Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 vs Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Comparison



Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 vs Panasonic Lumix DC-S1.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1. Both cameras have 35mm sensors but Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 has a 50.1 MP and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 has a 24.2 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 Panasonic Lumix DC-S1
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 Front Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Panasonic
Megapixels 50.1 24.2
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format 35mm 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.0x 1.0x
AA Filter Fixed None
Image Resolution 8640 x 5760 (49.8 MP, 3:2) 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 32000 Min 100 - Max 51200
Full ISO Settings AUTO, ISO 100 - 32000, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400 Auto, 100-51200, expandable to 50-204800
Startup Time
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Fast Hybrid 4D AF: 759 points (PDAF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF); Wide (759 points (PDAF), 425 points (CDAF))/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot/Tracking (Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot); Touch AF Contrast Detection with DFD and AI subject recognition: Auto Detection (Face, Eye, Body, Animal) / Tracking / 225-Area / Zone (Vertical/Horizontal) / Zone (Square) / Zone (Oval) / 1-Area+ / 1-Area / Pinpoint / Custom 1, 2, 3 (Full area touch is available) (Scalable AF frame size and flexible AF position)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode AUTO, ISO 100 - 32000, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400 Auto, 100-51200, expandable to 50-204800
Shutter Speed Range 1/32000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 165 999
AW Buffer Size 155 90
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.2
LCD Resolution 1,440,000 dots (360,000 px) 2,100,000 dots (525,000 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No No
Top Deck Display No Yes
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF: 0.64" 9.44M-dot QXGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.90x magnification, 60/120/240fps refresh rates, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter, 25mm eyepoint from the eyepiece lens 5,760k-dot 3:2 OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4.0 to +2.0 diopter adjustment, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 7680x4320 (30p/​25p/​24p) 3840x2160 (60p/30p/24p)
Video File Format XAVC S (Long GOP, H.264 MP4); XAVC HS (Long GOP, H.265 HEVC); XAVC S-I (All-Intra, H.264 MP4) MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio format: LPCM (2ch 48kHz/16-bit), AAC (2ch)); MP4 HEVC: H.265/HEVC (Audio format: AAC (2ch)); AVCHD Progressive (Audio format: Dolby Audio (2ch)); AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Audio (2ch))
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC / CFexpress XQD / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support 2x CFexpress Type A+SD UHS-II
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/400s (1/500s APS-C crop mode) 1/250? (up to 1/320 at reduced power with DMW-FL580L)
Internal connections USB-C (USB 3.2 10Gbps), Type-D Micro HDMI, 1000Base-T Ethernet, 3.5mm Microphone and Headphone Jacks, Sync Terminal USB-C, HDMI (Type A), 3.5mm microphone jack, 3.5mm headphone jack, 2.5mm remote jack
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Ethernet,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 430 shots 360 shots
Battery Types NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 26.0 oz (737 g) includes batteries 36.0 oz (1,021 g) includes batteries
Size 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.2 in. (129 x 97 x 81 mm) 5.9 x 4.3 x 3.8 in. (149 x 110 x 97 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2021-03-01 2019-04-01