Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Overview
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The DC-S1R is one of two of Panasonic's new line up full-frame mirrorless cameras. It uses the L-mount originally developed by Leica and supports lenses from the German manufacturer along with Panasonic and Sigma. The S1 features a 47MP sensor, in-body shake reduction that works in conjunction with stabilized lenses, and Panasonic's Depth from Defocus contrast-detect AF system. Other features include an ultra-high-res EVF, double-hinged LCD and dual memory card slots (SD and XQD). The S1R is capable of capturing 4K/60p video. Its magnesium alloy body is weather-resistant and has a shutter rated to 400k cycles.
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||8368 x 5584|
|Effective pixels||47 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (36 x 24 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100-25600 (expands to 50-51200)|
|Lens mount||Leica L|
|Focal length mult.||1×|
|Max shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|USB||USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||898 g (1.98 lb / 31.68 oz)|
|Dimensions||149 x 110 x 97 mm (5.87 x 4.33 x 3.82″)|
The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R is an impressively well-built full-frame mirrorless camera with lots of resolution, well thought-out controls and ergonomics and competitive video quality. Unfortunately its burst shooting speeds are simply outdone by the competition and for less money, and it falls slightly behind in overall image quality and autofocus performance as well. But the fact remains that the S1R is enjoyable to use and is worth a look for those that want a well-rounded high-resolution professional camera.
Good for: Landscape, studio and event photographers, those with larger hands that prefer a larger grip and camera, outdoor photographers who need especially solid build quality.
Not so good for: Travel photography and family photographers for whom the S1R's size and weight will be a burden, sports photographers who will need more speed and better autofocus, and dedicated video shooters.
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