Panasonic S1

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Panasonic S1


Model Number S1
Alternate Model Number(s) DC-S1
Camera Format Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured Yes
Date Available 2019-04-04
Tripod Mount Yes
Weight 36.0 oz (1,021 g) includes batteries
Size 5.9 x 4.3 x 3.8 in. (149 x 110 x 97 mm)
Waterproof No
Waterproof Depth n/a

Image Sensor

Sensor Type CMOS
Effective Megapixels 24.2
Sensor Format 35mm
Sensor size 847.28mm2 (35.60mm x 23.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch 5.93 microns
Focal Length Multiplier 1.0x
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Color Filter Type RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter None
Self-Cleaning Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect No
DxO Sensor Score 95
DxO Color Depth Score (bits) 25.2
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs) 14.5
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso) 3,333

Image Capture

Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2), 4272 x 2848 (12.2 MP, 3:2), 3024 x 2016 (6.1 MP, 3:2), 5328 x 4000 (21.3 MP, 4:3), 3792 x 2848 (10.8 MP, 4:3), 2688 x 2016 (5.4 MP, 4:3), 6000 x 3368 (20.2 MP, 16:9), 4272 x 2400 (10.3 MP, 16:9), 3024 x 1704 (5.2 MP, Other), 4000 x 4000 (16.0 MP, 1:1), 2848 x 2848 (8.1 MP, 1:1), 2016 x 2016 (4.1 MP, 1:1), 6000 x 2208 (13.2 MP, Other), 6000 x 3000 (18.0 MP, Other), 12000 x 8000 (96.0 MP, 3:2), 10656 x 8000 (85.2 MP, 4:3), 12000 x 6736 (80.8 MP, 16:9), 8000 x 8000 (64.0 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format JPEG (Exif 2.31), HLG Photo, 14-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG
JPEG (Exif 2.31), HLG Photo, 14-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG 8.6

Video Capture

Can take movies Yes
Movie Resolution 3840x2160 (60p/30p/24p) 3840x2160 (60p/48p) 1920x1080 (60p/60i/30p/24p) 1920x1080 (180p/120p)
Movie File Format MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio format: LPCM (2ch 48kHz/16-bit), AAC (2ch)); MP4 HEVC: H.265/HEVC (Audio format: AAC (2ch)); AVCHD Progressive (Audio format: Dolby Audio (2ch)); AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Audio (2ch))
Composite Video Out No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder n/a
HD Video Out Yes
HD Video Connection HDMI

Lens & Optics

Lens Mount L Mount
Lens Panasonic LUMIX S 24-105mm F4 MACRO O.I.S.
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) 24 - 105mm
Focal Length (actual) 24 - 105mm
Zoom Ratio 4.38x
Aperture Range f/4 - f/22
Normal Focus Range 30 cm to Infinity 11.8 in to Infinity
Filter Thread 77.0mm
Thread Type n/a
Optical Image Stabilization Yes
Digital Zoom Yes
Digital Zoom Values 2.0x (EX S), 1.4x (EX M)

Auto Focus

Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus Type Contrast Detection with DFD and AI subject recognition: Auto Detection (Face, Eye, Body, Animal) / Tracking / 225-Area / Zone (Vertical/Horizontal) / Zone (Square) / Zone (Oval) / 1-Area+ / 1-Area / Pinpoint / Custom 1, 2, 3 (Full area touch is available) (Scalable AF frame size and flexible AF position)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus Yes


Viewfinder EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type 5,760k-dot 3:2 OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4.0 to +2.0 diopter adjustment, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes
EVF Resolution 5,760,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent) 0.78x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed) 0.78x


Eye-level Viewfinder Yes
Rear Display Yes
Rear Display Size (inches) 3.2
Rear Display Resolution 2,100,000 dots (525,000 px)
Touchscreen Yes
Articulating Screen Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No
Selfie Screen No
Top Deck Display Yes


Maximum ISO (native) 51200
Minimum ISO (native) 100
ISO Settings Auto, 100-51200, expandable to 50-204800
Auto ISO Mode Yes
White Balance Settings AWB, AWBc, AWBw, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set (4), Color temperature setting (4)
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes 1,728-zone Multiple, Center Weighted, Spot, Highlight Weighted
Program Auto Exposure Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Shutter Priority Yes
Full Manual Exposure Yes
Creative Exposure Modes Filters: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome*, Silky Monochrome*, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus*, Fantasy, Star Filter*, One Point Color, Sunshine* (*For photos only).
Self Timer 10s, 3 images / 2s / 10 seconds
High Resolution Composite 96.0 megapixels


Built-in Flash No
Flash Modes n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100) n/a
Flash Range Description n/a
Max Flash Sync 1/250? (up to 1/320 at reduced power with DMW-FL580L)
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Sync Terminal
Built-In Wireless Flash Control No

Image Storage

Usable Memory Types XQD / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support UHS-II
Dual Card Slots Yes
RAW Capture Support Yes
Uncompressed Format 14-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio format: LPCM (2ch 48kHz/16-bit), AAC (2ch)); MP4 HEVC: H.265/HEVC (Audio format: AAC (2ch)); AVCHD Progressive (Audio format: Dolby Audio (2ch)); AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Audio (2ch))
Included Memory No memory included


Built-In Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Built-In GPS No
Microphone Jack Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
External Connections USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant Yes
DPOF Compliant Yes
Remote Control Yes
Remote Control Type Optional wired or via Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
Connections (extended) USB-C, HDMI (Type A), 3.5mm microphone jack, 3.5mm headphone jack, 2.5mm remote jack

Performance Timing

Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution) 0.33
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot) 0.34
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution) 8.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution) 999
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps) 8.6
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames) 127
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps) 8.6
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames 76
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid) 0.14 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus) 0.067 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused) 0.058 seconds
Startup Time 1.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time 0.6 seconds


Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View) 380 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF) 360 shots
Battery Form Factor Proprietary 7.4V, 3050mAh
Usable Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter) Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included Yes
Internal Charging Supported Yes
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