Switch to previous version of Magzter

Try GOLD

Panasonic's Punch!

Panasonic Lumix S1 299,990

Rohinton Mehta

Sony’s success in the full-frame mirrorless market spurred a lot of competitors to follow suit. Nikon launched the Z7 and the Z6, and Canon followed with the EOS R. Not to be left out, Panasonic announced at Photokina 2018 that they would also be entering this market segment. For Panasonic, this is a big step. In 2007, Panasonic had shaken up the market with the world’s first Micro Four Thirds camera, the Lumix G1. Smart Photography had even awarded it the Camera of the Year Award. Now Panasonic is trying to conquer new market segments. In order to be doubly sure of success, Panasonic tied up with two respected names, Leica and Sigma.

Smart Photography has on its test bench the new 24.2 MP Lumix S1, which was launched along with the 47.3 MP Lumix S1R. Panasonic has opted for premium pricing, judging by the new launches. How did the S1 fare? Read on...

Design & Build Quality

The Panasonic S1 is a Digital Interchangeable Lens Mirrorless camera. The body uses magnesium alloy for strength. The body as well as the 24-105 mm f/4 kit lens are well made. The body seems a bit ‘boxy’ to look at. However, it offers a comfortable, deep grip, and the index finger of the right hand automatically goes over the shutter release button. The lens has a 77 mm diameter filter thread. The body weighs approximately 1020 g with the battery, while the 24-105 mm f/4 kit lens weighs approximately 680 g. The body and the lens are made in China.

Key Features

The 24 MP Panasonic Lumix S1is a feature-packed interchangeable lens mirrorless camera. On top left we see the Mode Dial which offers settings for the various shooting modes: iA (intelligent Auto), P, A, S, M, Creative Video Mode, Custom mode 1, 2 and 3.

Panasonic has made sure that even the less-initiated photographers can happily use this sophisticated camera. Just set the Lumix S1 to iA (intelligent Auto), and the camera takes over. It recognises certain scenes in front of it and exposes them correctly. In case of backlit scenes, the iA mode automatically enables Backlight Compensation so that subjects don’t appear dark. The iA mode also works when recording video.

Continue Reading with Magzter GOLD

GoldLogo

Get unlimited access to thousands of curated premium stories and 5,000+ magazines

READ THE ENTIRE ISSUE

July 2019

MORE STORIES FROM SMART PHOTOGRAPHYView All
Perfecting Commercial Art
Smart Photography
6 mins read
Right Where You Need It
Smart Photography
4 mins read
Let's Create An HDR Image Using Aurora HDR 19
Smart Photography
8 mins read
The Pro Siblings
Smart Photography
6 mins read
A Bigger Galaxy
Smart Photography
5 mins read
Venice - Man-Made Heaven On Earth
Smart Photography
8 mins read
Top 10 Cameras
Smart Photography
4 mins read
Luxuriant Cityscapes
Smart Photography
2 mins read
A Match For Medium Format?
Smart Photography
8 mins read
Six Common Mistakes And Remedies
Smart Photography
10+ mins read
RELATED STORIES
AI Makes The World A Weirder Place, And That's Okay
PC Magazine
7 mins read
A New Resolution: Everything You Need To Know About 8K TV
PC Magazine
10+ mins read
Paging Dr. Robot: Artificial Intelligence Moves Into Care
AppleMagazine
4 mins read
Who's Got The Plug?
Innovation & Tech Today
7 mins read
How Medical Technologies Are Helping Ease The Pain
Innovation & Tech Today
4 mins read
A-List Apartments For The Tech Generation
Innovation & Tech Today
4 mins read
Do You Really Need A New Bow?
Montana Hunting & Fishing News
6 mins read
Superpowered: Tesla Zero-Emission Technology
AppleMagazine
8 mins read
Google's Health Care Ambitions Now Involve Patient Data
AppleMagazine
2 mins read
How Nike Started a Sneaker Arms Race
Bloomberg Businessweek
5 mins read