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Panasonic S1 Review Rundown

PanasonicPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Neoscore* 0%
  • Superlative full-frame sensor
  • 4K UHD video with HDR10 support
  • Superb image stabilization
  • Excellent battery life
  • Not as powerful as some competitors


Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 is one of a pair of full-frame cameras launched in 2019 by Panasonic. We continue to recommend the Sony a7 III in this class of full- frame cameras, as it offers a more rounded feature set for less money. For those who want the best at any cost, however, the Lumix S1 makes a strong case for your money.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Lumix S1 can shoot 4K at 24 and 30 frames per second from the full width of the sensor. It can also produce in-camera slow motion using a high framerate mode. The one thing to watch out for with the S1 is moiré. Autofocus errors, as intermittent as they are, are a cause for concern.
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  • Impressive image quality
  • High-resolution video
  • Compact design
  • No anti-aliasing filter
  • Moiré in slow-motion video


Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 is one of those cameras that will really appeal to video specialists. It offers 60fps capture at 4K, which is something we've not seen on full-frame cameras from other brands. It's on a slightly higher level than the Sony a7 III and the Nikon Z 6. The S1 delivers great image quality and includes a high-resolution mode.
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  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent in-body stabilization
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 video recording
  • Good battery life
  • Doesn’t support full-frame 4K video
  • No autofocus


Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Panasonic S1 has a 5.76 million-dot electronic viewfinder. Full HD videos can also be captured at a maximum 60p, although faster frame rates up to 180/150p are also available. 4K footage captured at 60/50p can be output in slow motion. There are two slots on the body, one for XQD cards and another for SDHC/SDXC cards.
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  • Excellent image quality
  • Competitively priced
  • Good battery life
  • Battery life isn’t great


Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Panasonic S1 is a superb camera: masterfully constructed, rich with features, and able to create stunning images. It can capture full resolution images at a continuous speed of 9fps, a significantly faster 30fps if you dial down the resolution to 6K (around 18-megapixels) or a frankly supercharged 60fps at 4K. I was also impressed by the S1’s battery life, which seems to go on and on. Panasonic says you’ll get around 400 shots out of a charge when shooting using normal settings.
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  • Superb image stabilisation
  • Excellent video quality
  • Superb battery life
  • No autofocus
  • High price


1. ^ Panasonic Lumix S1 review. digitaltrends. 2019-04-01 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Review. pcmag. 2019-06-14 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Panasonic Lumix S1 review. techradar. 2019-04-12 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Panasonic S1 Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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