Panasonic Lumix S1 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Body

$3,499.00

Mfr SKU: DCS1K

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame MOS Sensor
  • 5.76m-Dot 0.78x-Mag. OLED LVF
  • UHD 4K60 Video Recording
  • Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization

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LUMIX S1 Full-frame Mirrorless Camera Body – DSCS1K

The LUMIX S1 aims for unprecedented image quality, rich gradation and superior color reproduction. A high-speed, high-precision AF system based on advanced control technology over the lens, the sensor, and the new Venus Engine enable the user to capture the target in sharp focus without fail. The LUMIX S1 also boasts industry-leading video recording performance (4K 60p/50p*1), intuitive control, a rugged design for heavy field use, durability, and expandability.

The LUMIX S1 comes with a 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor (35.6mm x 23.8mm) that provides a wide dynamic range and excellent performance at high sensitivity in addition to a natural yet sharp image description thanks to sufficient light condensation per pixel. The LUMIX S1 supports professional use in videography by taking advantage of the stunning expression performance that a full-frame camera can offer. It records smooth 4K 60p video and enables full-pixel readout of signals in 4K 30p/25p*1 to save truly beautiful footage. Furthermore, the LUMIX S1 will comply with 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 30p/25p*1 internal video recording and 4K 60p HDMI output as well as V-Log, with a software upgrade key (to be sold separately) following soon in 2019.

Panasonic’s advanced Contrast AF system with DFD technology has evolved through the development of numerous mirrorless cameras to make the AF system of the LUMIX S1 even more practical. It achieves not only the industry’s fastest level of focusing speed but also a tracking performance that is made possible by the adoption of advanced AI technology that accurately recognizes moving target subjects. The LUMIX S1 incorporates a Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) to effectively compensate for the hand-shake movement. Combining the Body I.S.(5-axis) and the O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) in the LUMIX S Series lenses, the Dual I.S. 2*3 boasts even more powerful compensates for virtually any types of blur. Equipped with a high-resolution Real View Finder, triaxial tilt rear monitor and high performance shutter unit with high durability, the rugged design LUMIX S1 provides the professional photographers with high reliability.

Drawing on the vast expertise of the L-Mount Alliance with Leica Camera and Sigma, various interchangeable lenses are available for the LUMIX S Series. On the other hand, the LUMIX PRO service*4 has also launched to support professional work globally.

As a pioneer of the Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, Panasonic has pursued innovations in technology under the vision of “Changing Photography.” Crystallizing all these digital and optical technologies, Panasonic is committed to introducing an unparalleled full-frame camera system without compromise for professional photographers and videographers.

*1 PAL area only
*2 As a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera, as of February 1, 2019.
*3 5-Axis Dual I.S.2 can be used with the lens S-R24105 and S-R70200 as of February 1, 2019.
*4 Service is not available in some countries.

<<1>> High image quality, high sensitivity performance

The LUMIX S1 employs a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor. The new Venus Engine, which is exclusively tuned for the full-frame camera, and its Multipixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing realize natural, high-resolution expression while suppressing color moiré. Three-dimensional color control improves the color reproduction of both bright and shadow areas. This results in natural, true-to-life images from low to high sensitivity. Taking advantage of sufficient light condensation, the LUMIX S1 boasts a wide dynamic range and reproduces sharp images with exceptional clarity. Noise is minimized even when shot at maximum ISO 51200 high sensitivity. It is an ideal camera to use especially in low-light situations.

An AR coating applied on the sensor of both LUMIX S1 minimizes ghost and flare even in backlighting. In combination with the high-quality LUMIX S Series lenses based on the L-Mount, this further enhances the potential of the camera.

Plus, the LUMIX S1 integrates the Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) for powerful handshake correction. Panasonic developed an algorithm that precisely calculates shake information acquired not only from a gyrosensor, but also from the image sensor and accelerometer sensor. This enables more accurate shake detection and compensation, making it possible to use a 5.5-stop slower shutter speed*1. Combining the Body I.S. (5-axis) in the camera and the O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) in the LUMIX S Series lens, the 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 compensates for larger movements that were conventionally uncontrollable. Maximizing both O.I.S and B.I.S. is highly beneficial in telephoto shots and in adverse situations, such as in low-light or with one-handed shooting with a 6-stop slower shutter speed*2. The 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 works for both photo and video recording, including 4K. The Body I.S. compensates for camera movement even when other L-Mount lenses without O.I.S. are used.

Taking full advantage of its high-resolution sensor, the LUMIX S1 provides a High Resolution mode that faithfully reproduces precise details to be saved as beautiful, highly realistic RAW images. Eight consecutive images are automatically shot while shifting the sensor using the Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) mechanism and synthesized into a 96-megapixel equivalent (12,000 x 8,000-pixel) image for LUMIX S1 by the new Venus Engine, which boasts high-speed signal processing. This mode is suitable for taking natural landscapes or fine arts with delicate details. This magnificently high resolution photo is ideal for landscape photography of stationary subjects using a tripod. However, it can also be used in situations where moving subjects are included in the scene, by switching the sub mode.

The HLG*3 Photo mode is a whole new style of photo expression that Panasonic proposes. It provides a wider dynamic range to reproduce light and shadow with more natural contrast. The HLG Photos can also be produced as an HSP file*4 with compressed high-brightness signals in its full resolution 5,888 x 3,312, in 16:9, with LUMIX S1 in addition to JPEG/RAW files. It excels in the expression of lights, such as sparkling starlight or glaring sunlight. The user can playback these vibrant images on the latest Panasonic HLG-compliant 4KTV via HDMI cable connection or other HLG-compliant devices. It is also ideal for photo presentations by photographers.

The high-precision shutter unit offers the highest shutter speed at a maximum 1/8000 second to capture spur-of-the-moment, fast moving subjects and to use a high-speed lens with a fully open aperture even outdoors for impressive defocusing. The external flash can be synchronized with the industry’s fastest shutter speed of a maximum 1/320 second.*5*6

*1 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=50mm, when S-X50 is used.] *2 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=200mm, when S-R70200 is used.] *3 “HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)” is an international standard (ITU-R BT.2100) HDR format.
*4 “HSP” is an HDR picture format using HLG format video technology.
*5 The guide number decreases when the shutter speed is set to 1/320 of a second.
*6 As a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera, as of February 1, 2019.

<<2>> High-speed, high-precision AF system

Panasonic has achieved a high-speed AF with its advanced control technology over the major devices – lens, sensor and imaging engine. The lens and sensor communicate at a maximum 480 fps. Combining the Contrast AF with DFD technology, the LUMIX S1 realizes an ultra-high-speed, high-precision AF of approximately 0.08 sec*1. The LUMIX S1 also boasts high speed burst shooting at 9 fps (AFS) or 6 fps (AFC). With its high subject tracking performance, the LUMIX S1 never loses the target subject. As a camera that excels in low-light shooting, the LUMIX S1 boasts -6EV*2 luminance detection performance with Low Light AF thanks to the higher sensitivity and optimized tuning of the sensor. The face/eye detection technology makes it possible to capture people in crisp focus, the Eye AF even detects the pupil of the eye and precisely focuses on it for impressive portrait shooting. The LUMIX S1 also incorporates advanced AI technology that detects specific subjects – humans and fast-moving animals, including dogs, cats and birds. The camera keeps tracking these subjects even when they turn their back to the camera.

For more continuous burst shooting, 6K PHOTO*3 makes it possible to capture unmissable moments at 30 fps by extracting the frame with the best timing out of a 6K burst file (in 4:3 or 3:2 aspect ratio) to save as an approximate 18-megapixel equivalent high resolution photo. The 4K PHOTO enables 60-fps high-speed captures in approximate 8-megapixel equivalent resolution. In 6K PHOTO /4K PHOTO, three exclusive modes can be chosen from depending on the situation; 6K Burst/4K Burst, 6K Burst (Start/Stop)/4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 6K Pre-burst/4K Pre-burst. Users can choose the most suitable burst shooting mode in addition to the regular consecutive shooting mode in full resolution depending on the situation.

*1 11EV, at wide-end with S-R24105 (CIPA) in LVF120 fps setting.
*2 At ISO100, F1.4, AFS
*3 6K PHOTO’ is a high speed burst shooting function that cuts a still image out of a 4:3 or 3:2 video footage with approx.18-megapixel (approx. 6000 x 3000 effective pixel count) that the 6K image manages.

<<3>> Operability from ingenuity for intuitive control

The LVF (Live View Finder) is the key factor for completing the ultra-high-speed response of the camera. The LUMIX S1 has the largest level of Real View Finder which boasts the world’s highest 5,760k-dot resolution.* The 0.78x magnification ratio can be switched to 0.7x or 0.74x according to the shooting situation. Adoption of a high-speed, high-precision OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) for the LVF achieves smooth display at 60 fps/120 fps (switchable) and high-speed response with minimum time lag of less than 0.005 sec as well as 10,000:1 high contrast for exceptional visibility. With minimum distortion and high optical performance, this Real View Finder provides a natural view as seen with the naked eye. It is always sharp and clear from the center all the way to the corners.

The 2,100K-dot high resolution monitor in 3:2 aspect ratio has adopted a triaxial tilt moving element to secure both durability and operational ease. It also has a touch control system. Live View Boost is another practical feature that makes it possible to check the composition even in total darkness by boosting the sensitivity just for live view. It also incorporates a night mode that provides mild backlighting. It lets the user watch the subject comfortably even after viewing the monitor in a dark situation for a long time. The LUMIX S1 includes a largest-in-class Status LCD on the top, allowing users to check the settings at a glance.

To make the camera just like a part of the photographer’s body, the LUMIX S1 provides a firm grip, making it easy to hold for long periods. The control buttons and dials are located based on an ergonomic study to enable the user to concentrate on shooting. The adoption of an 8-directional joystick and refined UI (User Interface) also supports quick operation during shooting. In addition, illuminated buttons can be of help in low-light situations. An operation lock lever prevents unintentional operation, and the user can choose which operation to lock.

* As a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera, as of February 1, 2019.

<<4>> Rugged design, reliability and expandability

To be tough enough to withstand heavy field use, the main structure is composed of a magnesium alloy full die-cast front/rear frame. Robust construction and a sealing for every joint, dial, and button make the LUMIX S1 not only splash resistant* and dust resistant,* but also freeze resistant down to -10 degrees Celsius. The shutter unit is also durable for approximately 400,000 cycles.

The LUMIX S1 is equipped with a double memory card slot compatible with SD (UHS-II) or XQD memory cards for high-speed, high-capacity continuous data recording. Users can flexibly choose the recording method from Relay Recording, Backup Recording or Allocation Recording using the double slots. It will also be compatible with CFexpress in the near future. The 7.4-V 3,050 mAh high-capacity battery can be quickly charged via USB PD (USB Power Delivery) using the bundled USB3.1 Type-C cable. And it also realizes high-speed data transfer.

A variety of new accessories are available for the LUMIX S1, including Remote Shutter (DMW-RS2), Eyecup (DMW-EC6), Battery Grip (DMW-BGS1) and Battery Charger (DMW-BTC14). The Battery Charger also complies with USB PD and enables quick power charging in approximately 2 hours. The camera can be used while charging via this adaptor. The conventional External Flash (DMW-FL580L / FL360L / FL200L) can also be mounted on the LUMIX S Series cameras.

*Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.

<<5>> Outstanding video recording performance in a full-frame camera

Exceptional video recording performance for professional videographers

The LUMIX S1 features outstanding video performance for professional videography with 4K 60p recording. It realizes a crop factor of 1.0x in 4K 30p/25p*1/24p, which means that the user can record video in the original viewing angle of the lens. There is no recording time limit*3 for both 4K 30p/25p*1/24p and Full-HD video. Notably, the CMOS Sensor with high sensitivity on the LUMIX S1 achieves full-pixel readout for an excellent S/N ratio. The HDR (High Dynamic Range) video recording is available, which reproduces both the bright parts and dark parts of an image, making it look just like human eyes see it. The camera records video with a designated gamma curve compatible with ITU-R BT.2100, and you can now choose Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) in Photo Style. The LUMIX S1 further expands its potential with a firmware update including 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 30p internal video recording and 4K 60p/50p HDMI output as well as V-Log, with a Software Upgrade Key (to be sold separately) following soon in 2019.

As a camera from Panasonic that has been overstepping the limit of video performance in digital cameras, a host of functions are available on the LUMIX S1. The High Speed Video lets users record slow motion video in 4K (maximum 60 fps and FHD (maximum 180 fps).

For the terminal, an HDMI Type A is provided. Plus, a cable lock holder for the HDMI cable is included in the LUMIX S1 to prevent unplugging trouble on location. LINE input is also supported by a 3.5-mm microphone jack. This makes it possible to input sounds from an external audio device, for more efficient video production. A 3.5-mm headphone jack is also available. In addition, it complies with the Microphone Adaptor DMW-XLR1 (sold separately), which is a plug-in type adaptor for an XLR microphone to record high-quality stereo sound. It is ideal for lip-sync recording. Dedicated switches allow direct, quick control. MIC, LINE and CONDENSER MICROPHONES are switchable.

*1 PAL area only.
*2 Maximum 15 minutes in 4K60p and unlimited recording time in Full HD until the SD Memory Card becomes full or the battery runs out.
*3 Maximum 29 minutes 59 seconds in 4K60p until the SD Memory Card becomes full or the battery runs out.

– 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 (*2*3).

<<6>> Other Features

  • Photo Style Featuring a New Flat Mode

To shorten post-processing work, JPEG photos can be adjusted precisely according to the photographer’s intention. The LUMIX S1 also provides a Flat mode that features a plain finish with less contrast and saturation for versatile use.

  • Variable Aspect Ratios With New 65:24 and 2:1

In addition to the standard 3:2, 4:3, 16:9 and 1:1, 65:24 (Film Panorama) and 2:1 (6 x 12 cm) aspect ratios are available for photo shooting.

  • I.S. Status Scope

The user can consciously remove the cause of shake by checking a pointer that indicates the camera’s shaking condition. It is available while the viewfinder or rear monitor blacks out even during a long-time exposure.

  • Flicker Decrease

When the flickering of a fluorescent light is detected, the camera indicates it and releases the shutter when its effect is the least to suppress the discontinuity of exposure or color across a sequence of photos.

*Not available in 6K PHOTO, 4K PHOTO and Post Focus.

  • Highlight Weighted Light Metering Mode

The Highlight Weighted Light Metering Mode meters light with the priority on highlighted parts, to prevent it from washing out.

    • New AWBw Auto White Balance Mode

In Auto White Balance, a new AWBw that retains a reddish tint is available in addition to conventional AWB (standard) and AWBc (bluish tint). AWBw reproduces healthy, rosy skin color even under fluorescent light.

    • Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac)* / 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n)

Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 (called BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy) enables constant connection with a smartphone/tablet with minimum power consumption. The settings of a LUMIX S1 camera can also be copied and transmitted wirelessly to other S1 cameras when using multiple S1 cameras*1. Also, Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac)*2 is effective in addition to 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n.) This provides even secure and stable connection not only with a smartphone/tablet but also with other devices on location for smooth remote control. Transmission speed of photo/video data is also increased up by using the 5GHz-band*2.

*1 The Settings of LUMIX S1R can be copied to S1R only and the settings of LUMIX S1 can be copied to S1 only.
*2 5GHz Wi-Fi is not available in some countries.

    • Lumix Tether

This software enables tethered shooting via USB. Users can control the camera by connecting it to a PC via USB. It lets you view the image on a large PC screen while shooting, which is helpful in commercial photoshoots of portraits, products and more, where continuous confirmation is required. You can use [6K PHOTO] [4K PHOTO] and start and stop video recording with tethered shooting. It is also possible to choose the folder to save the image files in the PC.

    • Lumix Sync

Lumix Sync is a new application for iOS/Android devices, which enables photo transmission to a smartphone or tablet via easy wireless connection. It also allows remote control of the camera using a smartphone or tablet.

      • Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.
      • L-Mount is a trademark or registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.
      • Android and Google Play are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc.
      • IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.
      • XQD is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
      • All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective corporations.
      • Some accessories are not available in some countries.
      • The use of recorded or printed materials that are protected by copyright for any purpose other than personal enjoyment is prohibited, as it would infringe upon the rights of the copyright holder.
      • Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Panasonic will also expand its lineup of LUMIX S series compatible lenses, developing more than ten by 2020, including a 50 mm/F1.4 single focal length lens, 24-105mmF4 standard zoom lens, and 70-200mmF4 telephoto zoom lens.

UPC: 885170357020

Lens Mount

Leica L

Camera Format

Full-Frame

Pixels

Actual: 25.28 Megapixel Effective: 24.2 Megapixel

Max Resolution

24 MP: 6000 x 4000

Sensor Type / Size

MOS, 35.6 x 23.8 mm

File Formats

Still Images: JPEG, RAW Movies: AVCHD, AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265, MP4 Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM

Dust Reduction System

Yes

Memory Card Type

XQD SD SDHC SDXC

Video Recording

Yes, NTSC

Video Format

3840 x 2160p at 59.94 fps (150 Mb/s MP4 via H.264) 3840 x 2160p at 23.98/29.97 fps (100 Mb/s MP4 via H.264) 3840 x 2160p at 23.98/29.97 fps (72 Mb/s MP4 via H.265) 1920 x 1080p at 59.94 fps (28 Mb/s MP4 via H.264) 1920 x 1080p at 29.97 fps (20 Mb/s MP4 via H.264) 1920 x 1080p at 59.94 fps (28 Mb/s AVCHD) 1920 x 1080p at 29.97 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD) 1920 x 1080i at 59.94 fps (24, 17 Mb/s AVCHD)

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Audio Recording

Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo) Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)

Focus Type

Auto & Manual Focus

Focus Mode

Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)

Autofocus Points

Contrast Detection: 225

Viewfinder Type

Electronic

Viewfinder Pixel Count

5,760,000

Viewfinder Eye Point

21.00 mm

Viewfinder Coverage

100%

Viewfinder Magnification

Approx. 0.78x

Diopter Adjustment

-4.0 to +2.0 m

Display Screen

3.2″ Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (2,100,000)

Screen Coverage

100%

ISO Sensitivity

Auto, 100 to 51200 (Extended Mode:50 to 204800)

Shutter

Type: Mechanical Speed: 1/8000 to 60 Second Type: Mechanical Speed: 0 to 30 Minute in Bulb Mode Type: Electronic & Mechanical Speed: 1/2000 to 60 Second Type: Electronic & Mechanical Speed: 0 to 30 Minute in Bulb Mode Type: Electronic Speed: 1/8000 to 60 Second , Bulb Mode Type: Electronic Speed: 1/16000 to 1/25 Second in Movie Mode

Remote Control

DMW-RS2 (Optional)

Metering Method

Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multiple, Spot Metering, Highlight Weighted

Exposure Modes

Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority Metering Range: EV 0.0 to EV 18.0 Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)

White Balance Modes

Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set

Buffer/Continuous Shooting

Up to 9 fps at 24 MP for up to 90 Frames in Raw Format Up to 9 fps at 24 MP for up to 999 Frames in JPEG Format

Flash Modes

Auto Auto/Red-Eye Reduction Forced On Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction Off Slow Sync Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction

Built-in Flash

No

Max Sync Speed

Mechanical Shutter:1 / 320 Second

Flash Compensation

-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)

Dedicated Flash System

TTL

External Flash Connection

Hot Shoe, PC Terminal

Self Timer

2, 10 Seconds

Interval Recording

Yes

Connectivity

1/8″ Headphone, 1/8″ Microphone, 2.5mm Sub-mini (2-Ring), HDMI A (Full Size), USB 3.0, USB Type-C, X-Sync Socket

Wi-Fi Capable

Yes

Battery

1 x DMW-BLJ31 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 3100 mAh

AC Power Adapter

DMW-AC10 (Not Included)

Operating Temperature

14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C

Operating Humidity

10 to 80%

Dimensions (W x H x D)

5.9 x 4.3 x 3.8″ / 148.9 x 110.0 x 96.7 mm excluding protrusions

Focal Length

24 to 105mm

Aperture

Maximum: f/4 Minimum: f/22

Angle of View

84° to 23°

Minimum Focus Distance

11.81″ / 30 cm

Magnification

0.5x

Maximum Reproduction Ratio

1:2

Optical Design

16 Elements in 13 Groups

Diaphragm Blades

9, Rounded

Autofocus

Yes

Image Stabilization

Yes

Filter Thread

Front: 77 mm

Dimensions (DxL)

3.31 x 4.65″ / 84 x 118 mm

Weight

1.50 lb / 680 g

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