Panasonic S1R Multi-Shot High-Res Mode: the Largest Advance in Image Quality in a Decade and It Works with Motion = OMG
See my L-mount mirrorless wishlist
Update: while this example with moving water is impressive, moving water can be a problem.
Cameras with pixel shift are prone to severe and prominent artifacts like checkerboarding that are just about impossible to deal with, making pixel shift pretty much useless for field shooting, a finding from long experience and true of Pentax and Sony pixel shift (I have probably 50GB of ruined Pentax and Sony pixel shift files).
But the Panasonic S1R uses an 8-frame multi-shot high-res mode approach that performs in-camera merging of those 8 frames into single raw file with size equivalent to four frames. A smart merge, not a dumb-recording science fair project like Pentax and Sony.
Can the Panasonic S1R Multi-Shot High-Res mode be used without unwanted digital artifacts with subject motion? Here HighRes mode 2* is used and compared to a single-shot frame.
*Mode 1 = “Motion blur appears as afterimage in the picture.”
Mode 2 = “An afterimage of motion blur is minimized.”
Includes HighRes and StdRes images along with crops.
Holy crap! For the first time besides an iPhone, I’m seeing a pro-grade field-usable computational photography feature. Huge kudos to Panasonic for unf**king what the other guys could not get right.
What a shame that Panasonic has screwed up magnified Live View manual focus. Someday a camera vendor will get it all right, maybe.