Panasonic S1R - first impressions, first pictures

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PaulSnowcat Senior Member • Posts: 1,266
Panasonic S1R - first impressions, first pictures

After quite some time of doubts, after looking through thousands of pictures, I've decided to dive into FF world once more.

I've bought a used Panasonic S1R with Pana S 20-60/3.5-5.6.

My first impressions:

1. Wow its large!

2. Oh, gods, how COMFORMABLE it is! It is THE most comfortable camera I've had in my hands! (My hands are not large, on the contrary, I have quite small fingers).

3. What a cleverly thought out menu! Extremely logical and easily can be remembered.

4. Features ergonomics are very well thought out. For example how Auto ISO feature setup is organized - a real treasure for a photographer!

5. Only UNCOMPRESSED RAWs!? Seriously!? Oh my, I am in trouble. I'll have to quit keeping all the raws I shoot and go only with good ones, deleting all that are not chosen for processing.

And I took some first pictures... Of my cat, as usual.

What can I say... ISO 12800 easily gives great results (DXO). Easily. And I've had my first "wow". It is the first camera ever (I am in digital photography from 2007) that gave right colors of the cat under artificial lights in 0 stops. I mean I just took thee pictures, processed them with NO color tweaking and they have an IDEAL color. All other cameras required to tweak vibrancy, saturation, some additionally require to tweak yellow color a bit... Here - NOTHING! Just take a picture and crop it and it's done!

Looking forward for taking more pictures!

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