The Panasonic LUMIX S1 Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera incorporates a 24.2 megapixel high-resolution 35mm full-frame MOS sensor. The LUMIX S1 utilizes the new L-Mount standard, which boasts a well-balanced, large inner diameter and compact dimensions for a flange focus to realize optimum size and performance as a digital mirrorless camera system.
- Full Frame Sensor
- 4K HDR Video - 4K 60p/50p, 4K 24/30P unlimited recording, 4K60P 29:59 min limited recording
- 96MP High-Resolution Mode
- Dust/splash*/freeze-resistant design
Purchase the new Filmmaker Upgrade Software! There is a new filmmaker software update available for the Panasonic Lumix S1 full-frame mirrorless camera. The software is designed to expand video performance with advanced video recording capabilities for the Lumix S1. The software requires a key code which is available for purchase here that will then unlock the special features.
Filmmaker Upgrade Software
The LUMIX S1 yields unprecedented image quality with high resolution, rich gradation and superior color reproduction. A high-speed, high-precision AF system based on advanced control technology over the lens, the sensor, and the new Venus Engine enable the user to capture the precise moment in the finest detail. The LUMIX S1 Series also boasts industry-leading video recording performance (4K 60p/50p), intuitive control, rugged design for heavy field use, durability, and expandability. The LUMIX S1 is splash resistant* and dust resistant but also operates down to -10 degrees Centigrade. The mirrorless camera’s shutter unit is also durable for approximately 400,000 cycles. Camera performance, lightweight construction, and Dust/Splash/Freeze-Resistant Design are some of the features you’ll enjoy while shooting with the Panasonic LUMIX S Series Digital Mirrorless Cameras.
S1 Full Frame Sensor
The LUMIX S1 incorporates a 24.2-megapixel full-frame MOS sensor. It also utilizes a new Venus Engine, which is exclusively tuned for LUMIX full-frame cameras, and it's Multi pixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing realize natural, high-resolution expression while suppressing color moiré. Three-dimensional Color Control improves the color reproduction of both bright and shadow areas. An AR coating applied on the sensor minimizes ghosts and flaring even in backlighting. This results in natural, true-to-life images from low to high sensitivity. Taking advantage of sufficient light condensation, the LUMIX S1 boasts a wide dynamic range and reproduces sharp images with exceptional clarity. Noise is minimized even when shot at maximum ISO 51200 high sensitivity. It is an ideal camera to use especially in low-light situations.
Ideal for Video
The LUMIX S1 supports professional use in videography by taking advantage of the stunning expression performance that a full-frame camera can offer. It records smooth 4K 60p/50p video and enables full-pixel readout of signals in 30p/25p to save truly beautiful footage. Furthermore, the LUMIX S1 will comply with 4:2:2 10-bit internal video recording and V-Log after an optional software upgrade key (sold separately).
DFD Focusing Technology
Panasonic’s advanced Contrast AF system with DFD technology has evolved through the development of numerous mirrorless cameras to make the AF system within the LUMIX S Series of cameras nearly flawless. It achieves a fast level of focusing speed and also a tracking performance that is made possible by the adoption of Advanced AI Technology that accurately recognizes moving target subjects. As a camera that excels in low-light shooting, the LUMIX S1 boasts -6EV luminance detection performance with Low Light AF thanks to the higher sensitivity and optimized tuning of the sensor.
L-Mount Lens System
Drawing on the vast expertise of the L-Mount Alliance with Leica Camera and Sigma, various interchangeable lenses are available for the LUMIX S Series.
The LUMIX S Series Mirrorless cameras offer integrated Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) for powerful handshake correction. Panasonic developed an algorithm that precisely calculates shake information acquired not only from a gyro-sensor but also from the image sensor and accelerometer sensor. This enables more accurate shake detection and compensation, making it possible to use a 5.5-stop slower shutter speed*1. Combining the Body I.S. (5-axis) in the camera and the O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) in LUMIX S Series lenses, the 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 compensates for larger movements that were conventionally uncontrollable. Maximizing both O.I.S and B.I.S. is highly beneficial in telephoto shots and in adverse situations, such as in low-light or with one-handed shooting with a 6-stop slower shutter speed*2. The 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 works for both photo and video recording, including 4K. The Body I.S. compensates for camera movement even when other L-Mount lenses without O.I.S. are used.
*1 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=50mm, when S-X50 is used.
*2 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=105mm, when S-R24105 is used.
S1 High Res Mode
Taking full advantage of its high-resolution sensor, the LUMIX S1 provides a High-Resolution mode that faithfully reproduces precise details to be saved as beautiful, highly realistic JPEG/RAW still images. Eight consecutive images are automatically shot while shifting the sensor using the Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) mechanism and synthesized into a 96-megapixel equivalent (12,000 x 8,000-pixel) image via the new Venus Engine, which boasts high-speed signal processing. This mode is suitable for taking natural landscapes or fine arts with delicate details. This magnificently high-resolution photo is ideal for landscape photography of stationary subjects using a tripod. However, it can also be used in situations where moving subjects are included in the scene, by switching the sub-mode.
HLG Photo Mode
The HLG*1 Photo mode is a whole new style of photo expression that Panasonic proposes. It provides a wider dynamic range to reproduce light and shadow with more natural contrast. The HLG Photos are produced as an HSP file*2 with compressed high-brightness signals in stunning 4K resolution (3,232 X 2,160) or Full resolution (5,984 X 3,984) in addition to JPEG/RAW files. It excels in the expression of lights, such as sparkling starlight or glaring sunlight. Photographers can show those vibrant images by playing them back on the latest Panasonic 4KTV and other compliant devices via HDMI cable connection.
*1 “HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)” is an international standard (ITU-R BT.2100) HDR format.
*2 Recorded pictures can be output over HDMI to devices (TV, etc.) that support HLG format pictures for viewing.
Additionally, devices that also support the HSP format can directly play back images.
The high-precision shutter unit offers the highest shutter speed at a maximum 1/8000 second to capture spur-of-the-moment, fast-moving subjects and to use a high-speed lens with a fully open aperture even outdoors for impressive defocusing. The external flash can be synchronized to a shutter speed of a maximum 1/320 second*.
* As of Feb 2019, feature only supported on DMW-FL580L flash.
Face / Eye Detection Technology
The face/eye detection technology makes it possible to capture people in crisp focus, the Eye AF even detects the pupil of the eye and precisely focuses on it for impressive portrait shooting. The LUMIX S1R/S1 also incorporates Advanced AI Technology that detects specific subjects - humans and fast-moving animals and birds. The camera keeps tracking these subjects even when they turn their back to the camera.
6K Photo Mode
For more continuous burst shooting, 6K PHOTO* makes it possible to capture unmissable moments at 30 fps by extracting the frame with the best timing out of a 6K burst file (in 4:3 or 3:2 aspect ratio) to save as an approximately 18-megapixel equivalent high-resolution photo. The 4K PHOTO enables 60-fps high-speed captures in approximately 8-megapixel equivalent resolution. In 6K PHOTO /4K PHOTO, three exclusive modes can be chosen from depending on the situation; 6K Burst/4K Burst, 6K Burst (Start/Stop)/4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 6K Pre-burst/4K Pre-burst. Users can choose the most suitable burst shooting mode in addition to the regular consecutive shooting mode in full resolution depending on the situation.
The LVF (Live View Finder) is the key factor for completing the ultra-high-speed response of the camera. The LUMIX S1 has the largest-in-class Real View Finder which boasts a high 5,760k-dot resolution. The 0.78x magnification ratio can be switched to 0.7x or 0.74x according to the shooting situation. Adoption of a high-speed, high-precision OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) for the LVF achieves smooth display at 60 fps/120 fps (switchable) and high-speed response with a minimum time lag of less than 0.005 sec as well as 10,000:1 high contrast for exceptional visibility. With minimum distortion and high optical performance, this Real View Finder provides a natural view as seen with the naked eye. It is always sharp and clear from the center all the way to the corners.
The 2,100K-dot high-resolution monitor in 3:2 aspect ratio has adopted a triaxial tilt moving an element to secure both durability and operational ease. It also has a touch control system. Live View Boost is another practical feature that makes it possible to check the composition even in total darkness by boosting the sensitivity just for a live view. It also incorporates a Night mode that provides mild backlighting. It lets the user watch the subject comfortably even right after viewing the monitor while in a dark situation for a long time. LUMIX S Series cameras include a large Status LCD on the top, allowing users to check the settings at a glance, even while the camera is powered off.
Grip and Illuminated Controls
To make the camera so it can be used as a part of the photographer's body, the LUMIX S Series cameras provide a firm grip, making it easy to hold for long periods. The control buttons and dials are located based on an ergonomic study to enable the user to concentrate on shooting. The adoption of an 8-directional joystick and refined UI (User Interface) also supports quick operation during shooting. In addition, illuminated buttons can be of help in low-light situations. An operation lock lever prevents unintentional operation, and the user can choose which operation to lock.
To be tough enough to withstand heavy field use, the main structure is composed of a magnesium alloy full die-cast front/rear frame. Robust construction and a sealing for every joint, dial, and button make the LUMIX S Series cameras not only splash-resistant* and dust resistant but also enables operation down to -10 degrees Centigrade. The shutter unit is also durable for approximately 400,000 cycles.
Dual Memory Card Slots
The LUMIX S1 is equipped with a double Memory Card slot compatible with SD (UHS-II) and XQD Memory Cards for high-speed, high-capacity continuous data recording. Users can flexibly choose the recording method from Relay Recording, Backup Recording or Allocation Recording using the double slots. It will also be compatible with CFexpress in the near future. The 7.2-V 3,100 mAh high-capacity battery can be quickly charged via USB PD (USB Power Delivery) using the bundled USB3.1 Type-C cable. And it also realizes high-speed data transfer.
A variety of new accessories are available for the LUMIX S Series Mirrorless Cameras including Remote Shutter (DMW-RS2), Eyecup (DMW-EC6), Battery Grip (DMW-BGS1) and USB Adaptor (DMW-BTC14). The USB Adaptor also complies with USB PD and enables quick power charging in approximately 2 hours. The camera can be used while charging via this adaptor. The conventional External Flash (DMW-FL580L / FL360L / FL200L) can also be mounted on the LUMIX S Series cameras.
S1 Video and V-log
The LUMIX S1 features outstanding video recording performance for professional videography with 4K 60p/50p image quality. There is no time limit recording for both Full-HD and 4K (24/30p) video. The High Sensitivity MOS Sensor on the LUMIX S1 achieves full-pixel readout for an excellent S/N ratio. The HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a mode to reproduce both the bright parts and dark parts of an image, making it look just like human eyes see it. The camera records video with a designated gamma curve compatible with ITU-R BT.2100, and you can now choose Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) in Photo Style. The LUMIX S1 further expands its potential with a firmware update including 4:2:2 10-bit internal video recording and V-Log with an optional paid software upgrade Key (sold separately).
High-Speed Video Performance
As a camera from Panasonic that has been overstepping the limit of video performance in digital cameras, a host of functions are available on the LUMIX S Series. The High-Speed Video lets users record slow-motion video in 4K (/50/48 fps maximum 2x slower in 30p) and FHD (180/150 fps, maximum 6x slower in 30p).
Connectivity Terminals and Ports
For the terminal, an HDMI Type A is provided. Plus, a cable lock holder for the HDMI cable is included in the LUMIX S Series to prevent unplugging trouble on location. LINE input is also supported by a 3.5-mm microphone jack. This makes it possible to input sounds from an external audio device, for more efficient video production. A 3.5-mm headphone jack is also available. In addition, it complies with the Microphone Adaptor DMW-XLR1 (sold separately), which is a plug-in type adaptor for an XLR microphone to record high-quality stereo sound. It is ideal for lip-sync recording. Dedicated switches allow direct, quick control. MIC, LINE and CONDENSER MICROPHONES are switchable.
- Photo Style featuring a new Flat mode
- Variable aspect ratios with new 65:24 and 2:1
- I.S. Status Scope
- Flicker Decrease
- Highlight Weighted Light Metering Mode
- New AWBw Auto White Balance mode
- Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac)* / 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n)
- Lumix Tether
- Lumix Sync