A Year With the S1: How Good Is Panasonic's First Full-Frame Camera in the Long Run?

The Panasonic S1 is the company's first full-frame camera, and it offers a bevy of high-quality features in a rugged body, along with the benefits of the L mount alliance. This excellent video review takes a look at how the camera has held up after a year of use. 

Coming to you from The Hybrid Shooter, this great video review takes a look at the Panasonic S1 over the long-term. The S1 is a very well-rounded camera with a variety of features sure to appeal to a range of shooters. It comes with 4K 30p video with full-pixel readout and 4:2:2 10-bit color, 5.5-stop in-body image stabilization, a great sensor, and an extremely high-resolution viewfinder. All of this is packaged in a rugged body with excellent ergonomics and a fantastic control layout. In fact, this was actually my favorite part of shooting with the camera. The ergonomics were some of the best I have ever used; there is no denying that the body is fairly bulky, but it fit beautifully into my hand, and when coupled with the excellent control layout, it made the camera an absolute joy to shoot with. It is certainly a great option for a wide variety of shooters. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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I’ve been using the S1 for stills at weddings since last April and it has been an excellent camera for what I do. The IQ, quick and accurate AF, ergonomics, excellent lenses, awesome tech, fantastic EVF and intuitive menus make it a joy to use. It’s not perfect, but I thought it was the best of the 2019 wave of FF mirror less cameras for weddings and portraits. The lens lineup is getting filled in nicely as well and all the glass has been excellent.