Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 vs Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

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      Overview

      In this comparison, we will evaluate the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 and the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R, highlighting the advantages of each over the other, discussing their pros and cons, shared strengths and weaknesses, and providing a rating based on their available features and specifications to assist you in choosing the one that best suits your needs.

      Both cameras were introduced in February 2019. Let us first list highlights of the models.

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Highlights

      • 24.2 MP Full Frame CMOS Sensor
      • No Optical Low-pass Filter
      • 100 - 51,200 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

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R 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

      Now that we've looked at the most essential specifications and gained a basic understanding of these cameras, we can delve into more details and see the differences between them.

      Pros and Cons

      In this section we present pros and cons of Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R.

      PROS

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

      •   Video Capture
      •   Large Sensor
      •   51,200 Highest Native ISO
      •   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 - 95
      •   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
      •   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

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Short Battery Life - 380 shots
      •   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

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

      •   Price
      •   Sensor Resolution - 24.2 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   -6 EV Min AF Detection
      •   Tilting Screen
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/8000 sec
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 9.0 fps
      •   Weight - 899 g (1.98 lb / 31.71 oz)
      •   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

      Advantage of Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 over Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R.

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 vs Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R
      Cheaper $2499 (body only), $3399 (w/24-105mm lens) vs $3699 (body only), $4599 (w/24-105mm lens)
      Higher Native ISO 51,200 vs 25,600
      Higher Boosted ISO 204,800 vs 51,200
      Higher DxO Dynamic Range 14.5 vs 14.1
      Lighter 899 g (1.98 lb / 31.71 oz) vs 1020 g (2.25 lb / 35.98 oz)
      Longer Battery Life 380 shots vs 360 shots

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      Advantage of Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R over Panasonic Lumix DC-S1.

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 vs Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R
      Higher Sensor Resolution 24.2 Megapixel vs 47.3 Megapixel
      Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 vs 8000 x 6000
      Higher Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) 1/8000 sec vs 1/16000 sec
      Higher DxO Low Light ISO 3333 vs 3525
      Higher DxO Color Depth 25.2 vs 26.4
      Higher DxO Overall Score 95 vs 100

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      Common Strengths and Weaknesses

      We already listed pros and cons of each model. However, you may also find useful to look at their common strengths and weaknesses shown side-by-side.

      STRENGTHS Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R
        Video Capture
        Large SensorFull FrameFull Frame
        Many Focus Points225225
        Touch-to-Focus
        Face Detection
        Live View Autofocus
        Image Stabilization5-Axis Sensor Shift5-Axis Sensor Shift
        Touch Screen
        Large Screen3.2"3.2"
        High Resolution Screen2,100k dot2,100k dot
        High Resolution Viewfinder5,760k dot5,760k dot
        High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain)1/8000 sec1/8000 sec
        High Flash Sync Speed1/320 sec1/320 sec
        High DxO Overall Score95100
        High Video Resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
        Unlimited Video Recording
        High USB SpeedUSB 3.2 Gen 1x1 (5 GBit/sec)USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 (5 GBit/sec)
        HDMI Output Full Size Full Size
        Built-In Wi-Fi
        Built-In Bluetooth
        Environmental Sealing
        USB Charging
        Many Storage Slots22
        Orientation Sensor
        Illuminated Buttons
      WEAKNESSES Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R
        No Built-in GPS
        Short Battery Life380 shots360 shots

      Screen and Viewfinder

      Screen

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R have 3.2" Tilting screens with 2,100k dot resolution. Tilting screen makes cameras very useful for photography purposes but not so useful for video shooting. Both models feature touchscreen which has advantages such as easy menu navigation, intuitive controls, quick setting adjustment and most importantly a Touch-to-Focus functionality allowing 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.

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      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R with Tilting screen


      Viewfinder

      Cameras have built-in Electronic viewfinders with 5,760k dot resolution. They both have 100% coverage and 0.78x magnification.

      Sensor

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 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. 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 576 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 different sensors compare with each other:

      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

      Cameras are equipped with Venus Engine processor.


      Lens Mount

      Cameras have Leica L lens mount. Due to their Full Frame sensor their crop factor (also called lens multiplier) is equal to 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 on either of the cameras. 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 cameras have 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 cameras are paired with non-image stabilizied lenses. It also works with lenses with optical image stabilization and in combination can achieve even better compensation.

      Connectivity, Battery and Storage

      Built-in Wi-Fi

      Cameras have 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

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R have 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 Inputs and HDMI Outputs

      Both models have USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 (5 GBit/sec) Type-C inputs for data transfer and battery charging. Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 has a Full Size HDMI and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R has a Full Size HDMI connector for video signal output.


      Battery

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R come with DMW-BLJ31 battery pack with battery life of 380 shots on Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 and with battery life of 360 shots on Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R.


      External Storage Slots

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

      Other Features

      Shutter

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 has Mechanical Focal Plane shutter and Electronic shutter. Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R has Electronic shutter and Mechanical Focal Plane shutter. Shutter speed can go up to 1/8000 sec on Panasonic Lumix DC-S1, and up to 1/16000 sec with electronic shutter and up to 1/8000 sec with mechanical shutter on Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R. Cameras can shoot continuously up to 9.0 fps.


      Focusing

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 has 225 focusing points and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R has 225 focusing points. They both have detection range from -6 to +18 EV


      Exposure

      Both cameras' 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 on both models.


      Flash

      Cameras have no built-in flash but an external flash may be connected to both of them via Hot Shoe or PC Terminal. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/320 sec on both cameras.

      Physical Parameters

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R bodies have the same dimensions of 149 x 110 x 97 mm (5.87 x 4.33 x 3.82"). Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 weighs 899 g (1.98 lb / 31.71 oz) and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R weighs 1020 g (2.25 lb / 35.98 oz).

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

      149 mm

      110 mm

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      110 mm

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      97 mm

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      Size comparisons of Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R for Different Types of Photography

      We give scores to the cameras for six types of photography based on their features and specifications. Let us see how suitable they are for each type of photography.

      Landscape Photography

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

      EXCELLENT
      88
      •   Large Sensor
      •   Touch Screen
      •   High Resolution Screen - 2,100k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Environmental Sealing
      EXCELLENT
      90
      •   Large Sensor
      •   Touch Screen
      •   High Resolution Screen - 2,100k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Environmental Sealing

      Sports Photography

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

      GOOD
      82
      •   51,200 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 - 380 shots
      •   2 Storage Slots
      •   Orientation Sensor
      GOOD
      83
      •   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

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

      GOOD
      78
      •   51,200 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 - 380 shots
      •   2 Storage Slots
      •   Orientation Sensor
      GOOD
      79
      •   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

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

      EXCELLENT
      90
      •   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
      EXCELLENT
      91
      •   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

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

      EXCELLENT
      87
      •   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
      •   Weight - 899 g (1.98 lb / 31.71 oz)
      EXCELLENT
      86
      •   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

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

      GOOD
      81
      •   Image Stabilization
      •   Tilting Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   High Resolution Screen - 2,100k dot
      •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Weight - 899 g (1.98 lb / 31.71 oz)
      •   Short Battery Life - 380 shots
      GOOD
      79
      •   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

      Evaluations

      We evaluate Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R and give both of them the 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.


      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

      OVERALL
      82
      OVERALL
      82

      Sensor

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

      GOOD
      75
      •   Large Sensor
      •   Sensor Resolution - 24.2 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   51,200 Highest Native ISO
      •   High DxO Overall Score - 95
      GOOD
      77
      •   Large Sensor
      •   High Resolution Sensor - 47.3 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
      •   High DxO Overall Score - 100

      Photo

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

      GOOD
      77
      •   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
      GOOD
      80
      •   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

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

      GOOD
      82
      •   Image Stabilization
      •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
      •   Unlimited Video Recording
      GOOD
      82
      •   Image Stabilization
      •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
      •   Unlimited Video Recording

      Focusing

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

      GOOD
      84
      •   -6 EV Min AF Detection
      •   225 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus
      GOOD
      84
      •   -6 EV Min AF Detection
      •   225 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus

      Screen and Viewfinder

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

      EXCELLENT
      85
      •   Tilting Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Large Screen - 3.2"
      •   High Resolution Screen - 2,100k dot
      •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 5,760k dot
      EXCELLENT
      85
      •   Tilting Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Large Screen - 3.2"
      •   High Resolution Screen - 2,100k dot
      •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 5,760k dot

      Connectivity

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

      EXCELLENT
      96
      •   High USB Speed
      •   HDMI Output
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   Built-In Bluetooth
      EXCELLENT
      96
      •   High USB Speed
      •   HDMI Output
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   Built-In Bluetooth

      Battery, Storage and Physical

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

      Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

      GOOD
      70
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Weight - 899 g (1.98 lb / 31.71 oz)
      •   Short Battery Life - 380 shots
      •   2 Storage Slots
      AVERAGE
      69
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Heavy - 1020 g (2.25 lb / 35.98 oz)
      •   Short Battery Life - 360 shots
      •   2 Storage Slots


      For a full specification list please go to the specifications page:

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