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Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 199 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. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the lens and contrast. There are some critical reviews about the shutter and focus.

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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 86/100 = Very good 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. Reviews about the design and performance are overall positive. The portability and price also get good opinions, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the shutter.

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1 (SAME AS DMC-S3 BUT WITH 12.1 MP), Digital Camera, VerPanasonic Lumix DMC-S1 (SAME AS DMC-S3 BUT WITH 12.1 MP), Digital Camera, Ver

Oct, 2018

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. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback. Opinions about the shutter and memory are mixed. Some have doubts about the lens and focus.

usability, price, portability, image quality, performance

durability, reliability, focus, lens

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)

Oct, 2018

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 : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Review: Panasonic Lumix S1

 

Panasonic Lumix S1 digital camera review

Apr, 2011

Consumer review (reviewstream.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1 camera

 

Now, there were few cameras from other brands like Samsung and Canon that were less expensive than the Lumix DMC-S1 but I liked the design of the Lumix better than the rest. The Lumix DMC-S1 comes with an impressive 12.1 MP and 4x Optical Image...

Aug, 2012

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

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

 

Easy to use

None so far

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

 

price wise nice product............but if u spend good money you will have better option

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

 

Extremely lightweight. Decent screen size. Simple to use - particularly with the automatic function. Makes a great camera for leisure purposes - e.g. holidays.

Didn't come with a camera case or a screen protector - had to buy these separately. Image quality - noticed some noise, particularly in dimmer light conditions. Plastic build - concerns over the durability.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

 

Easy to use

Battery could last longer

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

 

I find this camera a pleasure to use. It looks good and it is easy to hold. Great value for money.

The only thing I would like to say is I found the record function a bit confusing, not straightforward at all.

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:660
Battery life (CIPA standard):240
Battery performance:660
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.6
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Calendar: Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3
Camera multi shot:Y
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show / Movie, Slide show
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, POL, POR, SWE, TUR
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid
Scene modes:Beach, Children, Cuisine, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Panorama, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Beach, Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Panorama, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Grey / Pink

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Field of view:100
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Flash

Flash modes:auto, Red-eye reduction
Flash range (tele):39.4 - 63
Flash range (wide):15.7 - 129.9

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Face tracking, Single Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto

Lens System

Combined zoom:31.2
Digital Zoom:16 / 4
Extra/Smart zoom:7.8
Filter:RGB
Focal length range (f-f):0.197 - 0.787
Lens:1.1
Lens structure:6/5
Lens structure (elements/groups):6/5
Lens Type:Wide-angle
Optical Zoom:4

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal memory:20
Memory slots:1

Networking

Network ready: No

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.1 - 4.41
Aperture range (F-F):3.1 - 6.5
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:8 - 1/1600
Digital SLR: No
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.1 - 4.41
Interface:AV, USB
Lens system:LUMIX DC VARIO
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Video out:AV

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0 / QuickTime / Adobe Reader
Cables included:AV, USB
Hand strap: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image sensor size:1/2.33
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Megapixel:12.1
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1920,3264 x 2448,4000 x 2248,4000 x 2672,4000 x 3000
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:12.7

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter interval:0.7

Video

Analog signal format system:PAL
HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240,640 x 480,1280 x 720

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.823
Height:2.31
Weight:4.13
Width:3.89