Panasonic S1R PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Panasonic makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the S1R offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R below.
In any case, the S1R is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This mirrorless interchangeable lens camera was officially introduced on February 1st, 2019, which means that, as of today, the camera is 1770 days old (young?). Given that the S1R is a relatively recent model, it forms part of the current Panasonic product line-up.
Panasonic's owner manual for the S1R
The camera's owner manual is 562 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the S1R is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Panasonic's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Panasonic S1R manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your S1R by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Panasonic S1R is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Panasonic S1R FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the S1R.
What technology is the imaging sensor in the Panasonic S1R based on?
The camera has a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor at its core.
Which image processing chip is used in the Panasonic S1R to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Panasonic equipped the S1R with the Venus image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Panasonic S1R?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 25600, which can be extended to ISO 50-51200.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R?
Panasonic mentions a shutter rating of 400 000 actuations for the S1R. This number represents a Mean Time before Failure, that is an average value. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust the expected shutter life of the S1R over, say, three years, one would have to take about 400 pictures each and every day.
How do I find the shutter count on my Panasonic S1R?
Panasonic embeds the number of shutter actuations in hidden menus. You can check the number of shots that your S1R has taken up to now by carefully following the steps described on the Panasonic S1R shutter count page.
Is completely silent shooting possible with the Panasonic S1R?
The camera has an electronic shutter option, so that it is indeed feasible to capture images without any shutter noise.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences with the Panasonic S1R?
No, the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Panasonic S1R?
The S1R offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.
Does the Panasonic S1R feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with the Panasonic S1R for flash photography?
The S1R's flash sync speed is 1/320 sec.
Does the Panasonic S1R support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-II cards, which provide for data transfer speed of up to 312 MB/s, in both of its card slots.
Which battery does the Panasonic S1R use?
Is there a vertical grip available for the Panasonic S1R?
Yes, Panasonic offers the DMW-BGS1 as an optional accessory to facilitate shooting in portrait orientation and to provide additional battery power.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R.
|Camera Model||Panasonic S1R|
|Camera Type||Mirrorless system camera|
|Camera Lens||Leica L mount lenses|
|Launch Date||February 2019|
|Launch Price||USD 3 699|
|Sensor Format||Full Frame Sensor|
|Sensor Size||36.0 x 24.0 mm|
|Sensor Area||864 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||43.3 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||46.7 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||8 368 x 5 584 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||4.30 μm|
|Pixel Density||5.41 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||4K/60p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 25 600 ISO|
|ISO Boost||50 - 51 200 ISO|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||100|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||26.4|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||14.1|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||3525|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||5760k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||Control Panel|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.2 inch|
|LCD Resolution||2100k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fully flexible screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||No front-flip|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||Focus Peaking|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/8000s|
|Continuous Shooting||9 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||400 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||Electronic Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Image Stabilization||In-body stabilization|
|Fill Flash||no On-Board Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC or XQD cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Dual card slots|
|UHS card support||Dual UHS-II|
|Studio Flash||PC Sync socket|
|USB Connector||USB 3.1|
|HDMI Port||full HDMI|
|Microphone Port||External MIC port|
|Headphone Socket||Headphone port|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Bluetooth Support||Bluetooth built-in|
|Environmental Sealing||Weathersealed body|
|Battery Type||DMW-BLJ31 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||380 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
149 x 110 x 97 mm
(5.9 x 4.3 x 3.8 in)
|Camera Weight||1 016 g (35.8 oz)|
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