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Panasonic S1R Review Rundown

PanasonicPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Neoscore* 79%
  • 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[*] 70%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The Lumix S1 runs $2,500 for the body (about £1,910 or AU$3,440) It's the biggest full-frame mirrorless body I know of. It's even bigger and heavier than the Fujifilm GFX and Hasselblad X1D medium format cameras.
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  • Bigger and heavier than the competition
  • High-resolution sensor
  • Improved autofocus and metering
  • Expensive compared to the competition


Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
Panasonic's in-camera processing is also quite good. Saturation and contrast are handled well, and JPEGs look fantastic right out of the camera. The Portrait profile does an excellent job rendering skin tones, with tonal gradations that are very difficult to recreate manually in post with the RAW file.
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  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Excellent image quality
  • Moiré in high resolution mode
  • No optical low pass filters


Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
At lower settings detail is very strong and noise isn't a concern. At ISO 25600 the JPG output takes a noticeable hit and details are blurred. In addition to standard JPG capture, the S1R can capture JPGs with wider dynamic range. The camera records internally at 8-bit 4:2:0 quality with H.264 compression.
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  • High-resolution 47.3MP image capture
  • Excellent EVF
  • Solid ergonomics
  • Lackluster autofocus
  • Lack of lightweight lenses


Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The S1R uses the same L mount that Leica has used for some of its previous models. Panasonic has been combining its sensor- and lens-based image stabilization systems for some time on its G-series models. It records 4K UHD footage at frame rates of up to 60/50p at 150MB/s. A range of profiles to allow for a better starting point for grading are also available.
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  • 5-axis stabilization
  • Excellent 4K UHD video
  • Excellent image stabilization
  • No V-Log shooting mode


Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Panasonic S1R is a great new option for pros looking for a high-resolution, full-frame mirrorless camera. Image quality is great too - special praise should go to the High Resolution mode, which looks like a real bonus for certain kinds of photographer. The L Mount Alliance means it does benefit from some existing lenses, but with many of those made by Leica, it’s not something for the budget-conscious. The only weak area is for moving subject photographers who are probably better served by cameras like the Sony A9.
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  • Fantastic image quality
  • High resolution mode
  • Good battery life
  • Bulky and heavy
  • L Mount Alliance is not for everyone


2. ^ Panasonic Lumix S1R review. digitaltrends. 2019-03-22 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Review. pcmag. 2019-06-12 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Panasonic Lumix S1R review. techradar. 2019-05-17 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Panasonic S1R 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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