Panasonic’s general-purpose full-frame mirrorless camera is very capable, says Andy Westlake, but bulkier and slightly less refined than its competitors

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

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  • + Superb viewfinder and screen offers an unparalleled experience composing images
  • + 5-axis in-body stabilisation helps keep every image sharp
  • + Well-designed control layout places all key settings at your fingertips
  • + Comprehensive feature set
  • + Excellent video specification and 4K output


  • - Large and heavy: as big as a high-end full-frame DSLR
  • - Extremely expensive native lens system
  • - Not quite as refined as its main competitors
  • - Slightly uninspiring JPEG output


Panasonic Lumix S1 review


Price as reviewed:

£2,200.00 (Body Only)

Panasonic Lumix S1: Specifications

Panasonic S1 review




Sensor:24.2MP CMOS, 35.6 x 23.8mm
Output size:6000 x 4000
Lens mount:Leica L
Shutter speeds:1/8000sec-60sec + B
Sensitivity (standard):ISO 100-51,200
Sensitivity (extended):ISO 50-204,800
Exposure modes:PASM, iAuto, Movie
Metering:Multi / centre-weighted / spot / highlight-weighted
Exposure comp:+/-5EV in 0.3EV steps
Continuous shooting:9 fps (AFS), 6fps (AFC)
Screen:2.1m-dot 3-way tilt LCD touchscreen
Viewfinder:5.76m-dot OLED, 0.78x magnification
AF points:225
Video:3840 x 2160, 60p, 150Mbps
External mic:3.5mm stereo
Memory card:1x XQD, 1x SD / SDHC / SDXC
Power:DMW-BLJ31 Li-ion
Battery life:ca 400 shots per charge
Dimensions:148.9 x 110 x 96.7mm
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Panasonic Lumix S1: Features
  3. 3. Panasonic Lumix S1: Build and handling
  4. 4. Panasonic Lumix S1: Viewfinder and screen
  5. 5. Panasonic Lumix S1: Performance
  6. 6. Panasonic Lumix S1: Image quality
  7. 7. Panasonic Lumix S1: Verdict
  8. 8. Panasonic Lumix S1: Specifications
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