Panasonic S1 full test at Dpreview: “among the most capable and the best-built stills/video hybrids in its class”


Dpreview published their full Panasonic S1 review. The camera earned a Silver Award:

The Panasonic DC-S1 is among the most capable and the best-built stills/video hybrids in its class, with excellent 24MP Image quality and impressive oversampled 4K video. But the camera’s Depth from Defocus autofocus system is a bit less reliable than its peers, especially when photographing moving subjects, and the EVF experience tends to be distracting when using continuous AF, due to DFD ‘focus wobble’. Among stiff competition, these shortcomings seem amplified.

The S1, along with its higher resolution brother, the DC-S1R, are the most professionally-built mirrorless full-frame cameras currently on the market – they are also the largest. The result is a camera with a big, comfortable grip and extensive direct controls. By comparison, their build-quality makes some of the competition feel downright dinky. That said, the S1 is very big and heavy.

Links:
Panasonic S1R at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic S1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 24-105mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 70-200mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.

New Hartblei SRA-I Superrotator adapter for L-Mount

The German company Hartblei released the new Supperrotator for L-mount (image on top shows E-mount version).

Press release:

New Hartblei SRA-I Superrotator adapter for E-Mount, L-Mount, EOS-R and Nikon-Z. Use all excellent Zeiss Hasselblad lenses with the famous, fully independent Tilt-Shift superrotator movements (10mm of shift as well as 8 degrees of tilt – both geared + self locking )and parallaxfree 3x 360º Rotation. Tripod foot is Arca compatible
(We also have a Pentacon mount version for the Users of Zeiss Jena Glass)SAR
Please PN me for more Infos – s.steib@hartblei.de

The Item is available right now (built on order) – the price is 1129,-€ net + shipment

 

Panasonic S1 Review: LARGE and in CHARGE (S1 vs Sony a7 III vs GH5)

Review of the Panasonic Lumix S1 for photo & video with comparison to the Sony a7 III and GH5 for autofocus, low light, stabilization, & video recording.

Links:
Panasonic S1R at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic S1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 24-105mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 70-200mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.

Cameralabs Cafe 001: Lumix S1, G90 / G95, Fujifilm GFX100, Sony 200-600mm

Links:
Panasonic S1R at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic S1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 24-105mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 70-200mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.

Panasonic Lumix 24 105mm f4 OIS review by CameraHoarders

Links:
Panasonic S1R at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic S1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 24-105mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 70-200mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.

Panasonic S1R High Resolution images versus the $10,000 Fuji GFX100 images


image via CameraSize

How well does the Panasonic S1R when you compare it with the much more expensive Fuji GFX100? Well there is surely a difference if you compare the 47MP files with the 103MP files from the Fuji using the Dpreview Scene Tool:

But the S1R does much better when you compare the High Resolution images against the Fuji:

It shows the S1R can outperform the Fuji in conditions where you can make full use of Panasonic’s High res mode!