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. Characterized by its full-frame 24.2MP MOS sensor, which is supported by an updated Venus Engine, the S1 offers impressive image quality along with a quick 9 fps shooting rate and expanded sensitivity range up to ISO 204800. In regard to video, the S1 can record UHD 4K30p with full-pixel readout, 4:2:0 10-bit color, and unlimited shooting times, as well as 4K60p for up to 29:59. HDR video recording is possible using the dedicated Hybrid Log Gamma mode, and a firmware update will be available to add 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording along with V-Log. Complementing both stills and video capabilities, the image sensor also utilizes an advanced DFD contrast-detection autofocus system for quick and precise focusing and subject tracking. Additionally, sensor-shift image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by 5.5 stops for sharper handheld shooting.

Beyond the imaging attributes, the S1 is also distinguished by its body design, which incorporates an impressively high resolution 5.76m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder along with a 3.2" 2.1m-dot triaxial tilt touchscreen LCD. The magnesium-alloy body is weather-sealed to permit working in harsh conditions and has a top status LCD for reviewing shooting settings on the fly. CFexpress Type B/XQD and SD card slots offer flexible storage capabilities and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity afford remote camera control along with wireless image transferring to tablets and smartphones.

24.2MP Full-Frame MOS Sensor and Venus Engine
Featuring a full-frame 24.2MP MOS sensor, along with an updated Venus Engine, the S1's imaging capabilities have been optimized for high sensitivity, a wide dynamic range, and flexible recording modes. 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. The Venus Engine's processing power also helps to suppress noise levels throughout the sensitivity range, from ISO 100-51200, and yield fast full-resolution continuous shooting speeds up to 9 fps with AF-S or 6 fps with AF-C, for more than 90 consecutive raw files.
UHD 4K HDR Video Recording
Beyond stills shooting, the S1 is a highly capable video camera featuring UHD 4K30p recording with full-pixel readout, 4:2:0 10-bit color, and unlimited recording time along with UHD 4K60p recording for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds. Full HD recording is also supported, up to 60p with unlimited recording times. Also, high-speed recording modes for UHD 4K60, with 30 fps playback, and Full HD 180 fps, with 30 fps playback, offer 2x and 6x slower motion, respectively.

Complementing the video quality, a High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode, along with a dedicated Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) Photo Style mode, can be used to expand highlight and shadow details and offer greater flexibility when color grading. An optional paid firmware update will be available to further heighten recording capabilities with support for 4:2:2 sampling, 10-bit color depth internal recording along with V-Log. Additionally, recording to an optional external recorder is possible, via the HDMI Type A port, and support for an external microphone and headphones are also available via dedicated 3.5mm jacks.
Body Design
Used in conjunction with other members of the L-Mount Alliance, the L lens mount is a versatile interface with a mount diameter of 51.6mm and a flange distance of 20mm for working with a broad range of optics.
An impressive Real View Finder is a high-resolution 5.76m-dot OLED EVF offering a clear 0.78x configurable viewing magnification along with a smooth 60 fps or 120 fps changeable refresh rate, 0.005 sec lag, and 10,000:1 contrast ratio.
Large 3.2" 2.1m-dot LCD is a bright, clear means for live view shooting as well as playback and menu navigation. The screen features a triaxial tilting design to suit working from high and low angles, even in the vertical shooting orientation, and its touchscreen design affords intuitive settings control. Live View Boost is a dedicated viewing mode for working in low-light conditions, where the viewing sensitivity can be increased to aid in composing your image, and a Night mode also benefits working in dark conditions by lowering the screen's backlight intensity.
In addition to the rear LCD, a top status LCD can also be used for quickly reviewing shooting settings, even when the camera is powered off.
Durable, weather-sealed magnesium-alloy construction is splash, dust, and freezeproof to accommodate working in harsh weather conditions and trying environments.
Ergonomic design provides a large, comfortable right-hand grip along with easily accessible physical controls, an eight-way joystick, and a refined overall UI design for intuitive use. Additionally, illuminated buttons aid settings adjustment in low-light conditions and a lock lever prevents unwanted settings changes.
Dual memory card slots—one CFexpress Type B/XQD slot and one SD UHS-II compatible slot—offer improved flexibility for image storage, allowing you to segregate raw and JPEG files to different cards, save duplicate files to both cards, or simply double your storage space with overflow recording.
A USB Type-C port allows for fast file transferring as well as high-speed in-camera battery charging. Additionally, an HDMI Type A port benefits video applications, a 2.5mm port can be used with the optional DMW-RS2 Remote Shutter, 3.5mm microphone and headphone jacks suit advanced audio recording needs, and a PC sync port can be used for wired flash synchronization.
DMW-BLJ31 rechargeable lithium-ion battery is rated for approximately 380-400 shots per charge when working with the rear monitor, 360-380 shots per charge with the EVF, and 1100-1150 shots per charge when Power Save LVF mode is on.
High precision shutter mechanism offers a top mechanical speed of 1/8000 sec, a flash sync speed of 1/320 sec, and has been tested for approximately 400,000 actuations.

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

SKU: DC-S1BODY
$2,497.99Price
  • Specs

    Panasonic DC-S1 Specs
    Imaging
    Lens Mount    Leica L
    Camera Format    Full-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
    Pixels    Actual: 25.28 Megapixel
    Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
    Maximum Resolution    6000 x 4000
    Aspect Ratio    1:1, 2:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 65:24
    Sensor Type    MOS
    Sensor Size    35.6 x 23.8 mm
    Image File Format    JPEG, Raw
    Image Stabilization    Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity    Auto, 100 to 51200 (Extended: 50 to 204800)
    Shutter Speed    Mechanical Shutter
    1/8000 to 60 Seconds
    0 to 30 Minutes in Bulb Mode
    Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
    1/2000 to 60 Seconds
    0 to 30 Minutes in Bulb Mode
    Electronic Shutter
    1/8000 to 60 Seconds
    1/16000 to 1/25 Second in Movie Mode
    Bulb Mode
    Metering Method    Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multiple, Spot
    Exposure Modes    Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Exposure Compensation    -5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
    Metering Range    0 to 18 EV
    White Balance    Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set
    Continuous Shooting    Up to 9 fps at 24 MP for up to 90 Exposures (Raw)
    Up to 9 fps at 24 MP for up to 999 Exposures (JPEG)
    Interval Recording    Yes
    Self-Timer    2/10-Second Delay
    Video
    Recording Modes    4:2:2 10-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/29.97p
    MP4/H.264
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 59.94p [150 Mb/s]
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/29.97p [100 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94p [28 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 29.97p [20 Mb/s]
    MP4/H.265
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/29.97p [72 Mb/s]
    AVCHD
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94p [28 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 29.97p [24 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94i [17 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94i [24 Mb/s]
    External Recording Modes    4:2:2 10-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 59.94p
    Video Encoding    NTSC
    Audio Recording    Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
    External Microphone Input
    Audio File Format    AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM
    Focus
    Focus Type    Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Mode    Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points    Contrast Detection: 225
    Autofocus Sensitivity    -6 to +18 EV
    Viewfinder and Monitor
    Viewfinder Type    Electronic
    Viewfinder Resolution    5,760,000 Dot
    Viewfinder Eye Point    21 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage    100%
    Viewfinder Magnification    Approx. 0.78x
    Diopter Adjustment    -4 to +2
    Monitor Size    3.2"
    Monitor Resolution    2,100,000 Dot
    Monitor Type    Tilting Touchscreen LCD
    Flash
    Built-In Flash    No
    Flash Modes    Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Maximum Sync Speed    1/320 Second
    Flash Compensation    -3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
    Dedicated Flash System    TTL
    External Flash Connection    Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
    Interface
    Memory Card Slot    Slot 1: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
    Slot 2: CFexpress Type B / XQD
    Connectivity    3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Microphone, 2.5mm Sub-Mini, HDMI A (Full Size), X-Sync Socket, USB Type-C (USB 3.0)
    Wireless    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth
    GPS    No
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature    14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
    Operating Humidity    10 to 80%
    Physical
    Battery    1 x DMW-BLJ31 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 3100 mAh
    Dimensions (W x H x D)    5.9 x 4.3 x 3.8" / 148.9 x 110 x 96.7 mm (Excluding Protrusions)
    Weight    2.25 lb / 1021 g (Body with Battery and Memory)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight    6.385 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)    9.4 x 9.15 x 6.4"