Photographer and filmmaker Matthew Vandeputte is perhaps one of the most respected time-lapse and hyperlapse creators out there. Given how often he’s asked what the best camera is for producing his style of content, he’s put together a short video explaining his choice and listing all of the features that make it so perfect.
The Panasonic Lumix S1 was a late addition to the full-frame mirrorless market when it arrived just over a year ago, but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming a popular choice. Weather-sealing, in-body stabilization, an impressively high-resolution EVF, dual card slots, a top panel display, and oversampled UHD 4K video are all proud features, but the baked-in time-lapse and stop motion elements are often overlooked. In this short video, Vandeputte explains what puts this camera ahead of the competition.
The S1 isn’t a perfect camera and Vandeputte is honest with his criticisms, and autofocus does seem to leave a lot to be desired.
If you’re a time-lapse or stop motion photographer/videographer, what do you use? And which features would you like to see your manufacturer steal from Panasonic? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.