Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Review

Overall 62
Imaging 45
Features 84
Size 68
Price 0

Main Features

  • 47.0 MP Full frame CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Expands to 50 - 51200)
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3.2″ Tilting Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 9.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 149 x 110 x 97 mm
  • Weight: 898 g
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Built-in GPS: No

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Summary

This review is devoted to Lumix DC-S1R that Panasonic has first introduced to the public in Feb 01, 2019. This model is a Pro Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 47.0 MP and a Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

In Pro Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #7 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 62/100 and it takes a rank of #12 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Compared to other MirrorLess Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Screen Type: Tilting
  • Screen Size: 3.2″
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 100
  • Continuous Shooting: 9.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Sensor Resolution: 47.0 MP
  • Min Boosted Iso: 50
  • Af Touch: Yes
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Number Of Focus Points: 225
  • Microphone Port: Yes
  • Headphone Port: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Storage Slots: 2

CONs

  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Battery Life: 360 shots
  • Timelapse Recording: No

Complete Comparison of Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R With Other Cameras in Pro Mirrorless Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Pro Mirrorless cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R has the following external dimensions 149 x 149 x 97 mm (58.66 x 43.31 x 38.19″) with the weight of 898 g.

The typical weight for average Pro Mirrorless type cameras is 672g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 97mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R — 360 shots
Min: 210 shots
Average: 432 shots
Max: 870 shots

Thickness

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R — 97 mm
Min: 37 mm
Average: 63 mm
Max: 97 mm

Weight

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R — 898 g
Min: 465 g
Average: 672 g
Max: 1320 g

Unfortunately, Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Photo and Sensor Features

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R comes with Venus Engine processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 47.0 MP and is equipped with a Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R has the following ISO range 100 - 25600 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 50 - 51200.

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

In a huge database of models that we have collected, Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R features a 47.0 MP sensor. In the Pro Mirrorless class, there is a high-resolution camera.

High-Resolution Mode

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R has a High-Resolution mode feature. It allows you to take multiple shots of a particular scene, at the same time, move its sensor with a special sensor-shift image stabilization system, and join all these shots into one 187.0 MP picture automatically. To make the best use of this feature, we recommend capturing static scenes while using a tripod for more stability and less stitching artifacts.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of Full frame sensor featured in Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

LCD and ViewFinder

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R is equipped with a Tilting 3.2" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 2,100k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic ViewFinder.

The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R’s embedded ViewFinder comes with coverage of 100 and a resolution of 5,760k dots.

100% ensures that the resulting photo will capture the exact scene you could see in the viewfinder while shooting. Such coverage indicator also means that the framing of your shot will be more accurate, so there won’t be need for further cropping.

This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R are its 9.0 fps max speed and 1/8000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Besides, Lumix DC-S1R comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/8000 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, Lumix DC-S1R unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.

Focusing

In addition, Lumix DC-S1R has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R supports 4K (Ultra-HD) video. This is the highest available resolution as for today . Thus, opting for this model, you will be dazed by the video’s crispness and the quality of details when watching it on a 4K screen.

Such impressive resolution stats make this model stand out against the previous model, which provides a max video resolution of only. Thus, in case you are planning to update your old camera and would love to have a possibility to shoot lots of high-quality videos, high resolution is a significant advantage of Lumix DC-S1R.

Lumix DC-S1R comes with an embedded built-in microphone and Mono speaker.

In addition, Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone and, since it comes with a port for external headphones, we can call Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R a perfect camera for high-quality videography purposes.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) and Bluetooth connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, Lumix DC-S1R is equipped with its USB Yes (can be charged with high-power laptop/tablet chargers or portable power banks) or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect Lumix DC-S1R with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R provides a shooting life of 360, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 432 shots.

With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.

How Good is Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Lumix DC-S1R to the average MirrorLess camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 99. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (47 MP)
  • Fast Max Shutter Speed (1/8000s)
  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

No Significant Disadvantages


Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 92. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization
  • Large Full frame(36 x 24 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (149 x 110 x 97 mm)

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 96. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R can be called a 96 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing
  • Fast Max Shutter Speed (1/8000s)
  • Big Number of autofocus Points (225)
  • Big size (149 x 110 x 97 mm)

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (9.0 fps)
  • Small battery life (360 shots)

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 70. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sensor
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Big weight (898 g)
  • Big size (149 x 110 x 97 mm)
  • No Built-in Flash

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 94. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R can be called a 94 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (47 MP)
  • Environmental Sealing
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

No Significant Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Detailed Specs

General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DC-S1R
Announced Feb 01, 2019
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Leica L
Number of Lenses 20
Focal Length Multiplier 1x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Size 3.2″
Screen Resolution 2,100k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic
ViewFinder Resolution 5,760k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 100%
ViewFinder Magnification 0.78
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 60 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 s
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash No
Flash Range 0
Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
DxO Sensor Scores
DxO Sensor Scores n/a
DxO Color Depth n/a
DxO Dynamic Range n/a
DxO Low Light ISO n/a
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Dimensions 36 x 24 mm
Sensor Area 864.00 mm2
Sensor Resolution 47.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 8000 x 6000
Max Native ISO 25,600
Max Boosted ISO 51,200
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch Yes
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points 225
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port Yes
Headphone Port Yes
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB Yes (can be charged with high-power laptop/tablet chargers or portable power banks)
Physical
Environmental Sealing Yes
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 898 g
Physical Dimensions 149 x 110 x 97 mm
Battery Life 360 shots
Battery Type 360 shots
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type n/a
Storage Slots 2

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