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Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic FH20

Portability
54
Imaging
79
Features
84
Overall
81
Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 front
Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
21
Overall
30

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic FH20 Key Specs

Panasonic S1R
(Full Review)
  • 47MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Increase to 51200)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 1020g - 149 x 110 x 97mm
  • Introduced February 2019
Panasonic FH20
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 178g - 100 x 56 x 28mm
  • Introduced January 2010
  • Also Known as Lumix DMC-FS30
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Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic FH20 Overview

Here is a in-depth assessment of the Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic FH20, one being a Pro Mirrorless and the latter is a Small Sensor Compact and both are created by Panasonic. There exists a crucial gap among the sensor resolutions of the S1R (47MP) and FH20 (14MP) and the S1R (Full frame) and FH20 (1/2.3") provide totally different sensor dimensions.

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The S1R was launched 9 years later than the FH20 and that is a fairly serious gap as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras feature different body design with the Panasonic S1R being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic FH20 being a Compact camera.

Before delving into a full comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the S1R grades versus the FH20 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic S1R over the Panasonic FH20

 S1R FH20 
IntroducedFebruary 2019January 2010Fresher by 111 months
Manually focus Very accurate focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen size3.2"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution2100k230kCrisper screen (+1870k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH20 over the Panasonic S1R

 FH20 S1R 

Common features in the Panasonic S1R and Panasonic FH20

 S1R FH20 
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic FH20 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry your camera often, you're going to have to think about its weight and measurements. The Panasonic S1R enjoys exterior measurements of 149mm x 110mm x 97mm (5.9" x 4.3" x 3.8") and a weight of 1020 grams (2.25 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FH20 has proportions of 100mm x 56mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") having a weight of 178 grams (0.39 lbs).

Look at the Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic FH20 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are employing at that moment. Below is a front view over all size comparison of the S1R vs the FH20.

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic FH20 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the S1R and FH20 is 54 and 93 respectively.

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic FH20 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic FH20 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is tough to envision the difference in sensor sizing merely by checking out specifications. The graphic below should provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the S1R and FH20.

To sum up, the 2 cameras come with different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The S1R featuring a bigger sensor will make achieving shallower DOF less difficult and the Panasonic S1R will provide extra detail utilizing its extra 33 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop shots a good deal more aggressively. The fresher S1R is going to have an edge when it comes to sensor innovation.

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic FH20 sensor size comparison

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic FH20 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic FH20 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic S1R as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FH20 as a Portrait photography camera
87
has manual focus
high flash sync (1/320s)
great resolution (47MP)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
offers face detect focusing
exports RAW files
28
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic S1R Street photography advice
Panasonic FH20 Street photography advice
71
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
exports RAW files
includes touch focus
environment sealing
very good ISO range (25,600)
heavier than competition in class (1,020 grams)
56
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic S1R Sports photography info
Panasonic FH20 Sports photography info
78
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
quiet shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great resolution (47MP)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
offers tracking focus
environment sealing
terrible battery power (360 CIPA)
no phase detect AF
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
continuous shooting slow (5.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic S1R Travel photography information
Panasonic FH20 Travel photography information
60
environment sealing
connects via bluetooth
includes touch focus
great resolution (47 megapixels)
terrible battery power (360 CIPA)
heavier than competition in class (1,020g)
display isn't selfie friendly
64
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic S1R Landscape photography info
Panasonic FH20 Landscape photography info
82
has manual focus
switch lenses (Leica L mount)
screen is a good size (3.2 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great resolution (47MP)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
no anti-alias filter
very good ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW files
environment sealing
has double storage slots
terrible battery power (360 shots)
37
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
manual focus not available
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
lack of manual exposure
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic S1R Vlogging info
Panasonic FH20 Vlogging info
32
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
offers face detect focusing
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
has mic port
display isn't selfie friendly
heavier than competition in class (1,020 grams)
28
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of microphone socket
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Panasonic S1R vs Panasonic FH20 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic S1R and Panasonic FH20
 Panasonic Lumix DC-S1RPanasonic Lumix DMC-FH20
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20
Otherwise known as - Lumix DMC-FS30
Category Pro Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2019-02-01 2010-01-06
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Venus Engine -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Full frame 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 36 x 24mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 864.0mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 47MP 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 8000 x 6000 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 25600 6400
Maximum enhanced ISO 51200 -
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Min enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 225 9
Lens
Lens mount type Leica L fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 28-224mm (8.0x)
Highest aperture - f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance - 5cm
Total lenses 30 -
Focal length multiplier 1 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3.2" 2.7"
Resolution of screen 2,100k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 5,760k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.78x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Fastest silent shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shutter rate 9.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 5.80 m (Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/320 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes (can be charged with high-power laptop/tablet chargers or portable power banks) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 1020 gr (2.25 lbs) 178 gr (0.39 lbs)
Physical dimensions 149 x 110 x 97mm (5.9" x 4.3" x 3.8") 100 x 56 x 28mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 100 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 26.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 14.1 not tested
DXO Low light rating 3525 not tested
Other
Battery life 360 shots -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type - SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 2 Single
Cost at release $3,698 $179