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Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Full-Frame Camera (2019)

MSRP 3699 USDNeoscore 77%NEX score 80%

Product Overview

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R is a high-end mirrorless camera in the Leica L-mount system. Introduced by Panasonic in 2019, it comes with a full-frame sensor with 47 MP (8368 x 5584) resolution and a 5.76 million-dot EVF.
The camera has a usable battery life, though a second battery may be a good thing to keep in your camera bag.
The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R comes with 225 autofocus points. Those who intend to use the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R for video work will be glad to find that the camera comes with 6 stops of IBIS.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 77% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • 6 stops of IBIS
  • High 47 MP resolution
  • Weather-sealed
  • High resolution EVF
  • Supports both WiFi and Bluetooth
Cons
  • Very heavy
  • Viewfinder with low 0.78x magnification

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Fantastic image quality
  • Excellent 4K UHD video
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent EVF
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Lackluster autofocus
  • Lack of lightweight lenses
  • Expensive compared to the competition
  • Not as fast as other full-frame cameras
  • Bulky and heavy
  • No V-Log shooting mode
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
HDMI + Headphone + Microphone + Remote Control + USB 3.2 Gen 1
Wireless Connectivity
802.11ac + Bluetooth

Construction

Battery | Capacity
3050 mAh
Form Factor
Mirrorless camera
Image Size
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Lens Mount
Leica L-mount
Microphone
Stereo
Sensor | Resolution
47 MP (8368 x 5584)
Sensor | Type
CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Size | Depth
97 mm / 3.82 in
Size | Height
110 mm / 4.33 in
Size | Width
149 mm / 5.87 in
Weight
1020 g / 36.04 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2 inch
Display Type
Tilting TFT LCD
Resolution
2,100,000 dots
Viewfinder | Coverage
100%
Viewfinder | Magnification
0.78x
Viewfinder | Refresh Rate
120 fps
Viewfinder | Resolution
5,760,000 dots
Viewfinder | Type
Electronic

Function

AE Bracketing
±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Autofocus
225 focus points
Crop Factor
1.0
Exposure Compensation
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual
Flash Sync Speed
1/320 s
GPS
No
Image Stabilization
5-axis; combines with in-lens stabilization for increased shake reduction, 6 stops
ISO Range
100 ~ 25600 (expands to 50 ~ 51200)
Processor
Venus Engine
Touch Screen
Yes
Video Codecs
MPEG-4, H.264
Video Recording
4K 60p
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Battery Life
360 shots
Max Burst Rate
9.0 fps
Shutter Speed
1/16000 s (electronic) / 1/8000 s (mechanical) ~ 60 s
Storage
XQD, SD UHS-II

Production

Battery
DMW-BLJ31 lithium-ion battery & charger
Debut
2019-02-01

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Sentiment Score 86%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
The Panasonic Lumix S1R is a full-frame mirrorless camera with 47 Megapixels, built-in stabilisation and 4k 60p video. It’s one of two bodies launched by Panasonic as part of its new L-mount alliance with Leica and Sigma. Both bodies have 100% weather-sealing, dual card slots (XQQ), high resolution 576 Million dot viewers, articulated screens, 9 bursts in single AF or 6fps with continuous AF, and a fast flash sync speed.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Full-frame mirrorless with 47 Megapixels
  • Built-in stabilisation
  • 4K and 6K Photo modes
Cons
  • Not as fast as other full-frame cameras

cnet[2]

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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Bigger and heavier than the competition
  • High-resolution sensor
  • Improved autofocus and metering
Cons
  • Expensive compared to the competition

digitaltrends[3]

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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Excellent image quality
Cons
  • Moiré in high resolution mode
  • No optical low pass filters

pcmag[4]

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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • High-resolution 47.3MP image capture
  • Excellent EVF
  • Solid ergonomics
Cons
  • Lackluster autofocus
  • Lack of lightweight lenses

techradar[5]

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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • 5-axis stabilization
  • Excellent 4K UHD video
  • Excellent image stabilization
Cons
  • No V-Log shooting mode

trustedreviews[6]

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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic image quality
  • High resolution mode
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Bulky and heavy
  • L Mount Alliance is not for everyone

User Reviews

holy.water · 24 May 2020
4.2
Innovation
Design
Quality
Value
Too bulky
I was testing it out last year to see if I'm missing something, and I do - the weight. Somehow, Panasonic decided to make a mirrorless camera bigger and heavier than everyone else. The camera feels really solid and well-built, but all the weight and bulk don't help it produce any better image quality - it's good, but not better. To be honest, every camera can get you good results these days. The bulk is a choice, not a necessity.
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References

1. ^ Panasonic Lumix S1R review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/panasonic-lumix-s1r-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
2. ^ Panasonic's Lumix S1, S1R full-frame cameras make a big first impression. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/reviews/panasonic-lumix-s1-preview/. 2019-02-01. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Panasonic Lumix S1R review. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/digital-camera-reviews/panasonic-lumix-s1r-review/. 2019-03-22. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/panasonic-lumix-dc-s1r. 2019-06-12. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Panasonic Lumix S1R review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/panasonic-lumix-s1r-review. 2019-05-17. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Panasonic S1R Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/panasonic-s1r. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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