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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.

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