Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II vs Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Comparison



Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II 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-A9 II and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1. Both cameras have 35mm sensors but Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II has a 24.2 MP and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 has a 24.2 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II Panasonic Lumix DC-S1
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II Front Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Panasonic
Megapixels 24.2 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 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2) 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 51200 Min 100 - Max 51200
Full ISO Settings AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800 Auto, 100-51200, expandable to 50-204800
Startup Time
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Fast Hybrid AF: Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot) 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 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800 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 361 999
AW Buffer Size 239 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: 1.3 cm (0.5 type) 3,686K-dot Quad VGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0m-1 diopter, Approx. 23mm eyepoint from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard), STD 60fps / HI 120fps, eye sensor 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 3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p) 3840x2160 (60p/30p/24p)
Video File Format XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo 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 XQD / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support Dual SD UHS-II
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/250? (up to 1/320 at reduced power with DMW-FL580L)
Internal connections USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 1), Multi Micro-B USB 2.0, 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) 500 shots 360 shots
Battery Types NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 23.9 oz (678 g) 36.0 oz (1,021 g) includes batteries
Size 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.1 in. (129 x 96 x 78 mm) 5.9 x 4.3 x 3.8 in. (149 x 110 x 97 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $4,500.00 Buy from Amazon for $2,498.00
Release Date 2019-11-15 2019-04-01