Panasonic Lumix S1 DxOMark Tested

DxOMark has tested the new Panasonic Lumix DC-S1‘s ( B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon) image sensor. According to DxOMark, the score of Lumix S1‘s sensor is 95. Same DxOMark score as Nikon Z6, one point below Sony a7 III.

Dynamic Range comparison: Panasonic S1 Vs. Sony a7 III Vs. Canon EOS RConclusions from DxOMark:

With the new 24MP Lumix DC-S1, Panasonic has adopted a class-leading sensor for its venture into full-frame. The test results are practically identical to those of the sensor used in the highly-acclaimed Sony A7 III, and in some areas, such as dynamic range, the S1 is able to offer an advantage in the highly desirable ISO 800 to ISO 1600 range, not just at base ISO 100.

It achieves all this while maintaining low noise levels (as we’ve also seen with the Nikon Z6 and the Sony), which demonstrates that 24MP full-frame CMOS BSI-type sensors offer a desirable balance between pixel count and sensor dynamics.

When you combine a high-performing sensor with a proven AF system, built-in stabilization, 9 fps continuous shooting, and a relatively new lens mount backed by influential lens makers, you have a highly capable camera and the beginnings of a promising system that can pose a serious challenge to the top three camera makers.