Fully articulated screen. Summary of the review: this camera is really top grade, IQ, built quality, handling, ergonomics.AF is great too. It has the most advanced features you’ll find today – everything from sensor-shift mode to illuminated rear buttons – and an excellent 47 megapixel sensor. But no I don't need to test my gear out against the wrath of god as some seem to here. Lenses balance very well on the S1 - that is a fact. 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. But for single-minded, professional stills … 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. Panasonic S1H vs the Panasonic S1. Panasonic was the first company to make a mirrorless camera, and it’s now had over a decade to perfect the technology. Olympus' camera-imaging division is a money loser, limiting the amount of available R&D money. I'd thus say that for my usage scenario (tilting horizontally and vertically) dual-hinged is objectively better than fully-articulated. Static frame from a brightly-lit test scene. Keep in mind this review said it was meant for stills. The S lineup makes a brand new line and one that aims to sway professional photographers and videographers alike. And sometimes big is beautiful. That'd be true if professionals are willing to buy into a new system that is not class-leading. It delivered a large majority of keepers even when tracking erratic moving targets. :). I think it is more than enough. Yet the SL mount alliance decided that bodies and lenses must be big and bigger and weight more and more. It is a natural assumption that something that is heavier and larger would be more durable. just noticed 9/7 release is for general public. There are a lot more things that is better for the Sony:1. For YouTube or most content creation, the fact is even 1080P today is still more than good enough. Whether or not users on these forums see it, these processes are trends and are subject to change. Solid controls and ergonomics. In any new a9II, Sony should put in a multi shot high res mode. You can find all kinds of eveidence of this if you search for it, particularly here at DPR. 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 standard for gold only increases with time. There are obviously 2 camps regarding size/weight; those who want less, and those who at the very least don't mind more and even value it for durability and balance with heavier lenses. @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. This system without a large, uncompromised lens selection is a hard pill to swallow. Not what you meant? I am using a Z6 right now, but the GX8 was my all-time favourite before I retired it. If the camera had the best video performance in the world it still wouldn't matter to most people as its a stills camera. It uses the L-mount originally developed by Leica and supports Leica lenses as well as lenses from Sigma and Panasonic. I think it will do well in the market. 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? Case in point being Sigma's soon to be announced FF Foveon camera in L-mount. Itâs starting to look somewhat outclassed, but Sony has slashed its body-only price so it's considerably cheaper than the competition. But since this site is the preserve of macho techie yahoo's no surprise it gets upvotes. I wouldn't say it blow it out the water. But then they didn't have increasing huge lenses to mount either. Panasonic S1 Review- Performance. Because all equipment is so good these days, if one actually used it one would appreciate that and offer at the very least a more measured critique of both positives and negatives. Maybe $2000? I would suggest to give improved DFD in S1 or G9 a quick test. How does the new Panasonic S1 stand up to its mirrorless competition? AF-C: Although good for most uses, The A7III does better with more FPS3. I want a camera that won't quit on me. 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. Honestly, what is another advantage of mirrorless in this compairson. NO my mind is not fixated as yours is on Sony. The only other comment is what weird colour shifts and moire the sony exhibits, especially at higher iso's. The results from the S1 don't hold any major surprises as they accurately reflect what you see in the EVF and main screen when Constant Preview is selected in the menu. At this price level, the new Sony A7 MkIV, for $500 more, just blew Panasonic out of the water. The 'One Shot' documentary highlights the incredible amount of preparation and work involved in photographers capturing iconic moments in Olympic history. At the end of the day, like I said many times, Panasonic is good for videographer and some hybrid shooters. Both cameras offer a resolution of 24 megapixels. So the assumption that (larger/heavier = durability) is not crazy, and may prove to be true with mirrorless. The authors describe a professional level camera that in many cases seems to be more than what the competitors offer, but then the rating is lower...Anyway Panasonic at its first fullframe has hit the target.The weight and size are not negative, on the opposite, they allow a better balance with heavier and more professional optics.There is time and space for a future SX rangefinder-style camera that will certainly be lighter and cheaper. So balance is important to some of us especially those of us doing handheld shooting. The Panasonic S1's autofocus speeds were quite good in our tests, especially for a camera that uses contrast-detect AF. Before I use this camera, I thought the Nikon Z6 and Z7’s electronic viewfinder is amazing and best in the market. Haha. A better comparison would be to compare a heavier, larger piano with a lighter one. The k1 DSLR is actually smaller with cheaper lenses that are just as good. is it better than the K1? And these weak points are fact based. you do not speak for people who actually own and use milc. These two cameras were already announced at Photokina in 2018, but after a long time of waiting, the company finally introduced the full specifications of these models. A lot of m43 users will be comfortable with the Panasonic name, even if the bodies are larger than most other FF systems. So prove to us about your Sony claims. 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. Really attractive camera. However, it's impressive. Panasonic S1 Review - S1 Performance. Panasonic; Reviews; Panasonic Lumix S1 Review: On the road with a stack of L-mount and M-mount lenses. This is a great all-round performer for shooting both still and video, with an excellent array of useful features for photographers and videographers alike. The S1 competes with the likes of the Canon EOS R, Nikon Z6 and Sony a7 III. He loves it when his camera is small and light. Future US, Inc. 11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, This scoring is full of contradictions, but, considering that DPR staff had to make a public score for always unhappy and self-contradicting amateurs, who complain about anything and everything, this "88%" translates into 98% for the professionals. Why do people keep repeating this misinformation about h265 being 2x as efficient as h264. They do an excellent job in both their evaluation and in producing compelling video content. The best cameras for under $1000 should have good ergonomics and controls, great image quality and be capture high-quality video. Why was it reviewed without its V-LOG video update which is only 10 days away? Although I like Sony's ability to make things small, most of my Sony gear (never had an A series) has failed within warranty, including f-717, RX-100 Mk1. I travel a lot, so I need something light and compact with fast AF-C and a great battery, so this camera is not for me. Based purely on what's written in the review, doesn't It deserve a higher rating? BTW, this is one more instance of MILCman proving Roger Cicala's rule: Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. "an overall better cam than its peers"??? The Panasonic takes 8. It offers a resolution of 24 megapixel. I'll rather have the same 2kg lens + 500g camera, making the total weight 2.5kg, which is much more manageable, and I'll hold the lens with the left hand, the way it's meant to be. The sales have been pretty bad as well as consumers don't seem very impressed with the new Panasonic offerings. The S1 can capture 4K/60p video with a 1.5x crop as well as oversampled 4K/30p footage. We break down the differences. First, let’s have a quick recap in regards to its video specifications. @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. The only lens they have that is about the same price as a Sony lens is the 24-105 lens...I do think the Panasonic is a terrific camera with a lot to like ( EVF, IBIS) and some down sites (size, weight and price). None of the mirrorless cameras have any track record to go on with regards to reliability...the Panny's, the Sony's, etc. The S1, with its large, magnesium alloy body, is being pitched at a higher price than the 24MP models from Nikon and Sony, with a list price of $2499. Sigma has introduced its new 'I series' of compact, premium full-frame lenses for E and L mounts. • Best cameras for vlogging This very strong rating puts it among the elite group of camera grand masters. Not too hard to understand. Having better IBIS and video specs out weigh AF in my eyes. In-depth review of Panasonic's full-frame mirrorless, the Lumix S1! This camera should have had a `gold rating, `silver....ridiculous!! dslr lenses are designed to be used with pdaf, and Panasonic L-mount does not use pdaf, so you would be limited to cdaf-only with adapted dslr lenses. @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. Its controls take some getting used to, but the S1 offers a superb blend of direct and touch-control. ", Gosh, and I thought the GX8 failed mainly because of its high price, shutter shock and poor IBIS â¦ :D. The larger-the-more-pro-looking fad is back. Go on...it's your rule that without images nothing is proven. Panasonic S1 vs S5. And yes, the Sony trolls are annoying. Verdict . WhatsApp. The 65mm T2 completes Vazen's set of anamorphic lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system. => combine all those points, and you have a system that depletes a huge battery incredibly quickly, and that's what we're seeing here. 47.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor; 5-axis Dual I.S. Except for pros the buyer base for high end camera gear is shrinking and aging. The Panasonic S1 is a solid, high-quality camera that delivers superb video and stills in many situations, it only lacks in credentials as a sports camera. If I posted anything you would just try to tear me down. 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. What is the sensor readout speed of the DC-S1, please?One can test this with an oscilloscope. The S1 feels very robust and Panasonic claims dust and splash resistance. Please elaborate. I'm sure Milkman would tell us if there was a problem with any of his alleged Sony gear, lol! So DPreview will focus on judging this camera as a still camera and AF tracking is where this camera is nowhere near the best. 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. ConclusiON: Panasonic Lumix S1 REVIEW. @Priaptor: At no point I'm saying Sony's ergo is the only way LOL. Both are done in camera. Availability of lenses....6. The S1 has a Camera Elo of 3533. Like DPR declares, it is less reliable than Sony's combination of phase-detect and contrast-detect system. Plus you can use the S1 to hammer fragile dead sony bodies into fragments. In a year when social distancing became a way of life overnight, Senior Editor Barney Britton maintained a small sense of connection via the Fujifilm X100V. Panasonic has launched its new LUMIX S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras - LUMIX S1R and LUMIX S1. how come you can't tell the difference between that and Thoughts R Us calling sony owners "annoying online tr*lls". I can see why the camera is nice in alot of respects but associating a dog is just plain wrong. Given the high-end status of the S1, it's no surprise to find an extensive menu, but it's arranged reasonably logically. DPReview TV: The Panasonic S1 V-Log Firmware Update, DPReview TV: Panasonic 10-25mm F1.7 Preview + S1H and S1 firmware announcements. No, 10 bit 422 vlog is for new users. 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. Check out the winners of the 2020 DPReview Awards! Reviewers give a picture of the relative build quality and robustness. 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. 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. I imagine these guys shoot with one hand so they thought a better grip would help. The new camera will be available for special order in early 2021. Since your mind is fixated on the see saw, you can only think that the middle point between end to end is where you should place your hand at, which is not true most of the time. Jonathan Slack-31st July 2019. You keep saying that the video performance is good. The G100 vlogging-focused Micro Four Thirds camera also gains webcam compatibility. AF-C: Although good for most uses, The A7III does better with more FPS3. Gold Award, which is what it should have been given anyway. What a mindless comment. 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.'. Like MilCman who attempt to spoil literally every discussion about everything not Sony. 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. It offers a resolution of 24 megapixel. It's not easy to produce video that actually holds people's attention, and they manage to do that. 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. I wouldn't take the awards too seriously, either Silver or Gold. Yes, I am one of those who want mirrorless to be relatively compact and lightweight. My point is very simple. The S1 comes with a deeper Defocus (DFD) autofocus system, which is a form of contrast detection autofocus. Take a piano, it's heavy and large, right? 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. There are more to a camera than AF system. Someone must have figured it out already.One of the selling points to me of mirrorless is the truly silent shutter. I don't need that. View hundreds of photos taken with both pre- and final production Panasonic S1s. Very different markets. Panasonic is aiming the Lumix S1 at creatives who want to be able to shoot both stills and video. No price is given at this time, but the adapter is set to be available by the end of the year. 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. But go ahead and flex your guns if it makes you feel better. To shlep such weight and size around I tolerate only the best handheld IQ solution money can buy. The Panasonic S1 is not only the best-built 24MP full-frame mirrorless camera on the market (though it is heavy), it keeps up with the best of its competitors in most respects. The S1 is the 24.2Mp model aimed at professional and experienced enthusiast photographers and videographers. Because the cameras and the lenses from Panasonic are rather expensive. Also, why are the 89% Z6 and 88% S1 Silver and the 89% A7III Gold?!?!! Pinterest. And currently this is MF with the new Fuji 100MP monster. If one manual focuses though, you are in for a treat. Fujifilm's 3.00 firmware update adds a new Pixel Shift Mult-Shot mode to its GFX 100 camera that works alongside a new Pixel Shift Combiner program to output 400MP Raw images made up from 16 individual still images. Second, your anecdotal experience means nothing. The S1 and S1R have redesigned menus, plenty of customizable controls and a cool 'image stabilization scope'. Please refresh the page and try again. @pollup I completely agree with you on all the points. The Panasonic S1 is the more sensibly specced and sensibly priced sibling of the flagship S1R full-frame mirrorless camera. 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. So where does this "running with dogs" show up in the review? The size is a deterrent to most people especially when the S1 weighs 50% more than any of its competitors. This mount first appeared in 2014 and was used on the APS-C format Leica T. However, in 2015 Leica sprung a surprise and used the same mount on its SL, a full-frame mirrorless camera. People like the size. Big cameras are going to go away. Why do you people bother with your silly negative comments about a camera that 99.9% of you have not even tried? Yes, you can make that argument with Nikon, Canon, and Sony because they are only offering 8 bit codecs with their log footage, which is kinda stupid. If you want only pianos, sure, take again the big and heavy one, used for concerts, and then take a mini piano toy that can fit in your hand. it does it all for you in camera. But if you dont want to shoot high action running dogs, than you are ok with basically all cameras. View our sample gallery to see how a bit of shift can change a photo or introduce creative effects. Do I need the Panasonic S1H, or is the S1 with Log upgrade just as good? This camera though is definitely for hybrid shooters and internet content creators. A7III didn't have any worthy competition back then at its price point. I really don't care. Simultaneous video recording to 2 card slots! Lovely combo. A lightweight, high F-stop, prime or zoom could work the other way but when you are buying a camera like this many of us are looking for a pretty "heavy" lens and there is no way around the physics of making one, despite Canon's best effort to try with the DO technology. The best camera phone in 2020: which is the best smartphone for photography? 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 A7IIIFor many the S1 will be a great camera, but just to expensive, especially when you want to add lenses... @gfrensen, do you need to copy/paste the same in each answer? @RubberDials I've seen a lot of comments in the forums about hating smaller cameras. 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. Panasonic has never ever been primarily about stills. ), the batteries are much smaller. Is he paid by Sony to do this? First thing to say is I have no dog in this fight, I use MFT and not Panasonic. 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. I've moved from an Olympus E-M5 with a (horizontal) tilt-only display to the E-M5 II with a fully articulated one. "Sony has mirrorless fast AF figured out, and of course makes great sensors. The Panasonic S1H is an absolute monster of a camera that's aimed squarely at videographers and filmmakers. This Panasonic is a late entrant in an already crowded space and with one of the worst AF tracking available today. 5-axis sensor stabilization. There is no substantive track record of people using Sony in the toughest of conditions. I think companies like Sony have moved to making their stuff too light and unbalanced. The Panasonic is clearly better (I looked at the s1). : ), 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. 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. 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? Seriously, the EM1X and recent firmware upgrades show their intended direction, which is not the film-based sensor size bandwagon. Availability of lenses....6. It’s the ideal camera for photographers for whom mirrorless doesn’t necessarily need to be smaller. @s1oth1ovechunk: Experience with G9 and GH5 both of which have DPD Autofocus system, just like the S1/R. 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. 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. 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. Dpreview takes the competition that is available before awarding a camera. How about comparing a big heavy concert piano with a another real piano, only one smaller, lighter, more flimsy? You don't need a big and heavy camera to balance with a big lens if you know what you are doing. See my answer in the question… (Please head to my Panasonic S1 review by clicking here). 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. Its not a perfect system of course but DPreview isn't the only one not very impressed with the camera. The GH5s has specs that not too many still photographers would want or need. weather-sealed. @bokehmon. 2 New class-leading new hybrids from Pana, w/ one more on the way.New Sigma FF Foveon this Winter.Leica... (may even be inspired to create a great small cam that I can actually afford -well, one can dream!). Would they have braved it alone in SA mount? The Panasonic is aimed at people who do serious video and photographic work...So it is fair they did not compared it with each other... "is it better than the K1? 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. Surely there is room for more RF-Style bodies and compact bodies in L-Mount will come in the due passage of time. And why? 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? Lame? The integrity of the body is likely to hardly ever come into question while their spec is current. ðGreg in San Antoniohttps://flic.kr/s/aHsmxcYVbq, "AF system less reliable than competition". Check out our Sony A7 III review. The Panasonic S1's autofocus speeds were quite good in our tests, especially for a camera that uses contrast-detect AF. 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. There's many people that want a well balanced camera with loinger lenses and this is the only MILC providing that. All content, design, and layout are Copyright © 1998 - 2020 Digital Photography Review All Rights Reserved. The S1 comes with a deeper Defocus (DFD) autofocus system, which is a form of contrast detection autofocus. Sony has mirrorless fast AF figured out, and of course makes great sensors. @brendon1000 Yeah it may not have the best autofocus but for some that's not an issue at all. The Panasonic LUMIX S1 is the latest in Panasonic’s offerings. Panasonic S1H vs the Panasonic S1. See our full Canon EOS R review. The S lineup makes a brand new line and one that aims to sway professional photographers and videographers alike. see this dprtv clip for an accurate summary of the af and the blackout in the evf: The review from DPRTV and this lengthy review are two different things...they are both under the banner of DPR, but come from different sources. @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. I keep saying that it's not really relevant for this camera as people buy it mostly for stills and very few buy it primarily for video only. 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? Not too big or too small, with a solid interface. By Angela Nicholson. But I am surprised they haven't got anything like Panny's high res mode. It will not keep up.So the headline "bark of approval" is really a joke. So you have to compare the real thing with a toy in order to make your point. 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. The Panasonic S1 is the cheaper, lower resolution hybrid model for those whose photographic diet is a mix of video and stills. 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. you should rent it first, see how it works with your specific lenses. 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. I have, and it is surprisingly big and surprisingly heavy. That would greatly ease it in for people who want to try mirrorless out. Maybe...but it may be a myth as well. I don't see them getting in to FF mirrorless. Oh, and it's a lot of fun too. (maybe can be changed). Both have full color information at each pixel but the Panasonic has increased spatial resolution. Panasonic S1 Review -- Now Shooting! Panasonic Lumix S1 review. I've beat the tar out of my old a7r, it's been covered with dust and sand, and swamped by a giant saltwater backwash at the beach; I have confidence with sony build quality, based on over five years of outdoor use. At 2.25 pounds, it has half a pound on the Sony A7 III and Nikon Z 6 — in fact, it’s even heavier than even the Nikon D850 DSLR. NY 10036. Although it's not a twin-gripped camera, the S1 is pretty large, bigger than the Nikon Z 6 and Sony A7 III. Introduction. If that camera makes you happier than the others, then it's the right choice. I do hardly do any "selfies" or things like that, but low angle shots a lot. I ended up getting the camera for $2000 and I think it's a steal. A silver award seems about right. aris14 "an overall better cam than its peers". That's a huge adjustment, a 2 or 3Ev alteration is more likely to be used for balance exposures in a landscape, and the S1 takes that in its stride. Add in a third – lenses – if the current crop of L-mount compatible Sigma glass … 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. Down with silly hype. That Sony tracking AF must be quite intoxicating. 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. With 5,760,000 dots, the OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) is the highest resolution viewfinder around. I have met many pros who bemoan back ache and shoulder injuries from years of lugging around heavy gear. If these are not great, it is auto silver award or less no matter what. It's for people who need to do both with an emphasis on very high quality video. It is not an objective standard. Panasonic S1 Review- Performance. Cyber Monday camera deals in the UK: cameras, lenses, laptops + more, The best dash cam in 2020: constant protection for you and your vehicle, The best instant cameras in 2020 âÂ from best instax to best Polaroid cameras. Battery life (much shorter then the A7III2. @rbach44 Especially when you have the 50mm lens on it - what a beast. This is a guest review of the Panasonic Lumix S1 by wedding and portrait photographer Steve Vansak. 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.". Lightning destroyed by Sony TC-K65 Dolby Cassette Deck in the 1980s so we'll not include an act fo God.Panasonic have always put QA first, building their own 'Panasert' assembly machines, so have control over the way components are inserted into the PCBs etc.I would ask those with early Panasonic mirrorless cameras how they are performing today. You'll see I am right. S1 still uses DFD autofocus is an absolute TRAGEDY. By. the codec h.265 is more efficient, 150mbit is plenty. On the back of the camera the 3.2-inch, 2,100,000-dot screen has a dual-tilt mechanism that feels robust. Horses for courses. If Panasonic had the auto focus of the sony Id buy it. People who buy this camera later will have to pay to get that upgrade. It also features nearly 150 wonderful images from past Olympics games. Because of the EVF, manual focusing is not only ridiculously easy but fun. Visit our corporate site. 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