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LUMIX DC-S1M

Ultimate Hybrid. Fuel the Passion for Stills and Video.

A new 24.2MP CMOS sensor that delivers incredibly realistic detail. 4K video recording with no time limit complements professional-level video performance.* Going beyond the boundaries of still and video, this full-frame mirrorless camera inspires passionate image creation.

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24.2MP CMOS Sensor: Maximizing Sensitivity and Image Quality

Whether you’re shooting still photographs or video, the LUMIX S1 gives you breathtaking image quality with no compromises. By delivering sufficient light condensation per pixel, the 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor offers a wide dynamic range and sharp, natural expression even at high sensitivity settings. Leveraging the power of the Venus Engine, the camera offers maximum sensitivity at an impressive ISO512000. Professional photographers and videographers are sure to appreciate this combination of ultra-high sensitivity performance with ultra-high image quality.

Venus Engine Beauty

The marriage of a CMOS sensor with the beautiful Venus Engine reproduces extraordinary color detail and natural texture expression. Multipixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing render intense brightness and contrast. The Three-Dimensional Color Control zings with rich colors from dark to bright shades, and high-precision Multi Process NR makes your images pop even at high ISO sensitivity settings.

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5-axis Dual I.S. 2: Clearly Capture Each Intriguing Instant

It's difficult to handhold a camera at the best of times, but don't fret: with the 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 (Image Stabilizer),* intelligent compensation comes to your aid. This is the equivalent to 6 doublings of exposure duration, meaning you can use a 6-stop slower shutter speed up to tele-end.** The LUMIX S1 eliminates shake in both body and lens even at the telephoto setting. It also works in both photo and video recording, including 4K video. The astonishing power of the 5-axis Body I.S. with 5.5-stop compensation power*** corrects shake for all lenses, even those not equipped with O.I.S.

* 5-axis Dual I.S.2 can be used with the lens S-R24105 and S-R70200 as of February 1, 2019.
** Based on the CIPA standard (Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=200mm when S-R70200 is used).
*** Based on the CIPA standard (Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=50mm when S-X50 is used).

4K 60p Smooth Video Recording

In combination, Panasonic’s 4K technology, new CMOS sensor, and new Venus Engine deliver spectacular 4K 60p video (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 MP4) in a full-frame format.* Thanks to these advanced technologies, even rapidly moving scenes look smooth and natural.

Further, the LUMIX S1 is designed for outstanding heat dissipation, allowing it to offer both 4K 30p/24p and full-HD recording with no time limit.** The capacity to record for extended periods of this time makes this camera an ideal choice for a wide range of professional uses, such as no-cut documentaries, fixed-point observation of wild animals, and more.

* Maximum recording time of 29 minutes 59 seconds in 4K 60p.
** Excludes high-speed video recording. When the ambient temperature is high or continuous recording is performed, the camera may stop the recording to protect itself. Wait until the camera cools down.

4:2:2 10-bit Internal Recording (Optional)

Addressing the needs of professionals, the LUMIX S1 will offer 4K 30p/24p 4:2:2 10-bit internal video recording, 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 60p with an HDMI live output, and V-Log with a software upgrade key (to be sold separately).

4:2:2 10-bit video with an incredibly rich color profile is a recording format that has approximately 128 times the data volume of 4:2:0 8-bit and is capable of expressing over 1 billion colors. This massive volume of color data is highly valuable in post-production, making it possible to adjust color dynamically and radically and even turn daylight scenes into nighttime scenes.

In addition, 4K 30p/24p video can be shot with a crop factor of 1.0x and full-pixel readout. Leveraging the expressive power of a full-frame camera takes 4K video to exciting new places.

Advanced Recognition Technology

Panasonic’s advanced technology provides unified control of the sensor, engine, and lens to deliver high-speed, high-precision focus at every angle. Super-fast sensor-lens communication of 480 fps and Panasonic’s DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology help make high-speed, high-precision autofocus of approximately 0.08 seconds a reality.* In addition, the low-light autofocus performs at an impressive -6EV.** Higher sensitivity and optimized tuning of the sensor have increased luminance detection performance, making possible crisp focusing with nothing more than starlight. Advanced AI technology can recognize not only the human body but such animals as canidae, felidae, and birds, while the high-performance tracking system helps keep the subject in focus at all times.

* 11EV, at wide-end with S-R24105 (CIPA) in LVF120 fps setting. ** At ISO100, F1.4, AFS. 100% contrast target.

5,760k-dot Resolution Real View Finder

Boasting the world’s highest resolution of 5,760k dots, the Real View Finder is the largest in its class.* Outstanding clarity and sharpness make it feel as though you’re looking at the subject with your own eye and help you concentrate while shooting. With a lens designed for minimum distortion from the center to the corners and high magnification of 0.78x, the Real View Finder supports both perfect framing and high-precision focusing. The responsive OLED display offers an extremely low 0.005-second minimum lag time and an ultra-high 120 fps refresh rate to help keep fast-moving subjects in view. In addition, the 0.78x magnification ratio can be switched to 0.7x or 0.74x according to the shooting situation.

* Among full-frame digital single-lens mirrorless cameras as of February 1, 2019.

Tough Body for a Wide Range of Weather Conditions

The tough body is ready to take on a variety of challenging shooting environments. The magnesium alloy full die-cast frame is highly durable, while sealing helps protect every seam, dial, and button. The camera as a whole is dustand splash-resistant* and designed for use at temperatures as low as -10 °C. In combination, these features help make shooting both productive and enjoyable in a wide range of weather conditions.

* Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.

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24.2 Megapixels
Full-frame MOS Sensor
4K 60p/50p
Video Recording
Fast and Precise AF
DFD Technology, AI Technology, -6EV Low Light AF