New Panasonic S1-S1R autofocus test by Richard Wong

Richard Wong:

*** This video is based on a pre-production Panasonic Lumix S1R running pre-production firmware 0.7 ***
The Panasonic Lumix S1/S1R are both photo oriented cameras, so in this video I’m going to test the S1R’s photo mode single autofocus performance and also compared it with the Nikon Z6.
The reason of comparing the two cameras is not to find out which camera autofocus better, but it’s to use the Nikon Z6 as a reference to show you the autofocus performance of the Panasonic Lumix S1R (and S1)
So how does the S1R performs and compares with the Nikon? Check out this video to find out yourself

Preorders:
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 Panasonic S tests roundup

Preorders:
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.

This is how many Panasonic S cameras and lenses will be produced per month (S1 production four times the S1R)

Panasonic Japane shared the monthly production rate for their new gear. They will make:
150 S1R cameras per month
600 S1 cameras per month
120 50mm f/1.4 lenses
120 70-200mm f/4.0 lenses
20 24-105mm f/4.0 lenses

I am surprised to see such a low number for the 24-105mm lens which I think is going the be the more popular of the three!

 

via ThisTanaka

You can now compare the Panasonic S1-S1R files with Nikon and Sony (via Imaging Resource)

You can now use Imaging Resources Comparometer Tool to pixel peep the Panasonic S files versus the competition.


 

Preorders:
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.

This is the first Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 S real world review. A stunning performance!

On top you can see the new Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 S on the left followed by the Sigma ART, the Nikon F and the older Nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens. We all did wonder why the new Panasonic lens is so big and also so expensive.

Richard Wong tested the lens and gave us the answer:

The performance is impressive! So yes, it’s bigĀ  and expensive but you are also getting the best 50mm f/1.4 lens on the market!

Preorders:
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.