- 47MP - Full frame Sensor
- 3.2" Tilting Display
- 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
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Panasonic S1R summary
Panasonic S1R is Panasonic's Pro Mirrorless camera originally introduced on February of 2019. It uses a 47 MegaPixel, CMOS Full frame sized sensor and has a max resolution of 8000 x 6000.
The S1R is scored #27 out of 69 in Pro Mirrorless cameras & overall #40 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. You should try our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your customized factors.
Here is a diagram of specific factors used in the rating system.
Panasonic S1R family
The Panasonic S1R has a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can check out all previous and brand new models along with key specifications.
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Panasonic S1R Gallery
You can check the S1R from different angles in the gallery below.
Panasonic S1R Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of pros and cons of the Panasonic S1R based on things that are usually considered crucial in a camera.
Panasonic S1R Sensor specifications
The Panasonic S1R features the Venus Engine processor. The sensor spec in the Panasonic S1R is 36mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 864 mm² sensor is able to capture 8000 x 6000 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter might cause cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CMOS sensor has 47 megapixels and supports a native ISO range of 100 - 25600. This ISO can be extended digitally to 50 - 51200. RAW format is supported so you have wider margin for error.
Panasonic opted to skip the anti aliasing filter with the Panasonic S1R. This can result in more detailed pictures but could create moire under certain circumstances.
The picture below shows the S1R's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The S1R sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is pointed out in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Panasonic S1R dimensions
Panasonic S1R is 2.25 lbs (1,020g or 35.98 oz) & has external measurements of 149mm x 110mm x 97mm (5.9" x 4.3" x 3.8"). The weight of typical Pro Mirrorless camera is 719g so the Panasonic S1R is weightier when compared to its rivals.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Listed below is a visual of the Panasonic S1R beside a soda so you can get a feel for its scale.
The top view below will provide the button arrangement on the S1R.
Panasonic S1R Lens specifications
The S1R fits the Leica L mount and has 52 lenses available to buy. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the S1R.
Panasonic S1R Connectivity
The S1R has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can send pictures and oftentimes change settings without connecting straight to the camera.
Some applications even give a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external monitor. The majority of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Panasonic S1R Video specifications
The max video resolution in the Panasonic S1R is 3840 x 2160 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p delivers an exceptional resolution for video. You are able to crop to 1080p in order to get clearer video. Be wary of the huge file sizes and make sure you have got good SD cards that have fast write speed. The camera does include both headphone and microphone socket making it incredibly useful whilst recording sound.
Panasonic S1R Weather Sealing
Panasonic S1R has weather proofing making it a fantastic option for use during tough climates. This is particularly handy if you are uncertain about the elements you may encounter during outdoor photography.
Panasonic S1R Display and Viewfinder
The Panasonic S1R houses a 3.2" tilting screen supporting a resolution of 2,100k dots.
Additionally the screen is touch friendly so you are able to shift focus point as well as adjust settings using your fingertips. The S1R also has a Top LCD display so it’s possible to instantly checkout camera settings.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder specifications for Panasonic S1R are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 5,760k dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.78x
For bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders will be very valuable.
Panasonic S1R Shutter specifications
Panasonic S1R continuous shooting speed is 9.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000s. The camera also offers silent electronic shutter of 1/16000s. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter might lead to "rolling shutter" under certain situations.
Panasonic S1R Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Panasonic S1R comes with external flash support but with no built-in flash. The highest flash sync speed is 1/320s.
Panasonic S1R Autofocusing specifications
Panasonic S1R comes with just Contrast Based AF & doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster and precise when compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera boasts Face detect which can be handy for taking photos of people.
The AF system boasts 225 focus points to pick from. Panasonic S1R has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to adjust focus points. It also has Tracking AF for things on the move. Panasonic S1R boasts manual focusing in case it is required during low light situations or you need to have more precise focusing control.
Panasonic S1R Battery life
The battery pack for the Panasonic S1R is fashioned to last for 360 clicks with respect to the CIPA standards making it less when compared to it's rivals. The usual Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 462. Olympus E-M1X has the maximum (870) battery life within this kind of cameras.
Following is a listing of Pro Mirrorless cameras that have the highest battery life:
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Panasonic S1R for varying types of photography
The following graph shows a rundown of the Panasonic S1R for varying types of photography. To learn more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Panasonic S1R Portrait photography factors
The Panasonic S1R receives a rating of 88 which is impressive, meaning that it is a fantastic pick to use for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support together with the ability to use off-camera lighting.
Panasonic S1R as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a above average rating of 71, the Panasonic S1R is a fine fit to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Panasonic S1R Sports photography features
A brilliant sports photography rating of 78 indicates the Panasonic S1R is a brilliant option for shooting sports. A camera really should have fantastic tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Panasonic S1R
Size is really critical in picking a camera for travel. Over-all, the Panasonic S1R gets a decent 60 for a travelling camera which makes it reasonably suited to take with you on your trips.
Landscape photography with Panasonic S1R
For anyone who is looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photos, the most critical factor is going to be image quality. The Panasonic S1R with it's brilliant score of 83 for a landscape camera is a superb choice amongst its competitors.
Panasonic S1R as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging ought to posses a articulating display, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Panasonic S1R is simply not good for vlogging as it delivers a subpar score of 33.
Panasonic S1R Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the S1R, below is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall within the class of Pro Mirrorless.
The diagram here provides you an overview of the S1R vs it's top scoring competitors suggested earlier.
Following are additional cameras you may see as alternate options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, click the "compare" link.