The K1 is smaller and lighter has in body stabilization and better battery life, better pixel shift tech and more mega pixels for 1/2 the price. I do know some professionals and what you tell is not 100% true. The release of the Panasonic S1 marks a new lineage for the manufacturer and the first to feature a full-frame sensor. And its way cheaper and way better lenses. Your second piano analogy is a stretched one as well, since you compare a working concert piano with literally a toy piano that you can fit in your hand. The Panasonic S1 is the cheaper, lower resolution hybrid model for those whose photographic diet is a mix of video and stills. That it can be used for professional video doesn't change the fact that the shape and lenses are all primarily designed for still photography. I'd thus say that for my usage scenario (tilting horizontally and vertically) dual-hinged is objectively better than fully-articulated. If you don't shoot a lot of action, esp. It give me more latitude in post. For now, the app is in beta and limited to a handful of Samsung Galaxy smartphones, but as development continues, it's safe to assume support for other Android devices is on the way. But I am surprised they haven't got anything like Panny's high res mode. Actually, why bother with all this nonsense when the new Samsung Note 10 is on the horizon? So as a stills camera it's decent but not the best which is why i believe the silver award is justified not Gold. The bottom line on the Panny AF is that it is a very good system, and the only possible "weakness" is in tracking of fast and erratic moving subjects. Heavier than say a a D850. Then it becomes a bit laggy even at either of its frame rates. When you get used to your camera and its responses to situations, you'll enjoy your camera more and more. The Z6 does look interesting, though. It just depends on the set of trade offs that is best for each user. NO my mind is not fixated as yours is on Sony. no, the only point that you made is that YOU don't know, because you don't have any experience with milc, especially sony. That's the only explanation I can come up with. You can find all kinds of eveidence of this if you search for it, particularly here at DPR. Receive mail from us on behalf of our trusted partners or sponsors? Hey Panasonic...WAKE UP! While they were out shooting their video about Sigma's new lenses, Chris and Jordan filled up a memory card with photos from the 35mm F2 DG DN using Panasonic bodies. People who have abandoned cameras for phones in large measure did it for convenience, because they can carry a phone in a pocket. The S lineup makes a brand new line and one that aims to sway professional photographers and videographers alike. The k1 DSLR is actually smaller with cheaper lenses that are just as good. The S1, along its sibling the S1R, also features one of the highest-resolution electronic viewfinders on the market: a 5.7M-dot OLED panel that runs at 120Hz and promises very little lag. you do not speak for people who actually own and use milc. Launched alongside the 47 MP Lumix S1R, they’re Panasonic's debut bodies in their L-mount alliance with Leica and Sigma.Find out how the more affordable S1 performs for photos and video in my in-depth and updated review!… As for me, I have no need to prove myself to you or anyone else. I have the S1 and I know. It also helps with rolling shutter artefacts in video. Although it’s an excellent all-round performer, its key strength is its (Portrait) color depth, and its score of 25.2 bits is the second-best result (by just 0.1 bit) we’ve seen for a full-frame sensorat this resolution. Sam Kieldsen | April 23, 2019 9:42 am BST. Depending on your requirements, it can be easily the best camera in the market out there.Best wishes, @Thoughts R Us - "Nothing wrong with either but let's realize that they are different.". I don't bother reading Sony or Canon reviews as I have no interest in their cameras or lenses and wouldn't waste my energy picking out bits of info from reviews to then spew forth inconsequential rubbish. The S1/S1R Achilles heel is its contrast-detect autofocus system which Panasonic calls DFD (Depth From Defocus). Panasonic is aiming the Lumix S1 at creatives who want to be able to shoot both stills and video. Sample image gallery - swipe to see all the images. Its not a perfect system of course but DPreview isn't the only one not very impressed with the camera. This is a guest review of the Panasonic Lumix S1 by wedding and portrait photographer Steve Vansak. Empty gallery... dozens of comments attacking Panasonic, but why? Correct. The key to understanding MILCman:Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. Alongside the S1 and its higher-resolution sibling, the S1R, Panasonic also announced 50mm F1.4, 24-105mm F4 and 70-200mm F4 lenses for the L system. We break down the differences. I got to play around with an S1R ever so briefly, and my observations were these: 1) The EVF transforms the experience. But people have found out that a bit larger size has some advantages too. If you have a weird obsession with sensor size and are a hybrid shooter focused heavily on video, then this is a really solid camera to use. We took a look at the field and selected the Panasonic S1H and GH5 as the best cameras for serious videographers. See how its image quality stacks up. We've reviewed the S1 first, as we felt that this less expensive stills/video model will have broader appeal. I've felt the same when I upgraded to my A7III from my D70s (I don't change bodies often). The S1 is the 24.2Mp model aimed at professional and experienced enthusiast photographers and videographers. 4K video with 10-bit output. (The two million dollar question is if to wait for the imaginary Sony a7S III). Glad you found the camera which fits you and fulfills your needs. It's really easy for me to take pictures - eyeAF, IBIS, EVF, high dynamic range. I've moved from an Olympus E-M5 with a (horizontal) tilt-only display to the E-M5 II with a fully articulated one. This year, despite the disruption, plenty of amazing cameras, lenses, accessories and other products came through our doors. Reading Time: 5 min read 100. sensor. While getting to know the new Panasonic S1 in Barcelona was nice, I felt that there is much more to explore about it and have therefore decided to dedicate some extra time and review the camera, although it is still in a pre-production stage. MIOPS has announced Flex, a new smart camera gadget designed to make it easy and simple to capture lightning strikes, action images, holy grail timelapse videos and much more. : ), I just gave you an upvote for the "to hammer fragile dead sony bodies into fragments" hahaha Sony user in here but also sense of humour user :P. Nothing to do with being soft. But for all other uses, the Panny AF will work fine. AF-C: Although good for most uses, The A7III does better with more FPS3. It is a full frame camera, aimed at advanced photographers, but can also capture high quality 4K videos. Well written review. This website has Panasonic's hi res shots in it's studio test scene. Such is the power of dslr/slr nostalgia - but it wil all change once the dslr-type shape starts looking “oh so old fashioned”. There are a lot of photo/video cameras that have found a role as B-cameras on professional productions or A-camera for amateur and independent productions. Other than the G9, all their cameras have been aimed towards hybrid shooters. Would this be more a competition to the upcoming Sony AIIIS? Lovely combo. Yet it proved quite efficient. Spent a lot of time comparing with the z6 and a73. I've asked several times why and he gives no answer. Dpreview takes the competition that is available before awarding a camera. Its DFD does just fine with those subjects as well.So unless you have personal experience that differs, your blanket statement is literary hyperbole of the first order. weather-sealed. Solid controls and ergonomics. Two main reasons: price and weight. It can't quite match the S1's stellar image quality, but you do get compatibility with Canon's vast range of EF-mount lenses via an adaptor. If you say the AF on the S1 is not the greatest and its for stills and landscape etc, then the k1 is the closest competitor. Panasonic Lumix S1 review. Heck, I'm surprised they have lagged behind with the touchscreen on their cameras. Whether or not users on these forums see it, these processes are trends and are subject to change. For everyone who were skeptical about Panny's DFD AF improvement through a firmware (ver 1.2): https://youtu.be/8k3a7LNe0MwHope to see an updated DPReview review on S1 soon. Now that the $3500 Sony a7R4 is announced, Panasonic may have to lower the prices of S1 and S1R to remain viable, much like when Sony introduced the a7 III at $1999, it had to quickly lower its M43-based G9 from $1699 to $1199. You'll see I am right. The best mirrorless camera in 2020 for beginners, vloggers, enthusiasts and pros. Regardless, I've used the camera to record my vacation in Europe and the files are much more beautiful than any Canon I've used and smaller. Not what you meant? The continuous autofocus tracking does seem lame from this review. Again, it may not be true with these mirrorless models, and we don't know without the proof of data, but it is understandable. Static frame from a brightly-lit test scene. PLEASE, Panasonic, release a reasonably sized, 24MP, rangefinder style S-series camera based on your fantastic GX8. Gothic streets and cured meats - check out DPR writer Dan Bracaglia's experience of shooting the S1R at Panasonic's launch event in Barcelona. The S1 can capture 4K/60p video with a 1.5x crop as well as oversampled 4K/30p footage. That Sony tracking AF must be quite intoxicating. I loved the G7 (esp for travel), and would gladly kept it if C-AF was better, esp for video. The market offers choice; one size does not fit all. The Leica Q2 Monochrom is a version of the Gold Award-winning Q2 that only shoots images in black and white. ProRes Raw is through another tool, it will be available for other cameras too including S1. @brendon1000 Yeah it may not have the best autofocus but for some that's not an issue at all. Raw shots look great at most iso's and the jpeg engine is astounding at preserving fine detail at high iso's. Its well built for sure but the first thing you notice when you pick it up is the weight. With Panasonic S1, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 60p, 30p, 25p, 24p fps with bit rates up to 150 mbps and save in MPEG-4, H.264 and H.265 formats. Senior Editor Barney Britton's Gear of the Year part two details how he ended up with a Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm F11, and despite its quirks, why it was ideal for a creative project in the COVID-era. The only other comment is what weird colour shifts and moire the sony exhibits, especially at higher iso's. It is reviews such as this that presumably sent Olympus (Pen-F) and Panasonic (GX8) down the wrong track with side hinged fully articulated lcd units. It delivered a large majority of keepers even when tracking erratic moving targets. It's a hybrid camera. Horses for courses. Currently using with a Zeiss sonnar 1.5. In video. Is he paid by Sony to do this? It's really a problem all product reviewers have with no obvious solution. The second hinged (for portrait mode) lcd of the S1 is very acceptable (for me) and much better than the side hinged lcd on the G9 which is the only blot in its copybook. Mirrorless cameras use a lot of power between the rear screen, EVF, auto-focus, etc.. And with their smaller bodies (Panasonic S-Series excluded! You'll like it if you're a pro, you'll hate it if you're an enthusiast. Is the Panasonic S1 a good camera? The Z 6 gives the Panasonic a good run for its money up to ISO 6400, but then gives up the fight. If the S1 doesn't sell in high numbers - and I'm not convinced it will - expect Panasonic to bring out a smaller S2. and given the m4/3 history of little 3rd-party lens support for dfd, because Panasonic wouldn't support it, it's pretty clear that there won't be much in the way of 3rd-party lenses for L-mount. Noise is controlled well up to around ISO 12,800, and the results at ISO 25,600 are good on the whole, but it's wise to be a little cautious. Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer, We check over 130 million products every day for the best prices. The S1 inherits (and improves upon) many of the features from Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds cameras, while adding new full-frame sensors, a High Res mode, HLG photos and more. It's cute how almost every 'con' section repetitively whines about "omg so big & heavy..". Such a great feature, especially when using manual and adapted manual lenses. @unhappymeal…Sorry, no newsletter or blogs from me! It’s the ideal camera for photographers for whom mirrorless doesn’t necessarily need to be smaller. Max burst: 9fps I ended up getting the camera for $2000 and I think it's a steal. If you can get past the EOS R's lack of in-body image stablisation, it's a very competent rival to the Lumix S1. The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that was officially introduced in February 2019 and is equipped with a full frame sensor. Photokina has announced via a press release that after 70 years of shows in Cologne, Germany, it will be indefinitely suspended due to 'decreases in the imaging market’ that have ‘force[d] a hard cut.’. Well done Panasonic. Crucially, having three manufacturers in the L-Mount Alliance means that the number of compatible lenses should grow quicker than average. It is one heck of a camera. And then there is the video - which will undergo a further fantastic upgrade in July (free for those of us that currently own the camera). Right now without an ability to seamlessly adapt more lenses, Panasonic is at a great disadvantage. How about this simple test: assume you are going to be in a car accident at the same speed: would you rather be in a larger, heavier car or a smaller, lighter one? contd.. Yeah, their sales maybe low but not because it's not a solid camera. You don't need a big and heavy camera to balance with a big lens if you know what you are doing. I guess you guys don't understand the simple physics of a lever. It might be too big or AF isn't as great as competitor, but I'm used to dslr size and the AF is better than my Canon 6D & 5DIV. With THAT autofocus tracking performance?Back to Panasonic's core strength. I wouldn't say it blow it out the water. Now take your ipod or usb-stick (lol) and drop it from the first floor to the garden, they will probably both survive. The integrity of the body is likely to hardly ever come into question while their spec is current. In any new a9II, Sony should put in a multi shot high res mode. Planning to treat yourself to a new full-frame camera this holiday season? I just looked at the studio test scene. @jeffharis : Sony a7iii and a9 prove you wrong though, the battery life is amazing and they're mirrorless + small body. Can it keep up with the hybrid AF systems of its peers? The S1 comes with a deeper Defocus (DFD) autofocus system, which is a form of contrast detection autofocus. I assume ratings/award is also relative to existing competition. The Panasonic Lumix S1 may not have the headline-grabbing megapixel count of its S1R stablemate, but it's around 35-per-cent less expensive, and though one of the pricier 24Mp full-frame mirrorless models available, it has a lot to offer. Thank you for signing up to Digital Camera World. Dummy proof. For some the price is important (especially when you travel a lot and theft or loss of your camera is a reasonable danger) for lower insurance... For some fast AF is important for others...There is not one type of professional photographer at all, there are many types with different needs.For some of these people the A7xx is the best others will like other brands or types,. i think he meant in terms of resolution + DR combined with the occasional use of high res modes. It's because it's an entirely new system to invest in, and if you're someone like me who owns a GH5, there's not much this camera can do that the GH5 can't. However, it's impressive. Take a car...which car would you rather be in if you had an accident: a larger, heavier car or a smaller, lighter one? The camera comes with HLG 10 bit 420 out of box. Need to ev +1 in high contrast shots. I like your humour, but the size and weight might not a problem for ever body, but I know a lot of people who will let their camera at home, because it is to large and heavy....And that "balancing" thing it is just funny. Dpreview seems to value action shooting performance a lot and convenience. The standard for gold only increases with time. Panasonic Lumix S1 | Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm f/4 | ISO 400 1/160s f/4. You just said what I said. Panasonic Lumix S1 Review - The 24mp S1 is Panasonic's full-frame mirrorless camera, offering DSLR styling and controls, with a high-resolution electronic viewfinder. And currently this is MF with the new Fuji 100MP monster. From what I could tell with the autofocus tests, the hitrate was still very good - not Sony level but still on par or better than most mirrorless cameras. Does the new Lumix S1 have what it takes to compete with the likes of the Sony A7 III, Nikon Z6 and Canon EOS R? @gfrensen "There is a good reason you should read a complete review, and not only the end results when you want to decide a camera is best for you..." => I think that a review is not even enough, honestly, especially for such a camera. Really the only "weakness" in the camera is its AF system. Also the upcoming full VLog firmware which will be free for current owners will give you: 4K UHD up to 30p, 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording (At 150Mbps). The gold/silver/rewards are just stupid rewards. https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-rf-35mm-f1-8-is-stm-macro-review?comment=3309041315, https://www.eoshd.com/2019/05/hidden-10bit-5k-mode-on-the-panasonic-s1-has-huge-200mb-bitrate/, Full-frame mirrorless compared: Z6 vs. S1 vs. EOS R vs. a7 III. Dpreview:The Panasonic S1, and its sibling the S1R, are the only full-frame mirrorless cameras on the market that handle and feel as if they were built to truly pro-level standards. My GH5 does everything I want and more. Another reference to simple physics. The only good reason I can think of is how well a gold or silver reword looks on the Amazon pages....And for this camera, it is a great camera with a lot of great features, but it is behind the A7IIIwhen you look at: 1. But I do admit that sometimes a product that is smaller/lighter can definitely be very tough and more durable than it seems. Jeff, just out of curiosity, how much would you pay for a S-series rangefinder ? Prefer that the manufacturers err on the side of durable. It is so nice to use. It's an easy question. of course they are different, it's two different sources, what was the point of posting that. Use m43/APSC or smaller for most uses, medium format when a larger sensor makes sense. Looks like a great hybrid system for most people, although a bit expensive relative to the ( arguably ) benchmark A7m3, at least as far as amateur/enthusiasts are concerned.... Will be interesting to see how the Af system works for most people, as this is not intended to be a sports/action camera. At this price level, the new Sony A7 MkIV, for $500 more, just blew Panasonic out of the water. @Thoughts R Us : "It is a natural assumption that something that is heavier and larger would be more durable. " Nikon IBIS is good but not good enough for Video works, youtube is full of comparison video, do you have anything in support of your argument? Panasonic has never ever been primarily about stills. Most will become obsolete before their shutter breaks. On top of that, Sony is shifting most of the mass in their 400 and 600 toward the camera already to bring the COG closer to the camera side so one can support the whole set-up comfortably. For our lab test comparisons, we pitted the Lumix S1 against three key rivals, all with full-frame sensors, and all costing similar money body-only: the Canon EOS R, Nikon Z 6, and Sony Alpha a7 III. I have owned Panasonic gear since the 70s, from a radio cassette recorder to audio visual (National Panasonic/Technics/JVC - once owned by Matsushita Electric, who are now Panasonic), the GH2, various compacts, GX8 (best form factor ever), LX100 Mk1 etc. As we've found before with Panasonic cameras, the standard auto white balance setting is pretty reliable in natural light, but the Fine Weather setting tends to produce slightly more pleasing results. BTW, for the record MILCman's profile lists zero photos uploaded. How does the new Panasonic S1 stand up to its mirrorless competition? Panasonic have enjoyed a lot of success with their Micro Four Thirds camera range, and now they've turned their attention to the full-frame market with the release of the exciting new Lumix S1R. And judging by your uneducated responses to this and other reviews I suspect the vast majority of you rarely or never use interchangeable lens camera of any type and that almost all of your photography occurs on a mobile phone. Panasonic multi-shot implementation is way ahead of the competition as well. It's not easy to convey that feeling of weight in a review, which is why people absolutely need to test their future cameras in real life unless they're already familiar with that particular system of course. I totally understand you. But then they didn't have increasing huge lenses to mount either. Most cameras reviewed on this site receive a gold or silver award from the reviewers. Because the cameras and the lenses from Panasonic are rather expensive. I mean I have used the S1 and I like it and everything but I am already invested in my GH5 and don't want to upgrade to FF because there's not any benefits for me. At last month's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas we sat down with Yosuke Yamane, Director of Panasonic's Imaging Business Division, to discuss market reaction to the S1-series, full-frame strategy and the state of the L-mount alliance. All this for $2000 is a great deal. Leica’s SL camera is a great camera. Twitter. Image Credit: TechRadar. @gfrensen : the points you listed, namely 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, are very important to me, and each of them is a deal breaker actually, so that makes 5 deal breakers, lol. => combine all those points, and you have a system that depletes a huge battery incredibly quickly, and that's what we're seeing here. I think we'll see further innovation as a result of this new trio, and that can't be anything but good for us buyers, regardless of what brand/system you're wedded to. This means that Panasonic S1 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video. Ten years after introducing the first digital mirrorless system camera, Panasonic announced its intention to introduce two full-frame mirrorless models at Photokina 2018. At 14.5 EV, the S1’s (Landscape) dynamic rang… Although it's not a twin-gripped camera, the S1 is pretty large, bigger than the Nikon Z 6 and Sony A7 III. So pour a tall cold one and get ready to treat yourself, 2020 style. It lowers the number of megapixels whilst upping the video capabilities, promising a more well-rounded camera at a more affordable price-point. Panasonic's first attempt with full-frame non-reflex is commendable but not competitive with Sony - the market leader. Fujifilm has announced a special version of its 100MP GFX 100 for infrared imaging. dpr.com did not list that mushy evf behavior in their "what we don't like" summary. This very strong rating puts it among the elite group of camera grand masters. When we first reported on the alleged ransomware attack back in August, Canon said it was 'investigating the situation.' No matter how good your AF-C is, it's not good enough for most of the enthusiast or pro video work. I happen to know physics well as I have a degree in physics as well as chemistry but was using the see saw mechanism for people who, like you, seem to have no clue as to one person's perception of balance compared to another who isn't necessarily a Sony acolyte. Learn where to place your supporting hand and you will be fine. I have no problem shooting family, wedding, engagement, and lanscape with it. Minimal wasted time on the computer doing merging or whatever mumbo jumbo you have to do in photoshop. Panasonic Lumix S1 Specs . You can believe me or not. See our full Canon EOS R review. You don't offer 10 Bit 422 Vlog to a casual user. This Panasonic is a late entrant in an already crowded space and with one of the worst AF tracking available today. Some folks are clueless on how to hold a camera+lens properly. For years Panasonic has delivered smaller cameras than traditional SLRs — ditching much of the back pain that often accompanied them. In fact it's so good that you almost want to use manual focus all of the time. Photographer and YouTuber Todd Dominey has shared a video that details the history of Kodak Aerochrome film, a film stock he says has 'an origin story unlike any other.'. While other manufacturers have plumped for phase detection or hybrid AF systems for their full-frame cameras, Panasonic stuck with contrast detection for the S1. The only thing that is noteworthy is when a camera does not receive a reward. The answer is cost and mob perspective but, in truth, even sensors as small as the one inch ones are excellent and the 35mm format is, in practical terms, the medium format of today. It's better than Canon 5DIV AF in some ways. But go ahead and flex your guns if it makes you feel better. The eyeAF and lock lever to lock the setting is useful for handling over to someone to take our pictures. Size: The Panasonic is a lot larger.So in the end it is right that they got a silver award, although this is a great camera, and in several ways better better (but also more expensive) then the A7III. No one has any idea if this camera is "rugged" or a "workhorse" unless or until it's been out on the field for a few years. So, WHAT WILL THE SCORE BE like if I want it for all its features listed in the "Pros" list and (1) Don't mind a less than top-notch AF system and (2) I am looking for solid pro body and don't mind its weight? Read our Panasonic Lumix S1 Review; Continuous Shooting. The release of the Panasonic S1 marks a new lineage for the manufacturer and the first to feature a full-frame sensor. The AF is very accurate though so when it locks it produces a sharp shot. How soft we have become. I think Sony and Nikon are on the right path. • Best travel camera in 2019 Other cameras get gold, just for being the first (like A7r, much worse Af, not really cheap (at launch)) Personally I think they should stop the award system, let people see for them selfs what camera is best for them... Really? All three are inseparable up to ISO 3200, but the degree and type of image noise at higher sensitivities obscures slightly more detail in the Sony's images than it does in shots from the S1 and Z 6. It's worth noting that, although not compared in these graphs, the Lumix S1R scores more in line with the EOS R, Z 6 and a7 III, proving the lower megapixel count of the S1 does have a significant benefit in reducing image noise. It seems like a happy medium camera. The S1R … With a 1.8x squeeze, the lens produces a more pronounced anamorphic effect than the 1.33x lenses offered by Sirui, albeit at a much higher cost. I use these reviews first to understand the equipment, see it's capabilities (or lack thereof) and whether it pushes my buttons. I really don't care. About cars, bad example, the main parameter is the speed, I'll rather crash in a small/light car at half the speed of a big/heavy car, because the force of impact will less than 1/4th. Photography Blog, Recommended, April 2019 "The S1 doubles as a 24.2MP still camera with very fast AF speed and tracking performance and a pro-style full-frame video camera." The new Laowa 15mm F4.5 Shift lens lets you go wide with perspective control. The 65mm T2 completes Vazen's set of anamorphic lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system. But for single-minded, professional stills … Otherwise we are faced with and endless supply of variations on the faux-dslr theme. What a mindless comment. I hate dslrs, but i'd never claim that durability is an issue for the higher-end dslrs… you can pound nails with some of those dslr bricks, they have a proven track record. All we do know is the the high end DSLRs do have a long and great track record of being used in all manner of very tough conditions and in general holding up very well. Availability of lenses....6. That kit costs an eye … Panasonic was the first company to make a mirrorless camera, and it’s now had over a decade to perfect the technology. I would be surprised if you did see a difference between them. It feels like an SLF, but then one with an electronic viewfinder. And that lens, like most big white tele, will make any camera look unbalanced. It was quite a shock in the fall of 2018 when Panasonic announced they would be releasing two full-frame mirrorless cameras: the 24.2MP Panasonic Lumix S1 and the 47.3MP Panasonic Lumix S1R . That would greatly ease it in for people who want to try mirrorless out. For YouTube or most content creation, the fact is even 1080P today is still more than good enough. Memory card:  Slot 1: XQD, Slot 2: SD/SDHC/SDXC, UHS-II compatible Therefore picking out the fully articulated lcd as superior is only indicating the personal choice of the reviewer and not really an indicator of whether or not it has any proven technical superiority. Comes under "fair comment", no matter how much you resent it and the review.I think you would be better off identifying with the photos you take, rather than the badge on the camera. I appreciate the ability to 'tilt' vertically (eg, for portrait orientation shots above your head), which both full-articulated as well as dual-hinged displays offer. For the record I love Sony and enjoy shooting with it and was an early adopter and remember when people were jumping over the light weight of Sony compared to DSLR alternatives and ridiculing it for its light weight. I’m sure every press agency in the world is supposed to just take your little story as evidence that Sony can hold up over time. Panasonic S1H vs the Panasonic S1. Check out our Sony A7 III review. © The resolution is almost 6M dots and the lag is only 5ms. Manufacturer: Panasonic. If you're happy to be a beta tester, so be it :D. I'm a critic of those who are critics of reviews. Lame? Shares. Why not mention that at all on the VLOG review page? Bless you, you don't already know that high end Panasonic cameras are video cameras with as good stills capability as possible. Panasonic S1 Review- Performance. Nikon's AF in video is much much better than DFD.I have camera with DFD and Nikon Z, so I know the difference. Panasonic S1 Review Panasonic’s first full-frame camera is a technical – and literal – heavyweight. Both the S1 and the S5 are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are equipped with a full frame sensor. I’ve been testing the 24-megapixel Lumix S1, paired with Panasonic’s versatile 24-105mm F/4 L-Mount lens, for a few weeks. View hundreds of photos taken with both pre- and final production Panasonic S1s. Review. The gold/silver awards are just silly things, they should drop them all together, but hey they look nice on the Amazon pages.....There is a good reason you should read a complete review, and not only the end results when you want to decide a camera is best for you...And to defend the award system (altough I still think they should drop it): They compare cameras from different brands and tell what camera in the group is "best". Really attractive camera. It's useful for video and stills in whichever orientation you shoot, but it can't be flipped for viewing from in front of the camera. If you guys don't value them as high, S1 seems to be the best consumer level video camera there is right now especially for low light. I know older Nikon lenses are dependent on the body (focus, aperture control), but I guess in this case I am pretty sure you could use your Nikon glass with Sony or Panasonic just as well as with Z? So balance is important to some of us especially those of us doing handheld shooting. And why? It offers a resolution of 24 megapixel. Does 'animal-AF' work on dinosaurs? Video. I am glad mate you enjoying this lovely camera.For photos world, this is a great tool, you should not be worried for AF, its among the best. There is no right or best answer: it comes down to individual preference. Olympus are moving to Vietnam. Canon and Nikon's mirrorless cameras are significantly smaller than their DSLRs. The irony is that I basically agree with your premise that smaller/lighter doesn't necessarily mean less durable. Video: 4K UHD at 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p DJI's second-generation Pocket camera includes a long list of useful upgrades including a wider, faster lens, a larger sensor, more resolution, improved audio and an optional handle that significantly improves control and supports live streaming. If you opt instead for the S1R that this review covers, plus the 24-105mm, the price jumps up to $4600. Gold Award, which is what it should have been given anyway. I cannot have noticed all the Sony A7 series owners who are somehow buying A7 type bodies and fuming because they are not side hinged and fully articulating. The S1 bucks the trend of Canon, Nikon and Sony, but this is an attempt to steal uncommitted (and unreformed) DSLR customers from Canikon before they make the jump to mirrorless. Also your focus on the 'untestable' nature of 'durability' and concern that 'small cameras' may not 'hold up' seems to me to be a way of arguing that a demonstrably weak product technically is somehow good in another way, as if manufacturers made a trade off and everything ultimately evens out. I think Olympus with E-M1 II have a 1/60s already and Sony with A9 have 1/160s. I want a camera that won't quit on me. Drop them both from 2 meters high and on an 45 degrees angle. It was you who criticized that Sony went all small and unbalanced. Panasonic launched the Lumix S1 and S1R with three of its own L-mount lenses: the Lumix S 24-105mm f4 OIS priced at $1299, the Lumix S Pro 70-200mm f4 OIS at $1699 and the Lumix S Pro 50mm f1.4 at $2299; both Pro lenses are collaborations with Leica and are, shall we say, reassuringly expensive, but the alliance means cheaper lenses will be available. In-depth review of Panasonic's full-frame mirrorless, the Lumix S1! WHy do you think its worse? Are there AF adapters from other mounts to this mount L ? This means that Panasonic S1 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video. Otherwise for most of videographers who shot manual or only occasionally in AF knowing their limits this is a great tool. Like the EOS R, it offers compatibility with DSLR lenses, which could well give the Nikon a versatility edge over the S1's superior image quality. Possibly doc shooters will upgrade to this camera for the better AF and low light but I am not a doc shooter so I won't be upgrading. There is no substantive track record of people using Sony in the toughest of conditions. Top information display. Give Panasonic some breathing space ... assuredly if M4/3 experience is to be repeated we might see some - break-ranks and variety of camera body shapes. Announced in September 2018 and previewed in February 2019, it’s one of two Cameralabs Camera reviews, lens reviews, photography guides Depending on which system you're in and what your needs are, they might just be the compact, well-priced and impressively sharp little primes you've been looking for. DP Review, Consumer Stills / Video Camera of the Year, November 2019 "The mirrorless Panasonic S1 will be the answer to a lot of photographers’ prayers, who either take their hobby or their living seriously." Like DPR declares, it is less reliable than Sony's combination of phase-detect and contrast-detect system. One notices the size/weight instantly, but durability one has to test over time. I am using a Z6 right now, but the GX8 was my all-time favourite before I retired it. Steve has been shooting with the S1 professionally for over 3 months, and shares his impartial views with us below. Really? Easy. As usual, the raw files are better, having more detail but more luminance noise. It's an ergonomic dream. The 24mm F3.5, 35mm F2 and 65mm F2 DG DN share similar designs and have weather-sealed metal bodies. because they are all aimed for video shooters. And the view in it is superb until light levels fall. Somewhat fewer, but still enough to notice, said they wanted heavier so it would be more "stable". And these weak points are fact based. Real physics and perception are not the same thing either. There are more to a camera than AF system. 4) The high res multi shot mode also works well; I even tried it handheld and it worked on the mode 2 that will correct for some motion. As it is better built than its siblings (A7-3? Panasonic Lumix S1 review With the S1, Panasonic has built the most impressive mirrorless camera ever By Daven Mathies April 1, 2019 Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 … Panasonic's S1 is the real deal, delivering both fantastic photo and video quality. Add in a third – lenses – if the current crop of L-mount compatible Sigma glass … I'm not sure if they have Pentax hi res in the studio test scene but if they do you can compare for yourself. Posted on April 9, 2019 May 7, 2019 by Kevin Carter. The adapter will bring full autofocus, aperture control and EXIF data transfer capabilities to Pentax K-mount lenses when used on select Sony E-mount camera systems. But if you dont want to shoot high action running dogs, than you are ok with basically all cameras. All content, design, and layout are Copyright © 1998 - 2020 Digital Photography Review All Rights Reserved. Wouldn't you want to tell your readers this? Panasonic S1H vs the Panasonic S1. ", Don't worry too much about silver or gold. From my perch, reviews, whether it be cameras, stereos, cars, etc are looked at by some as validating their purchase or their own opinions. Give it a couple of years to see if this system is worthy given what direction Panasonic is going to take. We're glad you asked. Better pixel shift tech? The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R is the company’s high-resolution version of the Lumix DC-S1 full-frame mirrorless camera. Verdict . I think it is more than enough. You keep saying that the video performance is good. Down with silly hype. Its a purpose built camera for video that happens to take stills. No micro adjustments, and eyeAF. Maybe, but the advantages for bringing a specialized camera like that into the fold of this family seem hard to ignore. Yet you are so critical of professional camera systems. Why do people keep repeating this misinformation about h265 being 2x as efficient as h264. So prove to us about your Sony claims. Its the best application of this technology. Verdict. Have a look at our initial sample gallery taken on a full-frame Sony body. Dust and splash protection. Even then, people who've used the camera enough to learn the AF system report that if you understand it then it functions better than most reports. I'm not retired like you, but I'm old enough to remember cameras before they bloated into the ridiculous sizes they are now. Yet the SL mount alliance decided that bodies and lenses must be big and bigger and weight more and more. The noise reduction can be a bit too enthusiastic in some areas. I have met many pros who bemoan back ache and shoulder injuries from years of lugging around heavy gear. Have you actually held one of these? Panasonic Lumix S1 Review . Kind of funny how people seem to forget that Panasonic's been making MILCs for just over 10 years now, and that yes, they do have an excellent track record for build quality/durabilty/reliability - at least with regards to their flagship models like the G9, GH5, GH4, and so on. The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 and the Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 are two enthusiast cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in February 2019 and September 2020. EOS R is much slower though. Carry a couple extra batteries. A lot of m43 users will be comfortable with the Panasonic name, even if the bodies are larger than most other FF systems. In this buying guide we’ve rounded up all the current interchangeable lens cameras costing under $1000 and recommended the best. the new sigma full frame mirrorless is going to be amazing. I like that my Olympus bodies can tolerate "adventure" travel like climbing in and out of boats on wet beach landings, hiking through open country bush and rock scrambling. Panasonic Lumix S1 Review - The 24mp S1 is Panasonic's full-frame mirrorless camera, offering DSLR styling and controls, with a high-resolution electronic viewfinder. Find out how the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 Pro does as a travel companion on a trip to Oz. There are still plenty of smaller mirrorless cameras on the market. This is hardly the behavior we’d want from a camera with pro-level aspirations.". @wasTF other than C-AF in video modes, DFD based AF in general is on par with any other mirrorless full-frame DSLR and it's nothing new only to S1, Panny's latest G models are same. I do not think Panasonic expected a lot of sold cameras, and are aiming at a niche market, just as they do with their GHx cameras... Now I can say that Dpreview does not hate Pentax itself. Well, here is the one million dollar question, which one to prefer, the Panasonic S1H or S1? The S1 has a Camera Elo of 3533. bokehmon .. The S1/S1R have rugged bodies which can hold their own in the elements. just noticed 9/7 release is for general public. The S1's 24Mp sensor strikes a nice balance between detail level and noise visibility. The new camera will be available for special order in early 2021. Never understood that part about "balance". I've spent $3,900 on Cyber Monday (so far), GuruShots: winning photographs from the Artistic Still Life contest, Take your photos to the next level with Luminar AI’s Templates, LAST CALL! @Thoughts R Us - "None of the mirrorless cameras have any track record to go on with regards to reliability...the Panny's, the Sony's, etc. If you look at cameras which got gold award, many of them have serious issues but reviewers claim Pros are so good that Cons aren't that important. Facebook. Is it just me? DPReview TV: The Panasonic S1 V-Log Firmware Update, DPReview TV: Panasonic 10-25mm F1.7 Preview + S1H and S1 firmware announcements. Just watch carefully the differences. He loves it when his camera is small and light. I guess what goes around comes around. @pollup: interesting analogy with the piano and the usb drive...but IMHO the problem is that you are comparing two different products with different levels of complexity. Great camera, love the size and handling experience. It's an incredibly capable camera for stills and video, and is the main rival to the Lumix S1. Panasonic S1 Review: The Slow Motion Alone Is Worth It Posted on May 13, 2019. 5-axis sensor stabilization. If you want video, pay the extra 1000 dollars. Never ever had anything go wrong with any of these. It's a niche (and pricey) product to be sure, but so far we find it to be well-designed and capable of outstanding results. See what I mean. Not too big or too small, with a solid interface. @keep on zoomin the s1 has become available only on april. The Sony AIIS is great with video and low light. Panasonic S1 Video Specifications: It is a natural assumption that something that is heavier and larger would be more durable. Dpreview tests are still saying that a side hinged lcd is superior to a tilt one whilst I would argue that the type of hinge is a matter of choice and there is a strong body of opinion that supports each type. @Priaptor, you talked about simple physics (people love to throw this around without really showing what kind of understanding they have). They're priced at $2299, $1299 and $1699, respectively. And yes, the Sony trolls are annoying. ConclusiON: Panasonic Lumix S1 REVIEW. There are a lot more things that is better for the Sony:1. funny how you just told us: "I do not criticize and certainly not totally trash talk any equipment if I have not used it": https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-rf-35mm-f1-8-is-stm-macro-review?comment=3309041315. So it should come as no surprise to hear that in most respects the S1 is an extremely capable camera that does what you ask with the minimum of fuss. If it were possible that may change people's perception of different cameras and indeed the whole size/weight issue. The S1H is a hugely impressive video camera, but so is the S1, especially if you add the SFU2 upgrade to unlock 10-bit capture and 60p output. and yet "Single AF is very fast and precise" and "Face, body, eye and animal AF system works well"............. i'll get me coat. The Panasonic S1H is an absolute monster of a camera that's aimed squarely at videographers and filmmakers. And it is loaded with features in a tank body. People who buy this camera later will have to pay to get that upgrade. Panasonic S1 Comparison Review. It's on the lower resolution tier of full frame mirrorless cameras, but that makes it better suited to uncropped 4K video capture, and its abilities in this area alone earn the Panasonic Lumix S1 a place on our list of the best full frame mirrorless cameras. I don't think I've used the selfie position even once. • The best Panasonic cameras But for single-minded, professional stills … Look at the Canon 1D and Nikon D5 pro series models, they are tanks and have a record of holding up in all sorts of extreme conditions. Only time will tell. 19. Maybe $2000? Honestly, what is another advantage of mirrorless in this compairson. 3845. On the video front, the headline feature is that the S1 can shoot 4K (3840×2160) at 60fps and 150Mbps. I wish it's smaller and lighter but it isn't a deal breaker. This point will make #3 a little less, Price, this camera is $500 more expensive, and the lenses are more expensive then the Sony counterparts too (except for the 24-105), so there will be less money in your pocket to take with you... :)5. Panasonic S1 Review - S1 Performance. As for video, Panasonic did not outfit the S1 with full pro video specs out of the gate but even so, the video here is impressive if you do not need the best of the best specs and bitrates (I will have a full video review soon, with samples). Luckily autofocus is not that important in video shooting. The DFD technology is specific to Panasonic, and Dpreview expected it to be subpar. I don't disagree with computational photography is going to be the way of the future. EVF/LCD. Read our Nikon Z6 review. I hope it get to Sony level but it's more usable than suggested. If Panasonic had the auto focus of the sony Id buy it. • DSLRs vs mirrorless cameras: how do they compare? The 'One Shot' documentary highlights the incredible amount of preparation and work involved in photographers capturing iconic moments in Olympic history. Saturday April 6, 2019. Maybe...but it may be a myth as well. Both the S1 and the S5 are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are equipped with a full frame sensor. Panasonic has announced firmware upgrades for its S1, S1R, S1H and S5 full-frame mirrorless cameras, which extend the degree to which the four models share features and performance levels. It's undoubtedly snappy enough to deliver sharp shots of fast-moving subjects, but it doesn't make it as easy as the Sony A7 III or Nikon Z 6 as the tracking isn't as reliable. With IBIS and solid video specs at the top of my list it pretty much blows all the other competition out of the water. No, 10 bit 422 vlog is for new users. Anyone who ventures an opinion on size/weight should have held one in their hand for at least a few minutes or, preferably, spent an hour shooting with it. So 3 months only. @Thoughts R Us - "I have tried the Panasonic S1R.". Your opinion just lost any sense of objectivity. I will wait another year or two to know if Panasonic will be truly a force to be recognized or just a blip like they have been so far. Now, three months later, the company has confirmed in a statement that the personal information of past and current employees was taken from its servers. The sales have been pretty bad as well as consumers don't seem very impressed with the new Panasonic offerings. And then there is the issue of the huge size and weight which is a put off for many people. A pro in what, exactly? How does the new Panasonic S1 stand up to its mirrorless competition? Panasonic wants to attract the DSLR crowd, but this poor battery life is likely to be one of the main barriers. For me, this camera disqualifies, because you cannot shoot action/running with dogs with this. H. L. Mencken, 1917, *Sonyfanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy with other equipment. Please refresh the page and try again. DPR's criticism of weight and size, I look at as a positive. I think companies like Sony have moved to making their stuff too light and unbalanced. And yes you're right about the A9 being 1/160. WIth Sony's release of the A7RMK4 there is very little point in the Fuji GFX (the $10,000 one being the exception) or Hasselblad or any Canon or the Nikon Z7. He doesn't care about the size of his gear (using a Hasselblad)An other is doing portraits, mostly hand held, he is holding his camera all day, mostly inside his studio, sometimes in nature. Sigma's new primes promise very good performance and light weight, when paired with L-mount and Sony E-mount mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. @Thoughts R Us : it doesn't matter what objects were being compared, all I did was to show that something heavier and larger CAN be a lot more fragile than something light and compact, which is enough to refute your claim. The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that was officially introduced in February 2019 and is equipped with a full frame sensor. That's until Sony offers 10 bit but I don't see that happening anytime soon. If you need to, low ISO raw files can be brightened by as much as 5EV with a relatively modest increase in luminance noise. Future US, Inc. 11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, Strange review. The Laowa 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift lens lets you shift perspective without moving the camera, correct for converging lines and more. => this is not a good assumption though, it's not scientific, just "feels solid". Otherwise you can add handheld gimbal and get better than S1 video stabilisation and keep adding other stuff too. The GH5S was created solely for video makers so I am not sure where you're getting this idea that Panasonic is only looking to take on still photographers because nothing in their history indicates that.You're just reverberating everything DPR said about the camera as fact and I am telling you that people feel differently. Weight: When you have to carry this camera a long day, compared with the A7III it is heavy and you will feel the difference...4. Panasonic S1 Comparison Review. The S1 is the 24.2Mp model aimed at professional and experienced enthusiast photographers and videographers. I do hardly do any "selfies" or things like that, but low angle shots a lot. Sounds like a bit of "Policies and Politics" on your part as well. Panasonic S1 Review- Performance. Facebook. This system without a large, uncompromised lens selection is a hard pill to swallow. You do not. I second to bokehmon22 on file size and quality of footage, I used it couple of months ago in South East Asia, on number of challenging situations: https://flic.kr/p/2eA8Mnbhttps://flic.kr/p/2ey7cvZhttps://flic.kr/p/2fSqbLh. I don't care if you have a degree in physics and chemistry if your understanding of the subject is not correct. It’s starting to look somewhat outclassed, but Sony has slashed its body-only price so it's considerably cheaper than the competition. WhatsApp. Visit our corporate site. Yeah, many Canon and Nikon users will tell you that they couldn't use a Sony FF camera - or even pick it up or that it hurt their hand or whatever. I look forward to seeing this EVF on other cameras, including the new GFX 100. It uses the L-mount originally developed by Leica and supports Leica lenses as well as lenses from Sigma and Panasonic. This review was a joy to read. Your last paragraph doesn't make sense. Yeah, it's not a primary stills camera. Panasonic; Reviews; Panasonic Lumix S1 Review: On the road with a stack of L-mount and M-mount lenses. You should too. 2019 saw plenty of new cameras released, some of which were very important - and seriously impressive. Nothing wrong with either but let's realize that they are different. For 1080p by 10mbps there is basically no difference. Receive news and offers from our other brands? Not as good stills capability at VFM level with nominal video thrown in an attempt to pull the punters. @jeffharris It does and it also has a joystick near where your thumb rests like the GH5. The S1/R has a super high resolution and high quality electronic viewfinder. The Panasonic S1 is the cheaper, lower resolution hybrid model for those whose photographic diet is a mix of video and stills. 'What's the best mirrorless camera?' The S1 system is just not power efficient, that's the only possible explanation since it has a huge battery inside:- DFD AF system is cpu hungry, as it must constantly analyse each frame to detect patterns, whereas a PDAF or dual pixel solution is simple + hardware.- EVF is high res, great but that uses a lot more power.- screen is high res, same thing.- AI object detection: again, it seems like it's able to recognize different kind of objects at the same time, but it means is the CPU is working hard all the time. • Best L-mount lenses I am skeptical about the Panasonic - poor battery, inferior to Sony AF, and new line of lenses. your claims mean nothing, because you don't own sony and you don't use sony, much less any other milc, of any brand. By Angela Nicholson. So DPreview will focus on judging this camera as a still camera and AF tracking is where this camera is nowhere near the best. Thanks Richard!I got confused because it says on Panny's website that it will release on 9th July and the review was posted on 25 June. Load Fuji 100Mp, 50MP, and, Sigma quattro SD H at high res (to match approximate size of what is displayed) and the Sigma DP1 Merrill. Most of us understand that the advantages of going to medium format digital, with its cost and lens limitations, limit it to a small percentage of photographers. First, let’s have a quick recap in regards to its video specifications. Both of those tricks are really well implemented. Or does have have some weird reason to do so? WhatsApp. I hope you found this review to be useful! "an overall better cam than its peers"??? and of course you have never used these Panasonic s1/s1r cameras, but you are constantly posting misleading claims about s1/s1r all over dpr. As electronics companies it will really be Panasonic and Sony - the two heavyweights - leading the way forward with sophisticated camera technology. You get used to it. Second, your anecdotal experience means nothing. There really is no record here of MILCman actually using his Sony camera. So, why don’t I highly recommend it? It's very accurate. The Panasonic S1 is the more sensibly specced and sensibly priced sibling of the flagship S1R full-frame mirrorless camera. Its controls take some getting used to, but the S1 offers a superb blend of direct and touch-control. So while you may walk away with a lot of keepers, your confidence in hit rate will be low until you actually sit down at a computer and look at the files. Snap Verdict. AF-C: Although good for most uses, The A7III does better with more FPS3. A7III didn't have any worthy competition back then at its price point. Olympus' camera-imaging division is a money loser, limiting the amount of available R&D money. If people loved big sizes then m43 cameras would never have sold. Almost forgot, I dropped my GH2 day after I bought it, fell 4 ft onto a hard train floor, landing on it's lens, No harm done.I am very optimistic about the S series toughness. But the majority of the still shooters would have to think long and hard before switching to this system. Sensor: 24.2MP full-frame CMOS, 35.6x23.8mm For a bare-bones kit, the S1 plus the Panasonic 24-105mm f/4 isn’t a bad choice at all, and that combo totals a fairly reasonable $3400. @Thoughts R Us - there you go again with your sony-bashing posts. The camera will have the processing power for it, and it would be a way to allow one to have both a high speed sports shooter camera with lower megapixels and one that can also do high res images. Personally, I sort of agree. Go on...it's your rule that without images nothing is proven. A better comparison would be to compare a heavier, larger piano with a lighter one. Site is the more sensibly specced and sensibly priced sibling of the see and! 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