Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

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    Highlights

    • 47.3 MP Full Frame CMOS Sensor
    • No Optical Low-pass Filter
    • 100 - 25,600 Native ISO
    • 225 Focus Points
    • 5-Axis Image Stabilization
    • 3.2" 2,100k dot Tilting Screen
    • 5,760k dot Electronic Viewfinder
    • 9.0 fps Continuous Shooting
    • 3840 x 2160 Video Shooting
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
    • Wheather Sealed Body
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    Overview

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R was announced in 2019 and is a Full Frame (36 x 24 mm) Mirrorless camera with 47.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor. Its native ISO ranges from 100 to 25,600 and expands to 50 - 51,200 in boosted mode. The camera has a Tilting 3.2" screen with 2,100k dot resolution and built-in Electronic viewfinder with 5,760k dot resolution. It has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in body image stabilization.

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R can capture video up to 3840 x 2160 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-S1R.

    PROS

    •   Video Capture
    •   Large Sensor
    •   High Resolution Sensor - 47.3 Megapixel
    •   225 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Large Screen - 3.2"
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,100k 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 DxO Overall Score - 100
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   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 - 1020 g (2.25 lb / 35.98 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 360 shots

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

    AVERAGE

    •   Price
    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   -6 EV Min AF Detection
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/16000 sec
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 9.0 fps

    Screen and Viewfinder

    Tilting Touchscreen

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R has a 3.2" Tilting touchscreen with 2,100k dot resolution which is quite high by today's standards. Tilting screen makes this camera very useful for photography purposes but not so useful for video shooting.

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    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R with Tilting screen


    Electronic Viewfinder

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

    Sensor

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R features a 47.3 megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor with dimensions of 36 x 24 mm and a total area of 864 mm2. Its native ISO range is 100 - 25,600 and expands to 50 - 51,200 in boosted mode.


    Here is a sensor size comparison chart where you can see how Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R'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 Frame36 x 24 mm864 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 8000 x 6000 resolution.


    Lens Mount

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R 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.


    No Low-Pass Filter

    There is no optical low-pass filter (OLPF), also known as an anti-aliasing filter, in front of the sensor. This results in a slightly sharper image but may also introduce moiré patterns and aliasing artifacts when photographing subjects with fine, repetitive patterns or details.


    In-Body Image Stabilization

    The camera has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in-body image stabilization (IBIS) with 6 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-S1R.

    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-S1R 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-S1R comes with DMW-BLJ31 battery pack with battery life of 360 shots.


    External Storage Slots

    The camera has two card slots - one for SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) and one for CFexpress Type B / XQD.

    Other Features

    Shutter

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R has Electronic shutter and Mechanical Focal Plane shutter. Shutter speed can go up to 1/16000 sec with electronic shutter and up to 1/8000 sec with mechanical shutter. Camera can shoot continuously up to 9.0 fps.


    Focusing

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R has 225 focusing points and from -6 to +18 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 lock, exposure bracketing and manual exposure adjustment.


    Flash

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R 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-S1R has dimensions of 149 x 110 x 97 mm (5.87 x 4.33 x 3.82"). It weighs 1020 g (2.25 lb / 35.98 oz), so it is a heavy camera.

    149 mm (5.87")

    110 mm (4.33")

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    97 mm (3.82")

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    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R dimensions

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R 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-S1R is suitable for six different types of photography.


    Landscape Photography

    EXCELLENT
    90

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R gets a score of 90 and is EXCELLENT choice for Landscape photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,100k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing

    Sports Photography

    GOOD
    83

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R gets a score of 83 and is GOOD choice for Sports photography.

    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   225 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,100k dot
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 5,760k dot
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 9.0 fps
    •   Short Battery Life - 360 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Wildlife Photography

    GOOD
    79

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R gets a score of 79 and is GOOD choice for Wildlife photography.

    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   225 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,100k dot
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 5,760k dot
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 9.0 fps
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 360 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Portrait Photography

    EXCELLENT
    91

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R gets a score of 91 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 - 2,100k dot
    •   High Flash Sync Speed - 1/320 sec
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Street Photography

    EXCELLENT
    86

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R gets a score of 86 and is EXCELLENT choice for Street photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   225 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,100k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Heavy - 1020 g (2.25 lb / 35.98 oz)

    Travel Photography

    GOOD
    79

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R gets a score of 79 and is GOOD choice for Travel photography.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,100k dot
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Heavy - 1020 g (2.25 lb / 35.98 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 360 shots

    Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Evaluation

    We evaluate Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R 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
    82

    Sensor

    GOOD
    77

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R a score of 77 for Sensor parameters.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   High Resolution Sensor - 47.3 Megapixel
    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   High DxO Overall Score - 100

    Photo

    GOOD
    80

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R a score of 80 for Photo parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/8000 sec
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/16000 sec
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 9.0 fps
    •   High Flash Sync Speed - 1/320 sec

    Video

    GOOD
    82

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R a score of 82 for Video parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   Unlimited Video Recording

    Focusing

    GOOD
    84

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R a score of 84 for Focusing parameters.

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

    Screen and Viewfinder

    EXCELLENT
    85

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R a score of 85 for Screen and Viewfinder parameters.

    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Large Screen - 3.2"
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,100k dot
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 5,760k dot

    Connectivity

    EXCELLENT
    96

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R 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

    AVERAGE
    69

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R a score of 69 for Battery, Storage and Physical parameters.

    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Heavy - 1020 g (2.25 lb / 35.98 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 360 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots


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