24.2MP CMOS Sensor: Maximizing Sensitivity and Image Quality
Whether you’re capturing videos or photos, the LUMIX S1 gives you breathtaking image quality with no compromise. With the ability of every pixel to effectively gather light, the 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor offers a wide dynamic range and sharp, natural colors even at higher ISO settings. Leveraging the power of the Venus Engine, this camera offers maximum sensitivity at an impressive ISO 512000. Professional photographers and videographers are sure to appreciate this combination of ultra-high sensitivity performance with ultra-high image quality.
Venus Engine Beauty
The marriage of a CMOS sensor with the beautiful Venus Engine reproduces extraordinary colour detail and natural texture expression. Multi-pixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing renders intense brightness and contrast. The 3-Dimensional Colour Control with rich colours from dark to bright shades, and high-precision Multi Process NR make your images pop even at high ISO sensitivity settings.
5-axis Dual I.S. 2 to clearly capture life on the move
Be confident in capturing incredibly sharp handheld photos without worrying about shake thanks to the 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 (Image Stabilizer) * that provides intelligent compensation. This is the equivalent to 6 doublings of exposure duration, meaning you can use a 6-stop slower shutter speed up to tele-end.** The LUMIX S1 eliminates shake in both body and lens even at the telephoto setting. It also works in both photo and video recording, including 4K video. The astonishing power of the 5-axis Body I.S. with 5.5-stop compensation power*** corrects shake for all lenses, even those not equipped with O.I.S.
* 5-axis Dual I.S.2 can be used with the lenses S-R24105 and S-R70200 as of February 1, 2019.
** Based on the CIPA standard (Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=200mm when S-R70200 is used).
*** Based on the CIPA standard (Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=50mm when S-X50 is used).
4K 60p Smooth Video Recording
Panasonic’s combination of its 4K technology, new CMOS sensor, and new Venus Engine deliver spectacular 4K 60p video (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 MP4) in a full-frame format.* Thanks to these advanced technologies, even rapidly moving scenes look smooth and natural.
Furthermore, the LUMIX S1 has been designed for outstanding heat dissipation, allowing it to offer both 4K 30p/24p and full-HD recording with no time limit.** The capacity to record for extended periods makes this camera an ideal choice for a wide range of professional uses, such as no-cut documentaries, fixed-point observation of wild animals, and more.
* Maximum recording time of 29 minutes 59 seconds in 4K 60p.
** Excludes high-speed video recording. When the ambient temperature is high or continuous recording is performed, the camera may stop the recording to protect itself. Wait until the camera cools down.
4:2:2 10-bit Internal Recording (Optional)
By activating this product with Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU2 (sold separately), you can enjoy best-in-class 14+ stops V-Log as well as many other advanced video functions for use in a professional setting.*
In addition, an original camera function (above key not required) gives you a crop factor of 1.0x and full-pixel readout in 4K 30p/24p settings. With full-frame expression, 4K is more powerful than ever.
* The firmware of DC-S1 needs to be updated to Ver. 1.2 to activate this function.
• Please refer to the bundled instruction manual for the activation procedure.
• Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Advanced Recognition Technology
Panasonic’s advanced technology provides unified control of the sensor, engine, and lens to deliver high-speed, high-precision focus at every angle. Super-fast sensor-lens communication of 480 fps and Panasonic’s DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology help make high-speed, high-precision autofocus of approximately 0.08 seconds a reality.* In addition, the low-light autofocus performs at an impressive -6EV.** Higher sensitivity and optimized tuning of the sensor have increased luminance detection performance, making possible crisp focusing with nothing more than starlight. Advanced AI technology can recognize not only the human body but also a variety of animals, while the high-performance tracking system helps keep the subject in focus at all times.
* 11EV, at wide-end with S-R24105 (CIPA) in LVF120 fps setting. ** At ISO100, F1.4, AFS. 100% contrast target.
5,760k-dot Resolution Live View Finder
Boasting the world’s highest resolution of 5,760k dots, the Live View Finder is the largest in its class.* Outstanding clarity and sharpness make it feel as though you’re looking at the subject with your own eye and helps concentration while shooting. Designed for a minimum distortion from the center to the corners and a high magnification of 0.78x, the Live View Finder supports both perfect framing and high-precision focusing. The responsive OLED display offers an extremely low 0.005-second minimum lag time and an ultra-high 120 fps refresh rate to ensure fast-moving subjects are kept in view. In addition, the 0.78x magnification ratio can be switched to 0.7x or 0.74x according to the shooting situation.
* Among full-frame digital single-lens mirrorless cameras as of February 1, 2019.
Rugged Body for a Wide Range of Weather Conditions
The rugged body is ready to take on a variety of challenging shooting environments. The magnesium alloy full diecast frame is highly durable, while sealing helps protect every joint, dial, and button. The camera as a whole is dust and splash-resistant* and designed for use at temperatures as low as -10 °C. Combined, these features help make shooting both productive and enjoyable in a wide range of weather conditions.
* Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.