Panasonic Lumix Full-Frame S Series Announced

Panasonic has announced two new full-frame S series mirrorless cameras, including a 47mp S1R and a 24mp S1.

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Panasonic has announced the Lumix S series – a range of full-frame mirrorless cameras, using the Leica L-mount, as part of the L-mount alliance. Panasonic has announced two new full-frame cameras, as well as a range of 3 new lenses to go with the cameras.

Panasonic has announced two new full-frame camera bodies:

The Panasonic Lumix S1R features a 47mp full-frame sensor, and the S1 features a 24mp full-frame sensor. Both cameras record 4K at 60fps, and feature Dual optical image stabilisation, with in-camera sensor-based image stabilisation. Both cameras also feature a top LCD screen, dual memory card slot (XQD and SD), and a rear 3-way tilting touch-screen.

There are three new Panasonic lenses announced to go with the S series:

  • 50mm f/1.4
  • 24-105mm
  • 70-200mm

The cameras and lenses are due to be available early 2019.

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As part of the L-mount alliance, the cameras will be able to use any of the Leica L-mount lenses, and there are already a number of lenses available. 

 

From Panasonic: First Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras powered by Panasonic

  • Panasonic has developed two Mirrorless camera models with a 35 mm full-frame image sensor for the first time
  • The S1R and the S1 cameras are the world's first*1 to support 4K 60p/50p video recording
  • Utilising Leica Camera's L-Mount allows for the use of alternative lenses that meet the L-Mount specifications of the partners

 

25th September 2018 – Panasonic has announced the development of two Mirrorless camera models with a 35 mm full-frame image sensor: the S1R and the S1. Equipped with the world's first*1 4K 60p/50p video recording function and a Dual I.S. image stabilisation system, these cameras form the new LUMIX S Series due for global release in early 2019.

Panasonic will also expand its line-up of LUMIX S Series compatible lenses, developing more than ten by 2020, including a 50mm f/1.4 prime lens, 24-105mm standard zoom lens, and 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens.

The key features of the newly developed S1R and S1 cameras are as follows:

  1. Newly-developed 35 mm full-frame image sensor and image processing engine (Effective pixels: approximately 47mp for the S1R and 24mp for the S1)
  2. World's first*1 support for 4K 60p/50p video recording in a full-frame Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
  3. World's first*1 full- frame camera equipped with Dual I.S. image stabilisation enabling handheld shots for dark or distant scenes that would previously have required additional equipment
  4. A double slot for XQD memory cards and SD memory cards: a first for Panasonic
  5. A rugged triaxial tilt LCD: emphasising ease of use and supporting professional photography and videography
  6. Utilising Leica Camera's L-Mount, making it possible to use alternative lenses that meet the L-Mount specifications of partners*4 Leica Camera and Sigma, increasing options for alternative lenses

Designed to incorporate an entire array of Panasonic technology refined over a century in the consumer electronics business and ten years developing Mirrorless cameras, the new S1R and S1 models will retain essential user-friendliness and robustness as tools for photography or videography by professionals.

For the existing LUMIX G series of Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless cameras, Panasonic will begin developing a Leica DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm f/1.7 lens that will achieve the world's first*5 zoom with a constant aperture value of f/1.7. In addition, support services for professional photographers and videographers will be available in selected European markets and the United States this year.

The GH5, G9, and GH5s high-end Mirrorless cameras that Panasonic has released since 2017 have already gained a solid reputation among professionals and high-level amateurs across the world for the quality of their pictures and ability to capture the vitality and beauty of life. This success is thanks to Panasonic's world’s-first*6 support for 4K 60p/50p video recording, and the world's fastest autofocus*7 function using the company's proprietary DFD technology.

Panasonic will continue to reach the professional market through the introduction of the full-frame LUMIX S series and the greater reach of its support system, as well as continuing to support the Lumix G Micro Four Thirds System.

The products in development in this release will be exhibited at Photokina 2018*8.

Notes:

*1. World's first support for 4K 60p/50p recording in a full-frame Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera. Regarding the inclusion of the Dual I.S. image stabilisation system, this is for a full-frame Digital Interchangeable Lens System Camera: As of September 25, 2018 when announced at Photokina (Germany), according to Panasonic data.

*2. For a Digital Interchangeable Lens System Camera: As of September 12, 2008, according to Panasonic data.

*3. The GH4 Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera capable of 4K video (as a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, as of February 7, 2014), and the GX8 Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera with Dual I.S. onboard (as a Digital Interchangeable Lens System Camera, as of July 16, 2015) according to Panasonic data.

*4. “The L-Mount Alliance: a strategic cooperation between Leica Camera, Panasonic and SIGMA”(announced on September 25, 2018 in Germany.

*5. For an interchangeable lens for use with a Digital Interchangeable Lens System Camera. As of September 25, 2018 when announced in Germany, according to Panasonic data.

*6. As a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera. As of January 4, 2017, according to Panasonic data.

*7. For a Digital Interchangeable Lens System Camera. As of November 8, 2017, according to Panasonic data.

*8. Photokina is a leading exhibition for the photographic and imaging industries (held in 2018 from September 26 to September 29, at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany).

 

• Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.

• SUMMILUX and L-Mount are registered trademarks of Leica Camera AG.

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Micro Four Thirds will continue. Panasonic has just announced a new M43 lens.

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