Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Overview

Announced Feb 1, 2019 •
47 megapixels | 3.2 screen | Full frame sensor
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Product description
Announced Feb 1, 2019

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.

Product timeline
Review, Jul 31, 2019
Quick specs
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Max resolution 8368 x 5584
Effective pixels 47 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100-25600 (expands to 50-51200)
Lens mount Leica L
Focal length mult. 1×
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3.2
Screen dots 2,100,000
Max shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
USB USB 3.1 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)
GPS None

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Our review

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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