DPReview TV: The Panasonic S1 V-Log Firmware Update, DPReview TV: Panasonic 10-25mm F1.7 Preview + S1H and S1 firmware announcements. @wasTF other than C-AF in video modes, DFD based AF in general is on par with any other mirrorless full-frame DSLR and it's nothing new only to S1, Panny's latest G models are same. I shoot BIF, aviation/warbirds and fast-action motorsports with it. The S1 features a 24MP sensor, in-body shake reduction that works in conjunction with stabilized lenses, and Panasonic's Depth from Defocus contrast-detect AF system. It is a bit weird if you try it for the first time to experience the hunting the the lens can do at times to acquire AF. They know what they do, and know exactly why they buy certain equipment. not too surepros like performanceout and out Iq is usually not number 1 for event pros. Mirrorless cameras use a lot of power between the rear screen, EVF, auto-focus, etc.. And with their smaller bodies (Panasonic S-Series excluded! So while you may walk away with a lot of keepers, your confidence in hit rate will be low until you actually sit down at a computer and look at the files. So DPreview will focus on judging this camera as a still camera and AF tracking is where this camera is nowhere near the best. Availability of lenses....6. I must have missed that...Have you any personal experience at all with DFD & C-AF? They're priced at $2299, $1299 and $1699, respectively. And it is loaded with features in a tank body. Combining a 37MP full-frame sensor, minimalist controls and Lightroom Mobile built in, it's a refreshing – if a bit quirky – take on the smartphone-meets-camera concept. Does 'animal-AF' work on dinosaurs? By using sensor-shift stabilization technology, the S1 features a High Resolution mode to capture and compile eight separate exposure to create a single 96MP raw or JPEG file. It is not an objective standard. No other camera check mark all the boxes I want to move away from my DSLR. Not sure what this camera offers that is not already on the market other than back strain and missed focus. Right now without an ability to seamlessly adapt more lenses, Panasonic is at a great disadvantage. I believe Pana is in this for the long haul, and that cooperation between the 3 entities will help them all further their respective progress. This is only true at low but rates. I guess what goes around comes around. Both are done in camera. Surely there is room for more RF-Style bodies and compact bodies in L-Mount will come in the due passage of time. Dual I.S. the concern is only for those videographers who depends on their camera a lot for AF-C. weather-sealed. DPR TV is done by Chris and Jordan. Nothing wrong with either but let's realize that they are different. Those looking for a lighter, more portable body." I tried multiple cameras in Japan with some local friends, and whenever they held the S1, their reaction was like "wow it's too heavy". Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 review review Jun 25, 2019 at 13:16 The Panasonic S1 is not only the best-built 24MP full-frame mirrorless camera on the market (though it is heavy), it keeps up with the best of its competitors in most respects. £2,069.99. Size: The Panasonic is a lot larger.So in the end it is right that they got a silver award, although this is a great camera, and in several ways better better (but also more expensive) then the A7IIIFor many the S1 will be a great camera, but just to expensive, especially when you want to add lenses... @gfrensen, do you need to copy/paste the same in each answer? So what is it? I am glad mate you enjoying this lovely camera.For photos world, this is a great tool, you should not be worried for AF, its among the best. (Please don't quote the polling speed of 480fps for the DFD AF, it is completely different).Unfortunately with the lame autofocus this camera doesn't appear to have the magic combination of workable video AF to go along with high frame rates. Hot on the heels of the S5 announcement, Panasonic has promised to release firmware by the end of 2020 that will bring the autofocus of its existing S-series cameras up to the standards of the newer model, and as a nice bonus, gives the S1R the ability to record 5K video. H. L. Mencken, 1917. In addition, Nikon's new IBIS is very good and internal video is excellent too, in addition RroResRaw on Ninja is coming. The Panasonic LUMIX S1 Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera incorporates a 24.2 megapixel high resolution 35mm full-frame MOS sensor. Would they have braved it alone in SA mount? That the mega-dollar (and "professional"?) contd.. Yeah, their sales maybe low but not because it's not a solid camera. The S1 system is just not power efficient, that's the only possible explanation since it has a huge battery inside:- DFD AF system is cpu hungry, as it must constantly analyse each frame to detect patterns, whereas a PDAF or dual pixel solution is simple + hardware.- EVF is high res, great but that uses a lot more power.- screen is high res, same thing.- AI object detection: again, it seems like it's able to recognize different kind of objects at the same time, but it means is the CPU is working hard all the time. The plate, which is manufactured in the United States using US-based materials, weighs just 13g (.5oz) and is built-to-order for $95. dslr lenses are designed to be used with pdaf, and Panasonic L-mount does not use pdaf, so you would be limited to cdaf-only with adapted dslr lenses. Stop using physics even though you haven't demonstrated your understanding of the subject. likewise with the "substantially better-built" claim. However, now, in 2019, that changes. The truth is cameras do not need to be as durable as they are already. However, in the comparison with Z6 (the other camera I have been tossing with S1), the video is rated better on Z6. You keep saying that the video performance is good. The size is a deterrent to most people especially when the S1 weighs 50% more than any of its competitors. people who make these grandiose claims about computational photography wrt panasonic need to understand that it requires lenses in order to work. I loved the G7 (esp for travel), and would gladly kept it if C-AF was better, esp for video. H. L. Mencken, 1917, *Sonyfanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy with other equipment. I'm sure Milkman would tell us if there was a problem with any of his alleged Sony gear, lol! Better pixel shift tech? Yeah, it's not a primary stills camera. But the majority of the still shooters would have to think long and hard before switching to this system. And yes, the Sony trolls are annoying. You'll like it if you're a pro, you'll hate it if you're an enthusiast. If the S1 doesn't sell in high numbers - and I'm not convinced it will - expect Panasonic to bring out a smaller S2. In addition to conventional 3:2, 4:3, 1:1, and 16:9 ratios, photos can also be recorded in 65:24 and 2:1 panoramic formats. You do not. and yet "Single AF is very fast and precise" and "Face, body, eye and animal AF system works well"............. i'll get me coat. It basically gives you 18MP photos at 30 fps capability. I cannot have noticed all the Sony A7 series owners who are somehow buying A7 type bodies and fuming because they are not side hinged and fully articulating. The sensor and processor incorporate Multipixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing technologies, which help to produce high resolution and definition by suppressing color moiré, and Color Control further enhances color reproduction, especially in the highlights and shadows. Suitable for static subjects and when working on a tripod, this mode creates a more highly detailed and color accurate image than a single shot alone can produce and produces an image with a 12000 x 8000-pixel resolution. Canon and Nikon's mirrorless cameras are significantly smaller than their DSLRs. The live view size is 640 x 432. Our website uses cookies and similar tools to improve its performance and enhance your user experience and by continuing to use this website without changing your settings, you consent to their use. The sales have been pretty bad as well as consumers don't seem very impressed with the new Panasonic offerings. Best EVF, best IBIS, dual card slot, great dynamic range and high ISO performance, fully touch screen, 400,000 shutter life, great ergonomic and work with my Canon lens. Dpreview tests are still saying that a side hinged lcd is superior to a tilt one whilst I would argue that the type of hinge is a matter of choice and there is a strong body of opinion that supports each type. @Priaptor, you talked about simple physics (people love to throw this around without really showing what kind of understanding they have). I will stick up for my car analogy; there are all kinds of accidents, and again, your comparison using half the speed makes no sense. That's until Sony offers 10 bit but I don't see that happening anytime soon. the benefits of computational photography can't be fully realized, when Panasonic doesn't have any lens lineup to speak of. When the A7r was launched there were no mirrorless FF cameras available at all. I dumped my Canon gear due to size and other things. From which you post your delightful little pics to Facebook and Instagram in order to get thumbs-ups and love hearts. As part of Panasonic 's entry into full-frame mirrorless, the Lumix DC-S1 is a well-rounded camera offering advanced feature-sets for both stills and video, along with a robust physical construction. Deal. Gothic streets and cured meats - check out DPR writer Dan Bracaglia's experience of shooting the S1R at Panasonic's launch event in Barcelona. My GH5 does everything I want and more. The camera will have the processing power for it, and it would be a way to allow one to have both a high speed sports shooter camera with lower megapixels and one that can also do high res images. I’m sure every press agency in the world is supposed to just take your little story as evidence that Sony can hold up over time. The email address you entered was an invalid email. 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