Panasonic S1R Review Rundown

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


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4.3(1 user reviews)
  • Excellent image quality and stabilized 4K video
  • Excellent build quality
  • 4:2:2 10-bit output
  • High-resolution OLED viewfinder
  • Larger body than other full-frame mirrorless cameras


Panasonic's Lumix S1R is the biggest full-frame mirrorless body I know of. It's even bigger and heavier than the Fujifilm GFX and Hasselblad X1D mirrorless medium format cameras. The camera is not quite a direct competitor to the Sony A7R III or Nikon Z 7, though it offers competitive image quality.
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[*] 63%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
Panasonic's Lumix S line is based around the Leica L mount, based on a strategic partnership with Sigma and Leica in the L-Mount Alliance. At launch, the S line consists of two pro-focused models: one with a high-resolution 47-megapixel sensor optimized for still-first photography. The higher-resolution sensor in the S1R is a new architecture for fast readout and high performance in low light.
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  • Excellent high-resolution OLED viewfinder
  • Optically stabilized lens
  • 120fps refresh rate
  • Pricey for a full-frame mirrorless


Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
Panasonic's Lumix S1R feels more professional than other mirrorless cameras. With 47MP, each pixel is very small, and blur is more noticeable than on lower-resolution cameras. It can maintain an impressive continuous shooting speed of up to 9 frames per second (or 6 with continuous autofocus)
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  • High-res 47MP sensor
  • Quick, accurate autofocus
  • 4K video with Power Save mode
  • Superb battery life
  • Lacks contrast detection


Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
Panasonic's first full-frame cameras are here. The S1R delivers superb image quality and excellent, stabilized 4K video. But you pay a premium for the camera, and it's significantly heavier than competing models. We still recommend the Sony a7R III for photographers looking for a high-resolution mirrorless camera.
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  • Excellent image quality and stabilized 4K video
  • 24MP full-frame sensor
  • 4K video with wide field of view
  • Dual-channel Wi-Fi
  • Larger EVF than competitors


Sentiment Score[*] 90%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
Panasonic Lumix S1R has a 47.3MP full-frame sensor. This makes it the highest-resolution mirrorless model on the market. It uses the same L mount that Leica has used for some of its previous models, although Panasonic has now started to develop lenses for the mount under its own brand.
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  • 47.3MP full-frame sensor
  • Excellent image stabilization
  • Excellent battery life
  • Some teething issues


Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
Panasonic S1R is the full-frame equivalent of the Panasonic G9 or GH5. It has a very similar layout and control system to the G9. High Resolution mode shoots a series of eight images with slight shifts to the sensor, merging them together to create ultra detailed images. Image stabilisation is baked into the camera and they work well together effectively.
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  • High resolution full-frame
  • High resolution autofocus
  • Wide field of view
  • Easy to use
  • Not as sharp as some other mirrorless cameras


  1. 1. ^ Panasonic's Lumix S1, S1R full-frame cameras make a big first impression. Cnet. 01 February 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Panasonic Lumix S1R review. Digitaltrends. 22 March 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Review. Pcmag. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Panasonic Lumix S1R review. Techradar. 17 May 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ Panasonic S1R Review. Trustedreviews. 25 April 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. *. 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.
  7. **. 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.
  8. ***. 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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