Going beyond the boundaries of still and video, this full-frame mirrorless camera inspires passionate image creation.
24.2MP Full-frame CMOS Sensor
The LUMIX S1 comes with a 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor. Providing ample light condensation per pixel, the LUMIX S1 boasts a wide dynamic range and reproduces sharp images with exceptional clarity. 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 colour moiré. Three-dimensional Colour Control also improves the colour reproduction of both bright areas and shadows. Thanks to the high-performance sensor and engine, true-to-life images from low to high sensitivity are realized. The LUMIX S1 is an ideal camera especially in low-light situations with minimal noise even at the maximum ISO51200.
Dual I.S. 2 for Incredible Shake Compensation
The 5-axis Body I.S. (Image Stabiliser) system compensates for the effects of camera shake to make shutter speeds up to 5.5-stop slower than usual safe to use. Combined with the 2-axis O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser) in the LUMIX S Series lenses, this Dual I.S. 2 system increases the level of compensation to 6-stop, and works to eliminate the effects of a wide variety of camera movement types in both still and video photography. Making use of sophisticated technology, vibration measurements are taken not only from a gyrosensor but also using information from the CMOS itself and from an accelerometer sensor.
To help photographers remove sources of camera shaking, an I.S. Status Scope has been added that displays a graphic interpretation of vibration.
High Resolution Mode – 96MP
High Resolution mode enables ultra-high precision photo shooting. Eight consecutive images are automatically shot while shifting the sensor using the Body I.S. mechanism and synthesized into a RAW image. This mode is ideal for taking natural landscapes or fine arts with delicate details. However, it can also be used in situations where moving subjects are included in the scene, by switching the sub mode.
HLG Photo Mode – New Style of Photo Expression
Panasonic's HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) Photo mode excels in the expression of lights, such as sparkling starlight or glaring sunlight. It provides a wider dynamic range to reproduce light and shadows with more natural contrast. The HLG Photos can be produced as HSP files with compressed high-brightness signals. Photographers can view those images on the latest Panasonic HLG-compliant 4KTV via HDMI cable connection or other HLG-compliant devices.
High-precision Shutter Unit
The new shutter unit offers a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 second to capture fast moving subjects and to use a high-speed lens with a fully open aperture even outdoors. The external flash can be synchronized with the industry’s fastest shutter speed of a maximum 1/320 second.
High-speed, High-precision AF of Approximately 0.08 sec
Combining contrast detection and Panasonic’s unique DFD technology with ultra-fast processing creates a focusing system that provides both speed and precision. To achieve extremely fast and accurate focusing, the Venus Engine, CMOS sensor and new LUMIX S lenses communicate at up to 480 fps allowing the system to react in 0.08 seconds*1. The autofocus works with as little light as remarkable -6 EV.
Focus acquisition and tracking is enhanced with Advanced Artificial Intelligence Technology that detects humans, cats, dogs and birds. Identifying the subject helps the system anticipate movement patterns and allows the autofocus to keep tracking the subject even when its back is turned. Face, eye and pupil detection ensure that portraits are focused correctly.
For fast moving situations the LUMIX S1 is capable of shooting at a rate of 9 fps in AFS or 6 fps with continuous focusing. The 6K Photo mode allows bursts of 18-million-pixel JPEG images at 30 fps, while 4K Photo offers sequences at 30 or 60 fps with 8-megapixel resolution. Low Light AF in -6EV Condition
Adoption of AI Technology
The LUMIX S1 also incorporates Advanced AI Technology that detects specific subjects – humans and fast-moving animals, including canidae, felidae and birds. The LUMIX S1 keeps tracking these subjects even when they turn their back to the camera.
Professional Video Features
The LUMIX S1 offers filmmakers exceptional video quality and a wide range of tools to take full creative control of their footage. 4K-video is offered at 60/50p, while full pixel readout is achieved at 30p for exceptionally clean and detailed images. With the full width of the sensor being used, the focal length of lenses is retained and the creative possibilities of extreme shallow depth of field are available.
The camera offers a variety of gamma curves, including industry standards such as Cinelike D/V and Like709. To shorten post-processing work, a new flat mode with less contrast and saturation for versatile use is offered. The new Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) profile allows recording in an even wider dynamic range with rich colours (Like2100) to mimic the abilities of the human eye.
LUMIX S1 allows video recording up to 4K 60/50p 4:2:0 in 8 Bit directly to SD- or XQD-card. 4:2:2 colour sampling can be put out through HDMI. Panasonic will provide a software key to unlock the option to record 4K 60/50p 4:2:2 10 Bit via HDMI-output and 30p/25p/24p in 4:2:2
10 Bit internally within 2019. This upgrade will also bring V Log with industry leading dynamic range to the LUMIX S1. While time-limitations apply to 4K/60p and High-speed-footage, 4K/30p and Full HD can be recorded without a time limit. High Speed Video allows 2x slow motion at 60fps in 4K, and up to 6x slow motion in Full HD with frame rates of up to 180fps.
Line-input is supported by a 3.5 mm microphone socket while audio can be monitored using the 3.5 mm headphone port. Advanced audio quality can be achieved using the DMW-XLR1 microphone adapter in the hot shoe with professional microphones and XLR input sources.
High Resolution Viewfinder and High Quality Displays
The world’s highest resolution electronic viewfinder provides photographers with unrivalled clarity via a 5.76-million-dot OLED display. The Real View Finder offers refresh rates of up to 120 fps and a virtually non-existent lag of just 0.005 seconds for smooth and realistic tracking of motion while panning with moving subjects. The display resolution, matched with a 10.000:1 contrast ratio, ensures a very clear and detailed view. The finder magnification can be adjusted from 0.78x to 0.74x or 0.7x for the comfort of the photographer.
The camera’s 3.2 inch touchscreen features 2.1-million-dot resolution and is mounted on a triaxial tilt rear monitor that allows it to flip out for low or high angled viewing in both portrait and landscape orientation. Night Mode, Live View Boost and illuminated buttons help those working in dark conditions and the camera’s top plate offers largest-in-class back-lit status LCD to keep the photographer informed of important shooting settings at a glance.
Double Memory Card Slot
The Double Memory Card slot is compatible with SD Memory Cards (UHS-II) and XQD Memory Cards for high-speed, high-capacity, continuous data recording. It will also be compatible with CFexpress in the near future.
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 dust resistant and splash resistant but also operates down to -10 degrees Centigrade. The shutter unit is also durable for approximately 400,000 cycles.
Connectivity and Remote Shooting
- Remote Shooting via LUMIX Tether
- Bluetooth 4.2
- Wi-Fi 5GHz/2.4GHz
The LUMIX S1 is compatible with LUMIX Tether software that allows remote control of the camera over USB from a PC, as well as live view streaming and direct transfer of pictures to a PC as they are recorded.
LUMIX Sync is a new smartphone app for iOS/Android devices that enables remote control of the camera and photo transfer from the camera to the phone/tablet.
Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 enables a constant connection with a smartphone or tablet with minimum power consumption, as well as allowing camera settings to be shared between multiple LUMIX S1 bodies. Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) in addition to 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n) provides a secure and faster connection to smartphones/tablets for remote control and image/video transfer.