Panasonic DC S1- 24.2MP review
Collaboration of three giants…Panasonic, Leica and Sigma
- The DC-S1 is one of two of Panasonic’s new line of full-frame mirror less cameras.
- The S1 features a 24.2MP sensor,
- Comes with 24-104mm f/4 Panasonic lens Panasonic Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 Lens
- Large in size, professional look and good grip body weighing 900gms approx. with battery
- The magnesium alloy body is weather-resistant – small showers and minus 10 degrees centigrade
- It uses the L-mount originally developed by Leica and supports lenses from the Leica along with Panasonic and Sigma.
- Has a shutter rated to 4,00,000 cycles
- Dual memory card slots (SD and XQD) useful for professionals
- In-body shake reduction up to 6 stops that works in conjunction with stabilized lenses
- Panasonic’s Depth from Defocus contrast-detect AF system with multi area AF to face and body detection AF – tested for low light focus- works well,
- Focus peaking and focus stacking (Post focus)
- Ultra-high-res EVF with 5.7million dots 100% coverage, double-hinged Tilting LCD with Two million dots, Top panel LCD with light.
- S1 can shoot 92 Megapixel (S1R will shoot 187Mega pixels) hi resolution photos by merging four phots shot with one pixel shift – ideal for huge enlargements – camera has to be on the tripod, subject must be stable
- Lock lever button – controls on/off button to keep the settings intact during the shoot
- Stereo microphone and head phone sockets & Std HDMI port
- USB 3.1, Built in wireless, blue tooth, and remote control connectivity through smart phones
- Environmentally sealed DMW-BLJ31 Li ion battery with 600 shots per charge, battery charger with fast charge support also able to directly power the camera
- Continuous drive of 9 FPS and 4FPS –
- Exposure compensation up to 5 +/- stops
- Capable of capturing 4K/60p video.
- ISO maximum 2,04,800 (tested for low light photography using ISO 6400 – noise is negligible ideal for wedding photography
- Maximum shutter speed 1/8000sec. and flash sync speed 1/320secs.
- Now available in the market for Rs.2,42,000/=