High-Speed, High-Precision AF - LUMIX S1R/S1
Accurate AF in Low-Light and Low-Contrast Scenes
Accurate autofocus is possible even in starlight and other low-light scenes, as well as in fog, haze, and other low-contrast scenes. Higher sensitivity and optimized tuning of the sensor has resulted in luminance detection performance, advancing LUMIX's renowned low-light AF to the -6EV level.* This feature is especially useful in shooting documentaries, nighttime animal scenes, and more.
* At ISO100, F1.4, AFS. 100% contrast target.
Human Body Recognition and Animal Recognition Technology
Panasonic’s advanced AI technology can recognize not only the human body but such common animals as canidae, felidae, and birds. Panasonic has used deep learning to study a large quantity of images of humans and animals and loaded the resulting AI into the Venus Engine. As a result, the camera can recognize and accurately focus on animals, even when they are facing away from you. This feature allows you to relax and focus on the composition while the camera performs the difficult work of focusing.
6K PHOTO / 4K PHOTO
Shoot with extended burst, then choose and extract the exact frames you want to keep. The 6K PHOTO* mode at 30 fps allows you to capture the perfect moments at stunningly high resolution of approximately 18 megapixels.** The ultra-high-speed 4K PHOTO mode at 60 fps freezes even faster motion, which is simply not possible in conventional cameras.*** The LUMIX S Series truly does make moments unmissable.
* 6K PHOTO is a high speed burst shooting function that cuts a still image out of a 4:3 or 3:2 video footage with approx.18-megapixel (approx. 6000 x 3000 effective pixel count) that the 6K image manages.
** Maximum recording time of 10 minutes in 6K PHOTO.
*** Maximum recording time of 15 minutes in 4K PHOTO.
Drive Mode Dial
This dial makes it easy to switch between single shot and burst shot modes. For burst shots, modes I and II can also be configured and selected with the dial. You can switch, for example, between RAW burst and 6K PHOTO, instantly selecting the mode that best matches your subject.
The joystick moves freely in eight directions, allowing you to intuitively select the focus area with just your thumb. You can concentrate on your subject more easily and quickly get the shot you want.
New AF Mode
A total of nine autofocus modes help you achieve outstanding full-frame focus even in challenging situations. The new 1-Area+ AF mode adjusts focus using the auxiliary AF area when the subject moves out of the main focus area. This mode is very effective for shooting moving subjects.
AF Custom Setting
With this function, you are able to fine-tune the directional characteristics of autofocus to match the subject and situation.