Panasonic S1 and S1R Now in Rentals!

  By Kaitlyn Kerr


We are excited to announce that the new Panasonic S1 and S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras are now in The Camera Store Rental pool as part of our Try-Before-You-Buy Program!

You can rent either camera and a 24-105mm lens for three days, free of charge. (Yes, free!) This is a great opportunity to use the camera in a real-world situation, exactly as you would shoot it, and see whether or not it will work for the kind of shooting you like to do. All we need is photo ID and a pre-authorized hold on a credit card, and it’s yours to shoot. (See our rentals policy for more details.)

Both cameras tout full frame mirrorless sensors, dual card slots (one SD, one XQD), amazing viewfinders (5.76 million dots, 60fps or 120fps refresh rates and virtually no lag), and are rugged and robust. They also feature in-body stabilization, as well as a multi-shot high-res mode, which can produce up to a 187 megapixel image (from the S1R; 97 megapixels in the S1).

The Panasonic S1R, the high resolution version of the pair, boasts a 47.3 megapixel sensor with no low-pass filter and a brand new Venus Engine processor to keep up with the incredible demands of this camera. In addition to the great resolution, the sensor is equipped with an aspherical on-chip microlens to enhance light condensation while minimizing noise, even up to the max ISO of 25,600.  

The Panasonic S1 is perhaps the more “video” or “hybrid” focused of the pair, with 24.2 megapixels and higher video specs than it’s brother. While the S1R is capable of 4K at 60p for up to 15 minutes, the S1 goes above and beyond, with 4:2:2 10-bit colour (4K/30p) internally and 4K/60p out via HDMI. It also reads the full width of the sensor at 4K/30p, meaning no crop factor for true full-frame video.  

Call us or email to book today. Dave and Evelyn took an in-depth look at the two cameras in a variety of situations; check out their thoughts:

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Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.