Panasonic Lumix S1 review - Quality

Quality

To compare the resolution and noise levels between the Lumix S1 and Lumix S1R, I photographed the following subject at every ISO setting, using each camera in turn fitted with the 24-105mm zoom at 50mm f8; I have an additional comparison lower on the page against the Sony A7 III. The exposures were identical at each ISO value. I’ve taken crops from each image indicated by the red rectangle and presented them at 100% for close inspection in the table below. These are taken from out-of-camera JPEGs, although I also shot in RAW and will add RAW results once both bodies are supported in Adobe Camera RAW.

 

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Panasonic Lumix S1 vs Lumix S1R: noise

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Above left: Lumix S1. Above right: Lumix S1R. 100% crops from JPEGs at 100 ISO

 

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Above left: Lumix S1. Above right: Lumix S1R. 100% crops from JPEGs at 200 ISO

 

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Above left: Lumix S1. Above right: Lumix S1R. 100% crops from JPEGs at 400 ISO

 

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Above left: Lumix S1. Above right: Lumix S1R. 100% crops from JPEGs at 800 ISO

 

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Above left: Lumix S1. Above right: Lumix S1R. 100% crops from JPEGs at 1600 ISO

 

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Above left: Lumix S1. Above right: Lumix S1R. 100% crops from JPEGs at 3200 ISO

 

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Above left: Lumix S1. Above right: Lumix S1R. 100% crops from JPEGs at 6400 ISO

 

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Above left: Lumix S1. Above right: Lumix S1R. 100% crops from JPEGs at 12800 ISO

 

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Above left: Lumix S1. Above right: Lumix S1R. 100% crops from JPEGs at 25600 ISO

 

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Above left: Lumix S1. Above right: Lumix S1R. 100% crops from JPEGs at 51200 ISO

 

To compare the resolution and noise levels between the Lumix S1 and the Sony A7 III, I photographed the following subject at every ISO setting, using each camera at 50mm f8. The exposures were identical at each ISO value. I’ve taken crops from each image indicated by the red rectangle and presented them at 100% for close inspection in the table below. These are taken from out-of-camera JPEGs, although I also shot in RAW and will add RAW results once the S1 is supported in Adobe Camera RAW.

 

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Panasonic Lumix S1 vs Sony A7 III noise

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Above left: Lumix S1. Above right: Sony A7 III. 100% crops from JPEGs at 100 ISO

 

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Above left: Lumix S1. Above right: Sony A7 III. 100% crops from JPEGs at 200 ISO

 

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Above left: Lumix S1. Above right: Sony A7 III. 100% crops from JPEGs at 400 ISO

 

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Above left: Lumix S1. Above right: Sony A7 III. 100% crops from JPEGs at 800 ISO

 

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Above left: Lumix S1. Above right: Sony A7 III. 100% crops from JPEGs at 1600 ISO

 

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Above left: Lumix S1. Above right: Sony A7 III. 100% crops from JPEGs at 3200 ISO

 

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Above left: Lumix S1. Above right: Sony A7 III. 100% crops from JPEGs at 6400 ISO

 

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Above left: Lumix S1. Above right: Sony A7 III. 100% crops from JPEGs at 12800 ISO

 

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Above left: Lumix S1. Above right: Sony A7 III. 100% crops from JPEGs at 25600 ISO

 

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Above left: Lumix S1. Above right: Sony A7 III. 100% crops from JPEGs at 51200 ISO

 

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Above right: Sony A7 III. 100% crop from JPEG at 102400 ISO

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Above right: Sony A7 III. 100% crop from JPEG at 204800 ISO

 

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