Panasonic S1 Review Rundown

Panasonic Corporation | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Panasonic S1
  • Superlative full-frame sensor
  • 4K UHD video with HDR10 support
  • Superb image stabilization
  • Excellent battery life
  • Not as powerful as some competitors

Summary

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.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
Panasonic has written a new recipe for a mirrorless camera, one that leaves no ingredients on the shelf. At 2.25 pounds, it has half a pound on the Sony A7 III and Nikon Z 6. The body is covered in buttons, dials, and switches providing more direct control.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent image quality
  • High-resolution autofocus
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Larger body than other mirrorless cameras

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Lumix DC-S1 is one of a pair of full-frame cameras launched this year by Panasonic. It features a stabilized 24MP image sensor, top-end 4K video features, and a very sturdy build. The S1 delivers image quality that is very much in line with its closest competitors, the Sony a7 III and Nikon Z 6.
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Pros[**]
  • Stabilized 24MP image sensor
  • Top-end 4K video features
  • Excellent in-body stabilization
  • 4K video
Cons[**]
  • Not as sharp as competitors

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Panasonic S1 is the more junior of two cameras that kicked off the company's still-fresh S system. In contrast to Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds G-series cameras, the S1 sports a larger full-frame sensor that's sized to the 3:2 aspect ratio. The sensor works with a new Venus Engine, and for the times where 24.2MP just doesn't cut it you can call upon a new High Resolution mode. The current standard standard for high-end mirrorless cameras is 369 million dots, so this is a significant step up.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Compact full-frame sensor
  • 4K UHD video with full pixel readout
  • Excellent image stabilization
Cons[**]
  • L-mount lenses only available in 2020

trustedreviews[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Panasonic Lumix S1 is Panasonic's first foray into full-frame mirrorless photography. The 24.2-megapixel camera promises greater dynamic range, detail, colour and low light performance than Panasonic's Lumix G range. It also features five-axis dual image stabilisation, 4K video recording at 60fps, the highest resolution OLED viewfinder on a mirrorless camera, and a fast Depth From Defocus system.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • High-resolution OLED viewfinder
  • Fast Depth From Defocus (DFD) autofocus
  • 4K video recording at 60fps
Cons[**]
  • Not for vloggers

references

  1. 1. ^ Panasonic Lumix S1 review. Digitaltrends. 01 April 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Review. Pcmag. 14 June 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Panasonic Lumix S1 review. Techradar. 12 April 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Panasonic S1 Review. Trustedreviews. 23 April 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. *. 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.
  6. **. 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.
  7. ***. 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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