Body Design and Expandability
Triaxial Tilt Rear Monitor
The triaxial tilt rear monitor supports photography at both low and high angles and with the camera held vertically. The large 3.2-inch 2,100k-dot monitor features an RGBW liquid crystal display. The inclusion of white (W) pixels increases maximum brightness for outstanding visibility, even outside under strong sunlight. The monitor uses capacitive sensing for convenient touch control similar to that of a smartphone.
Among the largest in its class, status LCD offers instant access to 19 essential camera settings, including the F-number and shutter speed. When camera power is off, it displays the battery level and remaining shots. Pressing a dedicated button causes the LCD to light up for 5 seconds. Two brightness levels allow you select a brightness appropriate for your shoot.
Double Memory Card Slot
The double memory card slot is compatible with SD Memory Cards (UHS-II) and XQD Memory Cards.* Allocation Record mode allows you to specify the card slot to be used for recording for different image formats. This feature is also convenient for recording long videos or as a backup. Relay Recording mode relays recording to the other card slot after the first card runs out of free space during recording. Backup Recording mode records the same data to the two cards. It will also be compatible with CFexpress in the near future.
* Cannot be used with AVCHD format.
• XQD is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.
The carefully designed layout supports intuitive control. Buttons used during shooting are grouped on the right side of the camera, while frequently used controls, such as the joystick, are within easy reach of the thumb. To support touch-based operation, the buttons differ in size and shape, and each dial has a slightly different texture. The grip is the culmination of analyzing repeated touch-and-try simulations with professional photographers. It fits snuggly in the hand and feels natural and comfortable to hold.
Operation Lock Lever
The operation lock lever can help prevent unintentional operation of buttons and dials, including the front dial, rear dial, joystick, cursor button, touch screen, and more.
This lever allows you to switch instantly between two functions you have saved. For example, you can conveniently toggle between two Photo Style selections you are using. Up to 20 different functions can be selected, including AF Mode, Photo Style, Picture Quality, Shutter Type, and more.
The buttons are illuminated to enable accurate operation in the dark.
Useful Functions for Nighttime Shooting
Night Mode: When shooting dark scenes like starry skies, this mode suppresses the stimulation of eyes that have become accustomed to the dark. The LVF and rear monitor can be set separately.
Live View Boost: The display is brightened by lowering the frame rate and increasing the gain. This lets you shoot while framing, even in extremely dark situations.
MF Assist 20x: The MF Assist display has been enlarged up to 20x. Accurate focusing is possible even on tiny objects like stars.
USB Power Supply / Power Charging
Convenient during long shoots in the studio and elsewhere, this feature allows you to supply power to the camera while charging the battery.* A USB 3.1 Type-C adaptor is included that is compatible with the USB PD (USB Power Delivery) standard.
* Battery must be installed in camera and retain some charge for feature to work.
Wi-Fi Remote Control Using LUMIX Sync
Using Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) this feature allows you to connect your camera to a smartphone or tablet, send photos to these devices, and control your LUMIX S1R/S1 remotely. With Panasonic’s LUMIX Sync app (Android / iOS), you can remotely control the shutter of your camera and access a wide range of photographic settings. You can even use LUMIX Sync to copy settings from one camera to another,* which is useful when managing multiple cameras in a shoot.
* Copying must done between camera of the same model.
• The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Logo is a certification mark of Wi-Fi Alliance®.
PC Software “LUMIX Tether” Camera Control
The LUMIX S Series allows tethered shooting via USB with “LUMIX Tether” PC software. It enables camera control and shooting while checking the image on a large PC screen. Naturally, it supports both video and 6K PHOTO / 4K PHOTO. This greatly assists professional workflows in commercial photoshoots at studios.
DMW-BGS1 (Sold separately)
By using two batteries — one in the camera and the other in the grip* — the DMW-BGS1 doubles the battery life for extended shooting. Charging the camera via USB simultaneously charges the battery in the grip. Exclusively designed for the LUMIX S1R/S1, this accessory also makes gripping more comfortable, even in vertical angle shooting. It perfectly matches the camera, featuring the same style of buttons and intuitive joystick control. This grip boasts rugged dust- and splash-resistance and is designed for use at temperatures as low as -10 °C.**
* No battery pack is bundled with the DMW-BGS1.
** Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this battery grip is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.
DMW-EC6 (Sold separately)
Designed exclusively for LUMIX S1R/S1 cameras, this eyecup rotates 360° with stops every 90°. Easy to use with the left or right eye and the camera held horizontally or vertically, this accessory supports a wide range of photographic postures. The eyecup features excellent light-blocking performance and stability for a more comfortable photographic experience and enhanced concentration. It easily locks with a twist and stays firmly in place until unlocked with a twist. The anti-static design also helps prevent dust from adhering to the accessory.
Shutter Remote Control
DMW-RS2 (Sold separately)
Pressing the shutter button when shooting on a tripod can cause unwanted motion. This accessory solves this issue while making it easy to shoot bursts, or hold the shutter open for extended periods of time. A Start/Stop button is also provided for videography.*
• Connection cable (80cm)
• Extension cable (2m)
• Easily attachable tripod clip holder
* The video Start/Stop button feature can be used for compatible digital cameras: DC-S1R, DC-S1, DC-GH5S**, DC-G9**, DC-GH5** (as of February 1, 2019). It may not be possible to use this feature for Panasonic digital cameras equipped with a remote socket sold in or before January 2019.
** Firmware must be updated to the latest version.