LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic S1 has a Tilting 3.2 LCD screen with a resolution of 2,100k dots. The Panasonic S1's 3.2 screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
S1 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 5,760kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic S1 can shoot continuously at max speed of 9.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec.
Unfortunately S1 doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Panasonic S1 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 225 points to choose from.
Panasonic S1 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Panasonic S1, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 60p, 30p, 25p, 24p fps with bit rates up to 150 mbps and save in MPEG-4, H.264 and H.265 formats. This means that Panasonic S1 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor which has a max video resolution of only. If you are thinking of upgrading your and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of S1.
S1 has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker. Panasonic S1 also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Panasonic S1 a very suitable camera high quality videography.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic S1 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11ac + Bluetooth) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.Panasonic S1's Bluetooth connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our S1. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect S1 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or Yes (can be charged with high-power laptop/tablet chargers or portable power banks) port.
Battery Panasonic S1 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 380 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 356 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Pro Mirrorless Cameras
Olympus E-M1X with its 870shots is the model with longest battery life among Pro Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic S1 vs Olympus E-M1X or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Panasonic S1 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Panasonic S1 is $2,497.99