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Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 215 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and image quality are generally positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and shutter, while reviews about the storage and lens are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and performance. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative views about the shutter.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the performance and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the lens and focus. There are mixed comments on the shutter and memory.

usability, price, portability, image quality, performance

durability, reliability, focus, lens

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix S1 review: A formidable full-framer

 

Panasonic's first full-frame mirrorless cameras, the S1 and S1R, have arrived. But is the S1 bold enough to take on its Nikon and Sony competitors?

Full-frame image quality is excellent ; Lots of potential quality and sharpness from Leica mount ; Exceptional image stabilisation system ; Eye AF works very well ; Best-in-class OLED viewfinder ; High-end video features will entice a whole new audience

It's a big and chunky system to use ; Being later to the game than the other major players may limit appeal ; Leica mount means lenses are massive ; Shutter and rear toggle control can be hypersensitive ; Some low-light autofocus slowness/hunting

It might be late to the game - behind Sony and Nikon - and its Leica mount makes for massive lenses, but the S1's ability and resulting image quality make for a great new entry in the full-frame market. Whether that's enough to break up the established...

May, 2019

Expert review by : Matt Golowczynski (techradar.com)

Panasonic Lumix S1 review

 

Panasonic's first-gen full-framer packs a punch

Best-in-class viewfinder ; Effective image stabilization system ; High build quality and weather resistance ; Excellent buffer depth ; Hugely customizable ; Superb video quality

Large, heavy body ; Handful of minor ergonomic issues ; Focusing system lags behind rivals ; Eyecup can get in the way of LCD ; No DCI 4K, and V-Log is paid-for update

With tried-and-tested goodness from Panasonic's G series cameras alongside a stunning new viewfinder, excellent video and a sound full-frame sensor, the S1 does much to impress. A huge body, however, along with some awkward controls and an autofocus...

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Sharmishta Sarkar (techradar.com)

Hands on: Hands on: Panasonic Lumix S1 review

 

An easy-to-use pro-level camera that's fit for everyone

Best-in-class EVF ; Solidly built with weather-sealing ; Exceptional image stabilization ; HLG Photo Mode ; 4K video at 50/60fps ; Near-perfect subject tracking autofocus ; Easy-to-use menu system and control buttons

Power switch awkwardly positioned ; Bigger and heavier than some rivals ; V-Log available as paid-for firmware update

Panasonic may have taken its time launching a full-frame mirrorless cameras, but the new Lumix S1 can definitely hold its own. It’s rugged, well designed, easy to use and produces wonderfully sharp images with excellent color rendition. Its Hybrid Log...

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Amy Davies (ephotozine.com)

Panasonic Lumix S1R (Lumix S1) Hands-On Preview

 

Panasonic has today announced the arrival of the Lumix S1 and Lumix S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras and we've got hands-on with the new kit. Take a look at the sample photos and learn more about the new full-frame mirrorless camera.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic's Lumix S1, S1R full-frame cameras make a big first impression

 

And not just because they're crammed full of the latest tech.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1 Preview

 

Panasonic has rolled out an all new line of "Smart" and intuitive compact digicams, with the all new S-series of Lumix digital cameras. The second unit in this new category, the Lumix DMC-S1 boasts almost identical specifications to the S3, however...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix S1 review: Pushing your limits

 

Where other camera brands are just getting started with mirrorless, it feels like the Lumix S1 and S1R are more interested in pushing boundaries forward - and that's something that's easy to get on-board with.

Stellar ergonomics ; Great results & expansive lens ecosystem

Autofocus not as fast as G9 ; Video record button placement not ideal

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Review: Panasonic Lumix S1

 

Panasonic Lumix S1 digital camera review

Apr, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

 

Great little camera - bought it for my son for his 8th birthday, but it's better than my own one! He navigates his way around it really easily. It's nice to look at and hold and fits easily into a handbag. This is the second one we have bought as he...

May, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

 

fine for day to day digital photography. zoom OK

feels bit plasticy and not so robust

May, 2012

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