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Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic 3D1

Portability
60
Imaging
77
Features
92
Overall
83
Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 front
Portability
93
Imaging
36
Features
36
Overall
36

Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic 3D1 Key Specs

Panasonic S5
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.0" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Boost to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 714g - 133 x 97 x 82mm
  • Announced August 2020
  • Replacement is Panasonic S5 II
Panasonic 3D1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.9-5.7) lens
  • 193g - 108 x 58 x 24mm
  • Introduced November 2011
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Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic 3D1 Overview

Following is a in depth overview of the Panasonic S5 versus Panasonic 3D1, one is a Pro Mirrorless and the other is a Small Sensor Compact and they are both sold by Panasonic. There exists a crucial gap between the sensor resolutions of the S5 (24MP) and 3D1 (12MP) and the S5 (Full frame) and 3D1 (1/2.3") boast totally different sensor sizes.

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The S5 was launched 8 years after the 3D1 which is quite a serious gap as far as technology is concerned. Both of the cameras have different body design with the Panasonic S5 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic 3D1 being a Compact camera.

Before getting into a in depth comparison, here is a short summation of how the S5 scores vs the 3D1 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic S5 over the Panasonic 3D1

 S5 3D1 
IntroducedAugust 2020November 2011More modern by 107 months
Manually focus More accurate focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution1840k460kSharper display (+1380k dot)
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Reasons to pick Panasonic 3D1 over the Panasonic S5

 3D1 S5 
Display dimensions3.5"3.0"Larger display (+0.5")

Common features in the Panasonic S5 and Panasonic 3D1

 S5 3D1 
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic 3D1 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to carry around your camera frequently, you will have to take into account its weight and size. The Panasonic S5 has got physical measurements of 133mm x 97mm x 82mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 3.2") and a weight of 714 grams (1.57 lbs) and the Panasonic 3D1 has specifications of 108mm x 58mm x 24mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 193 grams (0.43 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are utilizing at that time. Here is a front view dimension comparison of the S5 against the 3D1.

Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic 3D1 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the S5 and 3D1 is 60 and 93 respectively.

Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic 3D1 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic 3D1 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's difficult to visualise the difference between sensor sizes only by reading a spec sheet. The image here should provide you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the S5 and 3D1.

As you can see, both cameras provide different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The S5 because of its larger sensor will make shooting shallower DOF less difficult and the Panasonic S5 will offer extra detail utilizing its extra 12 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop pics more aggressively. The more recent S5 will have an edge in sensor technology.

Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic 3D1 sensor size comparison

Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic 3D1 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic 3D1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic S5 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic 3D1 as a Portrait photography camera
86
you can focus manually
good resolution (24 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
features face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
27
provides face detection focus
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic S5
Street photography with Panasonic 3D1
78
screen can move to multiple angles
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
big sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
comes with touch to focus
environment sealing
above average ISO range (51,200)
61
image stabilization (Optical)
features touch focus
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic S5 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic 3D1 as a Sports photography camera
82
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000s)
quiet shutter (1/8,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good resolution (24MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
features tracking autofocus
environment sealing
lack of phase detect AF
30
image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking autofocus
max shutter speed is low (1/1,300 seconds)
no shutter priority mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
terrible battery power (200 per charge)
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic S5 Travel photography highlights
Panasonic 3D1 Travel photography highlights
79
environment sealing
has bluetooth
comes with touch to focus
good resolution (24 megapixels)
selfie friendly display
59
features touch focus
flash built-in
rather wide (25mm)
missing Timelapse mode
terrible battery power (200 per charge)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic S5 Landscape photography features
Panasonic 3D1 Landscape photography features
86
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Leica L mount)
screen is a good size (3.0 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good resolution (24 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
no low pass filter
above average ISO range (51,200)
saves RAW formats
environment sealing
two card slots
36
rather wide (25mm)
very good size screen (3.5")
image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
lack of manual mode
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
terrible battery power (200 CIPA)
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic S5 Vlogging factors
Panasonic 3D1 Vlogging factors
79
selfie friendly display
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
features face detection focusing
great video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does have external microphone socket
34
rather wide (25mm)
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
missing external microphone support
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Panasonic S5 vs Panasonic 3D1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic S5 and Panasonic 3D1
 Panasonic Lumix DC-S5Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1
General Information
Brand Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1
Category Pro Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2020-08-14 2011-11-07
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 35.6 x 23.8mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 847.3mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 6000 x 4000 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 51200 6400
Maximum boosted ISO 204800 -
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Min boosted ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 225 23
Lens
Lens support Leica L fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 25-100mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture - f/3.9-5.7
Macro focusing range - 5cm
Number of lenses 31 -
Focal length multiplier 1 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3.0" 3.5"
Resolution of screen 1,840k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech - TFT Full Touch Screen with AR coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.74x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/1300 secs
Highest silent shutter speed 1/8000 secs -
Continuous shooting rate 7.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 3.50 m
Flash modes 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 reduction, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/250 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, AVCHD, Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
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 714 gr (1.57 pounds) 193 gr (0.43 pounds)
Physical dimensions 133 x 97 x 82mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 3.2") 108 x 58 x 24mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 440 pictures 200 pictures
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Two One
Cost at launch $1,999 $670