Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H

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    Highlights

    • 24.2 MP Full Frame CMOS Sensor
    • 100 - 51,200 Native ISO
    • 225 Focus Points
    • 5-Axis Image Stabilization
    • 3.2" 2,330k dot Fully Articulated Screen
    • 5,760k dot Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder
    • 9.0 fps Continuous Shooting
    • 5952 x 3988 Video Shooting
    • HDR-HLG
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
    • Wheather Sealed Body
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    Overview

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H was announced in 2019 and is a Full Frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm) Mirrorless camera with 24.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor. Its native ISO ranges from 100 to 51,200 and expands to 50 - 204,800 in boosted mode. The camera has a Fully Articulated 3.2" screen with 2,330k dot resolution and built-in Electronic (OLED) viewfinder with 5,760k dot resolution. It has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in body image stabilization.

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H can capture video up to 5952 x 3988 resolution with no recording time limit.


    Here is the Panasonic -Sx series lineup, where you can view and compare the main specifications of the cameras within the same series.

    Panasonic -Sx series lineup
    Model Date Sensor Native ISO Screen Price
    Image cannot be found Panasonic S5 II X January
    2023
    24.2 MP
    Full Frame
    100 - 51,200 Articulated 3.0"
    1,840k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic S5 II January
    2023
    24.2 MP
    Full Frame
    100 - 51,200 Articulated 3.0"
    1,840k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic S5 August
    2020
    24.2 MP
    Full Frame
    100 - 51,200 Articulated 3.0"
    1,840k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic S1H August
    2019
    24.2 MP
    Full Frame
    100 - 51,200 Articulated 3.2"
    2,330k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic S1 February
    2019
    24.2 MP
    Full Frame
    100 - 51,200 Tilting 3.2"
    2,100k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic S1R February
    2019
    47.3 MP
    Full Frame
    100 - 25,600 Tilting 3.2"
    2,100k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic S2 January
    2012
    14.1 MP
    1/2.33-inch
    100 - 6,400 Fixed 2.70"
    230k dot
    Image cannot be found Panasonic S1 January
    2011
    12.1 MP
    1/2.33-inch
    100 - 6,400 Fixed 2.70"
    230k dot
    Image cannot be found Panasonic S3 January
    2011
    14.1 MP
    1/2.33-inch
    100 - 6,400 Fixed 2.70"
    230k dot

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 II X vs Lumix DC-S5 II vs Lumix DC-S5 vs Lumix DC-S1H vs Lumix DC-S1 vs Lumix DC-S1R.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H.

    PROS

    •   Video Capture
    •   Large Sensor
    •   51,200 Highest Native ISO
    •   225 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Large Screen - 3.2"
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,330k dot
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 5,760k dot
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/8000 sec
    •   High Flash Sync Speed - 1/320 sec
    •   High Video Resolution - 5952 x 3988
    •   10-bit 4:2:2 Color
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   Unlimited Video Recording
    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   USB Charging
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor
    •   Illuminated Buttons

    CONS

    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Heavy - 1052 g (2.32 lb / 37.11 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 400 shots

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   Price
    •   Sensor Resolution - 24.2 Megapixel
    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   -6 EV Min AF Detection
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/8000 sec
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 9.0 fps

    Screen and Viewfinder

    Fully Articulated Touchscreen

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H has a 3.2" Fully Articulated touchscreen with 2,330k dot resolution which is quite high by today's standards. Fully articulated screen makes this camera selfie and vlogger friendly and generally very useful for video shooting.

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    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H with Fully Articulated screen


    Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder

    Camera has a built-in Electronic (OLED) viewfinder with 5,760k dot resolution. It has a 100% coverage and 0.78x magnification.

    Sensor

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H features a 24.2 megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor with dimensions of 35.6 x 23.8 mm and a total area of 847.3 mm2. Its native ISO range is 100 - 51,200 and expands to 50 - 204,800 in boosted mode.


    Here is a sensor size comparison chart where you can see how Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H's Full Frame sensor compares with other types of sensors:

    Sensor size chart
    Sensor Dimensions Area Aspect Ratio Crop Factor
    Image cannot be displayedMedium Format44 x 33 mm1452 mm24:30.79x
    Image cannot be displayedFull Frame35.6 x 23.8 mm847.3 mm23:21x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-H27 x 18 mm486 mm23:21.3x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C23.6 x 15.6 mm368.2 mm23:21.5x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C (Canon)22.3 x 14.9 mm332.3 mm23:21.6x
    Image cannot be displayedMicro Four Thirds17.4 x 13 mm226.2 mm24:32x
    Image cannot be displayed1-inch13.2 x 8.8 mm116.2 mm23:22.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/1.7-inch7.44 x 5.58 mm41.5 mm24:34.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/2.3-inch6.17 x 4.55 mm28.1 mm24:35.6x

    Photography Features

    Camera is equipped with Venus Engine processor and can take pictures up to 6000 x 4000 resolution.


    Lens Mount

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H has Leica L lens mount. Due to Full Frame sensor its crop factor (also called lens multiplier) is 1x. This means that a 35mm equivalent focal length of the mounted lens will be equal to its actual focal length.


    In-Body Image Stabilization

    The camera has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in-body image stabilization (IBIS) with 6.5 stops of compensation. This means that you are still getting vibration reduction when camera is paired with non-image stabilizied lenses. It also works with lenses with optical image stabilization and in combination can achieve even better compensation.

    Check out the cameras which are frequently compared to Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H.

    Connectivity, Battery and Storage

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Camera has a built-in Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 5, 802.11ac/b/g/n, 2.4/5 GHz) which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in WiFi.


    Bluetooth

    Camera has a built-in Bluetooth which lets you to connect the camera to a smartphone or a dedicated remote control device. This allows you to remotely trigger the camera, adjust settings and controls remotely through a paired mobile app. While Wi-Fi is generally faster for transferring larger files, Bluetooth can be used for small, selective transfers, it can provide real-time information about your camera's battery status, memory card capacity, and other key settings directly on your paired smartphone or smartwatch.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in Bluetooth.


    USB Input and HDMI Output

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H has a USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 (5 GBit/sec) Type-C input for data transfer and battery charging. There is a Full Size HDMI connector for video signal output.


    Battery

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H comes with DMW-BLJ31 battery pack with battery life of 400 shots.


    External Storage Slots

    The camera has Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) card slots.

    Other Features

    Shutter

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H has Electronic shutter and Mechanical Focal Plane shutter. Shutter speed can go up to 1/8000 sec. Camera can shoot continuously up to 9.0 fps.


    Focusing

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H has 225 focusing points and from -6 to +20 EV detection range. Touch-to-Focus allows users to select a specific point on the screen where they want the camera to focus. This feature can be helpful for achieving precise focus in both photo and video recording. There is also face detection feature which automatically finds and focuses on faces.


    Exposure

    Camera's exposure metering ranges from 0 to +18 EV and you can set the exposure compensation within the ±5 EV range. You can also do exposure bracketing and manual exposure adjustment.


    Flash

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H has no built-in flash but an external flash may be connected via Hot Shoe or PC Terminal. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/320 sec. Flash compensation can be set from -3 to +3 EV with 1/3 EV step increments.

    Physical Parameters

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H has dimensions of 151 x 114 x 110 mm (5.94 x 4.49 x 4.33"). It weighs 1052 g (2.32 lb / 37.11 oz), so it is a heavy camera.

    151 mm (5.94")

    114 mm (4.49")

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    110 mm (4.33")

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    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H dimensions

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H for Different Types of Photography

    We give scores to the camera for different type of photography based on its features and specifications. Let us see how Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H is suitable for six different types of photography.


    Landscape Photography

    EXCELLENT
    86

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H gets a score of 86 and is EXCELLENT choice for Landscape photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,330k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing

    Sports Photography

    GOOD
    80

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H gets a score of 80 and is GOOD choice for Sports photography.

    •   51,200 Highest Native ISO
    •   225 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,330k dot
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 5,760k dot
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 9.0 fps
    •   Short Battery Life - 400 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Wildlife Photography

    GOOD
    75

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H gets a score of 75 and is GOOD choice for Wildlife photography.

    •   51,200 Highest Native ISO
    •   225 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,330k dot
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 5,760k dot
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 9.0 fps
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 400 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Portrait Photography

    EXCELLENT
    89

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H gets a score of 89 and is EXCELLENT choice for Portrait photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   225 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Large Screen - 3.2"
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,330k dot
    •   High Flash Sync Speed - 1/320 sec
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Street Photography

    EXCELLENT
    86

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H gets a score of 86 and is EXCELLENT choice for Street photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   225 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,330k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Heavy - 1052 g (2.32 lb / 37.11 oz)

    Travel Photography

    GOOD
    82

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H gets a score of 82 and is GOOD choice for Travel photography.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,330k dot
    •   High Video Resolution - 5952 x 3988
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Heavy - 1052 g (2.32 lb / 37.11 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 400 shots

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H Evaluation

    We evaluate Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H and give score of 82 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


    OVERALL
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    Sensor

    AVERAGE
    68

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H a score of 68 for Sensor parameters.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   Sensor Resolution - 24.2 Megapixel
    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   51,200 Highest Native ISO

    Photo

    GOOD
    79

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H a score of 79 for Photo parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/8000 sec
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/8000 sec
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 9.0 fps
    •   High Flash Sync Speed - 1/320 sec

    Video

    EXCELLENT
    95

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H a score of 95 for Video parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   High Video Resolution - 5952 x 3988
    •   10-bit 4:2:2 Color
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   Unlimited Video Recording

    Focusing

    EXCELLENT
    85

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H a score of 85 for Focusing parameters.

    •   -6 EV Min AF Detection
    •   225 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus

    Screen and Viewfinder

    EXCELLENT
    90

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H a score of 90 for Screen and Viewfinder parameters.

    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Large Screen - 3.2"
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,330k dot
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 5,760k dot

    Connectivity

    EXCELLENT
    96

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H a score of 96 for Connectivity parameters.

    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth

    Battery, Storage and Physical

    GOOD
    70

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H a score of 70 for Battery, Storage and Physical parameters.

    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Heavy - 1052 g (2.32 lb / 37.11 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 400 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots


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