonic Lumix S1 lets you capture Full HD videos up to 180 FPS.

The Overall Video Quality is Clear and Crisp.

The IBIS from the Camera will help you even more to give you a smooth slow-mo video.

The Autofocus of the Camera may work a bit faster in Full HD mode. But the Overall Performance is the Same as in 4K.

There is a good chance of a wobbling effect or it completely losing its Focus randomly.

Making videos with this Camera is fun, but the Autofocus is very sensitive.

I have already warned you if you want to video record some fast-paced action on this Camera.

Apart from that, the high frame rate in Full HD mode also gets a 1.5x crop.

But that is nothing to worry about.

Overall, Lumix S1 records Great Videos in both Low and Bright Light, but the Autofocus may ruin it.

Vlogging

Panasonic Lumix S1 may not be the Best Camera for Vlogging.

Let me tell you why.

First, it is Heavyweight.

The Camera Weighs Around 1Kg without Lens.

And it gets a few grams heavier if you put some lens and Battery on it.

On top of that, if you decide to use a gimbal, then imagine the Weight. You can not hold the Camera for a long time.

The second is the Screen.

This Camera does not feature a Fully Articulating Screen. Thus, you won’t be able to see yourself while Vlogging.

The third is Autofocus.

The Autofocus of S1 is a Bit Tricky. You have Different Modes for Different Situations.

And even if you get them right, there is a good chance that it may lose Focus in the middle of the Video.

I don’t recommend this Camera for daily vlogs with one Hand. But you could use it for Streaming.

Audio

Panasonic Lumix S1 has One Built-In Stereo Mic. The Mic can Record Decent Audio.

S1 supports Dual Channel Recording, and you export your Audio in AAC2 or LPCM Format.

It can decently Handle Windy and Noisy Situations. You can adjust the Audio in 31 Levels from -18db to +12db.

But you may want to use an external mic for more control over its Audio.

The Audio Quality of the Panasonic Lumix S1 is Decent for Enthusiasts, but Professionals may need an External Mic.

Panasonic Lumix S1 Features

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Build Quality

Panasonic Lumix S1 is a Very Durable Camera with Strong Chassis. It is Built-On Weather-Sealed Magnesium Alloy Body.

Lumix S1 is a Quite Heavy Camera. It Weighs about 1021 Grams with Battery and Memory Card.

You use Lumix S1 in as low as -10℃ without any Problem. The Dials and the Buttons the are Well Built.

You will have confidence in its Reliability in Almost Every Situation. Lumix S1 is Dust and Splash-Proof.

You can take this Camera Anywhere and expect it to Work Even in Harsh Conditions.

Ergonomics & Comfort

The first thing you will notice when you hold the Camera is its Weight.

Panasonic Lumix S1 is a Very Strong Built Camera. You feel like Holding a Stone in your Hand.

The Premium feel of the Dials and the Buttons is Fabulous.

Several Buttons on the Rear of the Camera are Illuminated for Better Experience.

An Improved Eight-Way Joystick replaces the old four-way joystick on the Camera. The customization on this Camera makes it easy to use the Camera.

You can control almost everything on this Camera.

The Illumination of buttons can be set to Always Illuminate or Illuminate when you press the Shutter Button.

The Lock Button can be Customized to Either Lock the Whole Camera or to Lack only Functions of your Choice.

Although there is a Learning Curve, things get sorted easily.

Menu System

Panasonic Lumix S1 has a Very Well Organized Menu System. Although an abundance of so many features can be daunting for a newcomer or a beginner.

Panasonic Teams have Reworked the whole UI. You will See Better Colors and More Prominent use of icons.

The Main Menu is further organized into sub-menus for easy navigation. And the addition of menu filters makes it easy to filer and get work done faster.

The Panasonic team has also redesigned the Q-menu to give you different layout choices.

And what really impressed me in this section is that you can save your settings on an SD card.

You can then load that setting later whenever you need it.

This makes it easy to have complete customized sets of settings.

Panasonic Lumix S1 has reworked a highly customizable menu system while keeping it easy to use.

Viewfinder

Panasonic Lumix S1 offers one of the Highest Resolution EVF in the Market.

Lumix S1 has a 5.76-Million Dot Resolution EVF. You get approx 0.78 Magnification with 100% Coverage in the EVF.

The EVF has Two Options to choose from regarding Refreshing Rates.

You can Choose Between 120 and 60 FPS resolutions to suit your needs. And there is only a Minimum of 0.005 Second Lag in this EVF.

You will Rarely Face a Blackout Issue when you Shoot in Slow-Motion or Burst Mode.

The EVF also helps you with Displaying Waveforms and V-Forms for Efficient Adjustments to your Composition.

Although you may find it a Little Bit different when you put your Eye on a Round Viewfinder Cover.

Overall, Panasonic Lumix S1 has an Excellent Viewfinder.

Screen

Panasonic Lumix S1 offers you a 3.2-Inch Tilting Touchscreen LCD. It comes with a 2.1-Million Dot resolution.

The Screen can be Tilt Up and Down. You can also Rotate the Screen in one direction to help you while shooting Portrait.

You can use the Touchscreen in a Variety of Ways.

First, you can use the Screen to Navigate through the Menu.

Second, you can use Tap to Focus for better shots.

And Third, you can Swipe Between Images and Double Tap or Pinch to Zoom in and out of the Images.

All these features make this Camera Beginner-Friendly and Easy To Use.

Sadly, you can not Rotate the Screen to make it a Selfie Camera.

Apart from that, the Screen is Bright and Clear. 

You also get a Top Status Display Screen to Quickly check your Current Settings and Adjust Accordingly.

Battery Life

Panasonic Lumix S1 comes with a 3100 mAh Battery. Somehow, the Battery can not Justify its Weight and Capacity.

S1 can only take up to 400 Shots per charge.

What I really like about the Camera is the Charging Options. You can Charge the Camera over USB-C. And, You can also Charge it while Recording.

The charge can be supplied with USB-A to USB-C and USB-C to USB-C cables.

Panasonic Lumix S1 has a Decent Battery Life with great Charging Options.

Connectivity

Panasonic Lumix S1 offers both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi as the Connectivity Options. And Even Though the Wi-Fi is Fast Enough, it consumes a lot of Battery.

So use it wisely.

Some users have faced Connection Issues. Where the Camera disconnects with your phone randomly out of nowhere.

But it is not that bad.

You can use your Phone to Remotely Operate via the Panasonic Image app.

Though Panasonic has Reworked the Menu System, the UI of the App is Still Poor. 

Also, I like that you can Transfer Files via USB.

Unfortunately, there is No Geo Tagging Available within the Camera.

Pansonic Lumix S1 provides Powerful and Fast Connectivity options Considering USB Data Transfer options.

Panasonic Lumix S1 Alternatives

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Sony a7 IV 

Sony a7 IV - Product Image - Front

Sony A7 IV is a 33-Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor with a BIONZ XR Image Processor.

It has an Excellent Dynamic Range and Decent Low-Light Performance.

The Processor helps with Noise Reduction, Clarity, and Sharpness.

You can record 4K and Full HD videos in 10-bit and 8-bit colors. 

The Autofocus Performance is also Very Impressive. It uses a Hybrid Autofocus System with 759 Phase-Detection Points and 425 Contrast-Detection Points.

This results in Fast and Accurate Tracking of a Subject, even in Low-Light Situations. Also, IBIS has got you covered with Minor Hand Vibrations.

Also, you get a 3.0-Inch Free-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD with a Resolution of 1.036-Million dots.

Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R - Product Image - Front

Canon EOS R is a Mirrorless Camera with a Full-Frame 31.7-Megapixel Sensor.

You get Clear and Sharp Photos with one of the Best Color Sciences on the Market.

And the Processor helps in Reducing Noise and Handles Highlights and Shadows in Low-Light Situations.

I was impressed by how well the Camera performed in not-so-ideal lighting situations.

You can record 4K, Full HD, and HD videos. But slow-motion Recording is only possible in HD format.

Canon EOS R does Great in Still Photography. Also, the Autofocus is Top-Notch.

You will get 5655 Phase-Detection Points spread across your frame. It also has a Decent IBIS to help you with Minor Hand Vibrations.

Canon EOS R has a 3.15-inch Articulating Touchscreen LCD of 2.1-Million Dot Resolution. It is an Easy-To-Use Camera and the Best Camera for Beginners.

Canon EOS R6

Canon EOS R6 - Product Image - Front

Canon EOS R6 is a Mirrorless Camera with a 20-Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor and a DIGIC X Image Processor.

You get a Clear and Sharp Photo in Bright Light with Gorgeous Colors with Canon’s Color Science.

You are going to love its Low-Light and Autofocus Performance.

EOS R6 offers 1053 Phase-Detection Points to Efficiently Track your Fast-Moving Subject in the Slow-Motion Video.

You can Record 4K and Full HD Videos in 10-Bit and 8-Bit Colors. R6 can also Record Slow-Motion Videos in Full HD Quality.

Also, a 3.0-Inch Free-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD makes it a Good Choice for Vloggers.

And, you can rely on its IBIS if you are Vlogging. 

Sony a7S III

Sony A7S III - Product Images - Front

The Sony A7S III is a Mirrorless Camera Best Suited to Professional Photographers. It has a 12-Megapixel Full-Frame Sensor with a BIONZ XR Image Processor.

You will get Fast Image Processing, Accurate Autofocus, and Excellent Noise Reduction Ability.

Although the Camera only offers 12-Megapixels Resolution, it is packed with Various Professional Features.

You can Record 4K Slow-Motion and Full HD Videos of up to 240 FPS in 10-Bit and 8-Bit Colors.

Its Hybrid Autofocus Helps you Track your Subject Efficiently in Poor Light Conditions.

The IBIS is made to Compensate for Minor Hand Vibration. Although, I recommend using a Gimbal or a Tripod if necessary.

Its versatility and high-res video output make it a Good Option for Professionals.

Nikon Z6 II

Nikon Z6 II - Product Image - Front

Nikon Z6 II is a Mirrorless Camera with Dual EXPEED 6 Image Processors. It Features a 24.5-Megapixels Resolution Full-Frame CMOS Sensor.

You will get Clear and Sharp Videos even in Low-Light Situations. The autofocus Performance of this Camera is also very Impressive. 

You will get about 273 Phase-Detection to Track your Subject. Though, it performs decently in low-light conditions.

You can Record 4K and Full HD Videos in only 8-Bit Colors. And you can only take slow-motion videos in Full HD quality.

Also, it has a Continuous Shooting Speed of 14 FPS.

The Camera offers a Decent IBIS System and a 3.2-Inch Tilting Touchscreen LCD.

Sony a7 III

Sony A7III

Sony A7III is one of the Best and Most Popular Mirrorless Cameras. You get a 24-Megapixel Full-Frame Sensor with a BIONZ X Image Processor and Front-End LSI.

The Front-End LSI helps the camera process image faster. Also, you will get excellent low-light performance from the processor-sensor combo.

You can record 4K and Full HD videos in 8-bit colors. But there is no option to record a slow-motion video with this Camera.

Also, you will get decent IBIS on the Camera to help decent hand vibrations. Although, I recommend a gimbal or tripod when needed.

You get a 3.0-inch tilting touchscreen LCD with less than 1-million dot resolution.

Nikon Z7 II

Nikon Z7 II - Product Image - Front

The Nikon Z7 II is a Mirrorless Camera that helps you get Decent Videos and Photographs.

It has a 45.7-Megapixel Full-Frame Sensor and Dual EXPEED 6 Image Processors.

Z7II is for people who need High-Res Videos and Photos. It has almost the same specs as the Nikon Z6II.

The Decent Noise-Reduction Ability, Great Colours, Fast and Accurate Autofocus, etc.

You can record 4K and Full HD videos with Excellent Quality. The Nikon Z7 II Balances the Highlights and Shadows Decently in Videos.

And the 493 Phase-Detection Points can Efficiently Track your Subject no matter how fast it moves.

Also, you get a 3.2-inch Tilting Touchscreen Display.

Panasonic Lumix GH6 

Panasonic Lumix GH6 - Product Image - Front

The Panasonic Lumix GH6 is primarily a Video Camera. It has a 25.2-Megapixel Micro Four-Thirds Sensor with a Venus Engine Image Processor.

The Camera Delivers Awesome Photos in Any Light Condition. 

You can Record up to 5.7K, 4K, and Full HD Videos. The Lumix GH6 lets you record Slow-Motion Videos in 4K.

And, you can easily record Full HD videos at up to 300 FPS.

Also, you can record 4K Videos at up to 60 FPS for unlimited time in 10-Bit Colours.

This makes it a beast of a video camera.

But, the Autofocus of this Camera is a bit of a concern. You will get wobbling effects even after the firmware update from the Panasonic.

Also, you get the best in the class IBIS System.

You will rarely need a gimbal or a tripod, even if you are a vlogger.

It also offers a 3.0-inch free-angle tilting touchscreen LCD to improve your life.

Nikon Z6

Nikon Z6 - Product Image - Front

Nikon Z6 is a Mirrorless Camera with a 24.5-Megapixel Resolution Full-Frame CMOS Sensor.

It has an EXPEED 6 Image Processor to do the Heavy Lifting. Z6 outputs Decent Low-Light Performance and Noise-Reduction.

You can Record 4K and Full HD Videos with this Camera. Although, Slow-Motion Videos are only possible in Full HD Quality.

The Camera can Easily Track your Subject with its 273 Phase-Detection Points.

It has a Decent IBIS System. You also get a 3.2-Inch Tilting Touchscreen LCD.

The Camera is filled with images and video features. But it lacks a fully articulating touchscreen and 4K slow-motion.

Panasonic Lumix S1H

Panasonic Lumix S1H - Product Image - Front

Panasonic Lumix S1H is a Mirrorless Camera with a 24.2-Megapixel Full-Frame Sensor. It has an Improved Venus Engine Image Processor to help with Fast Processing.

You will Get Excellent Low-Light Performance and Noise-Reduction Performance.

And, You can Record 6K, 4K, and Full HD Videos in 10-Bit and 8-Bit Colours.

Also, you will get the Best in class IBIS to help you with Handshakes. The Autofocus System is a Bit Slow.

Panasonic uses its own DFD Technology for the Autofocus System.

And, I recommend you buy this Camera only if you know how to use Focus Manually.

S1H also has a 3.2-Inch Free-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD to make it a Selfie Camera.

But during my Vlog Test, the Camera had a Wobbling Effect Due to its Autofocus.

Panasonic Lumix S1 Specs

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Imaging Specs

FeaturesDescription
Lens MountLeica L
Sensor ResolutionActual: 25.28 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Sensor Type35.6 x 23.8 mm (Full-Frame) MOS
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND FilterNone
Capture TypeStills & Video

Exposure Specs

FeaturesDescription
Shutter TypeMechanical Focal Plane Shutter, Electronic Shutter
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 60 Seconds
Up to 30 Minutes in Bulb Mode
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/2000 to 60 Seconds
Up to 30 Minutes in Bulb Mode
Electronic Shutter
1/8000 to 60 Seconds
1/16000 to 1/25 Second in Movie Mode
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto
100 to 51,200 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 204,800)
Video
100 to 51,200
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multiple, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range0 to 18 EV
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set
Continuous ShootingUp to 9 fps at 24 MP for up to 90 Frames (Raw) / 999 Frames (JPEG)
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay

Still Image Specs

FeaturesDescription
Image Sizes3:2 Raw
6000 x 4000
2:1 JPEG
6000 x 3000
4:3 JPEG
5328 x 4000
3792 x 2848
2688 x 2016
3:2 JPEG
6000 x 4000
4272 x 2848
3024 x 2016
16:9 JPEG
6000 x 3368
4272 x 2400
3024 x 1704
1:1 JPEG
4000 x 4000
2848 x 2848
2016 x 2016
65:24 JPEG
6000 x 2208
Aspect Ratio1:1, 2:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 65:24
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw

Video Recording Specs

FeaturesDescription
Recording Modes4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/29.97p
H.264/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 59.94p [150 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/29.97p [150 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94p [100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 29.97p [100 Mb/s]
H.265/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/29.97p [72 Mb/s]
AVCHD
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94p [28 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 29.97p [24 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94i [17 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94i [24 Mb/s]
MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit
6K 3:2 (5952 x 3968) at 24.00p [200 Mb/s]
5.9K (5888 x 3312) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p [200 Mb/s]
5.4K 3:2 (5376 x 3584) at 25p/29.97p [200 Mb/s]
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p [200 Mb/s]
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p [150 Mb/s]
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p [150 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p [200 Mb/s]
4K Anamorphic (3328 x 2496) at 50p [200 Mb/s]
4K Anamorphic (3328 x 2496) at 50p [150 Mb/s]
4K Anamorphic (3328 x 2496) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 Mb/s]
Video SystemNTSC
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio RecordingAAC Audio
2-Channel AC-3 Audio
LPCM Audio

Interface Specs

FeaturesDescription
Media/Memory Card SlotSlot 1: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Slot 2: CFexpress Type B / XQD
Video I/O1 x HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Control Input
1 x PC Sync Socket Output
Power I/O1 x USB Type-C Input/Output
WirelessBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None

Monitor Specs

FeaturesDescription
Size3.2″
Resolution2,100,000 Dot
Display TypeTilting Touchscreen LCD
Secondary DisplayTop: Status Display

Viewfinder Specs

FeaturesDescription
TypeBuilt-In Electronic
Resolution5,760,000 Dot
Eye Point21 mm
Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.78x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +2

Focus Specs

FeaturesDescription
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsContrast Detection: 225
Autofocus Sensitivity-6 to +18 EV

Flash Specs

FeaturesDescription
Built-In FlashNo
Flash ModesAuto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Maximum Sync Speed1/320 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe, PC Terminal

Environmental Specs

FeaturesDescription
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Operating Humidity10 to 80%

General Specs

FeaturesDescription
Battery Type1 x DMW-BLJ31 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 3100 mAh
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4″-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.9 x 4.3 x 3.8″ / 148.9 x 110 x 96.7 mm (Without Protrusions)
Weight2.25 lb / 1021 g (With Battery, Recording Media)

Panasonic Lumix S1 FAQs

When did Lumix S1 come out?

Lumix S1 was launched on 18 March 2019.

Does the Panasonic S1 have IBIS?

Yes, Panasonic S1 has 5-Axis Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization System.

What is the Native ISO for Panasonic S1?

Panasonic S1 has a Native ISO Range of 640 and 4000.

Does Panasonic S1 have Dual-Native ISO?

Yes, Panasonic S1 has a Dual-Native ISO Range of 640 and 4000.

What is the Weight of Lumix S1H?

Lumix S1H weighs 2.25 lb / 1021 g including the weight of the Body, Battery, and SD Cards.

How Many Shots can Panasonic S1H take?

Panasonic S1H can take approx 400 Shots in One Full Charge.

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Pros
  • Strong Built Quality
  • Fast and Accurate Image Stabilization
  • Great Battery Life
  • 6K Video Recording
  • Value For Money
  • Easy To Use
  • Best Viewfinder
  • Massive Dynamic Range
Cons
  • Slow AutoFocus
Review Overview
Image Stabilization
Value For Money
Battery Life
Auto Focus
SUMMARY
4.3

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