The Panasonic LUMIX S1 Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera incorporates a 24.2 megapixel high resolution 35mm full-frame MOS sensor. The LUMIX S1 utilizes the new L-Mount standard, which boasts a well-balanced, large inner diameter and compact dimensions for a flange focus to realize optimum size and performance as a digital mirrorless camera system.
The LUMIX S1 yields unprecedented image quality with high resolution, 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 precise moment in the finest detail. The LUMIX S1 Series also boasts industry-leading video recording performance (4K 60p/50p), intuitive control, a rugged design for heavy field use, durability, and expandability. The LUMIX S1 is splash resistant* and dust resistant but also operates down to -10 degrees Centigrade. The mirrorless camera's shutter unit is also durable for approximately 400,000 cycles. Camera performance, lightweight construction, and Dust/Splash/Freeze-Resistant Design are some of the features you'll enjoy while shooting with the Panasonic LUMIX S Series Digital Mirrorless Cameras.
S1 IS IDEAL FOR VIDEO
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/50p video and enables full-pixel readout of signals in 30p/25p to save truly beautiful footage. Furthermore, the LUMIX S1 will comply with 4:2:2 10-bit internal video recording and V-Log after an optional software upgrade key (sold separately).
DFD FOCUSING TECHNOLOGY
Panasonic's advanced Contrast AF system with DFD technology has evolved through the development of numerous mirrorless cameras to make the AF system within the LUMIX S Series of cameras nearly flawless. It achieves a fast level of focusing speed and also a tracking performance that is made possible by the adoption of Advanced AI Technology that accurately recognizes moving target subjects.
L-MOUNT LENS SYSTEM
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.
The LUMIX S Series Mirrorless cameras offer integrated Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) for powerful handshake correction. Panasonic developed an algorithm that precisely calculates shake information acquired not only from a gyro-sensor, 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 LUMIX S Series lenses, 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.
S1 HIGH RES MODE
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 JPEG/RAW still 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 via 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.
HLG PHOTO MODE
The HLG*1 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 are produced as an HSP file*2 with compressed high-brightness signals in stunning 4K resolution (3,232 X 2,160) or Full resolution (5,984 X 3,984) in addition to JPEG/RAW files. It excels in the expression of lights, such as sparkling starlight or glaring sunlight. Photographers can show those vibrant images by playing them back on the latest Panasonic 4KTV and other compliant devices via HDMI cable connection.
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 to a shutter speed of a maximum 1/320 second
DFD FOCUSING TECHNOLOGY
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
FACE / EYE DETECTION TECHNOLOGY
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 S1R/S1 also incorporates Advanced AI Technology that detects specific subjects - humans and fast-moving animals and birds. The camera keeps tracking these subjects even when they turn their back to the camera.
6K PHOTO MODE
For more continuous burst shooting, 6K PHOTO* 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.
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-in-class Real View Finder which boasts a high 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.
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