LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic S1R has a Tilting 3.2" LCD screen with a resolution of 2,100k dots. The Panasonic S1R'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.
S1R 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 S1R can shoot continuously at max speed of 9.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec
. S1R also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/16000s
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
Unfortunately S1R doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Panasonic S1R features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 225 points to choose from. Panasonic S1R also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
Macro shooters will love Panasonic S1R's Focus Stacking feature. In this mode, S1R automatically composites multiple shots taken at different focal positions using focus bracketing to create a single image with maximum depth of field.
Panasonic S1R has a special Post Focus mode which uses its 4K video and focus bracketing features together to shoot and stack a burst of images into a single image which you can change the focus point on the LCD screen after it is taken. Although the resulting image has only 8 MP resolution, the flexibility this feature gives to the shooter is unmatched.
With Panasonic S1R, 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 and H.264 formats. This means that Panasonic S1R 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 S1R.
S1R has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker. Panasonic S1R also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Panasonic S1R a very suitable camera high quality videography.
4K Photo Mode
Utilizing its 4K Video recording abilities in a creative way, Panasonic S1R sports a 4K Photo Mode where you can capture 8 MP photos from 4K videos.
Using a software such as Adobe Lightroom on your PC or in-camera function, you can review the 4K video frame by frame and extract the image that you like the most.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic S1R 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 S1R'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 S1R. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect S1R to compatible devices via its HDMI port or Yes (can be charged with high-power laptop/tablet chargers or portable power banks) port.
Panasonic S1R is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 360 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 363 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 S1R vs Olympus E-M1X or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Panasonic S1R Features Compared to Main Competitors