As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1 is also often compared to mirrorless, boutiques, travel zooms, ultra compacts, pro DSLRs and entry-level DSLRs. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the X-H1 and the X-T3) and Canon (such as the EOS R and the EOS RP)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-S1 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 33 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (january 2011 vs january 2010) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1").

However, on average it slightly shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62
1 year older
$144

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS62 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS62 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FS62 and DMC-S1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×55×22 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2
1 year newer
$128

Significant advantages of the DMC-S2 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-S2 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-S2 and DMC-S1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×57×21 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S2100 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S2100 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the DSC-S2100 and DMC-S1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×61×27 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-S1 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is significantly smaller (super compact (99×58×20 mm) vs prosumer size (127×96×74 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($159.97 vs $1,876.19), is thinner (0.8" vs 2.9") and is much lighter (117 g vs 650 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,440k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps).

Fujifilm X-H1

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7 years newer
$1,299 (body only)
$2,100 - $2,198 16-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-H1 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the X-H1 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (140×97×86 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.4" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the X-H1 and DMC-S1

  • None found

Fujifilm X-T3

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7 years newer
$1,399 (body only)
$1,699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T3 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the X-T3 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (133×93×59 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Much heavier: 539 g vs 117 g
  • Much thicker: 2.3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the X-T3 and DMC-S1

  • None found

Fujifilm X-T30

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8 years newer
$899 (body only)
$999 - $1,039 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T30 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the X-T30 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Significantly heavier: 383 g vs 117 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.9" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the X-T30 and DMC-S1

  • Fairly small: Standard size (118×83×47 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 383 g vs 117 g
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 0.8"

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro2
5 years newer
$1,699 (body only)
$1,964 - $2,299 23mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-Pro2 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X-Pro2 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (141×83×56 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Much heavier: 495 g vs 117 g
  • Significantly thicker: 2.2" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the X-Pro2 and DMC-S1

  • None found

Sony a7 III

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7 years newer
$1,876 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,116 - $2,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 III (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the a7 III (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (127×96×74 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Much heavier: 650 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the a7 III and DMC-S1

  • None found

Sony a7R III

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6 years newer
$2,685 - $2,798 (body only)
$3,456 - $3,596 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7R III (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,440k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 42.2 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the a7R III (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (127×96×74 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Much heavier: 657 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the a7R III and DMC-S1

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-S1 compared to boutique competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (99×58×20 mm) vs professional size (136×98×84 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.3"), is much lighter (117 g vs 718 g) and is significantly less expensive ($159.97 vs $3,396.95).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/1.7), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 2,100k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 45.4 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO).

Canon EOS R

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7 years newer
$1,994 - $2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much larger: Professional size (136×98×84 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.3" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 660 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the EOS R and DMC-S1

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

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8 years newer
$3,698

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-S1R (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-S1R (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much larger: Large (149×110×97 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much heavier: 898 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the Lumix DC-S1R and DMC-S1

  • None found

Canon EOS RP

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8 years newer
$1,299 - $1,699

Significant advantages of the EOS RP (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the EOS RP (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (133×85×70 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 485 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the EOS RP and DMC-S1

  • Inexpensive: $1,299.00 vs $159.97

Nikon Z6

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7 years newer
$1,764 - $1,997

Significant advantages of the Z6 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the Z6 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (134×101×68 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much heavier: 675 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the Z6 and DMC-S1

  • None found

Nikon Z7

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7 years newer
$3,397 - $3,547

Significant advantages of the Z7 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the Z7 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (134×101×68 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much heavier: 675 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the Z7 and DMC-S1

  • None found

Leica Q2

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8 years newer
$4,995

Significant advantages of the Q2 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/3.1
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 46.7 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Q2 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (130×80×92 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.6" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 718 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the Q2 and DMC-S1

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-S1 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is significantly less expensive ($159.97 vs $1,164.00).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
similar age
$328

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the DMC-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX9v and DMC-S1

  • Inexpensive: $328.00 vs $159.97

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS1 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS1 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZS1 and DMC-S1

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH22 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH22 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FH22 and DMC-S1

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95)

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8 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the DMC-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) and DMC-S1

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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7 years newer
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the DMC-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and DMC-S1

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-S1 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/3.1 vs f/3.5), has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), is newer (january 2011 vs february 2009) and is slightly lighter (117 g vs 148 g).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), is slightly larger (super compact (99×58×20 mm) vs ultra compact (94×57×15 mm)) and is thicker (0.8" vs 0.6").

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-T90 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T90 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-T90 and DMC-S1

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-S1 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (super compact (99×58×20 mm) vs professional size (141×113×82 mm)), is significantly less expensive ($159.97 vs $1,399.00), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (117 g vs 860 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,620k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.2 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 1,640,000 ISO).

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
5 years newer
$2,219 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,558 - $3,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much thicker: 3" vs 0.8"
  • Much larger: Professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Much heavier: 890 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and DMC-S1

  • None found

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
5 years newer
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,114 - $2,397 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 0.8"
  • Much larger: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Much heavier: 860 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the D500 and DMC-S1

  • Inexpensive: $1,399.00 vs $159.97

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
1 year newer
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 0.8"
  • Much larger: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Much heavier: 770 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the 6D and DMC-S1

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 117 g

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
3 years newer
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much larger: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Much heavier: 750 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the D750 and DMC-S1

  • Light weight: 750 g vs 117 g
  • Inexpensive: $1,149.00 vs $159.97
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
2 years newer
$790 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,774 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 0.8"
  • Much larger: Professional size (141×113×82 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Much heavier: 760 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the D610 and DMC-S1

  • Very inexpensive: $789.99 vs $159.97
  • Light weight: 760 g vs 117 g
  • Built-in flashes

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-S1 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (super compact (99×58×20 mm) vs professional size (139×105×79 mm)), is much less expensive ($159.97 vs $869.95), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (117 g vs 765 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,228k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
4 years newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the DMC-S1)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the D7200 and DMC-S1

  • None found

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
5 years newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the DMC-S1)

  • Much larger: Professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs Super compact (99×58×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 730 g vs 117 g

common strengths of the EOS 80D and DMC-S1

  • None found